Here's why Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard

Jan 18, 2022
Microsoft plans to spend nearly $70 billion for the video game maker, whose problematic workplace culture will present challenges.
Though Microsoft may be challenged to fix Activision’s workplace culture, the deal will give the software company more weight in the video game industry.
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What can the U.S. do to prevent cyberattacks from China?

Jul 19, 2021
The U.S. and and a group of allies Monday publicly blamed China for a cyberattack earlier this year on Microsoft email servers.
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At Microsoft, Nadella's role grows

Jun 17, 2021
Satya Nadella already had a big job: CEO of one of the world’s most valuable companies. Now he chairs the board, too. How does that work?
CEO and chairman of Microsoft Satya Nadella.
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Companies moving to hybrid workplaces will face new challenges

Apr 15, 2021
Big companies like Ford, Target and Microsoft plan to have some workers on-site, some remote. Those on-site may gain advantage, experts say.
Big companies moving toward a hybrid workplace model, like Microsoft, should ensure  that their in-person and off-site employees are treated equitably.
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What’s CFIUS and what does it have to do with TikTok?

Aug 5, 2020
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States screens deals for national security risks.
As the future of TikTok in the United States is in limbo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statement on removing untrusted Chinese apps makes it more confusing for Chinese technology companies operating in the U.S, like Lenovo.

4 things to know about the committee behind the Microsoft-TikTok deadline

Aug 4, 2020
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, has grown in influence over the years.
Trump has given the TikTok sale a deadline of Sept. 15.
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The latest on TikTok: Microsoft takeover talks, a potential U.S. ban and more

Aug 3, 2020
A leaked memo from ByteDance’s CEO to its staff says TikTok has no choice but to sell its U.S. operations.
Some policymakers have said TikTok poses a national security risk because it could share U.S. user data with the Chinese government, something TikTok has repeatedly denied.
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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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