Standing together for greater transparency

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft To followers of technology issues, there are many days when Microsoft and Google stand apart.  But today our two companies stand together.  We both remain concerned with the Government’s continued unwillingness to permit us to publish sufficient data relating to Foreign…


Upholding legal and ethical standards

Posted by John FrankVice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Today the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft is cooperating with the U.S. government to investigate allegations that Microsoft employees and business partners may have engaged in illegal activity in Pakistan and Russia. As previously stated, we take every allegation seriously, and we cooperate fully…


The limits of Google’s openness

Posted by David HowardCorporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Antitrust, Microsoft You may be wondering what happened to the YouTube app for Windows Phone. Last May, after we launched a much improved app on our platform, Google objected on a number of grounds. We took our app down and agreed to work…

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Director Video Series: John W. Thompson shares insights and experiences as Microsoft director

Posted by John SeethoffVice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft John W. Thompson recently sat down with Microsoft’s Channel 9 to share insights on his experience as a member of Microsoft’s board of directors as part of our Director Video Series. During the course of the conversation, Mr. Thompson spoke about his more than 40…

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