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27 human genes have been renamed because of Excel
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Microsoft's impact on history will echo down the timeline for ever

Over the past year or so, some 27 human genes have been renamed, all because Microsoft Excel kept misreading their symbols as dates.

Xbox Live Gold ain't dead yet according to Microsoft
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Still important for the future

When Software King of the World Microsoft removed the option to purchase 12 months of Xbox Live Gold from the Microsoft Store, many tthought the outfit could be planning to kill off the service with the launch of the Xbox Series X. 

Trump advisor wants Microsoft to pull out of China
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They don't need it anyway

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro suggested Microsoft could divest its holdings in China if it buys the Chinese owned short-video app TikTok.

Microsoft wants to buy TikTok's US operations
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Post haste

Microsoft wants to boy  the short-video app TikTok, a potential blockbuster deal that could re-shape the social media industry and further inflame crumbling US-China relations.

Health crisis causes boom for technology companies
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Top 25 companies making a killing

The COVID-19 pandemic is providing new business opportunities for the tech sector, as evidenced by the performance of the world’s top 25 technology companies, according to a GlobalData report.

Microsoft is not transparent about transparency
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You can probably see through the reasons

Software King of the World Microsoft is refusing to release a transparency report into the way it handles women employees.

Microsoft’s Azure slows
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Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:17

Microsoft’s Azure slows


Shares down two percent

Microsoft flagship cloud computing business Azure reported quarterly sales growth of under 50 percent for the first time ever on Wednesday, sending Vole’s shares down two percent.

Microsoft wants to kill us
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Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:14

Microsoft wants to kill us


Slack says Vole is back to its old evil ways

Slack has filed a formal complaint alleging that tech titan Microsoft is unlawfully abusing its power to squeeze newer rivals out of the market.

Microsoft’s value has grown by a third
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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 12:16

Microsoft’s value has grown by a third



Remote computing enthuses Wall Street

The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street have pushed up the value of Microsoft shares by a third, thinking that the pandemic-induced shift to more remote computing will boost its business.

Microsoft complains about Apple’s antitrust antics
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App store concerns

Microsoft President Brad Smith has been having a quiet chat with  US lawmakers about Apple anti-competitive behaviour around its app store.