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# microsoft - Last month October 2022

Microsoft avoids paying tax in many countries by using Irish subsidiaries, study finds
# Tax Haven
# Tax Haven

Microsoft avoids paying tax in many countries by using Irish subsidiaries, study finds

Oct 13th 2022, 8:20 AM 22,407 Views 25 Comments

Microsoft Singapore Holdings posted profits from dividends of €23.1 billion in 2020 but announced a tax liability of just $15.

# microsoft - This year 2022

Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins
# Passwords
# Passwords

Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins

May 5th 2022, 5:05 PM 22,501 Views 15 Comments

The technology giants have said they will back a new sign-in standard that could replace written passwords.

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?
# Good Information
# Good Information

Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?

Feb 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 18,797 Views 24 Comments

“The world will see the metaverse for what it is: mostly lame,” says one critic.

# microsoft - Last year 2021

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
# A Taxing Matter
# A Taxing Matter

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:53 PM 18,148 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.

Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage

May 4th 2021, 7:17 AM 58,567 Views 32 Comments

The couple have been married for 27 years.

# microsoft - All time

Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns

Sep 10th 2020, 10:55 PM 15,027 Views 19 Comments

Tech giant Microsoft said today it has detected and thwarted a number of hacking attempts in recent weeks.

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
# China
# China

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 10:10 AM 35,788 Views 59 Comments

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

Aug 4th 2020, 4:03 PM 18,585 Views 13 Comments

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
# Social Media
# Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:02 AM 21,126 Views 26 Comments

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

Bill Gates quits Microsoft board to spend more time on philanthropy
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Bill Gates quits Microsoft board to spend more time on philanthropy

Mar 14th 2020, 12:22 PM 24,969 Views 58 Comments

He started the company with Paul Allen in 1975.

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says
# Study
# Study

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says

Aug 22nd 2019, 10:54 AM 24,631 Views 30 Comments

The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

Voice-control startup SoapBox Labs is working with Microsoft to prove its tech can go global
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Voice-control startup SoapBox Labs is working with Microsoft to prove its tech can go global

Mar 14th 2019, 11:43 AM 275 Views 0 Comments

It is running a pilot in 20 schools that will help children with their literacy skills.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer aged 65
# RIP
# RIP

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer aged 65

Oct 15th 2018, 11:44 PM 26,634 Views 13 Comments

The billionaire founded the software giant with Bill Gates in the 1970s.

'Primal fears come out': The conditions inside the Thai cave and how the rescuers are getting the boys out
# Tham Luang Caves
# Tham Luang Caves

'Primal fears come out': The conditions inside the Thai cave and how the rescuers are getting the boys out

Jul 9th 2018, 9:12 PM 58,789 Views 14 Comments

Brían MacCoitir of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation says the rescue mission is one of the most complex he has ever seen.

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
# Security Risks
# Security Risks

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe

Jan 4th 2018, 1:39 PM 17,856 Views 41 Comments

Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.

Leo, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: Varadkar's mission to woo US tech companies
# Leo Actually
# Leo Actually

Leo, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: Varadkar's mission to woo US tech companies

Nov 4th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,950 Views 61 Comments

Microsoft, Facebook and Apple – the Taoiseach made pitstop visits to them all this week.

Looking for a new job? Microsoft is hiring another 200 people in Dublin
# Sales
# Sales

Looking for a new job? Microsoft is hiring another 200 people in Dublin

Oct 5th 2017, 7:41 AM 19,206 Views 36 Comments

After all the roles are filled, it will bring the number of Microsoft employees in Ireland to 2,000.

Bebo and Microsoft's founders are pumping cash into this retail tech startup
# Funding
# Funding

Bebo and Microsoft's founders are pumping cash into this retail tech startup

Sep 21st 2017, 4:25 PM 635 Views 0 Comments

Dublin-based Pointy has closed a series A round of investment worth $6 million.

Lost US Navy warship found seven decades after it was sunk in the final days of World War II
# USS Indianapolis
# USS Indianapolis

Lost US Navy warship found seven decades after it was sunk in the final days of World War II

Aug 20th 2017, 2:59 PM 25,761 Views 29 Comments

The location of the ship was unknown as no distress signal was sent.

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it
# Fresh Coat
# Fresh Coat

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Jul 25th 2017, 6:05 PM 8,307 Views 14 Comments

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades
# It's Been Real
# It's Been Real

Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades

Jul 24th 2017, 6:25 PM 20,385 Views 45 Comments

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since 1985.

People are in mourning as it's just been announced that Microsoft Paint is being scrapped
# RIP Paint
From The Daily Edge
# RIP Paint

People are in mourning as it's just been announced that Microsoft Paint is being scrapped

Jul 24th 2017, 1:19 PM 3,543 Views 2 Comments

Childhoods everywhere are ruined.

Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs - but impact on Irish staff 'will be minimal'
# Job Cuts
# Job Cuts

Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs - but impact on Irish staff 'will be minimal'

Jul 7th 2017, 1:19 PM 10,875 Views 10 Comments

The tech giant announced a major investment in its Irish operation earlier this year.

How Volkswagen is developing the car of the future virtually using HoloLens
# HoloLens
# HoloLens

How Volkswagen is developing the car of the future virtually using HoloLens

Apr 3rd 2017, 12:41 PM 806 Views 1 Comment

Volkswagen is using augmented reality goggles to develop its next-generation of models.

TVs used to spy on people? Tech industry keen to reassure public following Wikileaks hack
# Very Smart Tvs
# Very Smart Tvs

TVs used to spy on people? Tech industry keen to reassure public following Wikileaks hack

Mar 8th 2017, 7:03 PM 15,033 Views 36 Comments

Apple, Microsoft and Samsung have all said they’re looking into the report.

Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland

Feb 17th 2017, 7:00 AM 30,914 Views 65 Comments

The tech giant has big plans.

Today's your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free
# One Last Chance
# One Last Chance

Today's your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

Jul 29th 2016, 9:18 AM 12,643 Views 37 Comments

If you don’t, you will have to pay €139 instead.

Windows has a 20-year-old flaw that lets printers install malware on your PC
# Sneak Attack
# Sneak Attack

Windows has a 20-year-old flaw that lets printers install malware on your PC

Jul 14th 2016, 10:39 AM 11,136 Views 6 Comments

Thankfully, a patch for it has been released.

Everyone is taking the piss out of this cringey email from Microsoft to its 'bae interns'
# How Do You Do Fellow Kids
From The Daily Edge
# How Do You Do Fellow Kids

Everyone is taking the piss out of this cringey email from Microsoft to its 'bae interns'

Jul 8th 2016, 9:16 AM 6,514 Views 0 Comments

It contains the phrase “hella noms”. *dies*

Don't have Windows 10 yet? You're going to start seeing full-screen reminders now
# Time Is Ticking
# Time Is Ticking

Don't have Windows 10 yet? You're going to start seeing full-screen reminders now

Jul 4th 2016, 4:24 PM 15,842 Views 71 Comments

Microsoft will stop offering its free upgrade for free on 29 July and is going for one last push.

Those pushy Windows 10 upgrade alerts are getting a necessary change
# Easy Does It
# Easy Does It

Those pushy Windows 10 upgrade alerts are getting a necessary change

Jun 29th 2016, 2:25 PM 11,934 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile, more than 350 million devices are running the operating system.

Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for forcing Windows 10 update
# Payout
# Payout

Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for forcing Windows 10 update

Jun 28th 2016, 10:01 AM 22,050 Views 26 Comments

The update caused her work PC to slow down and crash regularly.

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion
# New Connection
# New Connection

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion

Jun 13th 2016, 2:35 PM 12,104 Views 24 Comments

The deal will leave the professional network with its ‘distinctive brand and independence’.

Microsoft is being criticised for the way it's getting people to install Windows 10
# Pushy
# Pushy

Microsoft is being criticised for the way it's getting people to install Windows 10

May 24th 2016, 5:08 PM 21,694 Views 64 Comments

Some PC users are comparing the new approach to malware.

Microsoft just gave its biggest hint that it will be ending Lumia phones
# Moving On
# Moving On

Microsoft just gave its biggest hint that it will be ending Lumia phones

May 18th 2016, 3:00 PM 12,574 Views 11 Comments

Its future in making phones is currently up in the air.

This site is trying to avoid the mistakes made by its maker's last racist bot
# Caption This
# Caption This

This site is trying to avoid the mistakes made by its maker's last racist bot

Apr 14th 2016, 4:56 PM 16,778 Views 9 Comments

CaptionBot is the latest experiment from Microsoft but good luck getting it to identify any images of Hitler.

This browser feature could help Microsoft dispel the bad memories of Internet Explorer
# On The Edge
# On The Edge

This browser feature could help Microsoft dispel the bad memories of Internet Explorer

Mar 31st 2016, 12:17 PM 15,028 Views 15 Comments

Microsoft Edge has been slow to replace Internet Explorer and compete against other browsers, but that could change.

Microsoft pulls 'teen girl' chatbot after it learned to become a racist in just a day
# Tay
# Tay

Microsoft pulls 'teen girl' chatbot after it learned to become a racist in just a day

Mar 26th 2016, 2:40 PM 23,274 Views 42 Comments

Not a great start.

Bill Gates never attended any of the classes he signed up for at Harvard - but got A's anyway
# Genius
# Genius

Bill Gates never attended any of the classes he signed up for at Harvard - but got A's anyway

Mar 9th 2016, 5:01 PM 24,605 Views 30 Comments

Apart from that one course in organic chemistry.

The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world
# Microsoft Landing
# Microsoft Landing

The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world

Mar 5th 2016, 11:15 AM 19,694 Views 33 Comments

He’s worth about €80 billion.

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