Operating Systems News

From mobile and desktop, through to server and virtualisation, this is our ongoing news and analysis coverage of the business of operating systems.

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft to work with community colleges to fill 250,000 cyber jobs

Microsoft Corp has said it plans to work with community colleges across the United States to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs over the next four years.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft nearly overtakes Apple as most valuable company

A surge in Microsoft Corp’s shares nearly unseated Apple Inc as the world’s most valuable company yesterday, a day before the iPhone maker reports its quarterly results...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon seen triumphing over Apple privacy changes in digital ad business

Amazon.com is expected to emerge as a winner in the digital advertising arena, surviving Apple’s privacy changes better than rivals Facebook and Snap.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US consumer watchdog to review Big Tech data, promote lending competition

Chief consumer finance watchdog Rohit Chopra has told US lawmakers his agency will review Big Tech’s impact on the flow of money in the economy as leading technology firms us...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft sees cloud business growth, but supply woes continue for Xbox

Microsoft has forecast a strong end to the calendar year thanks to its booming cloud business but said supply chain woes will continue to dog key units such as those producing its ...

Platform News: Alphabet and Google search engine

Alphabet earns record profit on Google ad surge

Alphabet has reported higher than expected third-quarter ad sales, a sign that the business is overcoming new limits on tracking mobile users and that online shopping is as popular...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Epic Games opposes Apple’s effort to pause antitrust trial orders

Late last week Epic Games opposed Apple Inc’s efforts to put on hold orders handed down in an antitrust trial as a potentially lengthy appeals process plays out.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US consumer watchdog to query tech giants over financial data

The US consumer watchdog is expected this week to query tech giants including Facebook, Amazon and Google on how they handle consumer financial data as part of a broader effort to ...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple worker says she was fired after leading movement against harassment

An Apple employee who led fellow workers in publicly sharing instances of what they called harassment and discrimination at the company said on Thursday that she had been fired.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Big Tech to face another bipartisan US antitrust bill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, headed by Senators Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, and Republican Chuck Grassley, plan to introduce a bill that would bar Big Tech platforms, like Amazo...

G20 - Rome, Italy

After G20 endorses tax deal, Italy says its digital levy could stay for two more years

G20 finance leaders have endorsed a global tax deal that calls for the elimination of unilateral digital services taxes, but Italy’s economy minister said it may take up to t...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple warns of cybercrime risks if EU forces it to allow others’ software

Apple has ramped up its criticism of EU draft rules that would force it to allow users to install software from outside its App Store, saying that would boost the risk of cybercrim...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU mulls changes that could bring European companies under EU tech rules

European Union lawmakers may lower a threshold that determines which companies will be subject to new tech rules, a top EU lawmaker has said.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

EU lawmaker says US tech giants should be regulated where they are based

US tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon should be regulated by the EU country where they are based under proposed EU rules, a top lawmaker said on Tuesday, knocki...

Platform Industry: Wall Street, IPO's and stock performance

Investors eye Big Tech as stock market wobbles

Technology stocks are bearing the brunt of a recent market selloff, putting a spotlight on how an extended downturn in the sector could weigh on broader equity indexes.