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Microsoft U-turns on policy that would’ve banned commercial open source apps

Microsoft has confirmed that it won’t be introducing a previously announced new policy that would effectively ban developers from selling open source software on the Windows app store. Section 1

Daily Crunch: After developers complain, Microsoft clarifies new policy on open source monetization

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Dissecting Microsoft’s proposed policy to ban commercial open source apps

Microsoft caused considerable consternation in the open source community over the past month, after unveiling a shake-up to the way developers will be able to monetize open source software. There are

As Netflix pivots, American attitudes shift to owning digital assets, not just streaming them

On a day when Netflix said it would launch an ad-supported service with Microsoft, it would appear the streaming world may, in fact, be poised to compete in popularity terms, as consumers begin to rea

Netflix partners with Microsoft for its ad-supported plan

It looks like things are coming together for Netflix’s lower-priced ad-supported tier, reported to arrive later this year: Netflix just revealed today that it’s partnering with Microsoft as it

Daily Crunch: Microsoft lays off hundreds of employees as it kicks off fiscal year 2023

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Microsoft lays off a portion of its workforce as part of a ‘realignment’

Microsoft today became the latest Big Tech company to cut jobs during a period of mounting economic uncertainty. Bloomberg reports that the Redmond firm is “realigning business groups and roles&

Daily Crunch: Raise now, pay later: $800M funding round slashes Klarna’s valuation by 85%

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Microsoft reverses its reversal on blocking Office macros by default

Microsoft said it is still planning to block Visual Basic Applications (VBA) macros by default in Office apps after quietly rolling back the planned change last month. VBA Macros are lines of code tha

UK launches antitrust investigation into Microsoft’s $69B proposed Activision acquisition

One more hurdle up ahead for Activision Blizzard, the games giant behind Call of Duty that Microsoft is looking to acquire for $68.7 billion. The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority has ann

UK signs its first data sharing deal post-Brexit, with South Korea

Six years on from the referendum where the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, and in the midst of an apparent government meltdown, the country is announcing its first international data sharing dea

Open source developers urged to ditch GitHub following Copilot launch

Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization that provides support and legal services for open source software projects, has called on the open source community to ditch GitHub after qu

As the NFT boom fades, major gaming companies slow their crypto plans

When there’s money to be made, feedback can, and often does, go unheard. Still, a few major gaming companies did backtrack on their plans to add NFTs to games. So what happened?

How did a rental startup I’d never heard of leak my home address?

I consider myself a fairly privacy-conscious person, going out of my way to evade online tracking and, for the most part, avoiding spam mail. But when I found myself staring at my home address on the

Shop Circle wants to keep Shopify merchants from going ‘round and ‘round finding apps they need

The London-based company is creating a one-stop shop for what it considers to be the “best-of-the-best” e-commerce apps to get merchants up-and-running quickly.

Speechmatics raises $62M for its inclusive approach to speech-to-text AI

Last week I wrote about an AI startup that’s building technology that can alter, in real time, the accent of someone’s speech. But what if the AI goal instead is to make it possible for pe

AI Squared raises $6M to help companies integrate AI into existing applications

AI Squared integrates AI it into existing applications in a timely and straightforward manner.

Incredibuild powers up with $35M to boost its distributed, faster approach to games and software development

Incredibuild, an Israeli startup that has picked up a lot of traction in the worlds of gaming and software development for a platform that drastically speeds up (and reduces the cost of) the shipment

Amsterdam cyber startup Hadrian closes €10.5M Seed for platform that simulates hacker attacks

As companies grow they expose more of themselves online and become harder to defend in terms of cybersecurity. One report estimates that 30%-40% of a company’s IT infrastructure isn’t even known a

Activision Blizzard shareholders reject board seat for employees

As Activision Blizzard faces numerous sexual harassment lawsuits and investigations, employee activists have rallied to get a seat on the company board to represent the voice of the staff. Despite maj
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