operating systems

Microsoft Reports Big 51% Jump Quarterly Earnings

Microsoft Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings jumped 51% as the world's largest software maker boosted sales of its Office 2010 product and took share in the videogame-console market. Shares rose in after-hours trading after earnings and revenue both beat analyst estimates.

Google's Android gets a lift

There have been reports that Google's (GOOG) Android software could be a candidate to act as the operating system of netbooks being sold by several...