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Microsoft’s Surface Duo may launch with AT&T 

It hasn’t been clear just which carriers (if any) would offer Microsoft’s Surface Duo, but there might be a clearer idea. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has shared (via Windows Central) a batch of renders for the Surface Duo while claiming the dual-scr…

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Microsoft expands TikTok takeover ambitions to entire global business: Report 

Microsoft Corp is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok’s global business, including its operations in India and Europe, an international daily reported on Thursday, citing five people with knowledge of the talks. Microsoft has said it is seeking to buy the assets of TikTok in North America, Australia and New Zealand. It has not disclosed how much it is willin […]

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Outraged’ Chinese want ByteDance to ‘put up a fight’ over TikTok sale 

China is unlikely to accept an acquisition of TikTok’s US operations by Microsoft and said it will prevent any deal forced by Trump. DW spoke with Rui Ma, a China tech expert, about a sale the Chinese see as “theft.”

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Microsoft wants to operate with ‘zero waste’ by 2030 

Microsoft has set some big environmentally focused goals for itself, and it plans to achieve them over the next 10 years. In addition to reaching carbon negative status by 2030, the tech giant has revealed that it also aims to have zero waste operati…

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China won’t accept ‘theft’ of TikTok, according to state newspaper 

China won’t accept the “theft” of TikTok, and that it has “plenty of ways to respond” if the US government tries to force a sale through, according to an editorial in the state-run China Daily (via Reuters). That follows news that Microsoft wants to…

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TikTok row: Microsoft pursues deal as China vows to resist US sanctions 

Acquisition plans confirmed hours after Mike Pompeo says Chinese firms feeding data to Communist partyChina has pushed back against the threat of further action by the US against its software companies, after Microsoft revealed it was pursuing an acquisition deal for TikTok.On Sunday the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, told Fox News that Donald Trump was […]

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Microsoft Says It’ll Continue Pursuit of TikTok 

The announcement came after the company consulted with President Trump, who has threatened to ban the app and expressed national security concerns about it in recent weeks.

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Microsoft talks to buy TikTok’s US operations spark ire in China 

A potential shotgun wedding to Microsoft Corp for TikTok’s US operations provoked an outcry on Chinese social media as well as criticism from a prominent Chinese investor in TikTok owner ByteDance. The US tech giant formally declared its interest on Sunday after President Donald Trump, who has cited national security risks posed by the Chinese-owned short vi […]

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TikTok: Microsoft pauses talks on buying US arm – reports 

The tech giant’s possible purchase of the China-owned app’s US arm were put in doubt by Donald Trump.

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Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok’s US business 

Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the US operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns

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Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App 

The discussions come as TikTok’s ownership by a Chinese company is under scrutiny by the White House and lawmakers.

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The Math Behind Why Microsoft Will Kill Xbox Live Gold For Game Pass 

The end seems nigh for Xbox Live Gold, the industry standard paid subscription service that motivated both Sony and Nintendo to offer their own paid offerings in the years after it debuted.

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TikTok owner ByteDance’s AI chief to leave as US pressure rises 

ByteDance‘s head of AI research is leaving the Beijing-based firm amid mounting scrutiny of the company’s video app TikTok. Since Ma Wei-Ling joined ByteDance after leaving Microsoft in 2017, the company has become the world’s most valuable startup — thanks largely to TikTok, the planet’s most downloaded app in Q1 2020. The AI developed at Wei-Ling’s lab has […]

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Key Words: Bill Gates on Elon Musk’s controversial coronavirus comments: Stick with electric cars and rockets 

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told CNBC that the Tesla boss should focus on his job and let the experts focus on theirs.

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Slack has filed an antitrust complaint over Microsoft Teams in the EU 

Workplace instant messaging platform Slack has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in the European Union accusing the tech giant of unfairly bundling its rival Teams product with its cloud-based productivity suite. A spokeswoman for the Commission’s competition division confirmed receipt of a complaint, telling us via email: “We confirm that we re […]

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