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Microsoft may be wading into a crowded field where Netflix have generated hits such as “House of Cards” (pictured) but its new Xbox television studio will focus on its gamer audience, typically males between 18 to 34 years old.

Microsoft is going Hollywood with a cast including comedians Sarah Silverman and Seth Green, aspiring World Cup players and eerily human robots(...)

After news of a possible merger of cement giants, Holcim jumped 6.9 per cent to 80.20 Swiss francs and Lafarge surged 8.1 per cent to €63.63

European stocks rose to a six-year high as Holcim and Lafarge, the world’s biggest and second-biggest cement-makers, said they(...)

Mozilla infuriated many employees and users last week by promoting Brendan Eich, who had attracted criticism in the past for supporting anti-gay marriage legislation in 2008. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as chief executive following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. (...)

In pensive mood: Michael Smurfit, from his autobiography A Life Worth Living

Two months after Michael Smurfit was born, on August 7th, 1936, his father John Jefferson Smurfit set up shop as a tailor. Born a Protes(...)

Michael Smurfit leaving the Moriarty tribunal: “Tribunal reports are extremely flawed”, he says. “A finding is considered to be de rigueur law, but it is not. It is one man’s opinion of what he thinks has happened.”

Michael Smurfit says he played a crucial role in creating the conditions for Ireland to become a hub for technology giants like Microsoft and Intel(...)

OECD Director of Tax, Pascal Saint-Amans speaking to the media during G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meetings on February 23, 2014  in Sydney. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The tax structures used by some of Ireland’s largest multinational employers are likely to be brought to an e(...)

Microsoft’s Bill Gates holds up a copy of Windows XP in New York’s Times Square during the launch in 2001.  Photograph: Henny Ray Abrams/AFP/Getty Images

If you haven’t been paying attention, April 8th is D day – the day when Microsoft will withdraw extended support for Windows XP. Your co(...)

OkCupid website  visitors who visited through the Firefox browser (above right) yesterday were told in a message to use other browsers such as Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer (above left) or Google Inc’s Chrome. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

US dating website has called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world’s No 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponen(...)

Computer software is about as unreliable a product as you are likely to come across. Whether through speed, arrogance or ignorance, computer code is invariably full of bugs.

Cyber security is all the rage these days. Technology, for most, is no longer an option, but an essential part of their everyday lives. Yet mos(...)

Satya Nadella has outlined a new mobile-first, cloud-first strategy that he hopes will put Microsoft on the right track. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Fifty-two days into his tenure as Microsoft’s new chief executive Satya Nadella ironically chose to have his first major event in front of the (...)

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