Global slump, strong dollar taking toll on tech By Dina Bass, Bloomberg | January 27, 2015 A slump in China and Japan combined with a strong dollar are hurting business-license sales. Microsoft is being hit especially hard. Microsoft previews Windows 10 By Dina Bass, Bloomberg | January 22, 2015 Microsoft seeks to use Windows 10 to win back users and keep business customers happy. The new operating system also eliminates much-disliked browser Internet Explorer. Oracle to buy Micros By Dina Bass, Bloomberg | June 23, 2014 Oracle Corp. agreed to buy Micros Systems Inc. for $5.3 billion as Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison seeks to reignite slowing growth by adding software for hotels and restaurants. Microsoft to cut jobs By Dina Bass, Bloomberg | July 15, 2014 The reductions will probably be in divisions of Microsoft such as Nokia as well as marketing and engineering. Microsoft realigning workforce By Dina Bass, Bloomberg | July 17, 2014 Job cuts are part of new CEO Satya Nadella's plan to retool the company's structure as it seeks to compete with nimbler rivals.