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11 months ago

Microsoft's Skype office in London to close [Update: 220 people to be laid off]

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Microsoft's Skype office in London to close [Update: 220 people to be laid off]

Microsoft plans to close its Skype development offices in London, and that move will result in 220 workers being laid off. Skype was founded in London in 2003 and Microsoft opened new offices for those employees in March 2013.

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11 months ago

Boldly collect extra Microsoft Points by buying or renting Star Trek TV shows and movies

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Boldly collect extra Microsoft Points by buying or renting Star Trek TV shows and movies

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek, the Microsoft Rewards program is offering extra bonus points for people who buy or rent Star Trek TV shows or movies.

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11 months ago

The switch has been flipped for Microsoft Rewards in the U.S. with new site design

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The switch has been flipped for Microsoft Rewards in the U.S. with new site design

The new Microsoft Rewards site is now live for those in the U.S. replacing the previous Bing Rewards program.

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11 months ago

Microsoft's free software service for college students gets a new name

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Microsoft's free software service for college students gets a new name

Microsoft has announced it is rebranding its DreamSpark program, which offers college students free software and tools. The new name is Microsoft Imagine, which shares the name of the company's Imagine Cup student technology competition.

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11 months ago

The Microsoft Cloud spreads to the UK with three all-new data centers

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The Microsoft Cloud spreads to the UK with three all-new data centers

The UK Ministry of Defence has (thankfully) ditched Windows XP in favor of Windows Azure, powered by three new UK data centers. Microsoft still has a long way to go to beat Amazon Web Services, but this is a clear step in the right direction.

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11 months ago

Microsoft's computer vision technology may be in your next 'smart' refrigerator

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Microsoft's computer vision technology may be in your next 'smart' refrigerator

Microsoft is collaborating with household appliance company Liebherr that will have Microsoft's Computer Vision API used inside future Liebherr refrigerators and freezers.

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11 months ago

Apple, Google and others support Microsoft's fight against secret data requests

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Apple, Google and others support Microsoft's fight against secret data requests

Microsoft's recent lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department that fights against gag orders for secret government data requests has the support of many companies, including from rivals like Apple and Google.

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12 months ago

Microsoft takes steps to help people report hate speech on its online services

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Microsoft takes steps to help people report hate speech on its online services

Microsoft has announced it has launched a new website for people to report any hate speech that is posted on its online services.

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1 year ago

Lenovo will pre-load Microsoft apps like Office, Skype and OneDrive on select Android devices

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Lenovo will pre-load Microsoft apps like Office, Skype and OneDrive on select Android devices

Lenovo and Microsoft have announced a new joint agreement that will include pre-loading Microsoft-created apps like Office, Skype and OneDrive on select Lenovo Android devices.

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1 year ago

Microsoft joins with Apple, Google, and others to fight unwanted robocalls in the U.S.

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Microsoft joins with Apple, Google, and others to fight unwanted robocalls in the U.S.

Microsoft is one of 33 companies and organizations that have banded together to form the Robocalling Strike Force in the U.S. It will pledge to create solutions designed to decrease the number of these kinds of unwanted and illegal automated calls on smartphones.

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1 year ago

Microsoft is making big changes to Bing Rewards, including its name

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Microsoft is making big changes to Bing Rewards, including its name

Microsoft is emailing members of Bing Rewards, informing them of some major changes to the program that offers a way to earn points towards purchasing gift cards. One of those changes is that the program will now be called Microsoft Rewards.

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1 year ago

Microsoft Research is working on a temporary tattoo controller for your phone

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Microsoft Research is working on a temporary tattoo controller for your phone

Microsoft Research, in collaboration with M.I.T., is working on a project called DuoSkin, which is designed to create a custom control device that can be placed on the skin like a temporary tattoo.

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1 year ago

Microsoft Store locations to open in Nashville and Boca Raton

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Microsoft Store locations to open in Nashville and Boca Raton

Microsoft has revealed that it will open two more of its retail stores in the U.S,. One will be in Nashville, Tennessee and the other will be in Boca Raton, Florida.

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1 year ago

This Week on Windows Central: Xbox One S, Windows 10 Anniversary Update and more!

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This Week on Windows Central: Xbox One S, Windows 10 Anniversary Update and more!

We are back after skipping last weekend due to the avalanche of Xbox One S, Windows 10 Anniversary and Xbox One Summer Update content hitting the wires this week. In the future, you can rely on this weekly column to stay up to date with all the latest happenings from across the Microsoft ecosystem.

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1 year ago

Satya Nadella talks about learning from cricket, buying LinkedIn and more in interview

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Satya Nadella talks about learning from cricket, buying LinkedIn and more in interview

In a new interview, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks about a number of subjects, including learning management lessons from cricket, why buying LinkedIn is a good idea and more.

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