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Read all the latest news about Microsoft from reporter Matt Day and The Seattle Times business staff.

Last Build Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:28:31 -0700


Millions spent on Sound Transit 3 campaign — by those who would benefit

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:37:00 -0700

The campaign for Sound Transit 3 holds a huge fundraising lead over its opponents, because of employers that want transit and companies that want contracts.

Microsoft excites by doing the unexciting — cutting: Gadfly

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0700

The progress of Microsoft’s cloud-computing business has rewarded investors, but just as key has been something old-fashioned and boring: Its ability to cut back expenses.

Microsoft shares hit record high

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:46:43 -0700

Microsoft shares settled at a record high on Friday, topping a peak that had stood since 1999, after a quarterly earnings report highlighted the company’s success in the growing business of cloud computing.

Microsoft stiffens its defense of Surface use on the gridiron

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:23:10 -0700

After initially responding to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s rant about the dependability of the Surface, the company felt compelled to respond again three days later.

Microsoft reports strong quarter, stock poised to set all-time high

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:30:10 -0700

In after-hours trading, the stock reaches all-time high levels, reflecting solid growth the company is recording in its cloud-computing business.

Vulcan names veteran tech exec to be CEO

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:50:57 -0700

Bill Hilf, general manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprises’ cloud-computing unit and a former Microsoft executive, will take the post Dec. 1.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick puts Microsoft Surface tablet on the inactive list

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:35:39 -0700

Bill Belichick goes on a 5 minute rant at a press conference, saying the tablet is “just too undependable for me.”

Howard Schultz, Bill and Melinda Gates were considered as Clinton’s running mate

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:28:25 -0700

The Clinton campaign considered the trio of Seattle luminaries for the vice presidency, according to hacked campaign emails released by WikiLeaks.

Judge allows gender-bias case against Microsoft to go ahead

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:47:52 -0700

The suit, brought by three women, centers on the company’s controversial former system of evaluating employees. The plaintiffs say the system resulted in fewer raises and promotions among women in technical positions than their male counterparts.

Monday Memo: State jobs data; earnings reports from Microsoft, Alaska Air

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700

The business week ahead

Veteran Microsoft engineering exec leaves for Amazon

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:28:19 -0700

David Treadwell, who joined Microsoft in 1989, led engineering teams working on Windows, among other things,

Hololens’ geographic reality grows wider

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 03:00:00 -0700

HoloLens headsets, available in the U.S. and Canada, will begin to be shipped in November to customers in a number of European countries, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

Bill Gates urges political leaders: Don’t forget to strive for ‘life-changing’ goals

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:01:00 -0700

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropic leader sets out an agenda of global issues that he thinks whoever wins the presidential election should address.

Bill Gates, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos now top Forbes’ list of 400 richest Americans

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:52:36 -0700

Washington is home to the two richest Americans, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.

Microsoft reports pay of top execs; Nadella received $17.7 million

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:38:52 -0700

The CEO’s pay, reported in the company’s annual proxy statement, was down 3 percent from the previous year, a result of a modest drop in stock-based compensation.

End of the line for Microsoft Band 2 wrist device, company says

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:18:15 -0700

A spokesman confirms that Microsoft has no plans to release a new Band this year. The original Band was released in 2014.

In global cloud arms race, Microsoft spends $1 billion in Europe in past year

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:00:24 -0700

The company, competing with market-leading Amazon, says it’s adding new data centers in France in 2017, fortifying its cloud-computing infrastructure in the continent.

Motorcyclist dies after collision with Microsoft commuter bus

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:18:34 -0700

A motorcyclist was killed Friday afternoon in a collision with a Microsoft employee commuter shuttle in Redmond.

Salesforce raises concerns with EU antitrust officials over Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:54:40 -0700

(image) has raised concerns with Europe’s antitrust authorities about the potential takeover, focusing on whether Microsoft’s proposed deal would hinder access by people and companies to the vast collection of data held by LinkedIn.

Microsoft creates artificial intelligence, research group

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:31:06 -0700

The creation of the 5,000-person team comes as one of the company’s top engineering leaders, Qi Lu, departs to focus on recovery from a bicycle accident.