Microsoft: News

Microsoft is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Washington, US. It produces consumer electronics, personal computers, computer software, and other related products and services. The company was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. It released the Microsoft Windows in 1985 and in 1990 it introduced the Microsoft Office Suit. Other popular software systems include the Internet Explorer, Microsoft Vista, and Edge Web browser. Its product-line includes Surface series laptops and tablets as well as Xbox video game consoles.

23 May 2024

Windows 11

Microsoft announces early access to next Windows 11 update

Microsoft is preparing to launch its next significant update for Windows 11, which is currently available for early access via its Release Preview ring.

Microsoft's Phi-3-Vision compact AI model can analyze images and graphs

Microsoft has unveiled Phi-3-Vision, an advanced version of its small language model, Phi-3.

21 May 2024

Elon Musk

Microsoft's new Recall feature stirs privacy debate; Musk not impressed

Microsoft has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool named Recall, causing ripples of concern over potential privacy issues.

20 May 2024

Qualcomm

Microsoft announces AI-driven Copilot+ PCs: Faster than MacBook Air M3?

Microsoft has unveiled its latest innovation, the AI-driven Copilot+ PCs, at a pre-Build 2024 event.

20 May 2024

Wi-Fi 7

Microsoft introduces Surface Laptop with an Arm-powered processor: Check features

Microsoft has launched its latest product, the new Surface Laptop, powered by an Arm-based processor.

20 May 2024

Satya Nadella

Microsoft launches Surface Pro all-purpose AI PC with Copilot key

Microsoft has unveiled its latest offering, the new Surface Pro, a tablet/laptop hybrid device.

20 May 2024

Windows 11

Microsoft unveils AI-driven 'Recall' feature for Windows: How it works

Microsoft has launched a new tool, Recall, for its latest operating system Windows 11.

20 May 2024

Qualcomm

Microsoft to showcase AI advancements at Build 2024 conference

Microsoft's annual Build developer conference is scheduled to take place from May 21-23, 2024.

16 May 2024

China

Microsoft asks China-based staff to relocate amid escalating US-Sino tensions

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has proposed a relocation plan for approximately 700 to 800 of its China-based employees.

16 May 2024

Xbox

Microsoft unveils special controller designed for Xbox gamers with disabilities

Microsoft has unveiled the Proteus Controller, recognizing the Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

14 May 2024

Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft rolls out AI-driven app for streamlining office days

Microsoft has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered application, Microsoft Places, aimed at assisting businesses in managing their in-office days more efficiently.

13 May 2024

Microsoft Teams

Follow these steps to maintain active status on Microsoft Teams

Maintaining an active status on Microsoft Teams can be challenging, especially when superiors are closely monitoring.

13 May 2024

Amazon

Microsoft commits €4B to develop AI data centers in France

Microsoft and Amazon, two leading US tech companies, have committed to investing billions in France's technology infrastructure.

10 May 2024

Apple

Apple's M2 Ultra to power AI in cloud data centers

Apple is set to explore the realm of generative artificial intelligence (AI) by deploying its M2 Ultra chips in data centers.

10 May 2024

Xbox

Microsoft's Xbox mobile gaming store to be launched in July

Microsoft has announced plans to launch the Xbox mobile gaming store in July, as revealed by Xbox president Sarah Bond at the Bloomberg Technology Summit.

10 May 2024

ChatGPT

OpenAI to take on Google with AI-powered search tool

OpenAI, a prominent artificial intelligence company, is preparing to launch its AI-powered search tool on Monday, according to Reuters.

09 May 2024

Xbox

Microsoft's gaming division prepares for more layoffs after studio shutdowns

Microsoft's Xbox division is reportedly bracing for further job cuts following the recent closure of three of its studios Tango Gameworks, Arkane Austin, and Alpha Dog Studio.

Microsoft develops top-secret AI model for US intelligence agencies

Microsoft has developed a secret generative AI model specifically for the US intelligence agencies.

08 May 2024

Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft's Copilot AI service set to revolutionize user interaction

Microsoft is set to transform user interaction with generative AI, by introducing innovative features to its Copilot service for Microsoft 365.

