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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. 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. It is considered one of the Big Five technology companies alongside Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook.

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Microsoft Confirms Talks To Buy TikTok [Video]

Microsoft Confirms Talks To Buy TikTok

Microsoft Confirms Talks To Buy TikTok

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Microsoft Rebrands Xbox Game Pass [Video]

Microsoft Rebrands Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft Rebrands Xbox Game Pass

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Will Trump Carry Out His Threat To Ban TikTok? [Video]

Will Trump Carry Out His Threat To Ban TikTok?

President Donald Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Friday evening that he plans to ban TikTok. The popular music and dance app is one of many owned by Chinese companies. According to Gizmodo,..

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Trump says he will ban TikTok app in the U.S. [Video]

Trump says he will ban TikTok app in the U.S.

[NFA] China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said he had decided to ban the app, two..

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Microsoft launches Family Safety app on iOS and Android for digital safety [Video]

Microsoft launches Family Safety app on iOS and Android for digital safety

Tech giant Microsoft has launched the Family Safety app, designed to help protect a family's digital and physical safety. The new screen time and parental controls app help you customize your kids' web..

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Microsoft showcases gameplay from Xbox Series X titles [Video]

Microsoft showcases gameplay from Xbox Series X titles

Tech giant Microsoft on Thursday showcased the gameplay from its 13 new titles for its Xbox Series X. According to The Verge, the company had announced the new titles back in May but on Thursday they..

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Microsoft Plans To Become Carbon Negative By 2030 [Video]

Microsoft Plans To Become Carbon Negative By 2030

Microsoft Plans To Become Carbon Negative By 2030

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LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs [Video]

LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs

Microsoft's professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs, or 6% of its global workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic is having a sustained impact on demand for its..

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Xbox Game Pass Members Will No Longer Be 'Locked to the Living Room' [Video]

Xbox Game Pass Members Will No Longer Be 'Locked to the Living Room'

Microsoft announced xCloud will join Xbox Game Pass in September.

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Microsoft, Nike, Unilever team up on emissions [Video]

Microsoft, Nike, Unilever team up on emissions

Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks, Unilever and five other industry titans from various sectors are teaming up to help businesses globally achieve zero carbon emissions. Ciara Lee reports

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Microsoft Stops 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Memberships [Video]

Microsoft Stops 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Memberships

Microsoft Stops 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Memberships

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Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates hacked to run Bitcoin Scam [Video]

Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates hacked to run Bitcoin Scam

A number of high profile Twitter accounts including that of US presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates and of Apple were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday..

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Amazon Prime Video's dedicated app now available for Windows 10 users [Video]

Amazon Prime Video's dedicated app now available for Windows 10 users

Amazon Prime Video's app for Windows 10 is now available in the Microsoft stores with one notable feature for the users.While it's always been possible to stream Prime Video content through a browser,..

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Microsoft Launches Free Digital Skills Training Amid COVID-19 [Video]

Microsoft Launches Free Digital Skills Training Amid COVID-19

The tech giant will provide free access to educational content via LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn and the GitHub Learning Lab.

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Microsoft Takes Away One Of The Few Remaining Loopholes Offered To Windows 10 Users [Video]

Microsoft Takes Away One Of The Few Remaining Loopholes Offered To Windows 10 Users

For Pro, Education, and Enterprise users of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, there used to be some perks. One benefit Home users didn't have was the ability to postpone major updates for up to..

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Google to add background blur, low-light mode to Meet video calls [Video]

Google to add background blur, low-light mode to Meet video calls

Google is working on several new features including background blur, low-light mode and background replacement images for its video calling application Meet. Alike rival videoconferencing platforms..

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Microsoft Permanently Closing Retail Stores [Video]

Microsoft Permanently Closing Retail Stores

Microsoft Permanently Closing Retail Stores

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Microsoft Is 'Working Hard' on the Next Xbox Series X Event [Video]

Microsoft Is 'Working Hard' on the Next Xbox Series X Event

The gaming giant is set to unveil a series of first-party titles for its next generation console in a few weeks.

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Microsoft Ends Mixer Service and Partners With Facebook [Video]

Microsoft Ends Mixer Service and Partners With Facebook

The tech giant has announced that its Mixer service will close on July 22nd.

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Stocks mostly fall on COVID-19 concerns [Video]

Stocks mostly fall on COVID-19 concerns

The S&P 500 ended lower Friday after a choppy session as investors weighed spiking cases of COVID-19 and Apple's announcement of fresh store closures against anticipated stimulus and continued economic..

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TikTok: Microsoft pauses talks on buying US arm - reports

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Microsoft Is Shutting Down Cortana On Multiple Devices, Including iOS and Android

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S&P 500 has biggest loss in nearly 4 weeks as tech stumbles

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Microsoft's cloud flagship posts first growth under 50%

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Microsoft can’t achieve its climate goals alone — so it’s enlisting other companies to go net-zero

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GSK buys 10% of CureVac in vaccine tech deal

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Microsoft Teams takes on Zoom with bizarre new feature

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Microsoft and Zoom join Hong Kong data 'pause'

Firms join others in saying they are not currently complying with government requests for user data.
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Microsoft to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills

microsoft to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills
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Microsoft to permanently close all retail stores

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Microsoft latest to ban police from using facial recognition software

microsoft latest to ban police from using facial recognition software
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Microsoft bans face-recognition sales to police as Big Tech reacts to protests

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Microsoft declines to sell facial recognition tech to police

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Bill Gates, bogeyman of virus conspiracy theorists

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Tired of irrelevant emails? Microsoft enables a feature to block 'reply-all' email storms

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Andhra government switches to online classes using video-conferencing

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