Stories by Matt Berger

  • Gartner predicts MS shopping spree

    A post-antitrust Microsoft could come replete with some major acquisitions, an analyst speaking at Gartner Group's annual Windows conference in Los Angeles has suggested.

  • Microsoft Office users get more Web help

    The deluge of announcements about new Web services from Microsoft continued on Monday, when the software giant announced it would offer help tools and other Internet services to users of its Office XP desktop software from within an application.

  • Microsoft to acquire PC game maker

    Microsoft said it will acquire Ensemble Studios yesterday in the US, a leading PC game maker, as it continues its foray into the gaming industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Office XP cracks down on casual copying

    Microsoft has enlisted some technical firepower to combat customers who fail to make good on software license agreements, which limit users from sharing copies of a program.

  • Piracy crackdown in Asia boosts MS revenue

    Efforts to curb software piracy in Asia are beginning to pay off, according to software industry associations battling the problem. For software vendors like Microsoft, that pay-off comes in the form of revenue.

  • Microsoft, HP settle Pocket PC dispute

    Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have settled a lawsuit with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding a claim that the companies falsely advertised wireless capabilities of the Pocket PC handheld computer in a number of national print advertisements in the US.