Microsoft

Microsoft acquires startup developing high-speed cables for transmitting data

Microsoft today announced that it acquired Lumenisity, a U.K.-based startup developing “hollow core fiber (HCF)” technologies primarily for data centers and ISPs. Microsoft says that the p

The FTC is suing to block Microsoft from buying Activision

The FTC announced Thursday that it would sue to block Microsoft’s acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard. Microsoft announced plans to buy the company, which has been plagued by sexual

This time, the DoD gives four tech titans equal shot at piece of $9B cloud contract

It seems perhaps the rules of fairness your parents taught you as children also apply to large multibillion-dollar defense contracts. This week the DoD announced that it was awarding four big tech com

North Korean hackers exploited Internet Explorer zero-day to spread malware

North Korean state-sponsored hackers exploited a previously unknown zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer to target South Korean users with malware, according to Google’s Threat Analysis Group

Microsoft could get its first official union as ZeniMax QA testers organize

A group of about 300 quality assurance (QA) testers at video game company ZeniMax Media are seeking to form the first ever union at Microsoft, the parent company to their studio. ZeniMax includes subs

LinkedIn now lets you schedule posts for later

LinkedIn is rolling out a new feature that allows users to schedule posts to send at a later time. The Microsoft-owned social network has seemingly been testing the new feature internally for several

Daily Crunch: Vulnerable component in IoT devices poses ‘supply chain risk,’ Microsoft says

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Today’s prize (a muted ‘hrmph!’ and a solemn nod) for best

Microsoft says attackers are hacking energy grids by exploiting decades-old software

Microsoft has warned that malicious hackers are exploiting a discontinued web server found in common Internet of Things (IoT) devices to target organizations in the energy sector. In an analysis publi

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2022 is all about Azure

Microsoft today released SQL Server 2022, the latest version of its database software, which originally launched more than 33 years ago. Microsoft describes this release as the “most Azure-enabl

Microsoft and Nvidia team up to build new Azure-hosted AI supercomputer

Roughly two years ago, Microsoft announced a partnership with OpenAI, the AI lab with which it has a close commercial relationship, to build what the tech giant called an “AI Supercomputer&#8221

Microsoft Teams now lets you challenge colleagues to a game of Minesweeper or Solitaire

With remote or hybrid work going nowhere any time soon, Microsoft today announced new social gaming functionality inside its Teams productivity and collaboration platform. Available to Teams Enterpris

Microsoft brings helicopters, gliders and the Spruce Goose to its Flight Simulator

Microsoft is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the venerable Flight Simulator series today with the launch of the aptly named Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary update. As the company had t

Microsoft’s $68.7BN play for Activision heads for in-depth EU antitrust probe too

The $68.7 billion gaming mega-merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard is facing in-depth competition scrutiny in the European Union. EU regulators had been taking a preliminary look at the pr

Microsoft backs game developer Wemade in web3 push

Microsoft has backed Wemade, a popular video game developer that has made aggressive bets on blockchain in recent years, the latest sign of tech giants’ showing growing interest in web3. South K

As overall cloud infrastructure market growth dips to 24%, AWS reports slowdown

While cloud infrastructure revenue growth slowed, much of that could be attributed to external factors like the strong dollar.

Four years after being acquired by Microsoft, GitHub keeps doing its thing

It’s been four years to the day since Microsoft closed its acquisition of GitHub, which at the time was mostly a code repository. Today’s GitHub looks quite a bit different, now that it ad

Valence Security raises new cash to secure the SaaS app supply chain

Valence Security, a company securing business app infrastructure, today announced that it raised $25 million in a Series A round led by M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture arm, with participation

Microsoft says GitHub now has a $1B ARR, 90M active users

As part of its earnings call, Microsoft today announced a number of new data points for GitHub, the massively popular code repository service it acquired for $7.5 billion in 2018. According to Microso

Microsoft’s Windows Dev Kit 2023 lets developers tap AI processors on laptops

At its Build conference in May, Microsoft debuted Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform designed to let developers explore “AI scenarios” via Qualcomm’s

Microsoft looks to build an Xbox mobile gaming store with Activision and King content

As the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigates Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft recently revealed in its filings with the CMA that it
Load More