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1 month 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.
1 month ago
Microsoft CEO speaks out against explicit Taylor Swift images
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Microsoft to lay off employees in its gaming division
1 month 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.”
1 month ago
Microsoft executives’ emails hacked by group tied to Russian intelligence
1 month ago

Microsoft corporate emails hacked by Russian-backed group, company says

Microsoft revealed that the Russian-backed hacker group Midnight Blizzard infiltrated a "small percentage" of the company's corporate email accounts.
1 month ago
Microsoft reveals company hacked by Russian-backed group
3 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.
3 months ago
Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman joins Microsoft to lead AI research team
4 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.
4 months ago
Microsoft launches AI work assistant
5 months ago

Microsoft's new and improved Teams app

Microsoft says the app is faster and easier to use and uses 50% less memory.
5 months ago
Microsoft's new and improved Teams app
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Jared Bridegan's ex-wife indicted for his murder
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Microsoft president reacts to regulation on AI
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Microsoft to pay $20 million for collecting kids' personal info
1 year ago

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
'Deeply unsettled': What to know about Microsoft's controversial Bing AI chatbot
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
What to know about Microsoft's controversial chatbot
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Microsoft to lay off 10,000 workers amid tech downturn
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Microsoft is laying off 10,000 workers amid tech downturn
1 year 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.
1 year ago
FTC sues to block Microsoft's proposed takeover of Activision Blizzard
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Microsoft raising prices for Xbox games
1 year ago

Microsoft lays off nearly 1,000 employees

The job cuts at Microsoft came across various positions, levels and geographic regions.
1 year ago
Microsoft lays off nearly 1,000 employees amid economic slowdown
1 year 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.
1 year ago
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
Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer
2 years ago

Microsoft to acquire gaming giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Gaming "will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms," Microsoft CEO said.
2 years ago
Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
2 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.
2 years ago
Microsoft shareholders vote to force company to better report sexual harassment data
2 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.
2 years ago
Microsoft shareholders vote for company to disclose sexual harassment data
2 years ago

Microsoft hints at new budget-friendly Surface laptop

The company is reportedly working on a device to compete with Chromebooks in schools.
2 years ago
Microsoft hints at new budget-friendly Surface laptop
2 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.
2 years ago
Microsoft accuses Russian hackers of targeting global tech supply chain
2 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.
2 years ago
Windows 11 rolls out to PC users - but not all of them
2 years ago

Windows 11 rollout underway

Microsoft said the free upgrade will become available for newer devices first.
2 years ago
Windows 11 rollout underway
2 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.
2 years ago
New Microsoft Office 2021 set to be released
2 years ago

Microsoft unveils latest Surface devices

The Surface Laptop Studio features a screen that flips into tablet mode.
2 years ago
Microsoft unveils latest Surface devices
2 years ago

Microsoft poised to unveil its latest line of Surface devices

Tech watchers are anticipating the new Surface Pro X with chip refresh.
2 years ago
Microsoft poised to unveil its latest line of Surface devices
2 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.
2 years ago
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
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
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
Microsoft announces cyberattack on US international aid agency
3 years ago

Kremlin rejects new Microsoft allegations it carried out hack via State Department 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
Kremlin rejects new Microsoft allegations it carried out hack via State Dept. email
3 years ago

End of an era at Microsoft

The tech giant is retiring its Internet Explorer browser in 2022.
3 years ago
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
Microsoft retires 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
Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage
3 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.
3 years ago
Suspected Russian hack a ‘moment of reckoning’: Microsoft president
3 years ago

Department of Labor investigating whether Microsoft's pledge to hire more Black workers is legal

Microsoft revealed it was being investigated by the Department of Labor over its pledge from earlier this year to bolster Black employment.
3 years ago
Dept. of Labor investigating Microsoft's pledge to hire more Black workers
3 years ago

Microsoft expected to unveil Surface Laptop Go

The device is said to have a 12.5-inch screen and fingerprint reader.
3 years ago
Microsoft expected to unveil Surface Laptop Go
3 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.
3 years ago
Microsoft warns of 'unsuccessful attacks' on campaigns from Russian, China, Iran
3 years ago

Microsoft unveils a less expensive Xbox

Microsoft to release Xbox Series S for $299.
3 years ago
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
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
Microsoft is increasing its Black leadership with a major investment
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
Microsoft contract with the Pentagon put on hold
4 years ago

Microsoft aims to detect sex predators in video game chats

The company said it's developed a technique to detect online predators who try to groom children for sexual purposes.
4 years ago
Microsoft aims to detect sex predators in video game chats
5 years ago

Microsoft co-founder dead at 65

Tech legend Paul Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to his family.
5 years ago
Microsoft co-founder dead at 65
5 years ago

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at 65.
5 years ago
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65
5 years ago

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died on Monday afternoon in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a statement from his family said.
5 years ago
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65
5 years ago

Microsoft announces new gadgets at Surface event

Microsoft announces new gadgets at Surface event The tech giant introduced its Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, featuring a silent keyboard.
5 years ago
Microsoft announces new gadgets at Surface event