Microsoft said on Tuesday it would buy videogame publisher Activision Blizzard in an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7-billion. It’s the biggest-ever acquisition in the IT industry.
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Twitter on Monday joined the likes of Microsoft and Google in recognising India as one of the world’s richest pools of tech talent.
If you’re worried the metaverse will be all fun and games, fear not: Microsoft is taking its own stab at the idea, and it will have PowerPoint and Excel.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company’s bid to acquire the US assets of ByteDance’s TikTok was the “strangest thing” he’s ever worked on.
Bill Gates raised more than $1-billion in corporate funding for Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, drawing on fellow billionaires to rally support for some of the world’s most demanding clean-energy projects.
Microsoft will conduct an up-to-$60-billion share buyback programme, raise its quarterly dividend by 11% and appoint company President Brad Smith as vice chairman.
Microsoft has promoted chief product officer Panos Panay to the role of executive vice president and added him to the senior leadership team, the software maker’s top advisers to CEO Satya Nadella.
Five years ago, Microsoft and Google agreed to cease using their substantial lobbying firepower against each other. That truce, forged at the time by two new CEOs wanting a fresh start, expired in April.
Despite all the talk of openness, Microsoft’s new Windows 11 operating system has at least one change that hearkens back to the days of Microsoft’s own anticompetitive behaviour.
Microsoft took its place in the history books as just the second US public company to reach a $2-trillion market value, buoyed by bets its dominance in cloud computing and enterprise software.