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Microsoft: American technology company
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. In 2016, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue. The word "Microsoft" is a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software". Microsoft is ranked No. 30 in the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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Tech firms rely more on AI to fight virus misinformation [Video]

Tech firms rely more on AI to fight virus misinformation

U.S. tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google announced in a joint statement they will work together to quell coronavirus misinformation on their platforms, but..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published
Pandemic Highlights The Stunning Number Of Americans Who Lack Broadband Internet [Video]

Pandemic Highlights The Stunning Number Of Americans Who Lack Broadband Internet

The coronavirus outbreak is pushing workers to work at home, online, if at all possible. But according to Business Insider, millions more Americans could be left behind than the government estimates...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published
Elon Musk: College 'Fun' But 'Not For Learning' [Video]

Elon Musk: College 'Fun' But 'Not For Learning'

AP Elon Musk said college is "not for learning" and that you can basically learn anything you want to for free. During a Q&A at the Satellite 2020 conference on Monday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published
'Sacrilegious to have it anywhere else' - hip hop museum opens in the Bronx [Video]

'Sacrilegious to have it anywhere else' - hip hop museum opens in the Bronx

Museum celebrating the art of hip hop set to open in 2023 in the Bronx, New York.

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Dow nosedives 1,190 points into correction territory [Video]

Dow nosedives 1,190 points into correction territory

Fear the coronavirus is turning into a pandemic sparked another major stampede out of stocks, prompting the worst point-drop for the Dow in history as stocks crumbled 4 percent. Conway G. Gittens looks..

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Wall St. extends plunge as coronavirus spreads [Video]

Wall St. extends plunge as coronavirus spreads

U.S. stocks tumbled for a sixth consecutive session as the rapid spread of coronavirus fueled global economic growth fears. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published
Google Manager Arrested For Murder Of Wife Who Worked For Microsoft [Video]

Google Manager Arrested For Murder Of Wife Who Worked For Microsoft

Google product manager Sonam Saxena has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife. According to Business Insider, Smitri Saxena was a Microsoft business program manager. She was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published
Facebook sees risks to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules [Video]

Facebook sees risks to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules

Facebook warned of threats to innovation and freedom of expression on Monday, ahead of the release of a raft of rules by the European Union this week and in the coming months to rein in U.S. and..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:53Published
Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service [Video]

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service

he two companies have come together for the new partnership to create a "premium" streaming experience for gamers.

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A dip on Wall Street as coronavirus fears strike [Video]

A dip on Wall Street as coronavirus fears strike

Wall Street finished lower on Thursday as investors took a cautious stance after a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths in China. Conway G. Gittens has the recap.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq reach record closing highs [Video]

S&P 500, Nasdaq reach record closing highs

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed at record highs on Monday as Chinese workers and factories slowly returned to business following a Lunar New Year holiday that was protracted by the deadly coronavirus..

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Yacht makers deny claims Bill Gates to buy £500 million hydrogen-powered superyacht [Video]

Yacht makers deny claims Bill Gates to buy £500 million hydrogen-powered superyacht

Yacht architcts Sinot have denied widespread media reports claiming that Microsoft founder Bill Gates had ordered the firm's 112-metre hydrogen-powered superyacht. The £500 million vessel features an..

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Bill Gates orders world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht [Video]

Bill Gates orders world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has reportedly ordered the last word in eco-friendly luxury: a £500 million hydrogen-powered superyacht. The Aqua yacht features floor-to-ceiling windows in its luxury..

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Wall Street rebounds from virus fears [Video]

Wall Street rebounds from virus fears

U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, helped by gains in heavyweight technology shares and surprise strength in U.S. manufacturing activity, following a sharp selloff last week sparked by concerns about..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published
Hackers target United Nations networks [Video]

Hackers target United Nations networks

Leaked documents from the United Nations reveal that the body's networks had been compromised by hackers last year.

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Tesla, Microsoft, Facebook earnings roundup [Video]

Tesla, Microsoft, Facebook earnings roundup

Tesla and Microsoft topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Wednesday, while Facebook reported rising costs and expenses. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published
Stocks end mixed after Fed holds rates steady [Video]

Stocks end mixed after Fed holds rates steady

Stocks on Wall Street gave up most of their early gains to close mixed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's latest decision on monetary policy. Fred Katayama reports.

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Online retail giant Amazon and Microsoft's Bill Gates are working together to track the outbreak's spread.
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Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams and Skype are all free, though Teams and Zoom have paid versions too. You can be sillier on non Zoom apps.
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Amid coronavirus, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies ask for help to fight 'misinformation'

Major tech companies make a plea to other companies to join them in helping combat "fraud and misinformation" surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Reddit, and Twitter just said they're working together to fight coronavirus misinformation

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Under lockdown, Italy's social and family life goes virtual

As 60 million Italians face a coronavirus country-wide lockdown, many daily interactions among family, friends and colleagues have moved to messaging platforms such as Facebook Inc's WhatsApp and..
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Berkshire taps former AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault for board, as Bill Gates steps aside

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday that former American Express Co Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault has been nominated to the conglomerate's board of directors, replacing..
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Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

The most-renowned entrepreneur of the personal computer revolution has featured on the business magazine's list of the wealthiest people since 1987.
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World would face 'highly infectious virus': Bill Gates predicted in 2015

A 2015 video of Microsoft founder Bill Gates where he had predicted that the world would struggle to cope with a "highly infectious virus" has resurfaced as the world battles with the outbreak of novel..
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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft, Berkshire boards

The Microsoft co-founder says he wants to spend more time on the charitable foundation he runs with wife Melinda.,
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A Microsoft Windows 10 update is causing ‘blue screen of death’ crashes, users claim

