Stories by Elizabeth Montalbano

Gates: Vista key to multimedia computing

Just as Windows 95 ushered in the Internet era, Windows Vista, which will be released to U.S. consumers at midnight on Tuesday, sets the stage for the multimedia hub the PC is set to become in the future, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates claims.

Gates reveals Microsoft's digital home plan

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is kicking off the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Sunday by unveiling products Microsoft hopes will encourage more widespread adoption of the digital or "connected" home.

Hurd: HP will cut more to continue transformation

Hewlett-Packard (HP) continues to diversify and streamline its business according to goals Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd set when he joined the company nearly two years ago. But the IT giant still needs to cut costs to achieve operational efficiency, the company's top executive told members of the financial community on Tuesday.