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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. […]

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Microsoft beats Amazon to win $10 billion military AI contract ‘JEDI’

The Pentagon awarded a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, following a heavily scrutinised bidding process in which Amazon had been seen as the favourite. The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure, or Jedi, is aimed at making the US defence department more technologically agile. Amazon had been considered the front-runner – until […]

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made $42.9 million last year

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $42.9 million in total compensation for the fiscal year 2019, 66 percent more than the previous fiscal. Nadella received a $1 million base salary jump and an increase in stocks. In a statement  Microsoft’s independent directors said, “Nadella’s strategic leadership, including his efforts to strengthen trust with customers, drive for […]

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Microsoft beats Apple as the most valuable company

Microsoft pipped Apple to become the most valuable company, this happened after 15 year interval. The software giant ended Friday with a market value of more than $851bn compared with Apple’s $847bn. The iPhone maker has seen its share price plunge in recent weeks, finally lost its lead. Apple’s shares have fallen almost 25% since […]