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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft Back EU Hate Speech Rules
Politics

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
Microsoft

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
Technology Innovation

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.
Microsoft Is Reportedly Releasing an Xbox TV Next Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft Is Reportedly Releasing an Xbox TV Next Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Check out someone's Snapchat all the way from Mt. Everest.
Lindsay Friedman
Microsoft Retreats in Smartphone Battle, Laying Off More Than a Thousand
Microsoft

Microsoft Retreats in Smartphone Battle, Laying Off More Than a Thousand

The U.S. company said it would shed up to 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and write down $950 million from the business.
Apple May Unveil a New Macbook Pro This Fall -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Apple May Unveil a New Macbook Pro This Fall -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Facebook apologizes after initially rejecting a photo of a plus-sized model.
Lindsay Friedman
With Hololens, Microsoft Aims to Avoid Google's Mistakes
Microsoft

With Hololens, Microsoft Aims to Avoid Google's Mistakes

'You don't want to over hype it and get people very disappointed, and that's what happened with Google Glass,' said investor Tipatat Chennavasin.
Microsoft to Crack Down on Content Promoting Extremist Acts
Microsoft

Microsoft to Crack Down on Content Promoting Extremist Acts

'The events of the past few months are a strong reminder that the Internet can be used for the worst reasons imaginable,' Microsoft said in its post.
McDonald's Japan Is Making French Fries With Gold -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

McDonald's Japan Is Making French Fries With Gold -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Microsoft made a magic mirror that can read emotions.
Lindsay Friedman
The 5 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer
Books

The 5 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer

The billionaire Microsoft co-founder says these cerebral reads kept him awake at night, but 'in a good way.'
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Biz as Nokia Returns to Mobile
Microsoft

Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Biz as Nokia Returns to Mobile

Microsoft, however, says it intends to continue developing Windows 10 Mobile and support to Lumia phones and devices.
Google Seeks to Make Slideshows Less Crushingly Dull
Google

Google Seeks to Make Slideshows Less Crushingly Dull

The Internet giant is nudging slideshow viewers to ask questions in near real-time by clicking on a link on laptop, tablet or smartphone screens.
Apple Shows Us It's Hard to Be Innovative When You're on Top. But Does it Really Matter?
Growth Strategies

Apple Shows Us It's Hard to Be Innovative When You're on Top. But Does it Really Matter?

The iPhone maker is no longer the scrappy upstart it was in the early 2000s. Now, it's the most valuable company in the world.
Nina Zipkin