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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, has passed away after a two-week battle with relapsed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Allen announced in early October that the cancer of the lymphatic system, for which he was treated in 2009, had returned. He wrote that the doctors were optimistic and that he intended to fight the disease. He passed away in Seattle ...

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Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network

Microsoft announced today that it’s joined open-source patent group Open Invention Network in an effort to help shield Linux and other open-source software from patent-related suits. As part of the deal, the software giant is opening a library of 60,000 patents to OIN members. Access to the massive portfolio is unlimited and royalty free. It is, as ZDNET notes, a ...

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Microsoft shows off government cloud services with JEDI due date imminent

Just a day after Google decided to drop out of the Pentagon’s massive $ 10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract bidding, Microsoft announced increased support services for government clients. In a long blog post, the company laid out its government focused cloud services. While today’s announcement is not directly related to JEDI per se, the timing is interesting just three ...

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Microsoft announces an Xbox game streaming service

A week after Google launched a game streaming service “Project Stream“ in beta, Microsoft’s touting its own take on the category. Project xCloud is, naturally, an Xbox game streaming service, designed to  bring the console’s titles to a slew of different platforms. Outlined via blog post, the service is the latest offering to offer gamers the promise of cross-platform autonomy, ...

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Microsoft invests in Grab to bring AI and big data to on-demand services

Microsoft has made a strategic investment in ride-hailing and on-demand services company Grab as part of a deal that includes collaborating on big data and AI projects. Under the agreement, Singapore-based Grab will adopt Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platformAzure cloud computing service. Microsoft and Grab didn’t disclose financial terms. The idea behind the tie-up is for Grab to ...

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Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports

A few day after making the latest version of Windows 10 available to users, Microsoft has suspended the update, citing multiple reports of user data loss. “We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating,” the company writes on its ...

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Microsoft joins the LOT Network to help fight patent trolls

The LOT Network has been around for a few years now. Its mission is to fight patent trolls and it does so by having all of its members commit to a pledge that ensures that whenever they sell a patent to a company that’s in the business of patent trolling, all of the members will automatically get a free license ...

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What to expect from tomorrow’s Microsoft Surface event

It’s fall. That means every big to mid-sized tech company is holding an event to debut its latest offerings in time for the holidays. Even if said offering is just a laptop made out of leather. Not to be left out, Microsoft’s got an event planned for tomorrow afternoon in New York. As we noted early last month, we know ...

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Microsoft will end support for Skype Classic in November

This summer, Microsoft pushed off the inevitable end of Skype Classic (7.0) support after a fair bit of user backlash. Nearly a month after the original September deadline, the company announced today that it’s going to pull the plug in November — for real this time. The company is killing Skype 7 support on the desktop on November 1, following ...

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You’ll now need a subscription to get the best of Microsoft Office

Microsoft released Office 2019 for Windows and macOS this week, the latest version of its regular, non-subscription productivity suite. It’s the kind of Office that, 10 years ago, you would’ve bought in a shrink-wrapped package at Office Depot. But it’s really not the version of Office that Microsoft would like you to buy — or that you probably want to have. ...

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