07 May 2024

OpenAI

Microsoft and OpenAI launch $2 million initiative against election deepfakes

Microsoft and OpenAI have jointly launched a $2 million fund, to tackle the growing threat of artificial intelligence (AI) and deepfakes in elections.

07 May 2024

Android

Easy steps to backup your Android phone to the cloud

Backing up your Android phone's data to the cloud is a crucial step in securing your valuable information.

07 May 2024

ChatGPT

Microsoft is developing new AI model to rival Google, OpenAI

Microsoft is reportedly developing a new artificial intelligence (AI) language model, internally known as MAI-1.

06 May 2024

Bing

OpenAI to take on Google with ChatGPT-based search engine

OpenAI is reportedly on the verge of launching its unique search engine, known as the 'ChatGPT search engine.'

06 May 2024

Android

'Dirty Stream' attack: Tips to enhance security on Android devices

Android smartphone users are being warned about a significant security risk, known as the "Dirty Stream" attack, present in their device applications.

03 May 2024

Bing

Microsoft touts responsible AI efforts in its first transparency report

Microsoft has released its inaugural Responsible AI Transparency Report, a detailed document that underscores the tech giant's commitment to developing and deploying responsible artificial intelligence (AI) systems throughout 2023.

03 May 2024

Android

Microsoft rolls out passkey support for all consumer accounts

Microsoft has successfully implemented passkey support across all consumer accounts, enabling users to access their accounts without the need to enter a password each time.

03 May 2024

Apple

Google paid Apple $20 billion for default search engine status

Google reportedly spent an enormous $20 billion in 2022 to maintain its position as the default search engine on Apple's Safari for iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices.

03 May 2024

OpenAI

Microsoft signs biggest renewable energy deal ever for AI expansion

In a landmark move, Microsoft has signed an agreement with Brookfield Asset Management to support the creation of 10.5GW of new renewable energy capacity worldwide.

01 May 2024

OpenAI

OpenAI, Microsoft sued by major news outlets for copyright infringement

Leading news outlets, including the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, and San Jose Mercury News have initiated a lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft.

30 Apr 2024

Meta

Meta spent record $7.6 million on lobbying in Q1 2024

Meta has set a new record by spending $7.6 million, on lobbying the US government in the first quarter of 2024.

27 Apr 2024

IBM

Microsoft, IBM release source code of 1988's MS-DOS 4.00

Microsoft and IBM have publicly released the source code of the infamous 1988 MS-DOS 4.00.

26 Apr 2024

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola inks $1.1B deal with Microsoft for AI integration

Coca-Cola is investing $1.1 billion in a five-year partnership with Microsoft to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) for gaining a competitive edge over rivals.

Microsoft's new AI model pulled from internet for being 'toxic'

Last week, Microsoft researchers introduced WizardLM 2, a powerful open-source language model.

23 Apr 2024

Apple

Meta opens Quest OS to third-party developers to rival Apple

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has announced its decision to make its proprietary operating system, Meta Horizon OS, available to third-party hardware manufacturers.

23 Apr 2024

NVIDIA

Microsoft's compact AI models for smartphones rival GPT-3.5 in performance

In a significant shift from the tech industry's usual emphasis on larger, high-powered AI systems, Microsoft has ventured into the domain of compact and cost-effective AI technologies.

22 Apr 2024

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft revamps web-based app installation process for its store

Microsoft is introducing a more streamlined version of the Microsoft Store, to simplify the web-based installation of Windows Store apps.

20 Apr 2024

Windows 11

Microsoft tests new widget features in Windows 11 update

Microsoft is currently experimenting with a new feature in its latest preview build of Windows 11, known as build 26200.

19 Apr 2024

ChatGPT

Microsoft and OpenAI's partnership faces potential EU antitrust probe

Microsoft's significant $13 billion investment in OpenAI is reportedly under the scrutiny of the European Union (EU) for a potential antitrust investigation.

Microsoft's new AI model creates hyper-realistic video using static image

Microsoft has launched VASA-1, an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) model capable of generating hyper-realistic videos of talking human faces using just a single photo and an audio clip.

