Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

  SAN FRANCISCO — Cue the dirge for Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s much maligned browser. Soon the brand will be (mostly) no more. Microsoft has hinted that Internet Explorer brand was going to be scrapped. Now it’s official. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s head of marketing, made the announcement Monday at the Microsoft Convergence conference. Microsoft is placing […]

Microsoft confirms Windows 8’s October launch date

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will be released on 26 October. The declaration was made at the firm’s annual sales meeting and was published on its blog shortly after. The firm has described the update as the most important redesign of its interface in more than a decade. The announcement was made a day […]

San Francisco plans to ban officials from buying Apple Macs

City officials in San Francisco plan to block local government agencies from buying new Apple Macintosh computers. The move follows the firm’s decision to pull out of a green certification scheme designed to identify which electronic devices pose the least risk to the environment. CIO Journal reported the ban was designed to encourage Apple to […]

New Yahoo CEO sweeps out 2,000 employees in purge

Yahoo’s turnaround attempt is going to be messy. In his first three months on the job, CEO Scott Thompson has imposed the largest layoffs in the company’s 17-year history, reshaped the board of directors, picked a potentially disruptive fight with a major shareholder and sued Facebook for patent infringement. He says there’s even more upheaval […]