Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce, shaking philanthropic world

Reuters 05/04/2021

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates said on Monday that they have decided to divorce, unnerving the philanthropic world. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,”…

Black Mirror? Microsoft eyes bringing dead people back as chat bots

Ian Biong - @IBiongINQ 01/16/2021

American tech giant Microsoft is planning to “resurrect” our dead loved ones – in a sense – as chat bots, akin to that of a concept from the British science fiction anthology “Black Mirror.” The patent for “creating a…

New PlayStation hits market as console battle with Xbox begins

11/13/2020

TOKYO, Japan – Sony’s PlayStation 5 hit the shelves on Thursday, November 12, 2020, just two days after rival Microsoft released its newest Xbox, with the next-generation consoles vying for holiday season dominance as the pandemic boosts…

Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: report

AFP 10/10/2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on Friday, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. US tech…

Microsoft prioritizes new cloud capacity for health and emergency management services

03/25/2020

Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that first responders and emergency organizations and their needs will be prioritized when distributing their new cloud resources. As more and more people across the world are encouraged to work and study from home…

Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday

01/14/2020

NEW YORK — If you’re still using Microsoft’s Windows 7, your computer might soon be at risk. Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable…

Pentagon hands Microsoft $10-B ‘war cloud’ deal, snubs Amazon

10/26/2019

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pentagon has awarded Microsoft a $10-billion cloud computing contract called JEDI. The contentious bidding process for the contract pitted Microsoft, Amazon and Oracle, among others, against one another. Bidding for the huge government…

Microsoft unveils lineup ahead of Apple’s Oct. launch

10/03/2018

As we look towards the rest of 2018 for Apple, Microsoft unveiled yesterday a handful of new Surface products, including the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Headphones, and Surface Studio 2 at a media event…

Workshop for tech startups set today in Dumaguete

PR 05/23/2015

A CEBU-BASED nonprofit technology organization TechTalks.ph will bring Microsoft Philippines to Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental for a first-ever Startup Cloud Camp today at Foundation University. Powered by Microsoft and co-organized by TechTalks.ph, ICT Association of Dumaguete and…

Microsoft promotes cloud services to the public

Stephen D. Capillas 10/30/2014

Other than being the world’s largest software maker in terms of revenue, Microsoft is promoting its services on data security and cloud storage to the country’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs), businesses and government agencies. In last…

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