*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.» Read More
*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.
The website of British newspaper the Financial Times was hacked on Friday, apparently by the "Syrian Electronic Army", a group of hackers.
The idea of a total government monitoring is probably still the stuff of fiction, but that doesn't mean your boss doesn't have a pretty good idea of your workday habits.
Google's YouTube could be a $20 billion business within seven years, according to a research note from Morgan Stanley.
Samsung has become the "undisputed king" of the Android smartphone industry, creating more profit from the software than Google, according to new research.
*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.
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.
Somebody is paying a lot of money for a coffee date with Apple's CEO Tim Cook.
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.
Apple's stock took a dive on Tuesday as the rest of the market soared.
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.
BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-tier smartphone device with a physical keyboard and said its make-or-break new devices had put the company back on "solid ground."
There's a burgeoning digital content market for a generation that's taking to iPads before they can walk.
Mail Online, the Web counterpart of British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail, has set up shop in America, where it has rankled some for not attributing content or photos.
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said he could sell the entire satellite TV company if he loses the battle with Japan's SoftBank to buy Sprint Nextel.
*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.