Stories by Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft has record Q2, misses revenue estimates

Microsoft has reported the highest quarterly revenue in company history for its fiscal 2006 second quarter on the strength of its Windows OS and a series of highly anticipated product releases. Still, the company fell slightly shy of analysts' revenue expectations.

NFR Security patches Windows zero-day threat

NFR Security unveils a protection against a zero-day Windows exploit that hackers have been targeting since last week. The exploit is in the way several versions of Microsoft's Windows OS handle corrupted .WMF (Windows Metafile) graphic files.

Patent firm Rates suing Google over Talk

A firm that holds patents for technology used in Internet voice calling is suing search giant Google Inc. for US$5 billion over its Google Talk instant-messaging client, according to court papers.

Microsoft eyeing deal to rival Google-AOL

Microsoft may be cooking up a major internet partnership to rival Google's newly bolstered relationship with American Online (AOL), according to a blog posting by a Microsoft manager.

McAfee: Mobile malware will increase in 2006

There will be an increase in mobile malware in 2006, which could cause extensive damage to mobile devices because only a small percentage of mobile users run security software, according to McAfee's security research lab.

Windows Server 2003 R2 coming soon

Microsoft has released to manufacturing a long-awaited interim update to the current version of Windows Server OS, Windows Server 2003 R2.

Microsoft gives local search a new view

Microsoft has added an enhanced satellite view along with other new user features to its local search product, which was rebranded this week from Virtual Earth to Windows Live Local.

Mozilla to release Firefox 1.5 today

After a host of test releases and one false start, a new version of the Firefox browser will be ready on Tuesday, according to a media alert issued by the Mozilla Foundation this week.