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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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Stocks knocked down by virus resurgence fears [Video]

Stocks knocked down by virus resurgence fears

Wall Street dropped two percent on Tuesday following a warning from America's top infectious disease expert that reopening the nation's economy too quickly could lead to a fresh outbreak that would..

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Not much headroom for stocks: CIO [Video]

Not much headroom for stocks: CIO

O'Neil Global Advisors chief investment officer Randy Watts says the equity indexes will struggle to move higher unless new market leaders emerge. The indexes are overly reliant now on tech giants such..

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Nintendo Switch Sales Increase During Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

Nintendo Switch Sales Increase During Coronavirus Pandemic

Nintendo’s Switch already sold over 50 million units before the coronavirus pandemic, but after, demand dramatically increased. According to Business Insider, the console outsold Sony’s PayStation..

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10X Plans [Video]

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10X Plans

The tech giant is focusing on single screen hardware such as laptops to support the operating system first.

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Xbox Series X Boot Screen Revealed, 'Halo Infinite' Event Confirmed [Video]

Xbox Series X Boot Screen Revealed, 'Halo Infinite' Event Confirmed

In a teaser video for the Xbox Series X gameplay event on May 7th, Microsoft revealed the Series X boot animation and sound.

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Ardern touts New Zealand as investment 'safe haven' [Video]

Ardern touts New Zealand as investment 'safe haven'

New Zealand's success in curbing the coronavirus has given it a "safe haven" advantage, allowing the country to be open for investment, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday. Libby Hogan..

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Wall Street rallies on promising coronavirus drug [Video]

Wall Street rallies on promising coronavirus drug

U.S. stocks surged on Wednesday as hopes for an effective COVID-19 treatment prompted a broad rally and helped investors shrug off bleak GDP data and words of warning from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair..

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Shares gain as investors look to lockdown easing [Video]

Shares gain as investors look to lockdown easing

Stock markets rallied on Monday as the Bank of Japan added more stimulus to cushion the impact of the coronavirus and investors cheered news more countries were easing lockdowns, though the oil price..

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Apple, Microsoft propel Wall Street rally [Video]

Apple, Microsoft propel Wall Street rally

Apple and Microsoft drove Wall Street higher Friday as investors finished a turbulent week of trading. But for the week, the three major indexes lost ground. Fred Katayama reports.

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Coronavirus could shrink office space [Video]

Coronavirus could shrink office space

The acceleration of the work-from-home trend as a result of the coronavirus pandemic could push companies to downsize their offices and pressure leasing prices. Fred Katayama reports.

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Probe cannot rule out W. House influence on Microsoft contract [Video]

Probe cannot rule out W. House influence on Microsoft contract

The Pentagon's inspector general on Wednesday said it could not determine whether the White House influenced the award of a $10 billion contract to Microsoft Corp over Amazon, after several officials..

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Standard Chartered bank tells employees to stay off Zoom [Video]

Standard Chartered bank tells employees to stay off Zoom

Standard Chartered is the first major global bank to tell employees not to use Zoom Video Communications Inc during the coronavirus pandemic due to cybersecurity concerns, according to a memo seen by..

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New York City Bans Use Of Zoom For Online Public School Teaching [Video]

New York City Bans Use Of Zoom For Online Public School Teaching

Online meeting platform Zoom has been plagued by privacy and security concerns in recent weeks. As schools and other groups have moved online, they've experienced "Zoombombing" incidents, prompting..

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Bill Gates: Few countries will get 'A-grade' for coronavirus response

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US tech giants team up to tackle coronavirus

Online retail giant Amazon and Microsoft's Bill Gates are working together to track the outbreak's spread.
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Under lockdown, Italy's social and family life goes virtual

As 60 million Italians face a coronavirus country-wide lockdown, many daily interactions among family, friends and colleagues have moved to messaging platforms such as Facebook Inc's WhatsApp and..
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Berkshire taps former AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault for board, as Bill Gates steps aside

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday that former American Express Co Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault has been nominated to the conglomerate's board of directors, replacing..
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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

The company's co-founder is stepping down to spend more time on philanthropic activities.
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Pentagon seeks to reconsider parts of $10 billion cloud contract awarded to Microsoft

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking court permission to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp, court filings showed on..
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Microsoft takes down global zombie bot network

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U.S. judge says Amazon likely to succeed on key argument in contract challenge

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Vatican joins IBM, Microsoft to call for facial recognition regulation

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Pope to endorse principles on AI ethics with Microsoft, IBM

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Microsoft warns of hit to sales

Microsoft is the latest tech firm to warn of disruption as suppliers are hit by coronavirus shutdown.
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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

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Microsoft boss Nadella to visit India later this month: sources

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Tech giants face probe into deals going back a decade

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Can Microsoft's 'moonshot' carbon goal succeed?

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The tech giant pledges to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.
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Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft's code

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

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

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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..
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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.
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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.
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Amazon lawsuit blames Trump for loss of Pentagon cloud contract

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

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Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had been granted a license from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
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Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

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U.S. defense chief rejects Amazon's accusations of bias in cloud contract

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

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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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