Stories by Mark Hachman

Microsoft wants you to help predict the future

Microsoft has begun crowdsourcing its prediction abilities with the Microsoft Prediction Lab, a sort of online betting parlor for everything from political races to the U.S. military presence overseas.

Microsoft's productivity drive could kill software as we know it

Last week, Satya Nadella charted a new course for Microsoft, focused on interconnectivity and productivity - one where, conceivably, the company's standard-setting Office applications and other products and services could slowly blur into different modes of working with the same data.

Tablet sales dip, as market matures

Year-over-year tablet sales fell for the first time, analyst firm NPD DisplaySearch reported, evidence that the stratospheric growth of the tablet market may be leveling off somewhat.