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Why telecoms operators are terrified of Big Tech

Telecommunications carriers have long grumbled that they spend a fortune building the world’s data networks only to watch the US technology giants reap most of the benefits. Now they fear Silicon Valley will take away their customers, too.

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How Amy Hood helped reboot Microsoft

Clad in jeans and a gray sweatshirt, Amy Hood stands before a room of 140 Microsoft recruits. The feeling in the air is a bit like the first day of school, and new hires are taking selfies outside in front of a big Microsoft logo.

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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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Microsoft to release translator app

Microsoft said it will release a translation app for Windows and other operating systems from rivals Apple and Google, part of a broader race between the world’s largest technology companies for supremacy in the field of artificial intelligence. The

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Google debuts Duo video chat app

Google nailed e-mail with the 2004 introduction of Gmail. But as traditional e-mail falls out of favour with a growing sliver of the population, Google has struggled to make its messaging tools relevant or introduce

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