Microsoft, along with a host of other technology companies are taking an exit stage left from Russia, amid the new law requested by President Vladimir Putin has come into action. Nothing new, and there have been several stories covering this over the past few months. But apparently, companies like Microsoft, Google...

It’s not often you hear the word vying in technology, but that is exactly what Microsoft and Yahoo! are up for right now, at least as far as the search engine domain is concerned. With Apple’s deal with Google for the default search position on iOS expiring next year, the company is said to be soliciting bids from the...

Google have built their success on either offering amazing stuff away for free, or at low, low price points. Chromebooks seems to be following this pattern, to the tee. Up until now, Chrome OS hardware was available at highly discounted prices, but the parties involved are now stretching up the tags even further — no...

Schools, not just in the United States, apparently, are choosing Chromebooks, and not Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 with Bing devices. According to Google, that is. The search engine giant has finally responded to the Chromebook assault by Redmond. Presiding over the Global Education Symposium, a gathering of education...

Even when Satya Nadella is stating the obvious, he makes sure eloquence accompanies the words he speaks. The Microsoft CEO talked about business recently at an internal company event. And in the process he shared his thoughts on Google and Apple — Microsoft’s two closest competitors. He said that even though all three...

Ranking are rankings, right? Lists like this are mostly about perception. Still, Microsoft, thanks to its recent investments and enhanced focus on cloud and hardware, has found a place at the top. It has been listed as the second most valuable brand in the world — just behind Apple. Forbes has compiled this list,...

Oh, come on, Mr. Schmidt! The current chairman of Google wrote a very lengthy blog post recently, where, among other things, he revealed that Amazon is their biggest search competitor. Not Bing or Yahoo, or even (potentially) Facebook. Eric Schmidt used the occasion to argue that Google is not a monopoly in Europe. He...

More from the affordable front. As per expectations, Google has announced the advent of cheap Android phones, thanks to the Android One program. And rightly so, Microsoft have promised an equally engaging reply on the low end. In fact, the phones are here a couple of weeks early. Last we heard, the Android One...

There is no shortage of voices that claim Chromebooks are basically useless. For power use, at least. These affordable laptops do not have the necessary array of productivity applications. And that is without getting into the debate that you need to be connected to the Internet to use them, although Google has...

Now this is going to be interesting. A Chromecast rival? From Microsoft? Where do I sign up? I have long believed Redmond should develop its own fancy little dongle. And from the looks of it is, a device like this could soon be a reality. For those of you unaware of what Chromecast is, it is a basically a digital...