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Trump Hands Amazon Embarrassing Loss, Gives Microsoft Major DOD Project

The Trump administration tossed a curveball Friday at Amazon and awarded a $10 billion cloud contract the company was expecting to land to one of the tech titan’s biggest competitors, Microsoft. The decision came as a shock to Amazon, which had long been considered a front-runner for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI. It came after President Donald Trump, ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft Meet With Intel Agencies To Prep For 2020

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft met with U.S. intelligence in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to discuss plans to avoid the spread of misinformation ahead of 2020. The tech giants met with officials from the FBI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Department of Homeland Security to explore ways to avoid security threats during the next presidential election, ...

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Microsoft Ignored Numerous Case Of Sexual Harassment, Employees Say

Microsoft leadership is conducting a review of numerous employee sexual harassment claims that the company’s HR department did not address, according to a string of employee emails reviewed by Quartz. After one woman employee emailed several of her colleagues looking for advice on how to move up at Microsoft, an email chain began that resulted in more than 90 pages ...

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Microsoft launches Military Spouse Technology Academy Program

Microsoft Corp. will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the launch of the Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA) pilot program serving military spouses in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Friday, Sept. 28. The ceremony marks the expansion of Microsoft’s commitment to transform the lives of the military and veteran community through meaningful career opportunities by providing relevant and in-demand technical and soft-skills training, ...

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Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced on Monday it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, Microsoft hopes, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s ...

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Microsoft Introduced the new Suface Hub 2 – Despite the stupid name, I want one .. or four

Microsoft announced its newest gadget last week and for the first time in … forever .. they’ve actually produced something original – the Surface Hub 2. The first Surface Hub was little more than a giant touchscreen monitor with a built-in computer. It did what it was supposed to, but it wasn’t portable, and certainly didn’t change the game. The Surface ...

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Microsoft wants to put your face in some strange places

Microsoft Face Swap

Microsoft’s Face Swap, available on the Google Play Store, gives users the ability to “search and transport” themselves “into fun & inspirational scenes.” Microsoft’s app isn’t pioneering in the least for its ability to take a selfie and place it in another location or on another person. The free to use and ad-free app does, however, allow users to search for ...

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