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EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype

11 November, 2019 11:56 pm 11:56 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countries failed to agree on the scope of proposed rules. The European Commission kicked off the process two years ago with its proposal for an ePrivacy regulation which would … Read More

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Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing con...

10 October, 2019 3:24 pm 3:24 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon.com Inc. The contracting process had long been mired in conflict of interest allegations, even drawing the attention of President Donald Trump, who has publicly taken swipes at Amazon and its founder … Read More


‘Trump 2020 re-election campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers̵...

10 October, 2019 7:11 am 7:11 am

(Reuters) – A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government attempted to break into US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign but were unsuccessful, sources familiar with the operation told Reuters on Friday. Microsoft Corp said earlier on Friday in a blog post bit.ly/2ngs5bZ that it saw “significant” cyber activity by the group which … Read More


Microsoft chief says blocking research with China would ‘hurt’

10 October, 2019 6:27 am 6:27 am

BBC NEWS – Microsoft does more research and development in China than it does anywhere else outside the United States. But, as US-China relations continue to sour on issues of trade and cyber-security, the decades-long ties Microsoft has in China are coming under close scrutiny. In an interview with BBC News, Microsoft’s chief executive Satya … Read More


PM Imran meets Norwegian counterpart, Bill Gates and HRW’s Roth

09 September, 2019 6:44 am 6:44 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan held meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGC) session on Wednesday. PM Imran apprised Solberg about latest situation in South Asia. Both leaders expressed confidence in mutual relations between the two countries. Speaking to Norwegian premier, … Read More


Microsoft board approves $40 billion share repurchase program

09 September, 2019 2:04 am 2:04 am

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp says its board has approved a new share repurchase program of up to $40 billion and raised its quarterly dividend. The company’s shares rose 1.3% to $140.35 in after-market trading. Microsoft, which said it would hold its annual shareholders meeting on Dec. 4, also declared a quarterly dividend of 51 cents … Read More

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Microsoft shares hit record highs, powered by growing cloud sales

07 July, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Thursday beat analysts’ estimates for fourth-quarter revenue and profit, driven by continued sales increases from its cloud business and sending its shares to all-time highs. Since Chief Executive Satya Nadella took over in 2014, Microsoft has been shifting away from its Windows operating system software and toward cloud services, … Read More

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Dell, HP, Microsoft, Intel oppose proposed tariffs on laptops, tablets

06 June, 2019 8:55 am 8:55 am

(Reuters) – Dell Technologies Inc, HP Inc, Microsoft Corp and Intel Corp on Wednesday opposed US President Donald Trump’s proposal to include laptop computers and tablets among the Chinese goods targeted for tariffs. Dell, HP and Microsoft, which together account for 52% of the notebooks and detachable tablets sold in the United States, said the … Read More

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Microsoft rolls out new cloud services for AI and blockchain

05 May, 2019 12:09 pm 12:09 pm

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain easier for businesses to use. Microsoft released the tools ahead of its software developer conference next week in Seattle. Once known mostly for its Windows personal computer operating system, the company now relies … Read More

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World’s largest plane makes first flight over California

04 April, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The world’s largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California , the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market. The white airplane called Roc, which has a wingspan the … Read More

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Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub

03 March, 2019 10:28 pm 10:28 pm

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi will commit up to 1 billion dirhams ($272 million) to support technology start-ups, it said on Sunday, in a dedicated hub as part of efforts to diversify its economy. US tech giant Microsoft will be a strategic partner, providing technology and cloud services to the businesses that join the … Read More

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Google disables iPhone app that studied users’ digital habits

01 January, 2019 9:22 am 9:22 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it disabled an iPhone app that it had paid some users to install to study their digital habits, following a similar move late on Tuesday by social media network Facebook Inc. Google and Facebook had faced criticism from privacy experts for distributing their research apps … Read More

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates wants huge investment in Pakistan

01 January, 2019 8:32 pm 8:32 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed his desire for huge investment in Pakistan. In a letter to PM, a billionaire philanthropist wrote that Microsoft could explore opportunities for investment in the country’s information technology sector. Meanwhile, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation … Read More

Microsoft’s market value overtakes Apple’s to close out week

12 December, 2018 8:53 am 8:53 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s stock market value closed above Apple Inc’s  for the first time in eight years as the Windows maker benefited from growth in cloud computing while Apple was hit by investor concern about iPhone demand. Shares of Microsoft rose 0.6 percent to end the week at $110.89, putting its market … Read More

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Microsoft overtakes Amazon as second most valuable US company

10 October, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp regained its spot as the second most valuable US company after a disappointing quarterly report from Amazon.com wiped $65 billion off the online retailer’s market capitalization. Apple Inc  tops the list at over $1 trillion after crossing that threshold in September. Microsoft’s market capitalization was Wall Street’s highest in … Read More