Microsoft says that FTC is blocking its constitutional rights
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Forming monopolies is the American way

Software king of the world Microsoft claims that its bid to buy Activision Blizzard is as much a constitutional right as owning guns.

France's privacy watchdog fines Microsoft €60 million for privacy violations
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Take your nasty 'amburger eating cookies out of our sight

France's privacy watchdog has decided not to surrender to the software king of the world Microsoft and fined the outfit €60 million for dropping advertising cookies in users' computers without their explicit consent in violation of data protection laws in the European Union.

Microsoft might buy Netflix
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Wednesday, 21 December 2022 12:00

Microsoft might buy Netflix

Netflix and chilling blue screen of death 

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that Microsoft might be thinking of buying Netflix next year.

Gamers sue Microsoft over Activision Blizzard deal
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...who just happen to be Playstation players 

Microsoft has been sued by 10 playstation players over its proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Microsoft has another go at modernising Skype
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Wants it to be more fun

Software King of the World Microsoft is having another crack at modernising its Skype messaging service.

Microsoft buys a share of the London Stock Exchange
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Means they will buy into Vole's cloud 

Software King of the World Microsoft has bought a four per cent share in the London Stock Exchange as part of a partnership which will see the LSEG move to Vole's Azure and Cloud.

US watchdogs snuffle Microsoft's Activision Blizzard buy out
Published in Gaming

Worried that Microsoft will pull games from rival consoles

US anti-trust regulators are going to court to stop Microsoft's buy-out of Activision-Blizzard claiming that they are worried that non-Microsoft gaming consoles will suffer.

Pentagon surrenders and divides cloud project among four big tech outfits
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Saves on court cases later 

The Pentagon is divvying up $9 billion in cloud contracts between Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon, presumably to avoid one of the megatech companies getting offended and suing.

Microsoft working on a new compute cartridge for Surface Hub
Published in PC Hardware

Brings 11 Gen Intel chips to the mix

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 has a rather natty feature which allows punters to upgrade or repair the device's guts by undoing a screw and sliding out the compute module containing the CPU, RAM, motherboard, and other components you might want to refresh.

Germans ban Office 345 from schools
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Thursday, 01 December 2022 10:24

Germans ban Office 345 from schools

Fears that it breaks GDPR

The German government has banned the use of Microsoft Office 345 over concerns that it might shuffle data to America where it might be used by US spooks.