Stories tagged: microsoft
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday that the commitment will happen “not just across our direct emissions, but across our supply chain, too.”
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it’s upping that by half.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system and tipped off the company rather than exploit it for its own intelligence needs.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the Windows 7 operating system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
Microsoft says it has developed a technique to detect online predators who try to groom children for sexual purposes using the chat function in multiplayer video games.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates started the last decade worth more than $50 billion and with a pledge to donate large parts of his fortune to charity.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
As Amazon and other companies expand there, Bellevue is prepping for thousands more commuters
Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Microsoft Corp. is ready to grow its North Carolina workforce even further with 500 new jobs in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Microsoft’s shareholders have voted to defeat two proposals by activist investors calling for the company to add a rank-and-file employee on its board of directors and report on gender disparities …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Microsoft released a report that showed the company has hired more women and minorities, but highlighted persistent diversity challenges facing the world’s largest software maker.
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
Oracle is pressing forward with a long-running legal challenge to the Pentagon’s massive cloud computing contract, its third such attempt to upend the procurement since the project was announced 18 …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
The Pentagon has awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract called JEDI.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo as part of a new lineup of Surface computers. It marks a reversal for a company that abandoned smartphones following lackluster demand for its own …
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
Microsoft is paying more than $25 million to settle federal corruption charges involving a bribery scheme in Hungary and other foreign offices.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
The Vatican and Microsoft are teaming up to promote ethics in artificial intelligence.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …