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Microsoft products will now be sold solely online, all 80 retail stores shut

It will keep four locations as Microsoft Experience Centers in London, New York, Sydney and the company’s Redmond, Washington headquarters.

27 Jun 2020 5:36 PM

Key segment of US economy, tech firms will be hit by Trump's ban on hiring H-1B workers

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech firms have long relied on skilled immigrants to fill key positions of engineers and data scientists.

24 Jun 2020 7:38 PM

Can't keep up with Twitch, YouTube, Microsoft gives up livestreaming gaming, ties up with Facebook

Microsoft Mixer will be shuttered on July 22, the tech giant said in a statement.

24 Jun 2020 7:10 PM

Calls to abandon facial recognition use as wrongly identified Black man seeks Detroit police apology

The Detroit police has been challenged over face recognition flaws, bias, especially as it is prone to errors identifying people of colour.

24 Jun 2020 6:44 PM

What's the deal with facial recognition software and how it's weaponised

Although firms like IBM have said it will no longer supply face scan software to police, several other players making the technology would.

18 Jun 2020 10:37 PM

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Microsoft, Amazon, IBM decision to stop face scan tech for police use may not have impact

Companies that dominate the market in the US are less well known, including the Tokyo-based NEC and European companies Idemia and Gemalto.

12 Jun 2020 4:26 PM

How diverse is the workforce in companies that are expressing solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter?

Associated Press reviewed the diversity reports of some of the biggest companies, including tech giants Microsoft and Amazon.

11 Jun 2020 4:30 PM

No place for hate: Satya Nadella speaks up for Black Americans, as he did for Muslim Indians

“There is no place for hate and racism in our society. Empathy and shared understanding are a start, but we must do more,” Nadella said.

02 Jun 2020 3:06 PM

Google detects coronavirus-themed phishing attacks by firms in India posing as WHO, banks

The sites typically feature fake login pages that prompt potential victims to give up their Google account credentials and phone numbers

31 May 2020 7:11 PM

IBM's new CEO Arvind Krishna, on a path to sharpen focus of company, cuts US jobs likely in thousands

The company will eliminate software and services that don’t align with its top two focus areas: cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

23 May 2020 7:35 PM

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Reminded of its climate change pledge, Google says it will stop building AI tools for oil extraction

Greenpeace report said Amazon, Microsoft, Google undermining their own climate pledges by partnering with Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil.

20 May 2020 7:45 PM

11-year-old Minecraft one of the most popular games amid pandemic, has 26 million players monthly

Video games and online viewing of matches on platforms such as Twitch, YouTube and Facebook have been seeing huge growth during the pandemic

19 May 2020 6:36 PM

Investments in cloud, AI and cybersecurity being accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic

Technology is playing a key role in education, health and public distribution as movement restrictions become the norm.

16 May 2020 4:29 PM

With Huawei ostracised in US, alliance of 30 firms including Google, Samsung call for open 5G systems

The group, including telecom operators Vodafone, AT&T and Verizon, says it wants to avoid depending on any single technology supplier.

06 May 2020 10:07 PM

Thought H-1B workers had made it? Turns out Google, Microsoft, other tech firms pay them below par

Report says 500,000 migrant workers in firms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Walmart, Qualcomm and Uber are paid salaries in lowest wage slabs

06 May 2020 3:52 PM

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Big Tech firms try to highlight covid efforts to burnish image as they grow amid the pandemic

Quarterly results looming, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft do not want to be seen as having cashed in on the coronavirus crisis

26 Apr 2020 10:22 PM

Video game sales in March surged to USD 10 billion as lockdown stoked enthusiasm for gaming

Console and PC games are popular in Europe and North America where curbs on going out were ramped up in March due to the pandemic

23 Apr 2020 5:58 PM

Microsoft to stop funding facial recognition startups, divests from firm whose tech is used by Israeli military

As a minority investor, Microsoft does not have enough oversight to ensure that the startup’s tech is not used for mass surveillance

28 Mar 2020 2:27 PM

Microsoft will get out of COVID-19 crisis 'pretty strong': Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been working from home since the coronavirus outbreak in the United States

25 Mar 2020 3:14 PM

Want to aid coronavirus research? Tag on to this crowdsourced virtual supercomputer

Anyone with a recent computer can contribute by installing an app called Folding@Home which downloads a small amount of data for analysis

22 Mar 2020 1:13 PM

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