REDMOND, Wash., May 21- Microsoft Corp gave the world a first look at its new Xbox One on Tuesday, announcing that its first gaming console in eight years will come with exclusive video and software content, including a "Halo" series produced by Steven Spielberg.» Read More
REDMOND, Wash., May 21- Microsoft Corp gave the world a first look at its new Xbox One on Tuesday, announcing that its first gaming console in eight years will come with exclusive video and software content, including a "Halo" series produced by Steven Spielberg.
*Microsoft set to unveil new Xbox Tuesday. *Xbox key to Microsoft's broader push into consumers' lives. SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, May 18- Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- Strong debuts in the initial public offerings of two business software companies on Friday underscored a pattern in the market: While consumer companies like Facebook Inc get the buzz, enterprise companies are racking up most of the market gains.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Autodesk Inc. sank Friday after the design software company posted disappointing first-quarter results and lowered its forecasts for the year. THE SPARK: Autodesk reported its results after the market closed on Thursday.
Chris Dedicoat, president of Cisco EMEA, says all global segments returned to order growth in the first quarter and explains why it remains invested in Southern Europe despite persisting challenges.
*Google music streaming service costlier than Pandora. SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- Google Inc launched a music service on Wednesday that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music.
It was the best of times it was the worst of times. But this isn’t a tale about Paris and London, it’s about technology.
WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. government will use classified information about software vulnerabilities for the first time to protect companies outside of the military industrial complex, top officials told Reuters this week.
It includes TV, print and digital ads, a Facebook page and YouTube videos featuring chef Mario Batali cooking up Hellmann's recipes, a smartphone app and a June event that will include the world's largest picnic table.
May 15- The ranks of lobbyists are growing in Washington again as Congress flirts with a possible overhaul of the complex U.S. tax code.
SEATTLE, May 14- Microsoft Corp's forthcoming update to its personal computer operating system will be called Windows 8.1 and will be available later this year free to existing Windows 8 customers, the marketing chief for the Windows unit said on Tuesday.
SEATTLE, May 14- Microsoft Corp executive Tami Reller said on Tuesday the company's forthcoming update to its Windows operating system will be called Windows 8.1 and will be available later this year free to existing Windows 8 customers.
*Nokia announces mid-range $99 phone aimed at emerging markets. NEW DELHI, May 9- Nokia is betting low-priced phones with Internet capability will help it regain lost ground in crucial emerging markets after falling behind in the global smartphone race.
HELSINKI, May 9- Nokia unveiled a new mid-range Asha phone priced at $99, aiming to prevent consumers, particularly in emerging makets, from switching to Google's Android as they upgrade from basic phones. The Asha phones have some of the basic functions of smartphones including access to Internet and apps like Facebook.
Microsoft on Wednesday named Amy Hood, head of finance of its Office division, as its CFO taking over from Peter Klein, who announced his departure in April.
*Sees Q2 revenue $220- $230 mln, adj EPS $0.58- $0.64. JERUSALEM, May 8- Israel- based software provider Nice Systems expects an increase in demand for its video analysis systems in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, where suspects were tracked down from security camera footage.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- Electronic Arts Inc forecast fiscal 2014 earnings above Wall Street's expectations as cost cuts take hold and higher-margin digital sales accelerate, lifting the video game publisher's stock 8 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- Electronic Arts Inc forecast fiscal 2014 earnings above Wall Street's expectations as cost cuts take hold and higher-margin digital sales accelerate, lifting the video game publisher's stock 9 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported lower total revenue and profit for the fourth quarter. Net income fell to $323 million, or $1.05 per share, from $400 million, or $1.20 per share, a year ago. Shares of Electronic Arts rose 7 percent to $19.70 in after-hours trading on Tuesday.
Electronic Arts licensed weapons from companies like McMillan Group International as part of a marketing collaboration for "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." Electronic Arts says it is severing its licensing ties to gun manufacturers- and simultaneously asserting that it has the right, and the intention, to continue to feature branded guns without a license.