Editor’s Pick One of the most pleasant surprises today at Microsoft Build was the news that Windows 8.1 will natively support 3D printing. Here’s why it helps the big M and small companies.
Internet Explorer 11 is out in preview edition with better touch performance, faster page loads, and an integrated browsing experience across all your Windows devices.
Microsoft is hyping up its cross-platform capabilities using its Project Spark creation game.
Microsoft is pushing the future with big support for 3D printing.
Rather than just being a direct competitor to Google, Microsoft’s Bing search engine is morphing into a much more interesting animal.
Microsoft is using development tricks to squeeze detailed visuals out of tiny bits of memory.
It took it a while, but Facebook has finally come to Windows 8.
Microsoft’s big Build developers conference started today, and it’s a major moment for the future of Windows.
Amid a slew of refinements in Windows 8.1, Microsoft didn’t forget about the Windows Store — and for good reason.
Windows 8.1 is coming with some big improvements for 3D printer support.
While VentureBeat has covered many of the features included in Windows 8.1 prior to today, we thought it would also be important to tell you all the major updates it includes in one place.
App Annie released its May apps index this morning– all apps minus games — and the giants are doing well: Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook are well-represented on the top publisher lists. But there’s also some surprises, and some new entrants to the most-downloaded and highest-grossing app leader lists on iOS and Google Play.
Conan pretty much endorses any game he gets his hands on.
Sprint’s latest devices are sure to please Windows Phone fans.
Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica isn’t afraid to combat the leading smartphone platforms, Android and iOS.
Microsoft Ventures will include a community-evangelism program, accelerator program, and seed fund that support startups around the world as they grow their customer base and products.
Microsoft is launching a web version of its streaming music service/digital store Xbox music next week
Enterprise tech titans Oracle and Salesforce are putting aside their differences and entering into a nine year cloud partnership.
Microsoft could still implement its touted “family sharing” feature for digitally downloaded games on the Xbox One.
In literally two clicks, you can start a development project in the cloud, see its code, and start playing with an app on Google’s App Engine, Compute Engine, or Datastore. That’s exactly what I just did.
It’s time again for the most pointless kudos in all of games media: our annual E3 Non-Award Awards.
Microsoft and Oracle, two enterprise titans, announced a major deal today to be more friendly when it comes to enterprise cloud services. The move could make Microsoft Azure a much stronger rival to Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft is outed as the company behind a mystery data center in West De Moines, Iowa. The plan has been dubbed “Project Mountain.”
Our panel of experts contradict themselves and hastily backpedal to judge Microsoft’s abrupt change of heart regarding the Xbox One’s future-proof policies.
The public’s venomous backlash against Microsoft’s online and DRM policies for the Xbox One has cost the gaming industry a few years in advancements.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
E3 2013 is over, and Microsoft and Sony have given us a taste of what’s to come with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But one community writer feels that coverage of the two was more hyperbolic and one-sided than it should have been.
Xbox Live and Xbox.com are not working.
Backward compatibility for digital games on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 is more possible than Microsoft and Sony would have you believe.
Microsoft had to cut some of its futuristic features to appease angry fans.
“I’m not sure I can say this more clearly: we’re not in cahoots with the NSA and there’s is no government program that Google participates in that allows the kind of access that the media originally reported.”
Microsoft read the comments and the forum posts and claims it isn’t resentful that you made it change.
After being close partners for the past two years on Windows Phone, Microsoft was reportedly in deep talks with Nokia to acquire its phone business.
Rumor claims Microsoft will make big changes to its stance on game ownership and the Xbox One online requirement.
Like Xbox One, Steam might allow gamers to loan digital games to other people.
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, and Apple might breathe a little easier today as NSA Director General Keith Alexander lends credibility to their testimony.
The industry’s growing pains continue in May, but it was a good month for Nintendo’s handheld.
I’m sure you’re happy to know that deep neural networks perform signiﬁcantly better than shallow networks. But you might be thrilled to learn that Microsoft has doubled the speed at which it can translate what you say into text … while also improving accuracy.
The Wii U is $350, and it will remain at that price for a while, according to Nintendo.
The game follows the career of fictional character Marius Titus on his journey to become a Roman general.