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# microsoft - Thursday 5 May, 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 22,491 Views 15 Comments

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

# microsoft - Monday 21 February, 2022

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 18,748 Views 24 Comments

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

# microsoft - Friday 2 July, 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 18,124 Views 27 Comments

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

# microsoft - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

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 58,548 Views 33 Comments

The couple have been married for 27 years.

# microsoft - Thursday 10 September, 2020

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 15,025 Views 19 Comments

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

# microsoft - Friday 7 August, 2020

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 35,786 Views 59 Comments

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

# microsoft - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

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 18,582 Views 13 Comments

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

# microsoft - Sunday 2 August, 2020

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 21,125 Views 26 Comments

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

# microsoft - Saturday 14 March, 2020

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 24,963 Views 58 Comments

He started the company with Paul Allen in 1975.

# microsoft - Thursday 22 August, 2019

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 24,629 Views 30 Comments

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

# microsoft - Thursday 14 March, 2019

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 274 Views 0 Comments

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

# microsoft - Monday 15 October, 2018

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 26,632 Views 13 Comments

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

# microsoft - Monday 9 July, 2018

'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 58,778 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.

# microsoft - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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 17,853 Views 41 Comments

Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.

# microsoft - Saturday 4 November, 2017

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 10,944 Views 61 Comments

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

# microsoft - Thursday 5 October, 2017

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 19,205 Views 36 Comments

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

# microsoft - Thursday 21 September, 2017

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.

# microsoft - Sunday 20 August, 2017

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 25,759 Views 29 Comments

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

# microsoft - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

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 8,305 Views 14 Comments

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

# microsoft - Monday 24 July, 2017

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 20,380 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 3,541 Views 2 Comments

Childhoods everywhere are ruined.

# microsoft - Friday 7 July, 2017

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 10,809 Views 12 Comments

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

# microsoft - Monday 3 April, 2017

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 801 Views 1 Comment

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

# microsoft - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

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 15,032 Views 36 Comments

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

# microsoft - Friday 17 February, 2017

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 30,912 Views 62 Comments

The tech giant has big plans.

# microsoft - Friday 29 July, 2016

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 12,641 Views 37 Comments

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

# microsoft - Thursday 14 July, 2016

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 11,132 Views 6 Comments

Thankfully, a patch for it has been released.

# microsoft - Friday 8 July, 2016

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 6,513 Views 0 Comments

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

# microsoft - Monday 4 July, 2016

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 15,840 Views 71 Comments

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

# microsoft - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

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 11,930 Views 18 Comments

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

# microsoft - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

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 22,048 Views 26 Comments

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

# microsoft - Monday 13 June, 2016

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 12,101 Views 24 Comments

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

# microsoft - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

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 21,692 Views 64 Comments

Some PC users are comparing the new approach to malware.

# microsoft - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

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 12,571 Views 11 Comments

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

# microsoft - Thursday 14 April, 2016

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 16,775 Views 9 Comments

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

# microsoft - Thursday 31 March, 2016

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 15,005 Views 15 Comments

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

# microsoft - Saturday 26 March, 2016

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 23,273 Views 42 Comments

Not a great start.

# microsoft - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

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 24,601 Views 30 Comments

Apart from that one course in organic chemistry.

# microsoft - Saturday 5 March, 2016

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 19,684 Views 33 Comments

He’s worth about €80 billion.

# microsoft - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Microsoft is being very pushy when it comes to updating your PC
# Aggressive
# Aggressive

Microsoft is being very pushy when it comes to updating your PC

Jan 12th 2016, 2:14 PM 18,917 Views 52 Comments

And just to add to it, it’s ending support for Windows 8 too.

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