Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout free retail

By Jeffrey Dastin and Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 : Microsoft Corp is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc’s automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant is developing systems that track what […]

U.S. spending bill includes bid to solve international email privacy impasse

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON, Mar 22 : A federal spending bill released late on Wednesday included bipartisan legislation that would amend a decades-old privacy law to clarify that a U.S. warrant seeking data stored overseas is valid in certain circumstances. The provision, known as the Cloud Act, seeks to resolve a long-running dispute between Microsoft […]

BlackBerry shares rise after software security pact with Microsoft

By Arjun Panchadar and Yashaswini Swamynathan Undated, March 20 : BlackBerry Ltd’s shares rose 4 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the company said it would provide security for one-time rival Microsoft Corp’s flagship Office apps. The deal reflects a push by companies to ramp up their cybersecurity capabilities following a wave of recent […]