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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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Let’s open up AI: Satya Nadella

Artificial intelligence is still in a “mainframe era” in which computing power is concentrated in a few companies’ hands, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a presentation in Munich on Monday. The computer industry is “worshipping”

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The richest tech billionaires in the world

According to the latest ranking of the world’s richest people, published on Wednesday, Bill Gates still tops the list with a fortune of $75bn, while the net worth of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has leapt higher in the past year

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The world’s richest tech billionaires

Unsurprisingly, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison top the list of the richest people in technology, but did you know that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is in third place after a recent surge in the value of the online retailer’s

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Windows 10 and the future of Microsoft

29 July 2015 is an important date for Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO. Twenty years after Bill Gates introduced Windows 95 to the world, he is launching another version of the ubiquitous software that promises an equally seismic shift. This is not just another

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Microsoft confident of more services in SA

Microsoft South Africa is confident that a changing approach by its parent company will mean the faster introduction of the company’s online services in South Africa. That’s the word from the MD of the South African

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The trouble with Microsoft

The pain, it seems, is not over for former Nokia workers as their new employer, Microsoft, prepares to cut its workforce by a massive 18 000. Microsoft has not announced where all of these cuts will come from, but 12 500 are expected to be from the newly acquired Nokia mobile business which added

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