Stories tagged: microsoft
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and more transparent with open-source software. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in …
Mon., April 22, 2019, 11:21 a.m.
Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that …
Mon., April 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace investigations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment.
Fri., April 12, 2019
Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life – from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots – when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of …
Mon., March 4, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
Melania Trump gave a second-grader a pep talk about homework Monday as she toured an Oklahoma elementary school to open a three-state tour – including Washington state – highlighting her …
Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
The Vatican and Microsoft are teaming up to promote ethics in artificial intelligence.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 6:37 p.m.
Major companies from Microsoft to Verizon are exploring how to replace game downloads with internet-based game services hoping to do for video gaming what Netflix and Spotify have done with …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Blessed with a balance sheet that allows for sweeping gestures, Redmond tech giant Microsoft is responding to the region’s widening affordability gap with a $500 million pledge to address homelessness …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is teaming with Microsoft to design “digital health corners” for its stores as both companies battle an ever-expanding Amazon.com.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Kroger Co. and Microsoft are joining forces to bring the ease of online shopping to brick-and-mortar grocery stores.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
The Redmond, Washington, tech giant, which had briefly overtaken Apple’s market capitalization in intraday trading earlier this week, finally closed at No. 1 on Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
Washington state’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a former Microsoft employee who accused the company of laying her off in retaliation for taking prior legal action in a …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Microsoft showed a small increase in the proportion of women in its employee ranks, rising 1.1 percentage points to 26.6 percent, from 25.5 percent last year.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Microsoft plans to continue to provide its technology to the U.S. military, despite worries among the software maker’s own employees that advances in the field of artificial intelligence could empower …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Federal prosecutors have charged a former Microsoft sports marketing director with five counts of wire fraud, accusing him of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company and using his …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
Women suing Microsoft alleging widespread gender discrimination will get another chance to convince a court that their claims should be considered together as a class, after the Ninth Circuit Court …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
Microsoft will begin requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees paid leave to care for a new child.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
Microsoft stands virtually alone among tech companies with its aggressive approach, which uses U.S. courts to fight computer fraud and seize hacked websites back from malicious perpetrators. In the process, …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 2:28 p.m.
Microsoft Corp. threatened to suspend web-hosting services it provides to Gab.ai after getting a complaint about anti-Semitic posts on the social-media site, a new twist in the technology industry’s controversial …
Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Microsoft wants to add 72 emergency backup generators at its Quincy data center, and the Washington Department of Ecology is accepting comments through Aug. 31 on the proposal.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition, saying it’s too risky to leave to industry alone
Microsoft is calling for government regulation on facial-recognition software, one of its key technologies, saying such artificial intelligence is too important and potentially dangerous for tech giants to police themselves.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 12:11 p.m.
Snowflake, a California cloud-computing data software company, has launched its products on Microsoft Azure, another boost for the Redmond company as it competes with Amazon’s popular cloud service.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
Microsoft has unveiled its smallest and least expensive Surface tablet yet, a long-rumored portable device that will compete with Apple’s iPad Mini.
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:14 p.m.
Two women suing Microsoft over gender discrimination did not prove that performance reviews were conducted so uniformly across the company that thousands of other women could join the bias case, …
Mon., June 25, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
A federal judge declined to grant class-action status to a case against Microsoft that claims widespread gender discrimination.
Thu., June 14, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Microsoft is working on automated checkout technology that could help retailers compete with Amazon’s new cashierless stores.
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 2:48 p.m.
Lawyers for a group of women suing Microsoft for gender discrimination faced tough questions from a federal judge in Seattle on Monday about whether their clients — and the thousands …
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
CEO Satya Nadella said the all-stock deal pairs Microsoft with the “world’s leading software development platform,” a destination where developers around the world go to share and review each other’s …