Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella at the Build conference in San Francisco: ‘Microsoft has bold ambitions for platforms that empower developers across Windows, Azure and Office.’ Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

For a company that only three years ago was accused of failing to innovate, Microsoft isn’t doing too badly. At its Build developer conference, the co(...)

The 10-year search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo was crafted by former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

Yahoo and Microsoft have added a termination clause to the terms of their search partnership agreement under which either company can end the deal on(...)

The Google building at Barrow street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric Schmidt and then-European comp(...)

‘So important is the need for tech companies to reinvent the market that they find themselves spending millions devising solutions for problems that don’t exist.’ Above, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

I am going to hold my breath and make a prediction that appears to defy the drift of history. The launch of the Apple Watch is the computing giant’s c(...)

Mark Zuckerberg:  one of the most generous of American donors when generosity is measured not solely by amounts donated, but as the proportion of total wealth of an individual or company. Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to help tackle the Ebola epidemic. It’s an impressive and much-needed donation, coming from(...)

A screenshot of the game “Minecraft.” The game, which Microsoft likes enough to buy its parent company for $2.5 billion, has succeeded partly by demolishing generational and gender boundaries that usually carve the games business into separate categories.

Microsoft, maker of the Xbox video-game console, agreed to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion(...)

Planet business

Image of the week: Clipper crazy “Where do you want to go today?” Two decades ago, Microsoft used to ask Windows users this question all the ti(...)

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board of directors to focus on his new ownership of the LA Clippers of the NBA. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Steve Ballmer has resigned from Microsoft’s board, eight months after his departure as chief executive officer, ending more than three decades of dire(...)

Microsoft is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected today.

Microsoft said it will eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs, the largest round of cuts in its history, as chief executive officer Satya Nadella integrates(...)

Google has named former Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally to its board, gaining auto expertise in its quest to develop self-driving cars.

Google has named former Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally to its board, gaining auto expertise in its quest to develop self-driving cars. Mulal(...)