Google, Microsoft Diverge on China Censorship

Microsoft plans to continue to operate its search service in China, despite Google's recent suggestions that it might exit that market.

UPDATE: Microsoft's Free SEO Tool Released

Microsoft on Tuesday released a free search engine optimization tool for Web sites.

Chrome Gains Browser Market Share at IE's Expense

After a year of dramatic growth, Google's Chrome has become the third most popular browser behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.

Microsoft Joins W3C's Scalable Vector Graphics Effort

Microsoft is joining the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group.

Microsoft: IIS 6.0 Has 'Inconsistencies,' but No Bug

Microsoft denied that its Internet Information Services Web server software is subject to new-found security vulnerability.

Windows IIS in Hot Seat Again

Plus, Adobe may surpass Office for most security vulnerabilities; Chrome a growing target for hackers.

Blowing off Steam

From Twitter twits to phone-phobes, Doug lets fly with his technological pet peeves.

Bing vs. Googliath?

Microsoft has given up trying to out-Google Google and is trying instead to carve out a new search niche.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Microsoft Word Sales

Microsoft has been ordered to stop selling its Microsoft Word software starting Jan. 11.

Microsoft Beefs Up Interoperability Agreements

Microsoft provided more details about its settlement with the EC, particularly with regard to interoperability agreements

Microsoft Settles with EC, Agrees To Offer Choice of Browsers

The European Commission on Wednesday ended its antitrust suit against Microsoft, accepting Redmond's agreement to allow users the choice of making any browser their default Web interface.

Microsoft Admits to Purloined Plurk Code

Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that one of its software vendors copied code from a microblogging application called Plurk.

Microsoft Creates Server and Cloud Division

Microsoft formed a new organization within its Server and Tools Business last week called the Server and Cloud Division (SCD).

2009: The Year of the Social Media Hack

While social networking has opened new possibilities for communicating over the Internet, it also gives hackers more vectors through which to attack.

As the Black Screen of Death Turns

Plus: Patch Tuesday fixes IE zero-day flaw; third party takes up XP's cause.

December Microsoft Patch Contains Critical IE Fix

As expected, the last Windows Security Update of 2009 will include six security bulletins -- three dubbed "critical" and three labeled "important."

Patch Tuesday To Deliver Six Security Fixes

There's no rest for the weary, as Microsoft is planning to release six security bulletins for this coming Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft and Yahoo Finalize Search Contract

Microsoft and Yahoo have finalized the legal details of their proposed search-advertising deal.

Microsoft Rolls Out Bing Improvements

Microsoft announced enhancements to its Bing Internet search service on Wednesday, including a new Bing Maps beta.

Search Still Eludes Microsoft, Despite Some Progress

A Microsoft executive fielded questions about the company's Internet search-advertising business at Credit Suisse's Technology Conference on Tuesday.

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