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Microsoft, Google and more team up to help you transfer data among services

August 17, 2018

Tech giants are teaming up to make it easier to port your data among services. Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and Facebook have partnered to form the Data Transfer Project (DTP), a new initiative whose goal it is to make transferring your data among services much easier. Initially founded in 2017, DTP’s aim is to create an open-source […]

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Why Microsoft should ice its work for America’s toxic ICE

August 14, 2018

Employees are unhappy about the contract with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has become despised globally as a result of it separating children from their parents at the southern border Google got into hot water with employees over working for the US Defence Department – it ended up calling time on the project. Now it’s Microsoft’s […]

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Indian Panel Wants Localisation of Cloud Storage Data in Possible Blow to Big Tech Firms

August 7, 2018

India’s push for localisation comes at a time of heightened global scrutiny of how companies store user data. In July, India said its federal police had begun probing Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook user data, which New Delhi suspects included information on Indian users. New Delhi: A panel working on the government’s cloud computing policy wants […]

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Slack acquires HipChat to take on Microsoft Teams

July 28, 2018

San Francisco, After Microsoft made its professional collaboration platform “Teams” free in 40 languages earlier in July, its main rival Slack has announced to acquire workplace chat service HipChatfrom enterprise software giant Atlassian. HipChat will stop working and all of its users will move over to Slack. “As part of this partnership, Atlassian has made an equity investment in Slack, which has […]

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Microsoft Working on Cloud-Based Xbox Streaming Console: Report

July 25, 2018

Microsoft announced in the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) earlier this year that they are working on next-generation gaming consoles as part of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox strategy. Microsoft is working on its next-generation Xbox console which is expected to come in two parts — a traditional gaming console and a lower-powered system that would work on […]

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Microsoft Denounces Trump’s Border Separation Policy—After It’s Slammed for Ties to ICE

June 19, 2018

Microsoft is adding its voice to those that have condemned the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy in recent days. On Monday, following criticism for its own contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft has said it is “dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border.” In its statement, Microsoft noted […]

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Microsoft’s E3 2018 Xbox strategy: if you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em

June 11, 2018

Commentary: The Xbox One has an exclusives problem. Can Microsoft buy its way out? Flashy press conference? Check. Loads of video game reveals? Absolutely. At Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2018 presser, it was almost enough to hide the truth: There’s a dearth of top-tier, AAA-quality exclusive games for Xbox One you can actually play this year. Looking forward to a new Halo or Gears […]

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Microsoft deploys prototype data center on the sea floor to make them energy efficient

June 7, 2018

In a major step towards making data centres energy self-sufficient, Microsoft has deployed an experimental, shipping container size prototype on the seafloor near Scotland’s Orkney Islands. Having data centres with their own sustainable power supply could boost Internet connectivity around the world as data centres are regarded as the backbone of the Internet and the […]

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Microsoft reportedly agrees to acquire GitHub

June 4, 2018

The website is popular for storing and sharing software code. Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub, a website where people can store and share software code, Bloomberg reported Sunday. A purchase price wasn’t revealed, but GitHub was last valued at $2 billion in 2015. The deal could be announced as early as Monday, Bloomberg reported. The reported […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Bonuses Leaked on Microsoft Store for Xbox One

June 3, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Red Dead Redemption 2 has several pre-order bonuses One of them nets you in-game currency for GTA Online The game is out on October 26 this year With Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar Games stating we’d have more information on the open-world Wild West adventure this month, it appears that Microsoft may have […]

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