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How Microsoft turned consumers against Skype

It’s relatively easy these days to find critics of Skype, the popular online calling service that Microsoft acquired in 2011 for US$8.5bn. Former devotees routinely gripe on social media that the software has become

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Azure cloud propels Microsoft to new heights

Microsoft exceeded analysts’ projections for fiscal third-quarter sales and profit, lifted by strong corporate demand for cloud computing services as the software maker added new features. Profit in the period ended 31

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Cloud spending soars in SA, Nigeria and Kenya

The adoption of cloud computing has soared in the three main markets in sub-Saharan Africa in the past five years, but South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are using the technology very differently, according to new

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It’s China vs US in new computing arms race

As the US and China threaten to impose tariffs on goods from aluminium to wine, the two nations are waging a separate economic battle that could determine who owns the next wave of computing. Chinese universities and US

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‘Big Tech’ isn’t one big monopoly

Public concern about Facebook’s power in society – and in politics – has skyrocketed in the wake of revelations that users’ data was analysed by a UK-based marketing firm and used to construct highly targeted political

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Apple is already losing the smart-speaker war

The war for the digital home is raging. Apple has finally followed Amazon, Google and Microsoft by launching a smart speaker with a voice-controlled artificial intelligence assistant. Yet even though the “HomePod” is another

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Tech giants voice support for US Cloud Act

Microsoft, Google and Apple have thrown their support behind proposals in the US congress to deal with cross-border data requests from law enforcement – even as the issue heads for review before the supreme court

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