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Microsoft Buys ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Candy Crush’ Maker For $68.7 Billion

Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like “Call of Duty” and ”Candy Crush.” The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, ac.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeJan 22nd, 2022

Microsoft union response in stark contrast to Apple, as company offers ‘absolute support’

The acquisition of Activision Blizzard could have led to a Microsoft union battle, as some employees recently voted to unionize. However, the a senior exec has stated that the company ‘absolutely supports’ the union. The apparent attitude of Mic.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 12 min. ago

Microsoft Brings "Windows Subsystem for Linux 2" to Window Server 2022

With the latest preview patch, Windows Server 2022 now supports WSL2 Linux distros, the Register reports: The move ends an odyssey that began with the arrival of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 on Windows 10 several years ago and with users'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 43 min. ago

Vanuatu declares climate emergency

Vanuatu's parliament has declared a climate emergency, with the low-lying island nation's prime minister flagging a US$1.2 billion cost to cushion climate change's impacts on his country......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 28th, 2022

Exclusive: Microsoft continues to crush Google in a key battleground

The fight for office software supremacy isn’t really a fight at all......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 28th, 2022

If you think PC gaming doesn"t have enough stories to tell, you"re wrong

Tentpole franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty are mainstay for PC gaming, but the platform offers more options than ever before......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 28th, 2022

Substack Pauses Fundraising Efforts of Potential 100x Valuation

Substack stopped fundraising efforts for a round of $75 million to $100 million, the New York Times reported Thursday. Axios reports: The round could have valued the newsletter publication platform between $750 million and $1 billion. But the abandon.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 28th, 2022

Broadcom To "Focus On Rapid Transition To Subscription" For VMware

Broadcom has signaled its $61 billion acquisition of VMware will involve a "rapid transition from perpetual licenses to subscriptions." The Register reports: That's according to Tom Krause, president of the Broadcom Software Group, on Thursday's Broa.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 28th, 2022

The best new Windows apps, according to Microsoft

Microsoft acknowledges its favorite apps in an app store awards featuring many big-name programs......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Microsoft’s plans for an Xbox streaming stick head back to the drawing board

Company is "pivot[ing] away from the current iteration" of its "Keystone" device. Enlarge / It might be a while until you can stream Halo Infinite to a TV using just a small dongle. (credit: Microsoft) Last year, Microsoft off.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Microsoft has a Linux-flavored treat in store for Windows Server users

Microsoft has introduced additional capabilities for running Linux binary executables for Windows Sever 2022......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Microsoft Surface Pro, laptop prices slashed for Memorial Day

Join us as we take you through the highlights in the unofficial Microsoft Surface Memorial Day sale, with discounts on the Surface Laptop and more......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Rivian manufacturing chief departs in management shuffle, reorganization

The EV maker is splitting its commercial business, which includes delivery vans made for Amazon, from the retail side of the company that produces the R1T pickup and R1S SUV......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Bungie Will Help Sony Make 12 Live Service Games By 2025

In January, Sony bought Bungie for $3.5 billion, giving the company one of the most popular first-person shooter games to compete with Microsoft and the various game studios it owns. Now, according to Forbes, Sony "has a whole plan to integrate Bungi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Tech Industry Groups Are Watering Down Attempts at Privacy Regulation, One State at a Time

Coordinated industry lobbying is overwhelming the scattered efforts of consumer groups and privacy-minded lawmakers. From a report: In late 2019, Utah state senator Kirk Cullimore got a phone call from one of his constituents, a lawyer who represente.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Lego Bricks + Raspberry Pi = Awesome Motorized Microscope

IBM research has released a project that allows you to build a motorized, high quality microscope from Lego bricks and a Raspberry pi for roughl $300. They call the project MicroscopPy, and they’ve shared the build notes on Github. As you can.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Sungard AS Cyber Incident Recovery strengthens customers’ ability to recover data after a cyberattack

Sungard AS has launched a new Cyber Incident Recovery offering that enhances customers’ ability to swiftly and successfully recover data that’s been compromised from a cyberattack. The global cost of ransomware has ballooned to $20 billion in 202.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Semiconductor, EV battery startups highlighted at Computex 2022

Computex 2022 has spotlighted 18 startup teams with innovations about semiconductor, electric vehicle (EV) and other areas. The teams are expected to attract a total of NT$1 billion (US$33.8 million) in investment capital this year, according to Taiw.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Apacer upbeat about 2H22 sales

Memory module maker Apacer Technology expects an influx of short lead-time orders for mainly industrial and server devices to buoy its revenue in the second half of 2022, which may outperform that in the first half, according to company president Cha.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Advantech expects inventory levels to return to normal in 2023

Industrial PC maker Advantech is working to adjust its high inventory levels back down to around 110 days by the end of 2022 and expects inventory to return to normal levels in 2023, according to company CEO KC Liu......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Microsoft’s popular platform adventure ‘Psychonauts 2’ launches on Mac

A bit less than a year since the acclaimed Psychonauts series got its second installment on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, Microsoft has launched Psychonauts 2 on Mac. more… The post Microsoft’s popular platform adventure ‘Psychonauts 2&#.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022