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Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: Report

In its memo, the company said it is possible for its workers to relocate across the United States or perhaps even overseas

10 Oct 2020 9:54 AM

Microsoft adds gaming firm ZeniMax Media to XBox kitty

ZeniMax is the parent of Bethesda Softworks, publisher of popular game franchises including Dishonored, Doom, Fallout and Elder Scrolls.

22 Sep 2020 4:11 PM

US government not upfront about hackers targeting elections, so Congress relies on tech firms for alerts

With the Trump administration blocking what Congress learns about election threats, private companies are called upon to fill the breach.

19 Sep 2020 8:37 PM

Trump still scrutinising Oracle-TikTok deal, regrets that US won’t get a slice of the pie

Some Republicans raise concerns that ByteDance would maintain access to information on the 100 million TikTok users in the US.

17 Sep 2020 9:00 PM

US government considers Oracle's bid for TikTok, but China says deal won't go through

The bid would be handled by a government panel that reviews foreign transactions for national security concerns.

15 Sep 2020 5:32 PM

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Microsoft warns of Russia, China hackers' attempts to influence US elections

Foreign activity groups have stepped up efforts targeting the election as had been anticipated, Microsoft corporate vice president Tom Burt.

11 Sep 2020 5:02 PM

Pentagon reaffirms deal with Microsoft for cloud computing despite Amazon's allegations of bias

However, the contract can’t move forward yet due to a court order putting it on hold as Amazon pursues a lawsuit over the bidding process.

05 Sep 2020 9:50 PM

Microsoft launches software to detect deepfakes ahead of US election

The software analyses an image or each frame of a video, looking for evidence of manipulation that could be invisible to the naked eye.

03 Sep 2020 8:26 PM

Trump repeats demand for piece of TikTok sale deal as September 15 deadline approaches

“Well, I told them that they have until September 15th to make a deal; after that, we close it up in this country,” the US President said.

02 Sep 2020 7:11 PM

What do the young want? Walmart will be able to find out of it has TikTok on board

Among other things, Walmart could use TikTok to promote sellers from its online marketplace, which it’s trying to develop to rival Amazon.

29 Aug 2020 8:25 PM

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TikTok has one more suitor, Walmart teams up with Microsoft to buy video app

Already business partners, Microsoft provides cloud computing services that help run the retailer’s stores and online shopping.

28 Aug 2020 3:36 PM

XBox maker Microsoft on Epic Games' side, says Apple’s actions will affect game creators

Apple threatened to cut off access to tools needed to maintain “Unreal Engine”, Epic’s software used by many game studios to create graphics

24 Aug 2020 5:47 PM

Microsoft Flight Simulator game gets a French update, set to take off among 'grounded' pilots

French developers Asobo Studio seek to render the piloting experience lifelike, in the first update to the Microsoft video game since 2006.

14 Aug 2020 12:37 PM

Twitter also in talks to purchase TikTok, says report

Twitter’s bid is a long shot, but it believes it would face less antitrust scrutiny than larger corporations such as Microsoft.

09 Aug 2020 3:51 PM

Here’s how Microsoft entered and managed to stay in China

The software giant has kept its business alive in the country by complying with the strict local laws on censorship.

08 Aug 2020 5:04 PM

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Trump's talk of government getting a cut of TikTok deal not legally enforceable

The President sometimes floats ideas or actions that get set aside without follow-through.

05 Aug 2020 11:31 PM

Microsoft hopes to gain social media cred with TikTok purchase

Microsoft has had limited success in social media, although it did acquire the business-focused network LinkedIn.

05 Aug 2020 6:13 PM

Trump says US should get a 'very large percentage' of TikTok sale proceeds

The US president has set a deadline of September 15 for TikTok to sell its US business or stop operations in the country.

04 Aug 2020 8:20 PM

Microsoft keen on buying TikTok US, hopes to convince Trump against ban

Tech giant says will “build on the experience TikTok users love, while adding world-class security, privacy, and digital safety protections.

03 Aug 2020 10:54 AM

TikTok's US operations could be bought by Microsoft, say reports

Microsoft a leading buyer, report New York Times and Bloomberg as Trump likely to order ByteDance to sell or face a ban on its video app.

01 Aug 2020 2:29 AM

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