Tech companies reconsider facial recognition software

IBM says it will no longer sell or research facial recognition software, and Amazon announced a moratorium on police use of its software.
With IBM getting out of facial recognition technology altogether and Amazon pausing the use of its software by police departments, how will Microsoft act?
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China's Googleless internet remains vibrant

Apr 8, 2019
Many U.S. tech firms are blocked, but there are homegrown equivalents inside the "Great Firewall."
The Google logo is reflected in windows of the company's China head office as the Chinese national flag flies in Beijing in 2010.
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Some tech employees don't want their work used by the military

Feb 27, 2019
But some military plans are banking on private partnerships.
Microsoft's HoloLens.
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Slack faces stiff competition on the road to public listing

Feb 5, 2019
Office communication services company Slack has applied with the SEC to list shares publicly.
Office communication services company Slack has applied with the SEC to list shares publicly.
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Big tech companies have an affordable housing problem

Jan 17, 2019
Microsoft is the latest tech giant to fund affordable housing projects in the white-hot real estate market where they are based. As part of a community building initiative in Seattle, Microsoft is pledging $475 million in low-interest loans to support…

Microsoft claws its way back to the top. How did it do that?

Nov 28, 2018
We don’t really talk about Microsoft in the same breath as Apple, Amazon or Facebook these days. Maybe we should. Over the last couple of days, Microsoft has been taking turns with Apple as the world’s most valuable public company.…

3 innovations that started out as inclusive design solutions

You can thank inclusive design for typewriters, flexible straws and the technology behind iPhone screens.
A typewriter is displayed at Massilia Vintage international fashion and design fair in southeastern France, no September 26, 2015.
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If you work for a company that works for Microsoft, your benefits package just got better

Aug 30, 2018
Why the company's paid parental leave policy for its suppliers could be a game changer.
People walk past the Microsoft store on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in June in New York City.
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Apple unveils a cheaper iPad aimed at conquering the classroom

Mar 27, 2018
It wasn’t that many years ago that Apple’s devices dominated classrooms, but now they are third behind Google’s Chromebook and Microsoft’s Surface. And the $7 billion education market isn’t the only thing at stake.  Click the audio player above to…

CEO Satya Nadella on why he's hitting refresh at Microsoft

Sep 27, 2017
The "consummate insider" talks about the course change he's planned for the legacy tech company.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp., speaks at the Microsoft annual shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Washington, in 2016.
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