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Microsoft: American technology company
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.

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Judge grants Amazon motion for pause in Microsoft's Pentagon contract work

A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon.com Inc's request to temporarily halt the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from moving forward on an up-to-$10 billion cloud computing deal that..
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U.S. judge orders temporary halt to Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract

A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon.com Inc's request for a preliminary injunction to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from moving forward on an up-to-$10 billion cloud..
Reuters - Published

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Facebook sees risks to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules [Video]Facebook sees risks to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules

Facebook warned of threats to innovation and freedom of expression on Monday, ahead of the release of a raft of rules by the European Union this week and in the coming months to rein in U.S. and..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:53Published

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service [Video]Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service

he two companies have come together for the new partnership to create a "premium" streaming experience for gamers.

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A dip on Wall Street as coronavirus fears strike [Video]A dip on Wall Street as coronavirus fears strike

Wall Street finished lower on Thursday as investors took a cautious stance after a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths in China. Conway G. Gittens has the recap.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq reach record closing highs [Video]S&P 500, Nasdaq reach record closing highs

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed at record highs on Monday as Chinese workers and factories slowly returned to business following a Lunar New Year holiday that was protracted by the deadly coronavirus..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Yacht makers deny claims Bill Gates to buy £500 million hydrogen-powered superyacht [Video]Yacht makers deny claims Bill Gates to buy £500 million hydrogen-powered superyacht

Yacht architcts Sinot have denied widespread media reports claiming that Microsoft founder Bill Gates had ordered the firm's 112-metre hydrogen-powered superyacht. The £500 million vessel features an..

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Bill Gates orders world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht [Video]Bill Gates orders world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has reportedly ordered the last word in eco-friendly luxury: a £500 million hydrogen-powered superyacht. The Aqua yacht features floor-to-ceiling windows in its luxury..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Wall Street rebounds from virus fears [Video]Wall Street rebounds from virus fears

U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, helped by gains in heavyweight technology shares and surprise strength in U.S. manufacturing activity, following a sharp selloff last week sparked by concerns about..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Hackers target United Nations networks [Video]Hackers target United Nations networks

Leaked documents from the United Nations reveal that the body's networks had been compromised by hackers last year.

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Tesla, Microsoft, Facebook earnings roundup [Video]Tesla, Microsoft, Facebook earnings roundup

Tesla and Microsoft topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Wednesday, while Facebook reported rising costs and expenses. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Stocks end mixed after Fed holds rates steady [Video]Stocks end mixed after Fed holds rates steady

Stocks on Wall Street gave up most of their early gains to close mixed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's latest decision on monetary policy. Fred Katayama reports.

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Weak ahead on Wall Street [Video]Weak ahead on Wall Street

A pair of tech titans, Apple and Microsoft, report earnings, and Fed policy makers meet to discuss interest rates in the week ahead. Fred Katayama reports.

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Alphabet's public market cap tops $1 trillion [Video]Alphabet's public market cap tops $1 trillion

The public market capitalization of Google parent Alphabet topped the $1 trillion mark shortly before the close of trading on Thursday, making it the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level...

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Microsoft to erase its entire carbon footprint by 2050 [Video]Microsoft to erase its entire carbon footprint by 2050

Microsoft said on Thursday it aims to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030 and that by 2050, it hopes to have taken out enough to account for all the direct emissions the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

North Korean hackers stole sensitive information from Microsoft users [Video]North Korean hackers stole sensitive information from Microsoft users

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against two anonymous North Korean hackers for stealing user information in a hacking operation called Thallium.

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Microsoft Seizes Copycat Domains North Korea-Linked Hackers [Video]Microsoft Seizes Copycat Domains North Korea-Linked Hackers

Unsealed court documents show that the domains include “hotrnall.com,” “office356-us.org,” and “mai1.info,” among other copycat URLs. Microsoft says Thallium used one of the oldest tricks..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

North Korean hackers stole sensitive information - Microsoft [Video]North Korean hackers stole sensitive information - Microsoft

Microsoft says it has seized control of 50 sites used by a hacking group based in North Korea to steal sensitive information. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Nasdaq hits 9,000 for the first time ever [Video]Nasdaq hits 9,000 for the first time ever

The Nasdaq topped the 9,000-point mark for the first time ever on Thursday, boosted in the session by Amazon after the company said customers shopped at record levels this holiday season. Yahaira..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Microsoft Wants to Eliminate Load Times With the Xbox Series X [Video]Microsoft Wants to Eliminate Load Times With the Xbox Series X

Xbox Director of Program Management, Jason Ronald, told GameSpot that they’ve tapped into faster MVME SSDs to help power their next console.

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Microsoft boss Nadella to visit India later this month: sources

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is planning to visit India later this month, multiple sources familiar with the plans told Reuters, a test for the Indian-born head who recently..
Reuters - Published

Tech giants face probe into deals going back a decade

Regulators will look at whether Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft stifled competition.
BBC News - Published

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 search bar fault

Microsoft has rectified an issue, which made it harder for users to find files on PCs.
BBC News - Published

Can Microsoft's 'moonshot' carbon goal succeed?

