Windows XP is probably the worst operating system to power an ATM, considering the fact Microsoft has now retired it, several vulnerabilities are floating around for it, with no new updates in sight. And yet, many banks and financial institutions continue to run this version of the OS on their ATMs. The world...

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...

Another week that was unequivocally all about Windows 9. Microsoft may not have said a thing about the next versions of its operating system, but details leaked hard, and they leaked fast. Speaking of details, we also got some hints regarding Office 16, the next flavor of Microsoft’ productivity suite. Some other...

Talk about unyielding intentions! Russia, along with China, is one of the few countries that is slowly shifting away from Microsoft software, at least on government PCs. As a result, the country has placed fewer orders for Windows and other such products. Surely, Russia would needs years to completely move away...

And the government is showing no signs of slowing down from blacklisting computing technology from American companies. Microsoft software, of course, included. Idiosyncratic times, dead ahead. This is not the first time we are hearing about Russia putting into motion plans to develop its own software industry, but...

July 22 was the big day this week. Microsoft announced the quarterly earnings, and although the company took hits in a few areas, performance, more or less was encouraging in the fields that mattered. The rest of the week was filled with product announcements, one may be inclined to say. Here are some of the more...

Another controversy singed? Or is this just a glimpse into the future? Russian president has just signed into effect a law that is sure to make things difficult for foreign companies. Foreign Internet companies, in particular. Russia new requires all online companies to store personal data of Russian users within the...

First China. Then South Korea. And now Russia. The Russian government has been in the news these past few months for a variety of reasons, and now you can add another one to the list. Basically, politics is, once again, being mixed with computing technology. A new bill is being drafted in the country that aims to push...

The country has just passed a bill that would allow the government to ban any and all online services that do not store personal data of Russian users on local servers. And if this is not enough, these companies would not be allowed to send data outside of Russia, unless they are able to provide security and privacy...

You may recall that back in March it emerged that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) were looking into report of bribery for software contracts. Authorities began probing Microsoft for securing these contracts estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars by bribing...