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  • Ben Norman
  • 5 Days ago
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Microsoft could lose employees over its partnership with ICE

Microsoft facing workforce turmoil This week, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created controversy over its separation of families at the border and confinement of children in cages. News also surfaced that Microsoft has ties to ICE and may be indirectly assisting them with these efforts, much to the frustration of its employees. […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • 10 Days ago
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Seattle City Council Repeals Head Tax On Large Corporations

A 7-2 vote last Tuesday by The Seattle City Council is a surprise victory for huge companies including Amazon and Starbucks. The vote repeals a head tax for all big companies in the city. The meeting was called by Council President Bruce Harrell and 6 other city council members. Seattle citizens protested the meeting with […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 19 Days ago
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Facebook shares data with phone manufacturers

One step forward, two steps back for Facebook The New York Times reported Sunday that Facebook has partnerships with phone manufacturers like Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung that allow the companies to access user data. This includes information about education, work history, relationship status, political views, and religion. Phone manufacturers can then use this information to […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 20 Days ago
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Microsoft will buy GitHub

Microsoft-GitHub acquisition quid pro quo Microsoft will acquire software development platform GitHub. Originally, they considered a joint marketing campaign worth just $35 million, but discussions had reached investment and/or acquisition last week. And on Monday, the tech giant announced that it would buy GitHub for $7.5 billion. This will be Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition, following its […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 25 Days ago
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Microsoft eclipses Alphabet in value

The technology firm’s market value surpassed Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday Microsoft (MSFT) shares have increased by 15% since the beginning of 2018 and nearly 41% in the past year. Contrarily, Alphabet (GOOGL) has increased by just .3% in 2018 and 8% in twelve months. At the end of Tuesday, Microsoft was valued at $749 […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Microsoft imposes strict Code of Conduct, Severe Punishments

Microsoft is reinforcing and revising its Code of Conduct terms. Microsoft has threatened to suspend or ban people for infringements.  Due to the anonymity that exists in cyberspaces, there is an astronomical amount of unsolicited content on the internet nowadays. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is revising its terms and conditions to […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Amazon continues to flourish

For some time now, Alphabet, the parent company of our beloved Google, has been holding the position of the runner-up, right behind Apple Inc. in the global market. In recent events, Amazon.com has just surpassed Alphabet in acquiring the position of the second most valuable company in the world. This is the first of such […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 4 Months ago
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Jeff Bezos, First Centi-Billionaire in America

Jeff Bezos, the co-founder of Amazon has officially made it all the way to the top of Forbes list of world’s billionaires. Moreover, he has become the first and only person in America to acquire the title of centi-billionaire at a total worth of $127 billion, as determined by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He has […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 12 Months ago
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Microsoft Sales Reorganization May Produce Layoffs

Microsoft recently reorganized its global sales force to highlight its focus on selling cloud services instead of standalone software. This reorganization is not the first the company has faced since former CEO Steve Ballmer resigned and Satya Nadella took over in 2014. While the series of structural changes the company has undergone have not immediately […]
  • Gray Phillips
  • 1 year ago
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Pacific Crest Lowers Amazon Rating

Pacific Crest lowered the stock rating of Amazon from overweight to weight after this week of trading. They believe the well-performing internet company has reached a peak and they are expecting a slow in gains. In the past 12 months, Amazon’s stock raised 53 percent with 22.5 percent in 2017. The S&P 500 only had […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Microsoft’s 700 Job Cuts Coming Soon

There is a high possibility that job cuts will be hitting Microsoft soon. When the company announces it’s quarterly earnings, it is expected a round of layoffs that can affect around 700 jobs. Seven hundred might not seem like such a big number compared to the 113,000 employees the company currently has. However, tension has […]
  • Anahit Moumjian
  • 1 year ago
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Microsoft Acquires an A.I. Start-Up

Microsoft announced on a blog post from Friday morning that it has acquired Maluuba, a start-up based out of Toronto that focuses on using deep machine learning for natural language processing. Deep learning is the current popular approach to artificial intelligence, based on a set of algorithms that attempt to model high-level abstractions in data. In […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 2 Years ago
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Microsoft and LinkedIn Join Forces

Microsoft closed its biggest deal ever by purchasing LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. This deal exceeded the one Microsoft made by purchasing Skype for $8.5 billion back in 2011. Six months ago, Microsoft had announced that they planned on buying LinkedIn, and this Thursday the details were made final. Although Microsoft will own LinkedIn, the CEO […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 2 Years ago
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Japan to Spend $173 Million on new Supercomputer

Japan has always been first in the technology world. As times begin to change, the world has crept into the digital age where industrial labor has started to become less humane. The nation of Japan hopes to launch itself even further into the future by building the world fastest supercomputer which, for now, is named […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • 2 Years ago
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Will Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google’s Parent Company Meet High Expectations?

The four tech giants (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet) are reaping in tons of profit this year.The companies are valued at $1.8 trillion combined. All four will report their earnings for the quarter next week. These four tech giants may boost the Nasdaq, the American stock market, to an all-time high. Nasdaq is only 3% away […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • 2 Years ago
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Microsoft’s Cloud Business is Raking in the Money

While Microsoft is famous for its PC programs such as Windows and Office, these programs aren’t making as much profit as they used to. Microsoft’s investments in the smartphone business so far have also been disastrous. Back in 2014, Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile business for $9.4 billion. Microsoft had planned to combine Windows and smartphones […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • 2 Years ago
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Microsoft Wins Legal Battle Concerning Overseas Data Searches

On Thursday, a federal court ruled for Microsoft in a case concerning customer privacy. Microsoft, along with Apple and Amazon, agree that consumer data stored outside the United States should not be breached by the United States government for criminal evidence. Microsoft had argued that turning over data stored in other countries would cause foreign […]
  • Taylor Brown
  • 3 Years ago
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Windows 10 Offers All New Updates

As the launch of Microsoft Windows 10 approaches, the company releases more information about what users can expect. After uses expressed disappointment over Windows 8.1, the company jumped to their next OS: Windows 10. A Windows Insider describes the operating system, saying it, “combines the strengths of Windows 8 with Windows 7.” This update will […]
  • Joseph Schlegel
  • 3 Years ago
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Microsoft is Slowly Saying Goodbye to Internet Explorer

  Online rumors may be hinting that Microsoft may or may not be getting rid of Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s marketing chief, Chris Capossela, told those attending Monday’s Microsoft Convergence meeting that they have plans for a new browser that will essentially outdate one of the biggest names in online browsers. Capossela told the conference, that […]
  • Blaine Martin
  • 4 Years ago
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The New Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet and What You Need to Know

Microsoft has managed to draw widespread opinions and attention to their Surface ever since it debuted in 2012, but much was left to be desired in the area of sales. In the past, the Surface Pro was praised for build quality and overall performance, but battery life and pricing were noted as major drawbacks. Add […]
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