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California 'hacktivist' outsmarts scammer, reveals his X-rated search history - SFGate

We've all gotten calls like the one Jose Barrientos received at his Los Angeles home recently. It was from someone claiming to be with Microsoft tech support, identifying himself as "Jackson." Barrientos works in software development, but he's also a ...

How to connect your phone to Windows 10 - Tech Advisor

Windows Phone might now be consigned to the recycle bin of history, but Android and iPhone users can still connect their devices to a Windows 10 PC. Doing so means you can take advantage of extra features such as sending articles you find on the web ...

The Famous History of Microsoft's Antitrust Case - Industry Leaders Magazine

Microsoft Corporation spent at least 19 years fighting an antitrust case with the U.S. government and narrowly escaped being split in 2000; to exist as two separate units producing operating system and software components respectively. The antitrust ...

New Microsoft Teams Features Target Education And Newbies - Lifehacker Australia

Microsoft continues to add new features to Teams, their collaboration tool, and upping the ante on established platforms such as Slack. Their recent acquisition of ChalkUp and new chat history feature further refine this product. Microsoft announced ...

Amazon Worth More than Microsoft for First Time - WLTZ 38 NBC

(CNN) – E-commerce giant Amazon is officially worth more than software company Microsoft for the first time in history. Amazon's market value of $685 billion makes it the third largest corporation in America, behind Google and Apple. The online ...

The craziest official tech startup history you will ever read - MarketWatch

Yet Blachman writes in his introduction: “Ronen, Dror and Gaby would not encourage you to follow in their slightly irrational footsteps, to start your company in an unknown place and in an industry already dominated by giants to make enemies out of ...

A candid discussion on Microsoft, African Americans, tech and inequality - Windows Central

But as we address this topic of poor representation of blacks in tech we must realize that the biases that prevented my grandmother from drinking from a certain fountain less than 100 years ago were not legislated out of the hearts of her ...

Microsoft Is Selling Fewer Surface Computers But Making More Money - Lifehacker Australia

Microsoft's history with hardware has been mixed. They've made some great keyboards and mice and some that were designed to be used by extraterrestrials. And then there's the Zune. But the Surface convertible has been a massive success that created an ...

Should You Buy Microsoft (MSFT) Ahead of Earnings? - Zacks.com

Nevertheless, the technology giant is carrying relatively strong momentum into its earnings report date on Wednesday afternoon—a day that could prove to be another telling moment in company history. Microsoft's latest quarterly earnings announcement ...

Earnings Reaction History: Microsoft Corp., 80.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 5.4% Sensitive - Nasdaq

Microsoft Corp. ( MSFT ) is due to issue its quarterly earnings report in the upcoming extended-hours session. Given its history, traders can expect very active trading in the issue immediately following its quarterly earnings announcement. Historical ...

Microsoft earnings: Turning AI-backed cloud computing into more cash - MarketWatch

Microsoft's enterprise cloud computing offers a range of cognitive services—vision, speech, language—developer tools and “highly abstracted AI services” that give its potential customers a wide range of options. Coupled with the company's history as ...

Microsoft Previews Privacy App that Shows Windows 10 Telemetry Info - Redmondmag.com

Microsoft described another privacy enhancement on top of the new Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer application in Windows 10 build 17083. Namely, it updated its Privacy Dashboard portal. The Microsoft Privacy Dashboard is a Web site for consumer Windows ...

New Windows 10 privacy controls include a way to erase that embarrassing search - PCWorld

More importantly, Microsoft is placing product and service activity on its new Activity History page, demonstrating which apps or services have been triggered, and when. Microsoft also plans to capture information about movies—the video width ...

Microsoft Introduces New Privacy Tools For Windows Insiders - Tom's Hardware

... data includes details about the usage of the device, operating system, applications, and services. Software Setup and Inventory such as installed applications and install history, device update information. It's not clear yet to what extent you ...

Windows 10 can now show you all the data it's sending back to Microsoft - TechCrunch

Microsoft's and its partners' engineers use the telemetry data from Windows 10 to diagnose crashes, learn about its users hardware configurations and more. It's on by default and while Microsoft tells you that it collects this data and gives you a ...

Microsoft rolling out Surface firmware updates with Meltdown, Spectre mitigations - Windows Central

Dated January 10, the updates are now rolling out to the Surface Book 2, Surface Laptop, Surface Studio, Surface Book, and Surface Pro 4, according to the Surface Update History tracker. Each round of updates includes a firmware tweak to "resolve ...

Richest man in history: Amazon's Bezos earns more in 5 days than most could in 5 lifetimes - RT

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the wealthiest person in history and the first to outrank Microsoft's Bill Gates on the rich list, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Gates was the only one to have made 13-figure fortune. Bezos' net fortune ...

Jeff Bezos now richer than Bill Gates ever was; becomes richest person in history - Business Today

... Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates before, but this is the first time he has broken the richest man in history record. Bezos became the richest person in the world in July 2017, when he dethroned Gates for a while. He was once again declared as ...

Here's Why Jeff Bezos Is Not Truly The Richest Person In History - Forbes Africa (blog)

Amazon, the global e-commerce behemoth, has brought incomparable scale to online retailing. In turn, it has brought incomparable wealth to its founder, Jeff Bezos. As of Monday's market close, Bezos was worth more than $104 billion, making him the ...

Amazon founder becomes richest man in history - NEWS.com.au

AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in history with a personal fortune of an eye-watering $135 billion ($US105.1b). A 1.4 per cent rise in Amazon's share price made the New Mexico-born businessman $1.7 billion ($US1.4b) richer on ...

Microsoft is a multinational computer technology corporation. The history of Microsoft began on April 4, 1975, when it was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque. Its current best-selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, Xbox, a line of entertainment of games, music and video and Bing, a line of search engines.

Microsoft logo since August 23, 2012

Microsoft is a multinational computer technology corporation. The history of Microsoft began on April 4, 1975, when it was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque. Its current best-selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, Xbox, a line of entertainment of games, music and video and Bing, a line of search engines.

In 1980, Microsoft formed a partnership with IBM that allowed them to bundle Microsoft's operating system with IBM computers, paying Microsoft a royalty for every sale. In 1985, IBM requested that Microsoft write a new operating system for their computers called OS/2; Microsoft wrote the operating system, but also continued to sell their own alternative, which proved to be in direct competition with OS/2. Microsoft Windows eventually overshadowed OS/2 in terms of sales. When Microsoft launched several versions of Microsoft Windows in the 1990s, they had captured over 90% market share of the world's personal computers.

As of June 30, 2015, Microsoft has a global annual revenue of $86.83 Billion USD and 128,076 employees worldwide. It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices.