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Microsoft stops selling its products and services in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine

Microsoft has stopped selling its products and services in Russia, following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Major tech companies including Apple and Dell have made similar decisions. Microsoft said it had paused other aspects of its business in the country to comply with government sanctions. It added that it was providing cyber-security support to Ukraine […]

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Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in deal worth nearly $70 billion

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard in a blockbuster deal worth nearly $70 billion. It’s one of the biggest acquisitions in the tech industry in recent years, one that will boost Microsoft’s standing in the growing gaming industry. The all-cash transaction is valued at $68.7 billion, and Microsoft says it will make the company […]

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Microsoft finds destructive malware capable of wiping off user data

Destructive malware capable of wiping data has appeared on dozens of computer systems at Ukrainian organizations, including government agencies, non-profits and technology organizations, Microsoft warned. The disclosure is an added worry for Ukrainian government agencies after many of their websites were hacked this week and replaced with threatening messages to Ukrainians that their data had […]

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Microsoft offers 50% discount on Office suite to some people using pirated versions

Microsoft is offering a 50 percent discount on its Office suite to some people using pirated versions. Reports claim that a new message in the Office ribbon bar is appearing on pirated Office apps, tempting people with a 50 percent discount on a genuine Microsoft 365 subscription. The message links to an official Microsoft website […]

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Microsoft shuts down LinkedIn in China as rules tighten

Microsoft is shutting down its social network, LinkedIn, in China, saying having to comply with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging. It comes after the career-networking site faced questions for blocking the profiles of some journalists. LinkedIn will launch a jobs-only version of the site, called InJobs, later this year. But this will not […]

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Microsoft: Windows 11 launches with redesigned start menu, free upgrade for Windows 10 users

Windows 11, Microsoft’s latest computer operating system was launched worldwide on Tuesday as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Windows chief product officer Panos Panay said the latest version was built to be “clean and fresh and simpler” for the user. He added that the new operating system would not be an “extreme departure” from […]

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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 […]