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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.


Microsoft Buys Bethesda for $7.5 Billion [Video]

Microsoft Buys Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

On Monday, Phil Spencer and Xbox announced that Microsoft is acquiring Bethesda parent company ZeniMax.

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Microsoft Plans To Become ‘Water Positive’ [Video]

Microsoft Plans To Become ‘Water Positive’

Microsoft Plans To Become ‘Water Positive’

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What Did Microsoft Retrieve From 117 Feet Deep In The Sea? [Video]

What Did Microsoft Retrieve From 117 Feet Deep In The Sea?

This is the scene as Microsoft retrieved. The project Natick Northern Isles datacenter from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The center had been lowered 117 feet deep in spring 2018. For..

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TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft [Video]

TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft

According to NBC News, Oracle confirmed the new deal on Monday.

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ByteDance rejects Microsoft bid, paving way for Oracle partnership [Video]

ByteDance rejects Microsoft bid, paving way for Oracle partnership

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China: shut down, don't sell U.S. TikTok -sources [Video]

China: shut down, don't sell U.S. TikTok -sources

Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok's U.S. operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer to see the short video app shut down in the United States, three people with direct knowledge..

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Microsoft challenges Sony with new gaming service [Video]

Microsoft challenges Sony with new gaming service

Microsoft will on Tuesday launch its Xbox cloud gaming service priced at $1 for new users' first month, in a major drive to attract casual gamers and as competition with Sony heats up. Ciara Lee..

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Foreign hackers targeting Biden, Trump: Microsoft [Video]

Foreign hackers targeting Biden, Trump: Microsoft

Hackers linked to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to both U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Microsoft Corp said on Thursday. Gloria Tso reports

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U.S. sanctions Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker [Video]

U.S. sanctions Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to Republican efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter,..

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Russian hackers suspected of targeting Biden campaign [Video]

Russian hackers suspected of targeting Biden campaign

Microsoft informed a consulting firm hired by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign that it may have been the target of Russian state-sponsored cyberattacks. This report produced by..

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Microsoft to launch Xbox Series X on November 10 [Video]

Microsoft to launch Xbox Series X on November 10

Microsoft is all set to launch the Xbox Series X console which will be released on November 10 this year. According to The Verge, the console will be available for a price of USD 499, and its preorders..

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SoftBank Takes $10-Billion Hit [Video]

SoftBank Takes $10-Billion Hit

On Tuesday, SoftBank stock took a hit. SoftBank lost 7.7% over two days following reports that the conglomerate had been making huge and risky bets on tech stocks. The losses have wiped roughly $10..

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Tesla Excluded From S&P500, Stock Sinks [Video]

Tesla Excluded From S&P500, Stock Sinks

On Tuesday, Tesla stock tumbled as much as 13% in pre-market trading. The decline follows the surprise exclusion of Tesla from the S&P 500. An important shareholder cutting its stake, and its..

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Microsoft Creates Tool to Spot Deepfakes [Video]

Microsoft Creates Tool to Spot Deepfakes

Deepfakes are computer-manipulated images or video that are used to replace one person's likeness with another.

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Walmart To Buy TikTok With Microsoft [Video]

Walmart To Buy TikTok With Microsoft

Walmart To Buy TikTok With Microsoft

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Dow Wipes Out 2020 Losses [Video]

Dow Wipes Out 2020 Losses

On Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average erased its 2020 losses. Business Insider reports that stocks rallied on the Federal Reserve's new monetary policy framework. The 30-stock index gained as..

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Phil Spencer wants more third-party games on the Xbox Game Pass [Video]

Phil Spencer wants more third-party games on the Xbox Game Pass

The executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft has praised the subscription service in the past.

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Microsoft to Kill Off Internet Explorer [Video]

Microsoft to Kill Off Internet Explorer

The company announced that its 365 apps, including Office, will no longer work on the browser beginning August 17th 2021.

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Microsoft Shares First Look at Xbox Series X Dashboard [Video]

Microsoft Shares First Look at Xbox Series X Dashboard

The gaming giant has unveiled the newly-titled Xbox Experience.

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Nearly 50% of Gamers Play on a PC [Video]

Nearly 50% of Gamers Play on a PC

Most of the video game community has been discussing the upcoming release of Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles later this year.

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Bill Gates Says Coronavirus Will End For Developed Nations by 2021 [Video]

Bill Gates Says Coronavirus Will End For Developed Nations by 2021

The Microsoft co-founder made his comment in a new interview with 'Wired'.

