Microsoft’s Cloud-computing business fuels sales that topped estimates
28 April 2019 | 7:19 am
Microsoft Corp.’s cloud computing business fueled quarterly sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, boosted by several new deals with large corporate clients.
24 Jan 2020
Rashmi Sahijwala, aged 59, is part of an army of housewives turning their homes into "cloud kitchens" to feed time-starved millennials. New apps are tapping the skills of housewives to slice, dice and prepare meals for hungry urbanites from the comfort of their homes.
14 Feb 2020
Women and men marched together in Iraq in protest of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who had decried gender mixing at anti-government sit-ins. He also used the US city of Chicago as an example of immorality.
30 Apr 2020
Microsoft has reported a rise in profits, exceeding Wall Street expectations. The tech giant's cloud computing services have flourished in a global economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
9 Aug 2020
Microsoft's potential acquisition of Chinese short-video app TikTok might turn the US company into an important player in the social media sector. How much of a threat could it be to the likes of Facebook and Google?
17 Sep 2020
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers have targeted US electoral campaigns less than two months before the vote. Experts said the operations were likely aimed at intelligence gathering as opposed to election meddling.
23 Oct 2020
An unprecedented lawsuit against Google has echoes of past efforts to rein in tech giants like Microsoft and Apple. Attempts to enforce antitrust laws have left some players in the dust, while others are fighting back.
21 Jan 2021
When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, officials promised they would open in 2021 as proof of mankind's triumph over the coronavirus. But six months before the rescheduled start, victory over the virus remains distant, and fears are growing rapidly that the Games may not take place at all.
6 Mar 2021
Microsoft said hackers exploited a bug in its email server software, which affected organizations rather than private accounts.
4 Apr 2021
The Pentagon is looking to equip its soldiers with augmented reality technology. The US tech giant Microsoft is set to make nearly $22 billion from the deal.
8 Jul 2021
The Department of Defense is canceling a controversial $10 billion cloud computing contract that had been awarded to Microsoft (MSFT) over Amazon (AMZN) under the Trump administration. The department announced Tuesday that it is canceling the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract that was previously awarded to Microsoft. It will instead seek new solicitations for an updated Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract from Amazon and Microsoft.
19 Jul 2021
Microsoft is giving staff $1,500 'pandemic bonus'
21 Jul 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said China was "a major threat to our economic and national security." Four Chinese nationals were charged for the hack.
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As the West cracks down on Chinese tech, video surveillance firms are also facing increased scrutiny. But global demand for Chinese surveillance cameras isn't waning, despite fears they could be used for spying.
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Following weeks of mass protests and a day of nationwide turmoil, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yielded to pressure and agreed to postpone his controversial judicial reforms as of March 27th. This decision was a significant reversal for his government, which had fired the defense minister just a day earlier in response to his demands for a delay in the divisive law.
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Kenyan President William Ruto vowed on Tuesday to protect his citizens amid the ongoing anti-government protests, which have seen many lose their homes and businesses in the aftermath, while opposition leader Raila Odinga said he will continue on with demonstrations.
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The Orthodox monks accused of Russia links have been ordered out of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery. But they refuse to vacate the complex.
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For many children in Ghana, cerebral palsy can mean a lifetime of exclusion, particularly from the world of sports. But one club in the country is trying to change all that.