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Microsoft Has Partnered With a Marijuana Startup -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
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Microsoft Has Partnered With a Marijuana Startup -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: The family of a victim of the Paris terrorist attacks is suing Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Lindsay Friedman
What Does Microsoft Stand to Gain From its $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn?
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What Does Microsoft Stand to Gain From its $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn?

We'll give you a hint: It gives the Windows maker a network of professionals that will potentially buy its services.
Nina Zipkin
Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion
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Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

'Today is a re-founding moment for LinkedIn,' Reid Hoffman, chairman of LinkedIn's board, said in a statement.
Why Microsoft 'Trolling' Apple's WWDC16 Conference Is a Brilliant Business Move
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Why Microsoft 'Trolling' Apple's WWDC16 Conference Is a Brilliant Business Move

The Redmond, Wash., software giant is throwing a party close to and immediately after Apple's big shindig. Here's why this blatant bite into Apple is an effective tactic.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Microsoft Sells Patents to Xiaomi, Builds 'Long-Term Partnership'
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Microsoft Sells Patents to Xiaomi, Builds 'Long-Term Partnership'

Jonathan Tinter, corporate vice president at Microsoft, said the company was keen to tap into Xiaomi's young, affluent and educated users by having its products pre-installed on their devices.
Microsoft Ventures New Investment Philosophy
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Microsoft Ventures New Investment Philosophy

Microsoft is willing to financially support companies that are building awesome apps for HoloLens, or that are creating tools for the Azure cloud that help developers make and market their software.
Matt Weinberger
Microsoft Has Its Own Venture Capitalism Division
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Microsoft Has Its Own Venture Capitalism Division

The new division will be more like Google Ventures, which takes risks on young companies for a potentially huge return.
Aaron Souppouris
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft Back EU Hate Speech Rules
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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft Back EU Hate Speech Rules

EU governments have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on rising online racism following the refugee crisis and terror attacks, with some even threatening action against the companies.
Microsoft Bans Stupid Passwords
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Microsoft Bans Stupid Passwords

As long as we use alphanumeric passwords, people will always try to safeguard personal data with codes like '123456' or 'password.'
Microsoft and Facebook Partner to Build Transatlantic Subsea Cable
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Microsoft and Facebook Partner to Build Transatlantic Subsea Cable

The cable is initially designed to carry 160 terabits of data per second, the companies said.