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July 20, 2024 at 12:16 AM

Major Microsoft outage causes global chaos

Millions worldwide were experiencing error messages and the dreaded “blue screen of death.” Suzanne Spaulding, Director of Defending Democratic Institutions joins the show.
July 20, 2024 at 12:16 AM
VIDEO: Major Microsoft outage causes global chaos
July 10, 2024 at 1:12 PM

Microsoft quits OpenAI board seat as antitrust scrutiny of AI pacts intensifies

Microsoft has relinquished its seat on the board of OpenAI, saying its participation is no longer needed because the ChatGPT maker has improved its governance since being roiled by boardroom chaos last year
July 10, 2024 at 1:12 PM
FILE - OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, left, appears onstage with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at OpenAI's first developer conference, on Nov. 6, 2023, in San Francisco. Microsoft has quit its seat on the board of OpenAI, saying its role is no longer needed because the ChatGPT maker has improved its governance since being roiled by boardroom chaos last year. In a letter sent on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, Microsoft confirmed it was resigning, “effective immediately,” from its role as an observer on the board. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay, File)
July 9, 2024 at 12:39 PM

Microsoft launches Xbox TV app on Amazon devices

Subscribers can now stream games on certain Fire TV Sticks.
July 9, 2024 at 12:39 PM
VIDEO:  Microsoft launches Xbox TV app on Amazon devices
1 month ago

Nvidia is now the most valuable company in the world, surpassing Microsoft

Chipmaker Nvidia is now worth more than 3 trillion dollars and its shares are up 174% since the start of the year.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Nvidia is now the most valuable company in the world, surpassing Microsoft
4 months ago

Russian state-backed hackers breached Microsoft's core software systems, company says

A Russian state-backed group that Microsoft said hacked into its corporate email accounts was able to gain access to its core software systems, the company said.
4 months ago
A Microsoft logo adorns a building in Chevy Chase, Md., May 20, 2021.
6 months ago

Microsoft CEO speaks out against explicit Taylor Swift images

The CEO of Microsoft is speaking out about explicit Taylor Swift A.I. deep fakes circulating the internet.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Microsoft CEO speaks out against explicit Taylor Swift images
6 months ago

Microsoft to lay off employees in its gaming division

At least 1,900 employees at Activation Blizzard and Xbox are set to lose their jobs.
6 months ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft to lay off employees in its gaming division
6 months ago

Microsoft executives’ emails hacked by group tied to Russian intelligence

Microsoft said its security team detected the attack earlier in January and identified the hacker as the Russian state-sponsored hacker group “Midnight Blizzard.”
6 months ago
VIDEO: Microsoft executives’ emails hacked by group tied to Russian intelligence
6 months ago

Microsoft reveals company hacked by Russian-backed group

Microsoft revealed that the Russian-backed hacker group Midnight Blizzard infiltrated a "small percentage" of the company's corporate email accounts.
6 months ago
In this April 27, 2021, file photo, a sign is shown on the Microsoft corporate campus in Redmond, Wash.
8 months ago

Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman joins Microsoft to lead AI research team

Nearly 48 hours after Sam Altman was ousted as CEO of Open AI, Microsoft hired him to lead its advanced AI research team.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman joins Microsoft to lead AI research team
9 months ago

Microsoft launches AI work assistant

The company says the assistant, Copilot, can summarize long emails, write responses and even attend meetings for you.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Microsoft launches AI work assistant
9 months ago

Microsoft's new and improved Teams app

Microsoft says the app is faster and easier to use and uses 50% less memory.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Microsoft's new and improved Teams app
1 year ago

Jared Bridegan's ex-wife indicted for his murder

The ex-wife of slain Microsoft executive Jared Bridegan has been indicted for first-degree murder.
1 year ago
The ex-wife of slain Microsoft executive Jared Bridegan has been indicted for first-degree murder.
1 year ago

Microsoft president reacts to regulation on AI

Microsoft President Brad Smith talks about the executive order on AI and the future of the technology.
1 year ago
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1 year ago

Microsoft to pay $20 million for collecting kids' personal info

The Federal Trade Commission said Microsoft violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting kids' information in its Xbox gaming system without notifying their parents.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Microsoft to pay $20 million for collecting kids' personal info
1 year ago

