Hu, Gates Expected To Get Down to BasicsSeattle P-I - 4/17/2006Experts say discussions Tuesday between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates are likely to focus on establishing a basic relationship that can lead to bigger things.
Microsoft Tries To Mimic Boeing's Fortunes In ChinaWall Street Journal - 4/17/2006In his first stop on a U.S. tour this week, Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit Microsoft and Boeing, two companies that have encountered different fortunes in China.
Microsoft Shoots For Photo SearcheWeek - 4/17/2006Microsoft researchers are working on a way to search the Internet using photos captured by cellphone cameras.
Microsoft To Sponsor World Cyber GamesBetaNews - 4/17/2006Microsoft has agreed to be the premier sponsor of the World Cyber Games competition for the next three years.
Microsoft Subpoenaed In AMD-Intel SuitInternetNews - 4/17/2006Advanced Micro Devices has subpoenaed Microsoft as part of its antitrust case against chip-making rival Intel.
Big Players Compete For On-Demand SupremacyBusinessWeek - 4/17/2006Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP are battling one another - and smaller players - to gain a bigger slice of the fast-growing on-demand software pie.
RealNetworks Wins Patent Suit Over EthosInfoWorld - 4/17/2006RealNetworks says it has won a patent-infringement suit over downloading technology that Ethos Technologies brought against the company in 2002.
U.S. Retail Sales Of PCs Have Strong Q1CNET - 4/17/2006Retail PC sales in the U.S. were fairly strong during the first quarter of 2006, as notebook growth continued to rise, and desktops made a bit of a comeback, according to analysts.
Once-Wary Industry Giants Embrace Internet AdvertisingWall Street Journal - 4/17/2006After years of cautiously experimenting with Web marketing, powerhouse advertisers like General Mills and Kraft are cranking up online spending, underlining the Internet's threat to traditional media.
In Silicon Valley, A Man Without A PatentNew York Times - 4/17/2006Geoff Goodfellow came up with the idea of wireless e-mail, but he will never see a penny of the $612.5 million payday that has resulted from the technology.
Filmmakers Flock To The InternetCNET - 4/17/2006More and more filmmakers and animators see the Web as an alternative to the mainstream moviemaking industry and are showcasing their short films on the Web.
USA Network To Air Video-Game League PlayWall Street Journal - 4/17/2006Major League Gaming has signed an agreement with USA Network to air its video-game tournaments on the cable-television channel.
Windows Media Player Upgrade Is On The WayCNET - 4/17/2006Microsoft is on track to release the Windows XP version of Windows Media Player 11 before the end of June and is building it into the Windows Vista operating system.
Q&A: Microsoft's Web Services PathBusinessWeek - 4/17/2006Blake Irving, corporate vice president of the Windows Live Platform Group, discusses how Web services are moving from the desktop to the Internet and how that changes Microsoft's thinking.
Microsoft Mass Market Play Targets Enterprise ToolseWeek - 4/17/2006Microsoft is bringing a mass market approach to enterprise tools as the launch of its Team Foundation Server rounds out the first release of its enterprise toolset.
Oracle Considers Adding Linux OSFinancial Times - 4/17/2006Oracle is studying whether to launch its own version of the Linux operating system and has looked at buying Novell in order to acquire a system, CEO Larry Ellison says.