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Microsoft names CEO Satya Nadella as chairman

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was named chairman of the board on Wednesday, elevating his current role atop one of the world’s most valuable companies. Nadella, who has served as chief executive since 2014, has helped transform the PC maker into a leader in cloud computing in recent years, resulting in blockbuster earnings and a market […]

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Internet Explorer: Microsoft is retiring the ‘OG’ web browser in 2022

Microsoft is ending its famous web browser Internet Explorer. The browser has struggled the latter half of its existence, Internet Explorer would be shut down in June next year to give way to Microsoft Edge. Microsoft first introduced the Internet Explorer on Windows in 1995. The web browser enjoyed a run of more than 25 […]

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Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce from their 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair tweeted. They first met in […]

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United States Cyber Attack: Hackers used Microsoft vendors to breach customers

Hackers behind United States’ worst cyber attack leveraged reseller access to Microsoft Corp services to penetrate into targets, investigators found. Hackers won access to the vendor – SolarWinds’ Orion software that sold Office licenses. Many Microsoft software licenses are sold through third parties, and those companies can have near-constant access to clients’ systems as the customers […]

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India’s TikTok copy raises $100 million in funds from investors including Google, Microsoft

A TikTok copy application received USD $100 million in funds from investors including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Microsoft several weeks after Chinese-owned short-video app was banned. Josh, short-video platform application that sprung after India blocked TikTok in June amidst a border crisis with China, attracting global investor interest in applications filling the gap. VerSe Innovation, […]

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Sony matches PlayStation 5 price to that of Xbox Series X

Sony has matched the price of their upcoming flagship PlayStation 5 to that of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Sony also confirmed the PS5’s “digital edition” – which does not have a disc drive – would cost about 40% more than the low-end Xbox Series S. Both PS5 consoles are set to be released on 19 […]

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Walmart to team with Microsoft in bid for TikTok’s US operations

US retail giant Walmart will team up with Microsoft to make a bid for the US operations of TikTok. Walmart hopes the deal with a deal with the Chinese video-sharing app, in partnership with Microsoft, would help it expand its operations. TikTok has been given 90 days to sell its US arm to an American […]

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Microsoft AI Robot Journalists Messes Up Post

It was just a few weeks ago when tech giant Microsoft announced that it was laying off dozens of journalists and editorial staff who worked for MSN and Microsoft News, and would instead rely on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to curate news and content. This change was all encompassing, across MSN.com, Microsoft News app and the […]

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Microsoft ‘to replace journalists with robots’

Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories, US and UK media report. The curating of stories from news organisations and selection of headlines and pictures for the MSN site is currently done by journalists. Artificial intelligence will perform these news production tasks, […]

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Microsoft asks employees in US to work from home until March 25 amid coronavirus threat

Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday joined the growing number of US companies in asking its employees to work from home in order to limit exposure to the spreading coronavirus, as it responded to cases near its Seattle headquarters and in California. Microsoft asked many of its employees in the Seattle region near its headquarters and the […]

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella ‘needs to be educated’ claims Indian MP

After  Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella voiced opposition to the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, (CAA)  BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today termed his statement as the “perfect example” of how even the literate need to be educated on the central government’s initiatives. “How (the) literate need to be educated! Perfect example. Precise reason for […]

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls India’s “communal”citizenship law ‘sad’

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella on Monday said he was saddened by “what is happening”, amid protests in India over the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). His comments come amid ongoing, sometimes violent, protests against the law. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been criticised as it is seen as discriminating against Muslims. […]