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Microsoft brings Teams to consumers and launches Microsoft 365 personal and family plans

Microsoft brings Teams to consumers and launches Microsoft 365 personal and family plans

Microsoft today announced a slew of new products, but at the core of the release is a major change to how the company is marketing its tools and services to consumers. Office 365, which has long been

Microsoft says hackers are attacking Windows users with a new unpatched bug

Microsoft says attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed security vulnerability found in all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10. But the software giant said there is currently

Bill Gates cuts formal ties with Microsoft, marking the end of an era

Bill Gates has stepped down from the technology giant’s board, severing formal ties with the company he co-founded.

Bill Gates cuts formal ties with Microsoft, marking the end of an era

Bill Gates has stepped down from the technology giant’s board, severing formal ties with the company he co-founded.

Microsoft releases emergency patch for ‘leaked’ Windows 10 security bug

Microsoft has released a Windows patch for a security vulnerability that was prematurely disclosed earlier this week. Details of the “critical”-rated bug were released on Tuesday as part of the
Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users

Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users

With the next version of Windows 10, coming this spring, Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant will lose a number of consumer skills around music and connected homes, as well as some third-party
Gartner: 2020 device shipments to grow 0.9% to 2.16B thanks to 5G, before 2 further years of decline

Gartner: 2020 device shipments to grow 0.9% to 2.16B thanks to 5G, before 2 further years of decline

The analysts at Gartner have published their annual global device forecast, and while 2020 looks like it may be partly sunny, get ready for more showers and poor weather ahead. The analysts predict
Here is the first stable release of Microsoft’s new Edge browser

Here is the first stable release of Microsoft’s new Edge browser

Right on schedule, Microsoft today released the first stable version of its new Chromium-based Edge browser, just over a year after it first announced that it would stop developing its own browser

Microsoft and NSA say a security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers

Microsoft has released a security patch for a dangerous vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of computers running Windows 10. The vulnerability is found in a decades-old Windows cryptographic

Microsoft Will Stop Supporting Windows 7 on Tuesday

If you haven't upgraded, now's the time.

Microsoft Will Stop Supporting Windows 7 on Tuesday

If you haven't upgraded, now's the time.

Are You Ready for Microsoft Windows 7 End of Support on 14th January 2020?

January 14, 2020, is a day cybersecurity stakeholders should pay attention to, as it marks the end of Microsoft support in Windows 7.From a security perspective, both the routine monthly security

Kid-focused STEM device startup Kano sees layoffs as it puts Disney e-device on ice

London-based STEM device maker Kano has confirmed it’s cutting a number of jobs which it claims is part of a restructuring effort to shift focus to “educational computing”. The job cuts — from 65 to

Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s next-gen console, arriving late-2020

If you didn’t watch last night’s Game Awards, you may have missed it. But Xbox Series X is the company’s next-generation console, and will be arriving in late 2020. Thankfully, Microsoft has kindly
Mozilla launches the next phase of its Firefox Private Network VPN beta

Mozilla launches the next phase of its Firefox Private Network VPN beta

Mozilla today announced that its Firefox Private Network (FPN), which lets you encrypt your Firefox connections, is now in an extended beta after a few months of relatively limited testing in the

Equity Dive: Poshmark’s origin story with co-founder & CEO Manish Chandra

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Brave launches version 1.0 of its privacy-focused browser

Brave launches version 1.0 of its privacy-focused browser

Brave, the company co-founded by ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich after his ouster from the organization in 2014, today launched version 1.0 of its browser for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. In a
It will take more than big fines to tame Big Tech

It will take more than big fines to tame Big Tech

What else can be done to rein in tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Facebook?
Microsoft has big plans for its new Edge browser

Microsoft has big plans for its new Edge browser

Microsoft is setting itself some high goals for its new Chromium-based Edge browser. As Chuck Friedman, the corporate vice president for Edge told me, he wants Edge to hit one billion users — a number
The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite

The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite

It’s Microsoft Ignite this week, the company’s premier event for IT professionals and decision-makers. But it’s not just about new tools for role-based access. Ignite is also very much a