Stories tagged: microsoft
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 12:58 P.M.
Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 11:18 A.M.
Microsoft workers say reviewing graphic content caused PTSD
Two former Microsoft workers are claiming their work reviewing abuse, child pornography and other graphic material flagged for removal caused them post-traumatic stress disorder.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 2:52 P.M.
Microsoft pulls in no-bid defense contract worth almost $1 billion
Microsoft has reeled in a $927 million no-bid contract to provide technical support services to a technology unit of the U.S. Department of Defense.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 5:44 P.M.
Microsoft says it would have nothing to do with a ‘registry’ of Muslim Americans
Microsoft says it would not assist government authorities in building software designed to discriminate against Muslims or any other group.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 1 P.M.
Seattle’s cloud-computing boom is new force helping to drive Washington economy
Amazon.com’s growth into a technology power through its Amazon Web Services cloud-computing unit and Microsoft’s move to compete aggressively in that market have added the cloud to Seattle’s list of …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 12:01 P.M.
Former Starbucks, Microsoft official to lead state trade council
A former executive at Starbucks and Microsoft has been named president of the Washington Council on International Trade.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 9:58 A.M.
Microsoft seals $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn
Microsoft has completed its $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn, the company’s largest acquisition and the biggest bet made by chief executive Satya Nadella.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 9:05 A.M.
EU clears Microsoft’s $26 billion LinkedIn deal
European antitrust regulators on Tuesday gave their approval to Microsoft’s $26 billion deal to buy LinkedIn after the software maker agreed to concessions to keep Microsoft products open to LinkedIn …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2:53 P.M.
Microsoft cheers year of ‘solid progress’ at shareholders meeting
Microsoft executives struck an upbeat tone at the company’s annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, touting signs of success in the company’s campaign to remain relevant in a fast-changing technology world …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 1:15 P.M.
Apple wants everyone seeing RED for World AIDS Day
Apple fans, get ready to see red: Apple is using its ubiquitous presence to raise awareness and money for the AIDS awareness campaign Red on World AIDS Day.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 7:35 A.M.
Women’s share of Microsoft jobs drops again
At Microsoft, about one of every four employees is female. The latest data on the diversity of the Redmond software giant’s workforce, released this week, showed a second consecutive annual …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11:21 A.M.
Microsoft adds new chat-based service for workers
Taking a cue from competing online services like Slack, which let workers chat and share information on the job, Microsoft is adding a new program called “Teams” to its Office …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 5:56 P.M.
Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences
Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 5:16 P.M.
Judge allows gender-bias case against Microsoft to proceed
A federal judge has allowed a class-action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination by Microsoft to proceed.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 1:21 P.M.
Microsoft retools sales operation as Azure takes central role
When Microsoft, chasing the success of Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services business, started pushing its own package of rented processing power and web-based business tools, the company’s salespeople treated them as …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 2:25 P.M.
Microsoft says 400 million devices using Windows 10
Microsoft says there are 400 million devices running Windows 10, the operating system the company released in July 2015. That’s up from 350 million in June.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
Microsoft offers tool to report abusive content in its online services
Microsoft is making it easier to call out racist, sexist, or other abusive content on Xbox Live and the company’s other online services.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. FDR and war, Aug. 26, 1936
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 2:16 P.M.
Microsoft buys Seattle video-game streaming startup for Xbox Live
Microsoft said Thursday it has acquired Beam, a Seattle startup that builds video-game streaming tools.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
Feds find clues of gender bias at Microsoft, court filing says
U.S. Labor Department investigators told Microsoft this year they had found preliminary evidence of gender-based discrimination at the company, according to court papers filed this week in a gender-discrimination lawsuit.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016, 9:54 A.M.
Court: U.S. government can’t make Microsoft reveal cloud data
NEW YORK – A federal appeals court has ruled that the government cannot force Microsoft to reveal content from a customer’s email account stored in Ireland. The 2nd U.S. Circuit …
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016, 7:47 P.M.
Parents say fallen hiker loved mountains, life
Qi He, of central China, who died glissading in Aasgard Pass, was remembered for his love of the mountains. His parents chose to have him buried Saturday in Leavenworth’s Mountain …
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016, 3:58 P.M.
Microsoft to work with cannabis compliance tech firm Kind
Microsoft is partnering with a startup that makes software for the booming legal cannabis industry.
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016, 8:02 P.M.
Shooter games hyped at trade show after Orlando attack
The flags outside the Electronic Entertainment Expo are flying at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 dead. But it …
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016, 7:41 A.M.
Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will acquire professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. in a transaction valued at $26.2 billion.
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016, 2:50 P.M.
EU partners with Twitter, tech firms to combat hate speech
The European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world’s biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online.
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 2:52 P.M.
Microsoft, Facebook team up to build undersea Internet cable
Microsoft and Facebook are building a new underwater Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean, carrying customers’ data between North America and Southern Europe.
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 1:51 P.M.
Paul Allen gives $500,000 toward Seattle station’s new home
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated $500,000 toward Seattle public radio station KEXP to help it pay for its new home at Seattle Center. The money pushes the station’s fundraising …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
Microsoft denies forcing Windows 10 upgrade
Microsoft says Windows users still can opt out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims the company has made it exceedingly difficult to do so.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
Microsoft opens wallet to extend Internet in remote areas
Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it’s taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals.