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Microsoft Sells Patents to Xiaomi, Builds 'Long-Term Partnership'
Microsoft

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
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
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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
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.