'Deeply unsettled': What to know about Microsoft's controversial Bing AI chatbot

Microsoft's newly sophisticated Bing search engine has delivered results some find troubling.
1 year ago
The Microsoft Bing and OpenAI ChatGPT logos are seen in this photo illustration Jan. 6, 2022.
1 year ago

What to know about Microsoft's controversial chatbot

The new AI tool in Microsoft's search engine repeatedly told a user it loved him and said he should leave his wife.
1 year ago
The new AI tool in Microsoft's search engine repeatedly told a user it loved him and said he should leave his wife.
2 years ago

Microsoft to lay off 10,000 workers amid tech downturn

A tech industry downturn, marked by a 33% drop in the Nasdaq last year, has brought job cuts across the sector, including top tech firms.
2 years ago
A tech industry downturn, marked by a 33% drop in the Nasdaq last year, has brought job cuts across the sector, including top tech firms.
2 years ago

Microsoft is laying off 10,000 workers amid tech downturn

The layoffs at Microsoft will affect nearly 5% of the company's global workforce.
2 years ago
A facade with sign and logo at the regional headquarters of Microsoft in the Silicon Valley, May 3, 2019, in Mountain View, Calif.
2 years ago

FTC sues to block Microsoft's proposed takeover of Activision Blizzard

Plus, new Chrome features will boost performance and prolong battery life and Amazon is rolling out Inspire, a video feed for shopping.
2 years ago
VIDEO: FTC sues to block Microsoft's proposed takeover of Activision Blizzard
2 years ago

Microsoft raising prices for Xbox games

Plus, the REAL ID roll out was pushed until spring 2025, and Google Photos is testing new face-recognition software.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Microsoft raising prices for Xbox games
2 years ago

Microsoft lays off nearly 1,000 employees amid economic slowdown

The job cuts at Microsoft came across various positions, levels and geographic regions.
2 years ago
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 24, 2022.
2 years ago

Microsoft unveils 3 new Surface devices

The Surface Pro 9 is a cross between a laptop and a tablet and has 19 hours of battery life.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft unveils 3 new Surface devices
2 years ago

Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer

The company recommends users shift to using the Microsoft Edge web browser.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer
3 years ago

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Gaming "will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms," Microsoft CEO said.
3 years ago
FILE - The Activision Blizzard Booth is shown on June 13, 2013 the during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022,  for $68.7 billion to gain access to blockbuster games including Call of Duty and Candy Crush. The all-cash deal will let Microsoft accelerate mobile gaming and provide it building blocks for the metaverse, or a virtual environment.
3 years ago

Microsoft shareholders vote to force company to better report sexual harassment data

Microsoft Corp. shareholders voted to force the company to more transparently address sexual harassment claims via independent investigations and public reporting.
3 years ago
In this April 12, 2016, file photo, the Microsoft logo is shown in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
3 years ago

Microsoft shareholders vote for company to disclose sexual harassment data

Despite Microsoft urging investors to reject the proposal, shareholders voted to demand an annual report summarizing sexual harassment cases, investigations and resolutions.
3 years ago
Despite Microsoft urging investors to reject the proposal, shareholders voted to demand an annual report summarizing sexual harassment cases, investigations and resolutions.
3 years ago

Microsoft hints at new budget-friendly Surface laptop

The company is reportedly working on a device to compete with Chromebooks in schools.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Microsoft hints at new budget-friendly Surface laptop
3 years ago

Microsoft accuses Russian hackers of targeting global tech supply chain

ABC News' Pierre Thomas has the latest after the technology giant warned that Russian hackers were trying to infiltrate computers of companies tied to the worldwide supply chain.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Microsoft accuses Russian hackers of targeting global tech supply chain
3 years ago

Windows 11 rolls out to PC users - but not all of them

The company said your PC will need a special processor known as a Trusted Platform Module, or "TPM," chip in order to run Windows 11.
3 years ago
A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, June 14, 2016.
3 years ago

Windows 11 rollout underway

Microsoft said the free upgrade will become available for newer devices first.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Windows 11 rollout underway
3 years ago

New Microsoft Office 2021 set to be released

The new version of Office is a one-time purchase designed for users who don’t want to move to the cloud.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New Microsoft Office 20-21 is set to be released
3 years ago

