Who’d have imagined! There were days when Microsoft antivirus products like Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender used to fail the majority of security tests. So much so that they were mostly considered base level protection, the first line of defense. This basically meant that third-party security...

iFixit has released their 2017 review, and Microsoft products, along with Apple devices, have been listed as the ones that are the most difficult to service and repair. Basically, the Worst Devices of 2017. Microsoft and Apple products topped this list with the worst scores, proving the hardest to repair. In fact, the...

Here’s your daily dose of irony! German institute AV-TEST has revealed its latest antivirus test involving a total of 18 security suites, revealing the best Windows antivirus in the process. The endurance test was conducted for six straight months between January and June 2017. And it showed Kaspersky as the most...

Some things change very slowly. Microsoft has enjoyed a spot among the world brand leaders, but in the latest list, the technology titan is ranked on the fifth spot. Apple, Google, Coca Cola and IBM all positioned ahead of the company. Still, it’s a good place to be in, even if the chart does not change much when it...

The newest BrandZ list comes with a few sweet surprises. First up is the news that Google has finally managed to overtake Apple as the most valuable brand in the world. Apple dropped one spot from last year, leaving enough room for the search engine giant to barge in. This study (PDF file) from Millward Brown places...

Reorganizations, particularly for companies as big as Microsoft, usually are a case of do or die. Otherwise, what’s the point? Redmond is currently in the process of such a change in direction. This, along with its quest to land a new CEO, seems to have impacted its ranking in one particular list. Sure this rankings...

Bill Gates has just completed a significant milestone. According to this year’s list by Forbes, Microsoft’s co-founder has remained the richest person in the United States for 20 consecutive years. Gates finds himself leading the charts in the annual list of the richest people in the United States, with a net worth...

Redmond took a slight dip in an annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brands. Microsoft is placed seven this year, down from the fifth place it was slotted in at in 2012. BrandZ just released its annual Top 100 list, commissioned by WPP and conducted by Millward Brown Optimor. It combines the financial value of...

Well, hello, Bill! Microsoft chairman has once again returned to his throne of the richest man in the world, as increase in the software titan’s stock has boosted his wealth to $72.7 billion. According to Bloomberg, Bill Gates has retaken the title from Mexican investor Carlos Slim. The biggest reason for this change,...

Microsoft is one of the most influential technology companies around. The Redmond-based software giant is competing with others in a number of areas like operating systems, mobile, cloud computing, software and now hardware. And Fortune is quick to acknowledge Microsoft’s reputation. The 2013 Fortune 500 rankings have...