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Video game rivals Microsoft and Sony team up in cloud

San Francisco - Longtime video game console rivals Microsoft and Sony on Thursday announced an alliance to improve their platforms for streaming entertainment from the internet cloud.

Microsoft breaks $1 trillion value level

After a jump in its stock price earlier today, Microsoft became the third US company to pass a market cap of $1 trillion. However, it may have happened only briefly as the stock price jumped after it showed strong earnings for the third fiscal quarter.

Op-Ed: Microsoft doubles-down on sustainability, but is it enough?

On Monday, Microsoft announced they would nearly double their internal carbon fee to $15 per metric ton on all carbon emissions, meaning the company will charge itself more for its emissions from operations, buildings, and data centers.

Microsoft's work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows

Bejing - Microsoft has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university on artificial intelligence, elevating concerns that US firms are contributing to China's high-tech surveillance and censorship apparatus.

Windows 7 support ends January 14th, 2020

Microsoft has just begun to roll out an update for Windows 7 that will also inform users about the end of support on January 14th, 2020.

Microsoft sees Pacific Northwest as quantum computing HQ

Microsoft announced Monday that it's teamed up with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington to create the Northwest Quantum Nexus, to promote quantum computing.

Microsoft Windows 10 operating on 800 million devices globally

The latest Microsoft Windows operating system Windows 10 is now running on 800 million devices globally the company has announced.

Microsoft's undersea cable achieves record transfer speeds

Microsoft and Facebook’s jointly-owned transatlantic undersea cable has broken another another record in relation to data transfer speeds. A speed of 26.2 Terabits per second was achieved.

Accenture and Microsoft form group for new customer engagement

This week, Microsoft, Accenture and Avanade announced the formation of the Accenture Microsoft Business Group. The new team will provide over 45,000 professionals, in what is the largest group of Microsoft solution experts in the world.

MIT and Microsoft make self-driving safer

Boston - As electric, autonomous vehicles continue to advance the causes of errors are being addressed. One area that has led to some test-drive accidents are ‘blond spots’ with autonomous technology. A new solution aims to overcome this.

Microsoft blames chip supply for Windows revenue fall

Microsoft has placed the blame of the supply of computer chips for then reason why there has been a drop in Windows revenue. At the same time, the technology giant reports a rise in cloud computing based revenue.

Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Bejing - Microsoft's Bing search engine was inaccessible in China on Thursday, with social media users fearing it could be the latest foreign website to be blocked by censors.Attempts to open cn.bing.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lays out 'Netflix for games' vision

Microsoft is building a service that intends to be the "Netflix for games." The service is currently named " Project xCloud," and its goal is to stream high-end video games to any device.

Kroger and Microsoft collaborate on digital shelf technology

Redmond - The Kroger Company and Microsoft Corp announced on Tuesday a collaboration to test an upgraded digital shelf technology that the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain says could speed up shopping for its customers.

Op-Ed: How artificial intelligence will redesign the world

Sydney - The mega-hype surrounding artificial intelligence includes geopolitical, social, economic and many other factors. It's starting to look, however, like artificial intelligence will spring more than a few unexpected surprises on the world, and soon.

Is that funny? Microsoft develops AI that can assess comedy

Did you hear the one about the technology company that developed an artificial intelligence platform to assess laughter and judge comedy?

How Microsoft’s CEO Nadella has steered the company to success

Microsoft have surprised keen followers of technology and the stock market with a big rise in value — by over fifty percent — in the last year. Behind this success is the company’s CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft gains major U.S. army defense contract

Building on Microsoft's recent rise in valuation as a company and reflecting the tech firm's attempts at diversification, Microsoft has won a major military technology contract with the U.S. Army but the move is controversial with its employees.

Microsoft is now worth the same as Apple

A year ago Microsoft was worth just 50 percent of Apple, based on share price. Today the two companies are worth roughly the same, signalling an impressive growth curve from Microsoft. How did this happen?

AI chip startup gets backing from Microsoft and Intel

A startup company that specializes in artificial intelligence solutions has received backing from some major players in the tech wold, receiving support from Microsoft, Intel and Amazon.

Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

San Francisco - Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer: family

San Francisco - Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65."My brother was a remarkable individual on every level.

Soon you can just draw your webpage, says Microsoft

For those wishing to set up webpages but find the idea of writing code challenging, Microsoft are working on a solution - just draw the page and let an AI system create it for you.

Microsoft requires its suppliers to offer paid paternity leave

Microsoft has taken the unusual step of requiring its U.S. located suppliers and vendors to offer paid paternity leave. The requirement affects companies employing 50 or more employees

Microsoft's new cybersecurity framework

Microsoft's has developed a new framework could help policymakers better understand cybersecurity. The set of tools and associated research paper draw upon many years of expertise collected by the technology giant.

Starbucks will accept bitcoin as payment in deal with Microsoft

Seattle - Starbucks appears to be jumping on the bitcoin bandwagon and could give bitcoin a needed boost as its price is dropping of late. A new digital platform will allow customers to use bitcoin and other cryptocoins at Starbucks.

M12 announces $4 million competition for female-founded startups

M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture fund, announced a new competition for female-led enterprise technology solutions startups where two teams have the chance to win $2 million in funding each.

Why Microsoft stock is good for tech investment Special

Microsoft's stock has risen in the U.S. following the company reporting its report its fourth-quarter earnings. The company is one of the few to keep the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the green.

Microsoft profit climbs as cloud grows

San Francisco - Microsoft on Thursday said its revenue and profit climbed in the recently ended quarter, getting results from its bets on cloud computing services and artificial intelligence.The US tech giant reported its net income increased 10 percent to $8.

Microsoft is adding new features to the Windows Notepad app

For the first time in a few years, Microsoft has released an update for the Windows Notepad app. This new update is a part of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713, or Build 17713.
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