Will civil rights audits make a difference? Microsoft, Amazon, and the nation’s racial reckoning

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at a press conference in 2016. (Photo by Eli Alford, DOJ/EOUSA, via Flickr, Creative Commons) Microsoft and Amazon are joining…

Spreadsheets (2+2)ever = Tiller personal finance startup finds growth formula in Microsoft Excel

Tiller automatically populates spreadsheets with data from financial institutions. (Tiller Photo) Eight years ago, Seattle-area entrepreneur Peter Polson decided to pursue what he perceived as a gap…

PlayStation Plus vs. Xbox Game Pass: Competing subscription services showcase different strategies

Kojima Productions’ 2019 game Death Stranding is the official marquee title of the PlayStation Plus relaunch. Note: there is nothing about this image that makes more sense…

Microsoft launches Climate Research Initiative to collaborate on climate change challenges

(Photo via Microsoft Research Blog) Microsoft is launching a new research initiative aimed at fighting climate change, the company announced Wednesday. The Microsoft Climate Research Initiative (MCRI)…

Amazon and Microsoft deny using Flickr pics for facial recognition, as suits test limits of privacy law

A diagram released by IBM in 2019, illustrating the biometric markers available to researchers in its Diversity in Faces dataset, containing images uploaded by Flickr users under…

Microsoft cuts jobs in ‘strategic realignment’ as new fiscal year begins

Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Redmond, Wash. (GeekWire File Photo) Microsoft confirmed a “small number” of job cuts Tuesday morning, describing the move as part of a “strategic…

Netflix partners with Microsoft as streamer plans to launch new ad-supported subscription plan

(Netflix Photo) As Netflix looks to launch an ad-supported subscription tier to its streaming television service, the company is partnering with Microsoft as its technology and sales…

Microsoft’s latest solution for hybrid team-building is another social networking app

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlines the company’s strategy for connecting people via Microsoft 365 during the company’s Inspire partner conference Tuesday morning. (Screenshot via webcast) If the…

Microsoft-owned Mojang bans NFT integration in Minecraft

(Mojang Image) In news that came as a blow to several trading communities, the makers of Minecraft announced on Wednesday morning that it would rewrite the game’s…

Microsoft eliminates open jobs amid economic downturn

Microsoft is pulling open job roles as tech corporations sluggish hiring in response to economic uncertainty. Bloomberg first reported the information, noting that the hiring cuts will…