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Android Surpasses Windows as World’s Most Popular OS

According to new data from web traffic analytics firm StatCounter, Google’s Android is the most popular OS worldwide, beating out Microsoft’s Windows for the first time. Android is now the top…

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Microsoft Launches Workplace-Messaging Software Teams

Microsoft is taking the bubble wrap off its challenge to startup Slack’s white-hot workplace-messaging software, officially launching Microsoft Teams. Businesses that use Microsoft’s Office 365 web-based productivity suite will see…

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Microsoft, Qualcomm, Citi Join Israeli Cyber Syndicate

Team8, founded by veterans of an elite Israeli intelligence unit to solve what they consider the world’s most pressing cybersecurity problems, welcomed Citigroup and the venture arms of Microsoft and…

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Microsoft Announces ‘Creators Update’ for Windows 10

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday announced a free “creators update” to its Windows 10 operating system for computers. The update includes new features for augmented and virtual reality gaming, said Terry…

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Microsoft Creates Artificial Intelligence Research Group

Microsoft says it has created a 5,000-person engineering and research team focused on artificial intelligence, an effort to reposition the company to capitalize on the rapid growth in software aided…

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Microsoft to Host Boeing’s Airline Data in the Cloud

Boeing and Microsoft said they’ve agreed to build a cloud-based platform for the commercial aviation applications of the planemaker’s AerData and Jeppesen units, used by more than 300 airlines. “Boeing’s…

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Court: Gov’t Can’t Make Microsoft Reveal Cloud Data

A federal appellate court delivered a victory to U.S. companies housing customer data overseas, ruling Thursday that prosecutors cannot force Microsoft to reveal content from a customer’s email account stored…

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Microsoft COO Leaving for Investment Firm

Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner is leaving the software company to lead a unit of Citadel, the Chicago-based investment firm. Turner, an 11-year Microsoft veteran, oversaw Microsoft’s biggest unit,…

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Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2B

Microsoft Corp will buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, combining the software giant’s business-productivity tools with an online network of 433 million professionals. For Microsoft, the…

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