UO Receives $50 Million Donation

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is celebrating a very large gift from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie that adds up to millions of dollars. Last month the UO announced a $2 billion fundraising goal. Now it’s $50 million closer. This money will be used in three different ways. Twenty-five … Continue reading »

Hackers Steal $100M of Software

(CNN) — Four men have been arrested for hacking and stealing over $100 million of software from the U.S. military and Microsoft. The four men, aged 18 to 28, stole training software for Apache helicopter pilots, as well as technical code for the Xbox One and several of its games. Federal investigators have already seized … Continue reading »

Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against Samsung

(CNN) — Microsoft is suing Samsung. As part of a patent-sharing agreement reached in 2011, Samsung is supposed to pay Microsoft a royalty for every Android smartphone it sells. Microsoft says Samsung didn’t pay on time last fall and now is refusing to pay interest on the late payment. In the lawsuit, Microsoft says Samsung … Continue reading »

Nokia-Microsoft Mobile Phone Deal Final

ESPOO, Finland (CNN) — Microsoft is hoping to flex its mobile muscle with a deal to buy up Nokia’s mobile phone business. The software developer will pay $7.2 billion for control over the second largest phone maker in the world. It’s a major step toward achieving Microsoft’s goal of challenging Apple and Samsung for dominance … Continue reading »