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Pentagon seeks to reconsider parts of $10 billion cloud contract awarded to Microsoft

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking court permission to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp, court filings showed on..
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Google asks staff to work from home after employee in Bengaluru office tests positive for coronavirus

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Microsoft knocks huge, global zombie botnet offline

microsoft knocks huge, global zombie botnet offline
Microsoft has coordinated the take down of one of the world's most prolific botnets after eight years of tracking a cyber criminal network. The Necurs botnet infected more than nine million computers..
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A Botnet Is Taken Down in an Operation by Microsoft, Not the Government

Employees had tracked the group, believed to be based in Russia, as it hijacked nine million computers around the world to send spam emails meant to defraud unsuspecting victims.
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U.S. judge says Amazon likely to succeed on key argument in contract challenge

A U.S. judge said Amazon.com Inc is likely to succeed on a key argument of its challenge to the U.S. Department of Defense's decision to award cloud computing deal worth up to $10 billion to Microsoft..
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Vatican joins IBM, Microsoft to call for facial recognition regulation

The Vatican joined forces with tech giants Microsoft and IBM on Friday to promote the ethical development of artificial intelligence (AI) and call for regulation of intrusive technologies such as..
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Pope to endorse principles on AI ethics with Microsoft, IBM

Vatican officials on Friday planned to release principles promoting the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), with the backing of Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines Corp as the..
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Global stock markets fell Thursday on concerns that the coronavirus was spreading to more countries, putting further strain on businesses and supply chains across the world. In Europe, where new cases..
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Microsoft says virus hurting supply chain more than expected

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The virus outbreak in China is hurting Microsoft more than expected, as the company said it won’t meet targets that had already factored in the uncertainty. In particular, Microsoft said revenue from..
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Microsoft warns of hit to sales

Microsoft is the latest tech firm to warn of disruption as suppliers are hit by coronavirus shutdown.
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Tips to Hiring the Perfect Mobile App Developer

Once Bill Gates said, “If your business is not online, you better be out of business.” Today, it is time and energy to alter this statement and say,"For those who have a mobile app for the..
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US government $10bn Pentagon cloud contract put on hold

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Microsoft’s $10 billion contract to modernise the cloud computing systems at the Pentagon has been put on hold after a federal judge ruled in favour of an appeal from competitor Amazon. Amazon asked..
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Judge grants Amazon motion for pause in Microsoft's Pentagon contract work

A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon.com Inc's request to temporarily halt the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from moving forward on an up-to-$10 billion cloud computing deal that..
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Siding With Amazon, Judge Halts Work on Microsoft’s JEDI Contract

The judge ordered work to stop on a cloud-computing contract for the Pentagon until Amazon’s legal challenge was resolved.
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U.S. judge orders temporary halt to Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract

A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon.com Inc's request for a preliminary injunction to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from moving forward on an up-to-$10 billion cloud..
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Microsoft boss Nadella to visit India later this month: sources

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is planning to visit India later this month, multiple sources familiar with the plans told Reuters, a test for the Indian-born head who recently..
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US regulators probing tech acquisitions

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US federal regulators are ramping up their investigation of the market dominance of giant technology companies, demanding detailed information on five companies’ acquisitions of smaller firms back to..
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Tech giants face probe into deals going back a decade

Regulators will look at whether Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft stifled competition.
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Microsoft sees room for growth opportunities for all cloud providers in UAE

microsoft sees room for growth opportunities for all cloud providers in uae
Microsoft expects all big cloud providers to have their own space and growth opportunities in the UAE are limitless. Speaking to TechRadar Middle East on the sidelines of Microsoft Ignite, Necip..
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Amazon Looks to Depose Trump in Pentagon Contracting Case

The Pentagon said it “strongly opposes” the request from the internet giant, which is challenging the awarding of a defense contract to Microsoft.
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No, Bill Gates is not buying this multimillion-dollar, hydrogen-powered superyacht

Media outlets reported Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates pledged well over $600 million for a superyacht. But the yacht's designer says it's not true.
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Facebook, Microsoft warn defamation laws risk censoring speech

Tech giants including Facebook and Microsoft have warned Australia's defamation laws pose a risk to free speech and may force platforms to censor content.
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Microsoft fixes Windows 10 search bar fault

Microsoft has rectified an issue, which made it harder for users to find files on PCs.
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Bill Gates' daughter Jennifer is engaged to Egyptian equestrian: 'Yes a million times over'

Jennifer Gates, the daughter of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is engaged to Egyptian show jumper Nayel Nassar.
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Microsoft issues second 'final' Windows 7 update

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Microsoft has issued a fresh update for Windows 7, just days after it said it would provide no more...
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Can Microsoft's 'moonshot' carbon goal succeed?

The tech giant admits its "carbon negative" goal is ambitious.
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Alphabet, Google's parent company, just topped $1 trillion in market value, joining other tech giants

Alphabet just joined the trillionaire club. The tech giant is the fourth U.S. company to hit the milestone after Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.
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Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge

The tech giant pledges to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.
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Microsoft aims to be ‘carbon negative’ by 2030 across its supply chain

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NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

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Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft's code

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Nearly 14 million computers in Japan at risk as Microsoft ends Windows 7 support

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BJP MP targets Microsoft CEO: Literate needs to be educated

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella statement that "CAA is just bad for India" has not gone down well with the BJP, and party MP Meenakshi Lekhi trained guns at the corporate biggie on Tuesday.
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Satya Nadella on CAA: Hoping immigrants can benefit Indian society, economy

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Amazon to seek order to block Microsoft from working on DoD's JEDI contract

Amazon.com Inc will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp from working on a $10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday.
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