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The Verge

Microsoft follows Google and ditches its pistol emoji for Windows
The Verge
Google and Facebook both committed to ditching the pistol emoji earlier today, leaving Microsoft as the only major platform with a realistic handgun emoji. Microsoft now says it's planning to ditch the pistol, too. “We are in the process of evolving ...
Apple made a controversial change in 2016 — but now all of Silicon Valley is playing catch-upBusiness Insider
All the big tech companies are ditching their handgun emojis for toy gunsQuartz

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TechCrunch

How Microsoft helped imprison a man for 'counterfeiting' software it gives away for free
TechCrunch
U.S. Prosecutors, backed by Microsoft's experts, put him on the hook for about $8.3 million — the retail price of Windows multiplied by the number of discs seized. The only problem with that was that these weren't counterfeit copies of Windows, and ...
E-waste recycler must serve 15-month sentence for selling discs with free Microsoft softwareThe Verge

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Barron's

Microsoft Earnings: Expect Azure to Shine; Focus on Expenses
Barron's
Microsoft (MSFT) is due to report fiscal Q3 revenue and profit tomorrow afternoon, after the closing bell, with likely another stellar quarter by the Azure cloud-computing business, and probably some intense interest in whether Microsoft takes up or ...
Microsoft's 'intelligent edge,' and how it impacts the worldWindows Central
Microsoft Secures IoT from the Microcontroller UpHackaday

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Microsoft Earnings Preview: Sustained Growth Expected From Non-Computing Segments
Forbes
Microsoft is scheduled to report its Q3 fiscal 2018 earnings on April 26. The company has reported strong revenue growth from non-computing revenue streams over the last couple of years. This trend has continued in fiscal 2018 thus far, with 12% net ...



CNBC

Early in his career, Bill Gates memorized the license plates of every employee to keep tabs on them
CNBC
Microsoft employees felt the same way at the time. "People were already busting their tails," Allen wrote in his Vanity Fair piece, "and it got under their skin when Bill hectored them into doing more." Allen shared an anecdote of a former Microsoft ...



The Verge

Microsoft working on Windows 10 Lean edition for devices with less storage
The Verge
Microsoft's next version of Window 10, currently codenamed Redstone 5, will include a new “Lean edition” designed for devices with less storage space. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that the new edition will be offered to OEMs ...
Microsoft's Build 2018 session highlights: Microsoft 365, Graph interface, MSIX packaging, moreZDNet
Microsoft Patch Alert: April patches infested with bugs, but most are finally containedComputerworld
Microsoft plans version of Windows 10 for devices with limited storageEngadget
The Register -TechSpot -PCMag
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The Register

You say Halo and I say goodbye: Microsoft throws the book at unauthorised mod devs
The Register
Microsoft has come down hard on ElDewrito, a community-made mod for the cancelled Halo Online, lobbing DMCA takedown notices and sending its legal team to have a "brief conversation" with the modders. Halo Online was originally a free-to-play ...
ElDewrito: Microsoft Freezes Development of Fan-Made 'Halo Online' ModVariety
A fan-made Halo PC patch meets Microsoft's legal muscle—and apparently survivesArs Technica
Halo Online Fan Project Goes On Hold After Microsoft IntervenesKotaku
PC Gamer -VentureBeat -GameSpot
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TechCrunch

Microsoft's Azure Container Instances are now generally available
TechCrunch
The service, which made its debut last July and which is now generally available, gives developers a serverless way to run Linux and Windows containers that frees them from having to even think about Kubernetes clusters and the like. There are no ...
Microsoft's serverless Azure Container Instances service leaves betaVentureBeat
Microsoft's Azure Container Instances, which lets you deploy containers with utter disregard for hardware, now ...GeekWire

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Forbes

Earnings Preview: Tech Giants Amazon And Microsoft Report After The Close On Thursday
Forbes
Tech giants and Microsoft both report earnings after market close on Thursday, April 26. Both stocks have pulled back a bit from their recent all-time highs hit in mid-March, however, they're still up substantially looking back to the start of 2017 ...

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Microsoft earnings: 3 ways videogames can bring in more cash
MarketWatch
As investors approach Microsoft Corp. and its fiscal third-quarter earnings, they should begin to expect to see predictable videogame revenue instead of the cycles of sales they have become accustomed to. Microsoft has three major ways it can drive ...


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