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Oracle Explores Purchase Of TikTok US Operations – Report

Oracle holds preliminary talks with Chinese owner of TikTok, about possible acquisition of US and other worldwide operations

6 months ago

Microsoft Surface Duo To Cost $1,400

How much? Microsoft makes its dual screen Duo smartphone available for pre-order in the US only, starting at an eye-watering…

7 months ago

Microsoft Expands Teams Meetings To 20,000 People

Microsoft extends Teams amidst broad shift to remote working, with 'view-only' meetings up to 20,000 people and a new one-on-one…

7 months ago

China Lashes Out At Proposed TikTok US Sale To Microsoft

Tech cold war between United States and China continues, as Chinese state media says it will not accept 'theft' of…

7 months ago

Microsoft Looks To Buy TikTok US Operations

Microsoft confirms it is in preliminary talks to buy TikTok's operations in the US, as government threatens to ban the…

7 months ago

Microsoft Cuts Jobs, But Doesn’t Disclose Numbers

Software giant remains coy about revealing scale of job cuts across its global operations, or even which roles have been…

7 months ago

Microsoft Project Freta Looks To Eradicate Undetected Malware

Demonstration technology carries out offline sweeps of Linux virtual machine snapshots at large scale to help organisations root out in-memory…

8 months ago

Microsoft Retail Stores To Close Permanently

No surprise? Microsoft is calling time on its 83 retail Stores globally, and will transform four flagship outlets into “experience…

8 months ago

Microsoft Bans Facial Recognition Sales To Police

Software giant follows IBM and Amazon with police facial recognition ban until there is national regulation of the technology

9 months ago

Microsoft Belatedly Credits AppGet Developer For WinGet

Microsoft acknowledgs its new WinGet package manager is largely inspired by the open source AppGet tool, after its developer pointed…

9 months ago

Microsoft Uncovers ‘Massive’ Pandemic-Themed Phishing Campaign

Scam emails use Excel spreadsheets containing Covid-19 data as a lure, then execute malicious macros that give attackers control over…

9 months ago

Microsoft Dual Screen Smartphone Specs Revealed

But will anyone actually care? Specifications for Duo device revealed, as Microsoft yet again courts the smartphone mass market

9 months ago

Coronavirus: Tech Firms To Allow Staff To Work From Home For Most Of 2020

As some parts of the world emerge from Coronavirus lockdowns, a number of tech firms are telling staff they can…

10 months ago

Microsoft Sees Cloud Payoff, But Remains Cautious On Outlook

Azure cloud service revenues grow 59 percent as chief Nadella says company has 'seen two years’ worth of digital transformation…

10 months ago

Bug Allowed Hackers To Steal Teams Data Via GIF Image

Microsoft patches security vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to take over Teams accounts and groups if users viewed a…

10 months ago

Coronavirus: Microsoft Working ‘Every Day’ On Cloud Capacity Issues

Microsoft says it is making progress on backlogue of problems created by massive and sustained spike in demand for Teams…

10 months ago

Windows 10 VPN Flaw Gets Emergency Fix Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for VPN connectivity bug as large portions of workforce work remotely due to Covid-19 pandemic

11 months ago

Coronavirus: US Tech Giants To Help NHS Co-ordinate Covid-19 Data

Amazon, Microsoft and Palantir to help NHS process its own data and that of partners to boost critical resource allocation…

11 months ago

Bill Gates Steps Down From Microsoft Board

One of the world's richest men has stepped down from the board of the company he helped to create, to…

12 months ago

Microsoft Adds Automatic Updates To Custom Linux Kernel

Latest version of Windows Subsystem for Linux uses Windows Update for automatic installation and updates of Microsoft's custom-built Linux kernel

12 months ago

Pentagon To Reconsider Parts Of JEDI Cloud Contract Award

More bad news for Microsoft, as it is reported the Pentagon is requesting permission to reconsider parts of its decision…

12 months ago

Microsoft And Others Takedown Botnet Necurs

One of the world's largest botnets that was responsible for multiple scams and infected over nine million computers, has been…

12 months ago

Facebook Shutters London Offices After Coronavirus Infection

Company closes offices for 'deep cleaning' after visiting employee from Singapore diagnosed with coronavirus, as tech companies see impact around…

12 months ago

Microsoft Asks Staff To Work From Home To Combat Coronavirus

Staff in Seattle and Silicon Valley to work from home, as Microsoft joins other companies trying to limit spread of…

12 months ago

Microsoft Shuts Down Cortana Consumer Features

Cortana consumer capabilities pared back as Microsoft seeks to turn the virtual assistant into a chat interface for business-oriented commands

12 months ago

Vatican Joins With Microsoft, IBM In Call For AI Ethics

Pope Francis warns of commercial AI's potential to exacerbate societal 'asymmetry', joins with tech giants to call for regulation of…

12 months ago

Microsoft Warns Of Coronavirus Impact

Redmond does not expect to meet its guidance for sales of Windows and Surface devices due to the coronavirus outbreak

1 year ago

Microsoft Kills Glitchy Security Update Due To Reboot Problems

Update aimed to fix security issue with UEFI boot managers, but some users said they were left unable to reboot…

1 year ago

US Court Grants Amazon Request For Pentagon JEDI Delay

Bad news for Microsoft after US court grants Amazon request for halt on all work concerning the Pentagon's JEDI cloud…

1 year ago

Microsoft Plans To Force-Switch Chrome Users To Bing Search Engine

Microsoft roundly criticised as it plans to force-install Bing search engine extension for Office 365 ProPlus installations using Google's Chrome

1 year ago