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Microsoft to establish first regional data centre in Taiwan

TAIPEI: Microsoft has announced to build its first cloud-computing data center in Taiwan and turn it into a key operating hub in the region amid uncertainty created by an intensifying US-China war. The US software giant said the company also

Microsoft teams up with Elon Musk’s SpaceX for space initiative

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft is partnering with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it expands its cloud-computing platform into space. The partnership would allow Microsoft to connect its Azure cloud computing platform to SpaceX’s network of low-Earth orbiting satellites,

Microsoft’s offer to buy TikTok’s US operations rejected

WASHINGTON: US tech giant Microsoft said its offer to buy TikTok was rejected as the deadline looms for the Chinese-owned video app to sell or shut down its US operations. TikTok has been at the center of a diplomatic storm

Microsoft, Zoom stop Hong Kong data requests

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft and Zoom joined other internet firms that have stopped considering requests by Hong Kong’s government for information on users after China imposed a sweeping new security law. Microsoft and Zoom said they are halting consideration of data

Remembering child prodigy Arfa Karim

The eighth death anniversary of the youngest Pakistani computer prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa is being observed today. Arfa Karim earned laurels at the ripe young age of nine when she become the youngest Microsoft Certified Profession. She was invited by

Microsoft Japan experiments four-day work week: report

JAPAN: Microsoft Japan experimented with a four-day work week for a month and gained promising results. According to the Guardian’s report, the US IT giant in Japan closed offices on each Friday in August. The 2,300 full-time employees got special

Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon’s $10 billion contract

WASHINGTON: Microsoft has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon. The contracting process had long been mired in conflict of interest allegations, even drawing the attention of President Donald