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Microsoft promises Windows 10 will be familiar on all devices, even holographic headsets

REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new...voice-activated answer to Siri. Microsoft is expanding Cortana to serve as a...And in a break from past practice, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-21/microsoft-promises-windows
Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version...it might be available for sale, a Microsoft engineer showed how it could be used...gadget runs on the newest version of Microsoft's flagship operating system, Windows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-21/microsoft-shows-windows-10
Box shares soar in market debut

...30, said in a Friday interview.Box is facing intense competition from much-larger companies, including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Amazon.com Inc., as well as a better-known online storage service, Dropbox.Dropbox is considered to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-23/box-shares-soar-market-deb
Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal

...ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of...to boost shareholder value.In 2012 Microsoft paid $300 million for a 17.6 percent...Noble supplied Nook content and apps for Microsoft's Windows products. On Thursday Barnes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/barnes-noble-microsoft-end
Rants & Raves

...Judaism. YOUNG PEOPLE, do yourself a favor. Stay away from Microsoft Windows and buy Apple. You'll save yourself thousands of...Trojan horses and constant security updates. It's not Microsoft's fault. Windows is the playground for ruthless hackers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-05/rants-raves
Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

NEW YORK - Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft...and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.The deal is expected to close in late 2014...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/microsoft-buy-minecraft-ma
Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

...the video game "Minecraft," whose popularity prompted Microsoft to buy it for $2.5 billion earlier this year; Frozen and...Instead of doing a wide-ranging compilation of top searches, Microsoft's Bing separated its lists into disparate categories, such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-16/robin-williams-suicide-seizes-year-
Photo quality of smartphones makes separate camera unnecessary

...when blown up. There's less of that with iPhone shots. But these are subtle differences that most people won't notice.MICROSOFT'S LUMIA ICON Like other Lumia phones using the standard Nokia Pro Cam app, the Icon camera is slow to snap and save the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-12-31/photo-qualit
Investors still see benefit of hiring stock pickers to run their funds

...stock in the S&P 500, the oil giant's performance has a bigger effect on the index than any company outside Apple and Microsoft. This year, it's been a negative. Exxon Mobil has shed 11 percent of its value due to the plunge in the price of crude...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/investors-still-see-benefi
Traditional toys remain popular Christmas buys

...those 18-and-under.At the Augusta Best Buy store on Walton Way Extension, the iPhone 6 and accompanying accessories, Microsoft Surface tablet, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and fitness trackers have been top sellers, said assistant manager Lana Green...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-19/traditional