Microsoft cloud outage hits users around the world

Reuters  —  Microsoft (MSFT) on Wednesday said it had recovered all of its cloud services after a networking outage took down its cloud platform Azure along with services such as…

Microsoft quarterly profit falls 12% but cloud computing business shows strength

CNN  —  Microsoft on Tuesday posted weaker-than-expected revenue and a double-digit percentage drop in profit for the final three months of last year amid broader economic uncertainty and reduced demand…

Microsoft Revenue Up 2 Percent, but Profit Drops 12 Percent

Microsoft on Tuesday reported its slowest growth in six years and cautioned that a broader slump will continue as both consumers and businesses put the brakes on spending. The technology…

Microsoft to Invest $10 Billion in OpenAI, the Creator of ChatGPT

Microsoft said on Monday that it was making a “multiyear, multibillion-dollar” investment in OpenAI, the San Francisco artificial intelligence lab behind the experimental online chatbot ChatGPT. The companies did not…

Microsoft to Lay Off 10,000 Workers as It Looks to Trim Costs

Microsoft on Wednesday became the latest addition to a growing list of big technology companies that have announced plans to lay off employees because of overhiring during the pandemic and…

Microsoft Bets Big on the Creator of ChatGPT in Race to Dominate A.I.

OpenAI is led by Sam Altman, who became well known in Silicon Valley as the head the start-up builder Y Combinator. Mr. Altman, 37, and his co-founders created OpenAI in…

Video Game Workers Get a Union Foothold at Microsoft

Organized labor claimed one of its biggest victories at a U.S. tech company on Tuesday, gaining a foothold among about 300 employees at a video game maker owned by Microsoft.…

Microsoft tells judges its $69 billion Activision deal would benefit gamers

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday its $69 billion bid to buy “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard would benefit gamers and gaming companies alike. Microsoft (MSFT) made the argument in…

Microsoft Gambles on ‘Nice Guy’ Strategy to Close Activision Megadeal

Early this month, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, met with Lina Khan, the chair of the Federal Trade Commission, to push for regulatory approval of Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of the…

Video gamers sue Microsoft in US court to stop Activision takeover

Reuters  —  Microsoft Corp was hit on Tuesday in US court with a private consumer lawsuit claiming the technology company’s $69 billion bid to purchase “Call of Duty” maker Activision…