Tag: Microsoft


Regulators Seek To Block Microsoft’s Activision Takeover

U.S. Regulators have asked a judge to block Microsoft from completing its $69 billion Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard purchase. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said the deal, which would be the largest in the video game industry’s history, could substantially lessen competition in the sector. The move comes after the UK blocked the deal over concerns it would […]


Microsoft U.S. Global Technology Leader — “Technology Has The Power To Be The Great Equalizer”

Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft U.S. Global Technology Leader, Jacky Wright has commended Jamaica for its progress in becoming a digital society. In its national development plan, the Jamaican Government has set as part of its goals to provide Internet access to every household and community across the country. Ms. Wright, in an address, noted that Internet […]


Tech Giants Rake In Massive Profits

Tech giants have seen a massive increase in profits following consumers’ appetite for new digits, cloud services, and games. Apple’s profits nearly doubled to US$21.7 billion in the three months to June 30 as customers bought pricier 5G iPhones. Microsoft saw a $16.5 billion profit – up 47% year-on-year, due to demand for cloud services and games. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, […]


Bill Gates Releases His Summer Read For 2021

William Henry Gates III, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist, recently announced his summer reading list for 2021. In a blog post announcing the list, Gates wrote, “When I finish one book and am deciding what to read next, there usually isn’t always rhyme or reason to what I pick. Sometimes I’ll read one […]


Microsoft Joins Work From Home Movement

Microsoft Corporation, the American multinational technology giant has now been listed among a new group of companies that is offering workers the option of working from home permanently. The company recently told staff that they will have the option of working from home permanently with managers’ approval. Companies such as Facebook and Twitter have already approved remote work as a […]


Biden Leads In Battle Ground States But Can’t Ignore Trump’s Juggernaut

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s national polling lead over President Trump has taken a downward turn. This comes after the Republicans wrapped up their National Convention late last week. According to a new Morning Consult poll, Biden is leading with 50 percent support among likely voters, compared with 44 percent for Trump, with another 7 percent undecided. The latest poll […]


Microsoft Joins Walmart To Take Out TikTok

The race by U.S. companies to acquire the Chinese outfit TikTok is on. The forced sale of the company has come about on the order of U.S. President Donald Trump, charging that the company shares its user data with the Chinese government. The latest suitors making a bid for the company is the combined team of U.S. retail giant Walmart […]


Microsoft Seeks To Put The ‘B’ In TikTok

TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming, has found itself in the Trump administration’s crosshairs. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” President Trump reportedly said. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for TikTok said in a statement that the app is a […]


Microsoft Takes New Look At Phone Business

Microsoft Corp., the multinational technology giant, has announced new plans to restructure its phone hardware business. The company in a statement said this latest move is to better focus and align resources. In light of this, the company will eliminate up to 7,800 positions, primarily in the phone business. Consequently, the company will record an impairment charge of approximately $7.6 […]


5-Year-Old Boy Makes Microsoft Exam Looks Easy

According to BBC.com, five-year-old Ayan Quershi from Coventry, U.K. has become the youngest computer specialist in the world. Ayan sat the Microsoft Certified Professional exam recently and passed it with flying colors. Although he found the exam challenging, it was nevertheless enjoyable for him, the BBC reported. “There were multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions, and scenario-based questions,” he […]