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. 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. 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.