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Monsanto, Microsoft to Invest in Agricultural Technology in Brazil
Technology

Monsanto, Microsoft to Invest in Agricultural Technology in Brazil

Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund with up to 300 million reais ($92 million), managed by Microsoft, evaluating ideas for new digital tools to be applied to agricultural production in the country, executives said.
5 Life Lessons From Bill Gates, One of the Most Influential Philanthropists on Earth
Bill Gates

5 Life Lessons From Bill Gates, One of the Most Influential Philanthropists on Earth

He's been the richest man in the world a record number of times, but that pales to the good works he's doing with his foundation.
Carolyn Sun
Microsoft Pays Woman $10,000 for Unwanted Windows 10 Update. Here Are 5 Times the Upgrade Came at the Worst Moment.
Windows 10

Microsoft Pays Woman $10,000 for Unwanted Windows 10 Update. Here Are 5 Times the Upgrade Came at the Worst Moment.

The tech giant has been on a mission to roll out the newest version of its operating system to the world.
Rose Leadem
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen's Space Company Nears Debut of World's Biggest Plane
Space Travel

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen's Space Company Nears Debut of World's Biggest Plane

Allen's move coincides with a surge of new businesses planning to sell internet access, Earth imagery, climate data and other services from networks of hundreds of satellites in low-altitude orbits around Earth.
Microsoft Partners With a Legal Weed Startup
Microsoft

Microsoft Partners With a Legal Weed Startup

By teaming with startup "Kind" on plant tracking apps, it's breaking a corporate no-no.
Steve Dent
Microsoft Has Partnered With a Marijuana Startup -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

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?
Microsoft

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
Microsoft

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
Apple

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
Microsoft

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
Microsoft

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