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HCL Technologies lays off 350 employees working on Microsoft project: Report
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HCL Technologies lays off 350 employees working on Microsoft project: Report

The employees, who were informed about the development in a town hall last week, were working in several countries including Guatemala, India and the Philippines

Protect sensitive data on Windows PC using Password Monitor, check step-by-step process
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Protect sensitive data on Windows PC using Password Monitor, check step-by-step process

Once Password Monitor is enabled, users are notified if any of their passwords have been stolen in any online leak.

Visually-impaired Madhya Pradesh software engineer bags Rs 47 lakh job offer from Microsoft
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Visually-impaired Madhya Pradesh software engineer bags Rs 47 lakh job offer from Microsoft

Yash Sonakia lost his eyesight to glaucoma when he was mere eight years old. He earned his BTech in 2021

Microsoft finally admits what people knew all along: Xbox One sales were less than half of the PS4
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Microsoft finally admits what people knew all along: Xbox One sales were less than half of the PS4

The Portuguese arm of Microsoft has revealed that Sony sold twice as many PlayStation4, as Microsoft sold the Xbox One. Lifetime sales of the PS4 are at about 117.2 million units as of March 2022, which means Microsoft couldn’t have sold more than 58.5 million units.

Netflix to use Microsoft and their services for its ad-supported subscription tier
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Netflix to use Microsoft and their services for its ad-supported subscription tier

Netflix is collaborating with Microsoft for its ad-supported subscriptions. Microsoft will be curating and serving the ads that users will see on Netflix. The streaming giant is yet to announce at what price points do we get to see the ad-supported tiers start from.

Bill Gates gets nostalgic, shares 48-year-old resume; internet thanks Microsoft co-founder
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Bill Gates gets nostalgic, shares 48-year-old resume; internet thanks Microsoft co-founder

Many users were left surprised to see that the Microsoft co-founder had included personal details like his weight and height in the document

Goodbye Internet Explorer: Microsoft finally retires the ailing web browser after 27 years
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Goodbye Internet Explorer: Microsoft finally retires the ailing web browser after 27 years

June 15 will be remembered from now on as the day when Microsoft finally pulled the plug on Internet Explorer, an iconic web browser which was very divisive among users. Microsoft is relying on Edge, its latest browser to take on Chrome and bring back Microsoft’s glory days.

So long Internet Explorer; Microsoft to finally retire once-dominant browser
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So long Internet Explorer; Microsoft to finally retire once-dominant browser

Users marked Explorer's passing on Twitter, with some referring to it as a "bug-ridden, insecure POS" or the "top browser for installing other browsers.

Explained: Microsoft knows most PC owners use pirated Windows, but why it still won’t take any action
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Explained: Microsoft knows most PC owners use pirated Windows, but why it still won’t take any action

Microsoft knows that most private PC owners have a pirated Windows copy, and yet, the tech giant refuses to go after them. If you think this is Microsoft being kind and altruistic, you’re mistaken.

Bill Gates tests COVID-19 positive; says 'isolating until healthy again'
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Bill Gates tests COVID-19 positive; says 'isolating until healthy again'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates also said, 'I'm fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care'

Forget gaming consoles, Microsoft will soon be launching Xbox Game Streaming stick
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Forget gaming consoles, Microsoft will soon be launching Xbox Game Streaming stick

Microsoft is working on a streaming device that will not only let users stream their favourite games but also access and play some of the best AAA titles on their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service.

Explained: Why Google, Microsoft & Apple want to get rid of passwords altogether
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Explained: Why Google, Microsoft & Apple want to get rid of passwords altogether

People are so bad with their password habits and in creating good passwords that the biggest tech giants - Apple, Microsoft and Google - have decided to remove passwords completely. Instead, users will now be logging in using their phones.

Watch: Bill Gates shares ‘leaping’ Insta-reel to mark Microsoft’s 47th birth anniversary
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Watch: Bill Gates shares ‘leaping’ Insta-reel to mark Microsoft’s 47th birth anniversary

In the video, Gates is jumping over a chair apparently at his company's office years ago.

Microsoft to buy 'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard: All you need to know about the record $69 billion deal
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Microsoft to buy 'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard: All you need to know about the record $69 billion deal

The all-cash deal will let Microsoft — maker of the Xbox gaming system — the world’s third-biggest gaming company by revenue behind China’s Tencent and Japan’s Sony

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine government networks
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Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine government networks

The attack comes as the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine looms and diplomatic talks to resolve the tense stand-off appear stalled

On Omicron surge, Bill Gates says world could be entering worst part of pandemic
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On Omicron surge, Bill Gates says world could be entering worst part of pandemic

In a series of tweets, the Microsoft co-founder said he has cancelled most of his holiday plans after his close friends have been infected with the Omicron variant

The Indian-American paradox: Indians expect them to be Indians, but they are not
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The Indian-American paradox: Indians expect them to be Indians, but they are not

There’s a lot of excitement over Parag Agarwal becoming the Twitter CEO. But it is futile to expect Indian-American CEOs to suddenly swing their companies in directions that help India, or Hindus

Satya Nadella dumps 50% of Microsoft shares in multiple tranches ahead of capital gains tax change
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Satya Nadella dumps 50% of Microsoft shares in multiple tranches ahead of capital gains tax change

The Microsoft CEO offloaded about 840,000 shares for over $285 million, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Microsoft Surface Go 3 launched in India: Check the price, features and specifications here
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Microsoft Surface Go 3 launched in India: Check the price, features and specifications here

The Surface Go 3 is said to deliver 60 percent faster performance thanks to the 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor; to be available in multiple variants.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares metaverse plans, talks about users' immersive experience on MS Teams
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares metaverse plans, talks about users' immersive experience on MS Teams

MS Teams will allow users to create their own 3D digital avatars and collaborate in virtual spaces by plugging into the virtual reality headset such as Microsoft’s HoloLens and Facebook’s Oculus.