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# Microsoft

    # microsoft teams
    Microsoft investigating issues with Teams and Outlook as thousands report disruption
    Users have been having difficutli
    # Davos
    Varadkar says Ireland will be affected by Microsoft job losses
    Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
    # Microsoft
    Microsoft says it will axe 10,000 employees over poor economy
    The tech stalwart cut jobs twice last year.
    # Tax Haven
    Microsoft avoids paying tax in many countries by using Irish subsidiaries, study finds
    Microsoft Singapore Holdings posted profits from dividends of €23.1 billion in 2020 but announced a tax liability of just $15.
    # Passwords
    Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins
    The technology giants have said they will back a new sign-in standard that could replace written passwords.
    # good information
    Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?
    “The world will see the metaverse for what it is: mostly lame,” says one critic.
    # A taxing matter
    Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
    Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.
    # Microsoft
    Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage
    The couple have been married for 27 years.
    # Microsoft
    Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns
    Tech giant Microsoft said today it has detected and thwarted a number of hacking attempts in recent weeks.
    # China
    China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
    The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.
    # tiktok
    Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
    A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.
    # Social Media
    Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
    The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.
    # stepping down
    Bill Gates quits Microsoft board to spend more time on philanthropy
    He started the company with Paul Allen in 1975.
    # Study
    Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says
    The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.
    # Startups and tech
    Voice-control startup SoapBox Labs is working with Microsoft to prove its tech can go global
    It is running a pilot in 20 schools that will help children with their literacy skills.
    # RIP
    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer aged 65
    The billionaire founded the software giant with Bill Gates in the 1970s.
    # tham luang caves
    'Primal fears come out': The conditions inside the Thai cave and how the rescuers are getting the boys out
    Brían MacCoitir of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation says the rescue mission is one of the most complex he has ever seen.
    # security risks
    Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
    Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.
    # Leo Actually
    Leo, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: Varadkar's mission to woo US tech companies
    Microsoft, Facebook and Apple – the Taoiseach made pitstop visits to them all this week.
    # Sales
    Looking for a new job? Microsoft is hiring another 200 people in Dublin
    After all the roles are filled, it will bring the number of Microsoft employees in Ireland to 2,000.
    # Funding
    Bebo and Microsoft's founders are pumping cash into this retail tech startup
    Dublin-based Pointy has closed a series A round of investment worth $6 million.
    # USS Indianapolis
    Lost US Navy warship found seven decades after it was sunk in the final days of World War II
    The location of the ship was unknown as no distress signal was sent.
    # Fresh Coat
    MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it
    Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.
    # It's been real
    Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades
    Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since 1985.
    # RIP Paint
    People are in mourning as it's just been announced that Microsoft Paint is being scrapped
    Childhoods everywhere are ruined.
    # Job Cuts
    Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs - but impact on Irish staff 'will be minimal'
    The tech giant announced a major investment in its Irish operation earlier this year.
    # HoloLens
    How Volkswagen is developing the car of the future virtually using HoloLens
    Volkswagen is using augmented reality goggles to develop its next-generation of models.
    # very smart tvs
    TVs used to spy on people? Tech industry keen to reassure public following Wikileaks hack
    Apple, Microsoft and Samsung have all said they’re looking into the report.
    # Microsoft
    Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland
    The tech giant has big plans.
    # One last chance
    Today's your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free
    If you don’t, you will have to pay €139 instead.
    # sneak attack
    Windows has a 20-year-old flaw that lets printers install malware on your PC
    Thankfully, a patch for it has been released.
    # how do you do fellow kids
    Everyone is taking the piss out of this cringey email from Microsoft to its 'bae interns'
    It contains the phrase “hella noms”. *dies*
    # time is ticking
    Don't have Windows 10 yet? You're going to start seeing full-screen reminders now
    Microsoft will stop offering its free upgrade for free on 29 July and is going for one last push.
    # easy does it
    Those pushy Windows 10 upgrade alerts are getting a necessary change
    Meanwhile, more than 350 million devices are running the operating system.
    # Payout
    Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for forcing Windows 10 update
    The update caused her work PC to slow down and crash regularly.
    # new connection
    Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion
    The deal will leave the professional network with its ‘distinctive brand and independence’.
    # pushy
    Microsoft is being criticised for the way it's getting people to install Windows 10
    Some PC users are comparing the new approach to malware.
    # Moving On
    Microsoft just gave its biggest hint that it will be ending Lumia phones
    Its future in making phones is currently up in the air.
    # caption this
    This site is trying to avoid the mistakes made by its maker's last racist bot
    CaptionBot is the latest experiment from Microsoft but good luck getting it to identify any images of Hitler.
    # on the edge
    This browser feature could help Microsoft dispel the bad memories of Internet Explorer
    Microsoft Edge has been slow to replace Internet Explorer and compete against other browsers, but that could change.
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