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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. Microsoft ranked No. 21 in the 2020 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue; it was the world's largest software maker by revenue as of 2016 and is considered one of the domestic Big Five technology companies.

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Future will be shaped by those who invest in science, innovation: PM Modi [Video]

Future will be shaped by those who invest in science, innovation: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 via video-conferencing on October 18. Microsoft founder Bill Gates also interacted with PM Modi during..

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Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for the Initiative [Video]

Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for the Initiative

The gaming giant has added a new member to the team for its Xbox studio with Lauren Garcia.

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David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be ‘Confusing’ [Video]

David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be ‘Confusing’

Microsoft previously announced that in addition to the Xbox Series X.

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Microsoft Takes Down Hacking Operation That Could Have Affected Election [Video]

Microsoft Takes Down Hacking Operation That Could Have Affected Election

According to CNN, Microsoft said on Monday that it took down the servers for a malware network known as Trickbot.

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Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Wants to Bring xCloud to Consoles and PCs [Video]

Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Wants to Bring xCloud to Consoles and PCs

Currently xCloud is only available on Android phones and tablets.

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Microsoft rebrands Bing search engine as Microsoft Bing [Video]

Microsoft rebrands Bing search engine as Microsoft Bing

Microsoft is all set to rebrand its Bing search engine as Microsoft Bing on Monday as a part of its rebranding effort. According to The Verge, the shift from Bing to Microsoft Bing was announced in a..

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Microsoft Launches $549 Laptop [Video]

Microsoft Launches $549 Laptop

Microsoft Launches $549 Laptop

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Microsoft Thinks Remote Workers Need Virtual Commute [Video]

Microsoft Thinks Remote Workers Need Virtual Commute

Microsoft Thinks Remote Workers Need Virtual Commute

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From Bethesda [Video]

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From Bethesda

The gaming studio was acquired by Microsoft as part of its $7.5 billion ZeniMax buyout.

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Microsoft Buys Bethesda for $7.5 Billion [Video]

Microsoft Buys Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

On Monday, Phil Spencer and Xbox announced that Microsoft is acquiring Bethesda parent company ZeniMax.

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Microsoft Plans To Become ‘Water Positive’ [Video]

Microsoft Plans To Become ‘Water Positive’

Microsoft Plans To Become ‘Water Positive’

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What Did Microsoft Retrieve From 117 Feet Deep In The Sea? [Video]

What Did Microsoft Retrieve From 117 Feet Deep In The Sea?

This is the scene as Microsoft retrieved. The project Natick Northern Isles datacenter from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The center had been lowered 117 feet deep in spring 2018. For..

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TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft [Video]

TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft

According to NBC News, Oracle confirmed the new deal on Monday.

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ByteDance rejects Microsoft bid, paving way for Oracle partnership [Video]

ByteDance rejects Microsoft bid, paving way for Oracle partnership

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China: shut down, don't sell U.S. TikTok -sources [Video]

China: shut down, don't sell U.S. TikTok -sources

Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok's U.S. operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer to see the short video app shut down in the United States, three people with direct knowledge..

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Microsoft challenges Sony with new gaming service [Video]

Microsoft challenges Sony with new gaming service

Microsoft will on Tuesday launch its Xbox cloud gaming service priced at $1 for new users' first month, in a major drive to attract casual gamers and as competition with Sony heats up. Ciara Lee..

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Foreign hackers targeting Biden, Trump: Microsoft [Video]

Foreign hackers targeting Biden, Trump: Microsoft

Hackers linked to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to both U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Microsoft Corp said on Thursday. Gloria Tso reports

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U.S. sanctions Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker [Video]

U.S. sanctions Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to Republican efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter,..

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Russian hackers suspected of targeting Biden campaign [Video]

Russian hackers suspected of targeting Biden campaign

Microsoft informed a consulting firm hired by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign that it may have been the target of Russian state-sponsored cyberattacks. This report produced by..

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