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Microsoft and Facebook team up to build new subsea cable across the Atlantic
May27

Microsoft and Facebook team up to build new subsea cable across the Atlantic

You don’t get to hear or read news of two tech giants joining forces to build infrastructure for their customers—it’s always a case of rivalry to edge the other out. Microsoft announced on Thursday on its Server & Cloud Blog that it is teaming up with Facebook to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic. Called MAREA, the subsea cable according to Thursday’s announcement, will connect Virginia Beach, Virginia, with Bilbao, Spain....

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Microsoft backs out of phone business as 1,850 employees set to lose jobs
May25

Microsoft backs out of phone business as 1,850 employees set to lose jobs

Microsoft’s foray into smartphone business has proven to be a very expensive one as the Redmond Washington-based company on Wednesday announced plans to disengage 1,850 employees. This is coming on the heels of the company’s retreat from manufacturing smartphones. For many observers, this won’t come as a surprise considering the downturn being experienced in the sales of the company’s smartphones. Microsoft said it would eliminate up...

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Microsoft introduces new policies to deal with terrorist content
May22

Microsoft introduces new policies to deal with terrorist content

One of the biggest challenges being faced by tech companies is how to maintain the right balance between patriotism and not infringing on personal rights. Terrorism is the biggest issue of the day, and tech companies like Apple and WhatsApp have had running battles with authorities—it is a big issue between national security and the right of the individual. Of note is WhatsApp’s recent battle with authorities in Brazil over its...

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Microsoft won’t extend free upgrade of Windows 10 beyond July 29
May06

Microsoft won’t extend free upgrade of Windows 10 beyond July 29

Microsoft has warned consumers yet to upgrade to Windows 10 that free upgrade won’t be available after July 29. The company made this known on Thursday while announcing that Windows 10 has clocked 300 million users. “We’re pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year, a statement on the company’s” official blog explained. Core to delivering our more personal computing vision, Windows 10...

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Sorry Pirates, Windows 10 Free Upgrade Is Not For You
May18

Sorry Pirates, Windows 10 Free Upgrade Is Not For You

It sounds too good to be true but Microsoft has claimed that it will offer Windows 10 free upgrades to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 users. That however, does not apply to pirates who won’t be getting any love from Microsoft when the latest edition of the Windows hits stores. Terry Myerson, the Executive Vice President of Operating Systems at Microsoft, further clarified the company’s stand against non-verified users:...

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Beta Version of Microsoft Hyperlapse Now On Android
May17

Beta Version of Microsoft Hyperlapse Now On Android

Following years of research and testing, Microsoft has finally released the Android beta version for Hyperlapse Mobile. Hyperlapse allows users to capture videos through their camera and to produce smooth and high speed time lapses that are actually more complicated than they sound. You can also convert videos into hyperlapse and the app will choose frames to make the videos visual masterpieces. As the constantly changing perspectives...

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