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Microsoft and NASA Team Up to Take You on a Tour of Mars
Virtual Reality

Microsoft and NASA Team Up to Take You on a Tour of Mars

Visitors to Kennedy Space Center will be able to take a mixed reality tour of the planet this summer.
Nina Zipkin
In Microsoft's Future, You'll Get Most of Your Tasks Done by Talking to Your Phone
Microsoft

In Microsoft's Future, You'll Get Most of Your Tasks Done by Talking to Your Phone

For Satya Nadella, using 'the power of human language' to communicate with machines will be as profound as the development of the Internet and the use of touchscreens on mobile devices.
Chipotle Could Be Opening a Burger Chain -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Chipotle Could Be Opening a Burger Chain -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Whoopi Goldberg's starting a marijuana business to help period pain.
Lindsay Friedman
Bill Gates Goes Viral After Tweeting Dance Move
Bill Gates

Bill Gates Goes Viral After Tweeting Dance Move

The Microsoft founder performed 'The Dab' with students.
Christine Wang
With Microsoft Tech, You Can Talk to a Hologram of a Co-worker or Friend...or Your Mom
Technology

With Microsoft Tech, You Can Talk to a Hologram of a Co-worker or Friend...or Your Mom

The 'Holoportation' demo brings us closer to the communication method featured in 'Star Wars.'
Microsoft Apologizes for Chatbot's Racist, Sexist Tweets
Apology

Microsoft Apologizes for Chatbot's Racist, Sexist Tweets

The company says that the program's tweets 'do not represent who we are or what we stand for, nor how we designed Tay.'
Microsoft Potentially Backing Bids From Yahoo's Would-Be Buyers
Microsoft

Microsoft Potentially Backing Bids From Yahoo's Would-Be Buyers

Yahoo launched an auction of its core business in February.
Trolls Turned Microsoft's Chatbot into a Sex-Crazed Racist -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Trolls Turned Microsoft's Chatbot into a Sex-Crazed Racist -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Book a six-seat helicopter to Coachella through Uber for $4,170.
Lindsay Friedman
Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users
Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users

Once again, the Internet chose to display the worst of humanity.
Microsoft Unveils Sarcastic Millennial Chat Bot Powered By Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Unveils Sarcastic Millennial Chat Bot Powered By Artificial Intelligence

Tay was designed to mimic the linguistic mannerisms of 18- to 24-year-olds on social-media platforms.
Microsoft Apologizes for Scantily-Clad Dancers at GDC Party
Microsoft

Microsoft Apologizes for Scantily-Clad Dancers at GDC Party

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said Xbox and Microsoft were represented 'in a way that was absolutely not consistent or aligned to our values.'
Apple Signs Up for Google's Cloud Services
Cloud Technology

Apple Signs Up for Google's Cloud Services

The iPhone maker also uses cloud services from Amazon and Microsoft.
Should Uber and Lyft Get in the Carpool Lane Together? -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Should Uber and Lyft Get in the Carpool Lane Together? -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Airbnb unveiled a way for neighbors to complain if hosts' guests get too rowdy.
Lindsay Friedman
Microsoft Will Continue to Support Bitcoin After All
Bitcoin

Microsoft Will Continue to Support Bitcoin After All

There is currently a lot of debate within the community about Bitcoin's long-term technical viability, as the system is designed now.