Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

In Google's infancy, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its dominance of the personal computer software market to choke off competition that could spawn better products.

Their disdain for Microsoft spurred Google to...

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump's administration: Watch your step if you want to keep doing business with the federal government.

Trump's Labor Department...

Monday, Sep. 14, 2020

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S., according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Microsoft announced Sunday that its bid...

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

Walmart said Thursday it may join Microsoft to buy the U.S. business of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has come under fire from the Trump administration. 

Microsoft and TikTok declined to comment Thursday. 

TikTok, through its fun, goofy videos, has gained...

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

A jury of 13 leading global CMOs selected Kathleen Hall, chief brand officer at Microsoft, as winner of The One Show 2020 CMO Pencil, honoring the brand marketer behind the world’s single most impactful idea on a brand’s business from the past year.

Hall picked up the prestigious award...

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S.

The twin executive orders — one for each app...

Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.

In a statement, Microsoft said...

Sunday, Apr. 26, 2020

Microsoft's chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, oversees thousands of engineers and scientists working in artificial intelligence, computer science and other research.

But right now he's laser-focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest projects include setting up a chatbot for the...

Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019

The biggest tech companies want you to know that they're taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn't spill over to the dark side.

But their efforts to assuage concerns that...

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users' personal data than it has previously revealed, letting them read private messages or see the names of friends without consent, according to a New York Times report.

The newspaper on Wednesday detailed special arrangements...

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