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You can finally pre-order the new Xbox Series X—but they will sell out fast

You can pre-order Microsoft's new Xbox Series X at Amazon, Walmart, Target and more—if you hurry.
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Microsoft Acquires Video Game Company ZeniMax in $7.5 Billion Deal

The company’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media puts it in a strong position against Sony just weeks before the release of their next generation of gaming consoles.
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Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media, 'Fallout' publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B

Microsoft announced Monday it will acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion. The deal includes Bethesda Softworks, publisher of Fallout and Doom.
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Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder, has died at 94

In an obituary, the family credited the patriarch with a "deep commitment to social and economic equity"
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Oracle wins TikTok over Microsoft in Trump-urged bid

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its American tech partner. Managing Director at Wedbush Securities Dan Ives said the deal will allow the popular video-sharing app to continue..
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TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as U.S. tech partner

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Microsoft says its bid to buy TikTok has been rejected

Trump issued an executive order​ in August that ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, must sell off its U.S. arm or cease operations in the country within 90 days, citing national security issues.
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Oracle Reportedly Wins Bid to Control TikTok in U.S., Microsoft Out

Microsoft is pulling the plug on any potential plans to take over TikTok's operations here in the States -- but a new player has reportedly emerged to take the spoils ... Oracle. The Wall Street..
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Microsoft Says Its Bid for TikTok Was Rejected in U.S.-China Standoff

The move leaves Oracle as the sole known remaining bidder, as the clock ticks down on President Trump’s executive order to block the app.
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Microsoft warns of foreign cyberattacks targeting Trump and Biden campaigns

Microsoft says it's found evidence that Russia, China and Iran have attempted to meddle in the 2020 election. It says the same Russian hacking group that infiltrated the Democratic National Committee..
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Russian Intelligence Hackers Are Back, Microsoft Warns, Aiming at Democrats and Republicans

China is also growing more adept at targeting campaign workers. But contrary to Trump administration warnings, Beijing is mostly aiming at Biden campaign officials.
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Russia, China and Iran accused of cyberattacks on 2020 campaigns

A new report from tech giant Microsoft says that overseas hackers are stepping up efforts to interfere in the U.S. elections. Jeff Pegues has the latest. 
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Microsoft says election interference alive and well

The same Russian intelligence outfit that hacked Democrats in 2016 has attempted hacks into the computer systems of many organizations, Microsoft said
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Russia, China and Iran ramping up attacks ahead of election, Microsoft warns

The hacking groups are targeting the Trump and Biden campaigns, as well as entities involved in the 2020 race, Microsoft found.
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Microsoft set to launch new Xbox Series X — here's when

New video game console will be the first in Xbox line to come out since the Xbox One launched in 2013.
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Walmart teams up with Microsoft to make play for video app TikTok

Walmart and Microsoft are teaming in a bid to acquire social networking app TikTok. It's a digital mashup that could reshape the retail landscape.
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Slade Gorton, Who Was Voted Out of Senate and Then Back In, Dies at 92

A “passionate moderate” Republican from Washington State, he served three nonconsecutive terms as a friend to its industries, from logging to Microsoft.
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X Box One Release

Just in time for the holidays, the next-generation Xbox hits stores Friday. Microsoft is releasing its newest console one week after Sony released the Playstation. Scott Stein, Senior Editor at CNET,..
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Microsoft aims for Xbox One to be entertainment hub

Microsoft heads into the holidays with its next-generation game console, which it hopes will be an entertainment centerpiece. Chenda Ngak reports.
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Tech giants, including Facebook and Twitter, unite looking to secure the upcoming election

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others said they were forming a coalition to promote discussions with government agencies to secure the election.
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Microsoft's Surface Duo launches with $1,399 price tag

Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo officially launched on Wednesday, and the device looks to be a multitasking machine with a $1,399 price tag.
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Trump Wants U.S. to Get Cut of Any TikTok Deal. No One Knows How That’d Work.