The tech giant admits its "carbon negative" goal is ambitious.
BBC News - Published

Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge

The tech giant pledges to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.
BBC News - Published

Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft's code

A patch is likely to be announced later although Microsoft insists no hacker has exploited it.
BBC News - Published

Amazon to seek order to block Microsoft from working on DoD's JEDI contract

Amazon.com Inc will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp from working on a $10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday.
Reuters - Published

CAA: Microsoft boss calls India's new citizenship law 'sad'

Satya Nadella's comments come amid ongoing, sometimes violent, protests against the controversial rules.
BBC News - Published

Microsoft CEO Nadella says saddened by India's citizenship law: BuzzFeed

Microsoft Corp's India-born Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said he was saddened by a new citizenship law based on religion that was recently implemented in his home country, BuzzFeed News..
Reuters - Published

Microsoft says North Korea-linked hackers stole sensitive information

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has taken control of web domains which were used by a hacking group called "Thallium" to steal information.
Reuters - Published

Top tech firms sued over DR Congo cobalt mining deaths

A lawsuit accuses Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and others of using cobalt mined by child labour.
BBC News - Published

Amazon lawsuit blames Trump for loss of Pentagon cloud contract

Amazon.com Inc on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting "improper pressure" and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to rival..
Reuters - Published

Amazon files lawsuit contesting Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft

Amazon.com Inc on Friday filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp.
Reuters - Published

Microsoft granted license to export 'mass-market' software to Huawei

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had been granted a license from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
Reuters - Published

Microsoft Teams surpasses 20 million daily active users; rival Slack shares slip

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its workplace messaging app, Teams, has more than 20 million daily active users, up from 13 million users in July.
Reuters - Published

Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

Microsoft Corp has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics..
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Timeline: Amazon challenges Pentagon awarding $10 billion cloud deal to Microsoft

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp , expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair..
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U.S. defense chief rejects Amazon's accusations of bias in cloud contract

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft Corp an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon.com Inc announced..
Reuters - Published

US defense chief says cloud contract was fair, despite Amazon challenge

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday the Pentagon awarded Microsoft Corp an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract after a fair competition, after Amazon.com Inc announced plans to..
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Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law in U.S.

Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California's privacy law, known as CCPA, throughout the United States, expanding the impact of a strict set of rules meant to protect..
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Bill Gates criticises Elizabeth Warren's plan for tax on super-rich

Elizabeth Warren has offered to meet the Microsoft co-founder to explain plans she mooted last week.
BBC News - Published

Microsoft four-day work week 'boosts productivity'

The technology giant closed its offices in Japan on Fridays during the month of August 2019
BBC News - Published

Amazon could challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal as early as next week

If Amazon.com decides to fight the Pentagon's decision to award a highly contested $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, it could act as early as next week.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon deal to boost Microsoft's position in cloud computing: analysts

Amazon.com Inc's firm grip on the cloud computing market could be threatened by Microsoft Corp's multi-billion dollar contract with the Pentagon, Wall Street analysts said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Key dates leading up to the U.S. Pentagon's cloud-computing award to Microsoft

Microsoft Corp has won the U.S. Pentagon's $10 billion cloud-computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon.com Inc .
Reuters - Published

Microsoft: 'appreciate' winning JEDI contract - statement

Microsoft Corp. said in a statement on Saturday that the company appreciates being chosen by the U.S. Defense department (DoD) for the Pentagon's $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure..
Reuters - Published

Microsoft beats Amazon to Pentagon's $10bn Jedi contract

Microsoft is instead awarded the lucrative deal following a heavily-scrutinised bidding process.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Microsoft wins Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract

Microsoft Corp. has won the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon.com Inc .
Reuters - Published

Strong tech results propel S&P 500, Nasdaq

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose on Thursday following strong quarterly reports from several technology companies, including Microsoft Corp , but dour results from 3M Co stymied the Dow Jones Industrial..
Reuters - Published

S&P 500, Nasdaq rise on strong tech earnings

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose on Thursday following strong quarterly reports from several technology companies, including Microsoft Corp , but dour results from 3M Co stymied the Dow Jones Industrial..
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S&P 500 edges higher on mix of earnings reports, tech shines

The benchmark S&P 500 edged higher on Thursday as strong results from Microsoft Corp and PayPal Holdings Inc offset dour results from 3M Co and Twitter Inc .
Reuters - Published

Wall Street mixed on earnings reports; trade worries resurface

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq index rose on Thursday, boosted by gains in Microsoft and PayPal, but Vice President Mike Pence's comments on China rekindled worries ahead of trade talks.
Reuters - Published

Wall Street opens higher on Microsoft, Tesla results

U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, as solid results from Microsoft, Lam Research and Tesla lifted sentiment.
Reuters - Published

Iranian hackers targeted US 2020 campaign, says Microsoft

Reports suggest the hackers tried to break into President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Apple and Microsoft push Wall Street higher as trade worries abate

U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, helped by gains in Apple, Microsoft and Merck & Co, as investors set aside worries about the U.S.-China trade war.
Reuters - Published

Wall Street ends higher on back of buoyant Apple, Microsoft

U.S. stocks rose on Monday, helped by gains in Apple, Microsoft and Merck & Co as investors set aside worries about the U.S.-China trade war.
Reuters - Published

Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism

A global working group set up by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft to remove extremist content will become an independent watchdog working "to respond quicker and work more collaboratively to..
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Microsoft, health shares boost Wall Street; S&P 500 eyes record high

Gains in Microsoft and healthcare shares boosted Wall Street's main indexes on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected and left the door open for further monetary..
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