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Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda for $7.5 Billion
Sep22

Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Is this the largest acquisition in the video game industry?  Source: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bethesda-softworks On Monday, Microsoft announced that it has struck a deal with ZeniMax Media. By acquiring it, it means that it will now be the owner of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks.  When the deal is done, Microsoft will own The Elder Scrolls, Quake, DOOM, Wolfenstein, Fallout, and Starfield. These games will be...

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Microsoft-TikTok discussions to continue after Nadella-Trump talk
Aug03

Microsoft-TikTok discussions to continue after Nadella-Trump talk

  Microsoft announced on Sunday they are still in talks to acquire the US operations of popular video-sharing app TikTok. The company said in a statement that it plans to complete discussions with TikTok parent company ByteDance by September 15. The blogpost came after US President Donald Trump told reporters on the Air Force One that his government would ban the app for its ties with China. He cited privacy and data security...

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Microsoft considering TikTok acquisition, report says
Aug01

Microsoft considering TikTok acquisition, report says

  Bloomberg reported that the US government plans to order Beijing-based ByteDance to strip its ownership of popular short-form video app TikTok. If the firm disagrees, they will ban the app in the country. Bloomberg followed up over an hour later that Microsoft is considering a TikTok acquisition. Microsoft is the owner of the social network for professionals LinkedIn. It will enter a different side of the industry if the TikTok...

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Microsoft now allows third-party app developers to integrate into Microsoft Teams
Jul21

Microsoft now allows third-party app developers to integrate into Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has opened up Meets to third-party developers who will now have the chance to integrate into Teams during meetings. This marks the first time the software giant will be allowing third-party app developers the chance to access its videoconferencing app. During video calls, before and even after meetings, the latest feature will let apps integrate with Meets. Third-party apps, according to The Verge, will be able to display...

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Microsoft brings “Play My Emails” to Outlook on Android
Jul15

Microsoft brings “Play My Emails” to Outlook on Android

Microsoft is bringing “Play My Emails” to Outlook on Android months after doing the same on the iOS version of the email service. The feature was actually added to iOS sometimes in November last year, but is now rolling out to Android users. Play My Emails along with a couple of other feature is being added to Outlook to make the email app even more appealing to users and more competitive especially in the face of mounting competition...

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Windows now has its own File Recovery tool
Jun29

Windows now has its own File Recovery tool

Microsoft has launched its own Windows File Recovery tool to help you recover files you deleted accidentally. The Windows File Recovery tool, which is a command line app, will recover different kinds of files and documents from your local drives, USB drives, and SD cards from cameras. There is, however, a caveat—you will need to use it as soon as possible on deleted files to be sure they have not been overwritten. This is not...

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