Artificial intelligence technology behind ChatGPT was built in Iowa -- with a lot of water
As they race to capitalize on a craze for generative AI, leading tech developers including Microsoft, OpenAI and Google have acknowledged that growing demand for their AI tools carries hefty costs, from expensive semiconductors to an increase in water consumption.
EU investigates Microsoft over concerns bundling Teams with Office eliminates competition
The European Union has opened an antitrust investigation into Microsoft over concerns that bundling its Teams messaging and videoconferencing app with its Office productivity software gives it an unfair edge over competitors.
Microsoft reports $20.1B quarterly profit as it promises to lead 'the new AI platform shift'
Microsoft reported a 20% spike in quarterly profits Tuesday, helping to fuel its battle to get ahead of rivals like Google, Amazon and Facebook parent Meta in selling the latest artificial intelligence technology.
Microsoft and Activision extend deadline to close $69 billion deal under close regulatory scrutiny
The deadline for Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of video game company Activision Blizzard has been extended to as the companies seek to close a deal that has been opposed by regulators in the U.S. and the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority.
Apple is close to becoming the first public company valued at $3 trillion
Apple is near to becoming the first publicly traded company to close a trading day with a $3 trillion market value, marking another milestone for a technology juggernaut that has reshaped society with a line-up of products that churn out eye-popping profits.
Fate of record tech industry tie-up heads to judge as Microsoft defends $69B Activision deal
The fate of what could be the priciest merger in tech industry history is now in the hands of a federal judge who must decide whether to stop Microsoft from closing its deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard.
Microsoft, regulators tangle in court over fate of $69 billion deal that could reshape video gaming
Federal regulators on Thursday launched a legal attack on Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion takeover of video game maker Activision Blizzard by depicting it as an anticompetitive weapon while Microsoft hailed the deal as a way to make popular games such as Call of Duty more widely available at cheaper prices.
FTC sues to block Microsoft's takeover of video game maker Activision Blizzard
The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Microsoft from completing its deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard, the latest antitrust challenge to the proposed merger but one that could hasten its conclusion.
Microsoft: State-sponsored Chinese hackers could be laying groundwork for disruption
Microsoft says state-backed Chinese hackers have been targeting U.S. critical infrastructure and could be laying the technical groundwork for the potential disruption of communications between the U.S. and Asia in future crises.
Ballmer Group awards $42.5 million to help more than 100 Black-led groups expand
A new grantmaking effort funded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie’s philanthropic arm will provide $42.5 million over the next five years to support more than 100 Black-led nonprofits focused on improving economic mobility.
Microsoft agrees to buy $50m Foxconn parcel in Wisconsin
Microsoft has agreed to buy a $50 million parcel of land in southeastern Wisconsin meant for Foxconn after the world’s largest electronics manufacturer failed to fulfill grandiose promises to build a massive facility that would employ thousands of workers.
Microsoft: Iran unit behind Charlie Hebdo hack-and-leak op
After the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s launched a cartoon contest to mock Iran’s ruling cleric, a state-backed Iranian cyber unit struck back in early January with a hack-and-leak campaign intent on striking fear with the claimed pilfering of a big subscriber database.
Get this doorbuster deal on 2 Microsoft Office lifetime licenses for only $54.99.
It’s Black Friday, the Super Bowl of consumerism – and the deals are out there if you can find ‘em. Thankfully, we’re on the beat, offering doorbuster deals at some of the lowest prices of the year on some of our best-selling items for just one day only.
Increase productivity with this Microsoft Office bundle for only $79.99
The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and now is the time to get your affairs in order ahead of 2023. Get organized and upgrade the quality of your documents with the Microsoft Office Home and Business for Mac 2021 Lifetime License - 2 Pack for only $79.99!
Microsoft blames economic woes for missing profit targets
Microsoft on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $16.7 billion, or $2.23 per share, falling short of analyst expectations for $2.29 per share — a rare disappointment from the tech giant that has consistently beat Wall Street expectations in recent years.