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Microsoft’s  Brad Smith: “It’s impossible to uphold the integrity or public confidence in a democracy if people don’t have confidence in the counts of the votes.” Photograph: Reuters

For 25 years Bradford L Smith has been a Microsoft man. As a young lawyer with a particular interest in technology and software, he joined the company(...)

The late Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone: Apple used to really innovate. Photograph:  Tony Avelar/AFP/Getty Images

In late 2002, I boarded a flight for a press trip to Lyon.  A few weeks earlier, I’d ordered a new Mac, and couldn’t resist the offer of an iPod(...)

Microsoft declined to put an exact number on the job losses.

Microsoft job cuts are likely to have minimal impact in Ireland, where the company grew its workforce by 50 per cent this year. The tech company is o(...)

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett enjoy a game of bridge washed down with Diet Coke. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

In numbers: Rich pedantry $110 million Finance raised in a funding round by Grammarly, the company that claims to have “the world’s most accurate on(...)

“Britain faces another general election for all sorts of reasons. The ‘Daily Mail’ captured it with a remarkably Leninist headline: ‘Crush the saboteurs’.”

Steve Ballmer, the former chief executive of Microsoft, has set up a website that he hopes will provide us with the facts we need to make up our minds(...)

Microsoft general counsel and executive vice president Brad Smith. Photograph: by Stephen Brashear/Getty

Few people at Microsoft can have the detailed and nuanced understanding of the company’s friction points – exposed via its legal challenges and policy(...)

Microsoft chief executive  Satya Nadella speaks at a Microsoft tech gathering in Dublin October 3rd, 2016. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

When Satya Nadella took over as chief executive of Microsoft in 2014, the company was suffering from an image problem. Viewed as lacking in innovation(...)

Buddy can you spare a dime? Microsoft founder Bill Gates is still coining it in

Microsoft founder Bill Gates remains the richest man in tech with a personal fortune amounting to $78 billion (€69.74 billion), while Hong Kong-based (...)

Cloud has become an important focus for Microsoft as it faces the stagnation of its PC-based Windows business. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/File Photo/Reuters

Sharp growth in its commercial cloud computing business helped lift Microsoft’s quarterly revenue above Wall Street’s expectations, sending the techn(...)

Windows 10 for smartphones: why did Microsoft’s mobile efforts flub so badly, and why did it take so long to correct course once the underlying currents of the smartphone era became evident? Photograph: EPA/PETER STEFFEN

Last week, Microsoft put the torch to the pyre of its mobile ambitions, laying off 1,850 jobs and writing down $950 million from its Lumia smartphone (...)

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