17 Apr 2024

LinkedIn

LinkedIn working on premium business pages with AI features

LinkedIn, the professional networking platform, is testing a new service specifically designed for small to medium-sized businesses.

17 Apr 2024

Google

Snap introduces watermarks for images generated using its AI tools

Snap, a prominent social media company, has announced plans to integrate watermarks into images created with its AI-driven tools.

16 Apr 2024

China

Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in UAE's AI company G42

Microsoft has announced a substantial investment of $1.5 billion in G42, the leading artificial intelligence company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

15 Apr 2024

Android

Samsung dethrones Apple in global smartphone market

Recent data from IDC reveals a significant shift in the global smartphone market, with Samsung surpassing Apple as the leading manufacturer.

13 Apr 2024

Windows 11

Microsoft initiates trials for ads within Windows 11 Start menu 

Microsoft has announced plans to test in-menu advertisements within its latest operating system, Windows 11.

12 Apr 2024

Amazon

Google parent Alphabet nears $2T mcap, driven by AI advancements

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is nearing a market capitalization of $2 trillion.

11 Apr 2024

Meta

Meta unveils more advanced AI chip for faster model training

Meta has announced its latest custom artificial intelligence (AI) chip, designed to boost power and speed up training for its ranking models.

10 Apr 2024

Android

Truecaller launches web-based service for Android users in India

Truecaller, a prominent caller identity company, has launched 'Truecaller for the Web,' a web-based version of its service.

10 Apr 2024

Bing

Microsoft scrambles after leaking internal files, passwords on unsecured server

Microsoft has addressed a significant security oversight that left the company's internal files and credentials vulnerable to public access.

09 Apr 2024

Google

Google unveils open-source tools for AI development, monetizes Workspace add-ons

US-based tech giant Google has announced the launch of a suite of open-source tools, aimed at enhancing the development and infrastructure of generative AI projects.

09 Apr 2024

Google

Meet Axion, Google's first custom Arm-based CPU

Google Cloud has announced the launch of its first-ever custom-built Arm processor, named Axion.

09 Apr 2024

Japan

Microsoft pledges nearly $3 billion for Japanese data center expansion

Microsoft, currently the world's most valuable company by market capitalization, has announced a significant investment plan to pump $2.9 billion into the development of data centers across Japan by 2025.

09 Apr 2024

Qualcomm

Microsoft's AI PCs poised to challenge Apple's MacBook Air

Microsoft is preparing to reveal its cutting-edge AI PCs at a Seattle event next month.

09 Apr 2024

Technology

Dell's latest laptops in India offer premium hardware, AI capabilities

Dell has launched its latest range of consumer laptops in India, all equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

Microsoft announces new research center for AI in London

US tech giant Microsoft has announced the launch of a new artificial intelligence (AI) research center in London, UK.

06 Apr 2024

Sony

Prominent Xbox executive Kareem Choudhry departs from Microsoft 

Kareem Choudhry, a key figure in the Xbox division, is leaving Microsoft after an impressive 26-year tenure, as reported by Windows Central.

04 Apr 2024

Windows 10

Microsoft to charge for extended Windows 10 updates: Check prices

Microsoft has declared that free support for its Windows 10 operating system will end on October 14, 2025.

Microsoft claims of developing the most error-free quantum computer yet

Microsoft and Quantinuum, a quantum computing company, have announced a significant development in the field of quantum computing, claiming to have created the most accurate system to date.

03 Apr 2024

Satya Nadella

Microsoft could have stopped 2023 Chinese email breach: US government

An investigation by the US Cyber Safety Review Board has revealed that a significant breach of government emails in 2023, could have been prevented by Microsoft.

03 Apr 2024

Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft 365's Copilot boosted with OpenAI's GPT-4 Turbo AI model

Microsoft has announced significant enhancements to its AI-driven assistant, Copilot, specifically designed for Microsoft 365 business subscribers.

03 Apr 2024

Intel

Intel's chipmaking division reports $7 billion loss in 2023

Intel's chip division has experienced a significant operating loss of $7 billion in 2023, according to Reuters.