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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. Microsoft ranked No. 21 in the 2020 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue; it was the world's largest software maker by revenue as of 2016 and is considered one of the domestic Big Five technology companies.

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Microsoft introduces new feature in Excel, allows users to import own data [Video]

Microsoft introduces new feature in Excel, allows users to import own data

Microsoft has introduced new features in Excel allowing users to import their own data as a custom data type. The tech company is bringing over 100 new data types into Excel for Microsoft 365 Personal..

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Stocks end mixed; Microsoft tops sales forecast [Video]

Stocks end mixed; Microsoft tops sales forecast

The Dow and S&P 500 fell on lackluster earnings, election worries and rising COVID-19 cases worldwide, but tech stocks fared better and had positive news after the close when Microsoft topped sales..

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Working From Home May Be Making Us Less Creative, Study Suggests [Video]

Working From Home May Be Making Us Less Creative, Study Suggests

A new Microsoft study suggests that though working from home does have its benefits, it may be stifling our innovation.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Is Breaking PCs [Video]

Microsoft's Windows 10 Is Breaking PCs

According to TechRadar, two new Microsoft updates are not properly installing.

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Future will be shaped by those who invest in science, innovation: PM Modi [Video]

Future will be shaped by those who invest in science, innovation: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 via video-conferencing on October 18. Microsoft founder Bill Gates also interacted with PM Modi during..

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Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for the Initiative [Video]

Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for the Initiative

The gaming giant has added a new member to the team for its Xbox studio with Lauren Garcia.

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David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be ‘Confusing’ [Video]

David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be ‘Confusing’

Microsoft previously announced that in addition to the Xbox Series X.

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Microsoft Takes Down Hacking Operation That Could Have Affected Election [Video]

Microsoft Takes Down Hacking Operation That Could Have Affected Election

According to CNN, Microsoft said on Monday that it took down the servers for a malware network known as Trickbot.

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Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Wants to Bring xCloud to Consoles and PCs [Video]

Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Wants to Bring xCloud to Consoles and PCs

Currently xCloud is only available on Android phones and tablets.

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Microsoft rebrands Bing search engine as Microsoft Bing [Video]

Microsoft rebrands Bing search engine as Microsoft Bing

Microsoft is all set to rebrand its Bing search engine as Microsoft Bing on Monday as a part of its rebranding effort. According to The Verge, the shift from Bing to Microsoft Bing was announced in a..

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Microsoft Launches $549 Laptop [Video]

Microsoft Launches $549 Laptop

Microsoft Launches $549 Laptop

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Microsoft Thinks Remote Workers Need Virtual Commute [Video]

Microsoft Thinks Remote Workers Need Virtual Commute

Microsoft Thinks Remote Workers Need Virtual Commute

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From Bethesda [Video]

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From Bethesda

The gaming studio was acquired by Microsoft as part of its $7.5 billion ZeniMax buyout.

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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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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

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Microsoft warns of foreign cyberattacks targeting Trump and Biden campaigns

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

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Afraid of Zoombombing? Try Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, WebEx for virtual classes

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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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