Microsoft unveils latest Surface devices

The Surface Laptop Studio features a screen that flips into tablet mode.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft unveils latest laptop in its Surface series
3 years ago

Microsoft poised to unveil its latest line of Surface devices

Tech watchers are anticipating the new Surface Pro X with chip refresh.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft poised to unveil its latest line of Surface devices
3 years ago

Microsoft to let users log in to accounts without password

Account holders can use Microsoft's authenticator app or Windows Hello, which uses a fingerprint or facial recognition for access.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Microsoft to let users log in to accounts without password
3 years ago

Windows is now in the cloud

Microsoft Windows 365 can now be streamed through a web browser, so businesses can quickly access the operating system from a wide range of devices.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Windows is now in the cloud
3 years ago

Microsoft Windows 11 has arrived

Version 10 users will get a free upgrade.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft Windows 11 has arrived
3 years ago

Microsoft announces cyberattack on US international aid agency

Microsoft claims the cyberattack was launched by a group backed by the Russian government. The discovery was made with before President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin set to meet next month.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Microsoft announces cyberattack on US international aid agency
3 years ago

Kremlin rejects new Microsoft allegations it carried out hack via State Dept. email

The Kremlin has dismissed new allegations from Microsoft that Russian state hackers used a State Department email account to launch a hack on a human rights groups.
3 years ago
The headquarters for the U.S. Agency for International Development on April 1, 2014, in Washington D.C. The state-backed Russian cyber spies behind the SolarWinds hacking campaign launched a targeted spear-phishing assault on U.S. and foreign government agencies and think tanks using an email marketing account of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Microsoft said, on May 27, 2021.
3 years ago

End of an era at Microsoft

The tech giant is retiring its Internet Explorer browser in 2022.
3 years ago
VIDEO: End of an era at Microsoft
3 years ago

Microsoft retires Internet Explorer browser

Microsoft said its Edge browser is faster and more secure.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft retires its Internet Explorer browser
3 years ago

Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after nearly three decades of marriage.
3 years ago
Melinda Gates and Bill Gates speak on stage during The Robin Hood Foundation's 2018 benefit at Jacob Javitz Center on May 14, 2018 in New York City.
4 years ago

Suspected Russian hack a ‘moment of reckoning’: Microsoft president

Microsoft President Brad Smith calls the recent hack on U.S. agencies “extraordinarily sophisticated and extremely broad,” and wants more action to hold foreign actors accountable.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Suspected Russian hack a ‘moment of reckoning’: Microsoft president
4 years ago

Dept. of Labor investigating Microsoft's pledge to hire more Black workers

Microsoft revealed it was being investigated by the Department of Labor over its pledge from earlier this year to bolster Black employment.
4 years ago
In this April 12, 2016, file photo, the Microsoft logo is shown in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
4 years ago

Microsoft expected to unveil Surface Laptop Go

The device is said to have a 12.5-inch screen and fingerprint reader.
4 years ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft expected to unveil Surface Laptop Go
4 years ago

Microsoft warns of 'unsuccessful attacks' on campaigns from Russian, China, Iran

Election security issues have been at the forefront of the 2020 presidential race.
4 years ago
Vishant Patel, senior manager of investigations at the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, works in the unit's Malware Lab at the Microsoft Cybercrime Center in Redmond, Wash., Nov. 11, 2013.
4 years ago

Microsoft unveils a less expensive Xbox

Microsoft to release Xbox Series S for $299.
4 years ago
VIDEO:  Microsoft unveils a less expensive XBox
4 years ago

Microsoft still in talks to buy TikTok

President Trump has given Microsoft 45 days to work out a deal regarding the purchase of TikTok, which Trump threatened to ban in the U.S.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Microsoft still in talks to buy TikTok
4 years ago

Microsoft is increasing its Black leadership with a major investment

To address racial inequality and disparity, Microsoft will invest $150 million into diversity and inclusion.
4 years ago
To address racial inequality and disparity, Microsoft will invest $150 million into diversity and inclusion.
4 years ago

Microsoft contract with the Pentagon put on hold

The cloud computing project was delayed by a federal judge after Amazon challenged the validity of the contract.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Microsoft contract with the Pentagon put on hold