The president has repeatedly called for a big payment to the Treasury Department if a Chinese company sells the app to Microsoft, but there is no provision in the law for that.
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Apple denies interest in acquiring TikTok, report says

Apple might not want the ByteDance-owned company, but Microsoft might. And Facebook has previously expressed interest.
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Microsoft in talks to purchase TikTok from its Chinese parent company

President Trump says the popular social media app TikTok, which is owned by a Chinese company, will be shut down in the U.S. next month unless it's purchased by an American company. Tech giant..
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Here's why Microsoft wants to buy TikTok and what Trump has to do with it

Why does Microsoft want to buy TikTok, a social media service favored by American teens? It could be the company's long awaited fountain of youth.
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Microsoft sees $95 billion boost on possible TikTok deal

Wall Street loves the software giant's "big bet" as a way to attract consumers and take on Facebook.
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President Trump Says TikTok Will Shut Down by Sept. 15 Unless Deal's Made

President Trump's set a deadline for Microsoft -- or any other tech giant for that matter -- to buy TikTok's U.S. operations or he'll shut the app down for good. The Prez spoke to reporters Monday at..
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After threatening quick action, Trump says he'll hold off on 'banning' TikTok for now

Trump threatened to "ban" TikTok in the United States last week but his position softened over the weekend amid negotiations with Microsoft.
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Microsoft poised to purchase TikTok amid national security concerns

President Trump apparently is halting his plan to shut down the popular video app TikTok in the U.S. The Reuters News Agency reports that the president will give the Chinese-owned platform 45 days to..
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Microsoft trying to buy TikTok's U.S. arm after talking with Trump

The president had said he was going to ban the popular video app from the U.S.
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Microsoft confirms it's exploring purchase of TikTok after CEO's conversation with President Trump

Microsoft confirmed it is prepared to continue discussions on purchasing TikTok after a conversation between CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump.
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TikTok responds to Trump's proposed ban: 'We're not planning on going anywhere'

Is Microsoft buying TikTok? Will TikTok be banned? The video app said that it's here for the long run while President Trump has threatened a ban.
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Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App

The discussions come as TikTok’s ownership by a Chinese company is under scrutiny by the White House and lawmakers.
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Uber says it will double Black leadership at the company by 2025

Uber follows in the footsteps of Microsoft, Salesforce and others doubling Black representation in the coming years.
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The Economy Is Reeling. The Tech Giants Spy Opportunity.

Many companies are retreating. But Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are placing bets to get even bigger.
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Tired of irrelevant emails? Microsoft enables a feature to block 'reply-all' email storms

Accidentally replying to everyone who is CC'd on an email clogs inboxes and slows down servers if enough people chime in.
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Microsoft sets May 7 to unveil video games on new Xbox Series X console

Microsoft plans to release its new Xbox Series X video game console for the 2020 holiday season. On May 7, we will get a look at games in the works.
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U.S. judge puts Amazon challenge to Pentagon JEDI contract on hold

A U.S. judge on Friday put on hold a suit by Amazon.com Inc challenging the Pentagon's decision to award a $10 billion contract to Microsoft Corp .
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Bill Gates, at Odds With Trump on Virus, Becomes a Right-Wing Target

The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and wants to profit from it.
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No webcam? New Mevo can fill the void and stream to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

A tiny camera can stream to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch, and in May, it will add Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams and Skype.
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U.S. probe unable to rule out White House influence on JEDI contract awarded to Microsoft, not Amazon

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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Microsoft, UPS and health care companies create app so you can donate masks to hospitals

A coalition including the American Hospital Association, Kaiser Permanente, Kearney, Merit Solutions, Microsoft and UPS built a mask donation service.
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Afraid of Zoombombing? Try Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, WebEx for virtual classes

Companies have ditched pricing for EDU during COVID-19 crisis. Google Hangouts Meet most complicated; WebEx most like Zoom, but with better security
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Microsoft renames 365, throws in new Word, Excel features and more

Excel becomes Quicken clone, PowerPoint adds coaching tips, Word wants you to write better. The cost is $99 yearly for software that used to sell in a box.
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Zoom alternatives: what about Hangouts, Skype and Teams?

Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams and Skype are all free, though Teams and Zoom have paid versions too. You can be sillier on non Zoom apps.
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Amid coronavirus, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies ask for help to fight 'misinformation'

Major tech companies make a plea to other companies to join them in helping combat "fraud and misinformation" surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
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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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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft, Berkshire boards

The Microsoft co-founder says he wants to spend more time on the charitable foundation he runs with wife Melinda.,
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A Botnet Is Taken Down in an Operation by Microsoft, Not the Government

Employees had tracked the group, believed to be based in Russia, as it hijacked nine million computers around the world to send spam emails meant to defraud unsuspecting victims.
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Vatican joins IBM, Microsoft to call for facial recognition regulation

The Vatican joined forces with tech giants Microsoft and IBM on Friday to promote the ethical development of artificial intelligence (AI) and call for regulation of intrusive technologies such as..
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