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Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 18985 with Bluetooth pairing improvements

Work continues apace on the next major feature update for Windows 10, due out next May. Today sees the release of Build 18985 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, and it introduces Bluetooth improvements and changes to how optional updates are displayed. SEE ALSO: Windows 10 20H1 will be called Windows 10 May …

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Microsoft head honcho calls for an end to Huawei trade ban

Huawei up before we go bankrupt EMBATTLED TECH GIANT Huawei has received an unlikely ally in the form of Microsoft boss Brad Smith. Smith, president and chief legal officer at of Microsoft, has called on the US government to end the ban on Huawei and its subsidiaries, which prevents US firms from supplying parts or software. This …

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Chevron, Schlumberger and Microsoft Announce Collaboration to Create Oil Field Intelligence Platform

In what is considered to be an industry first, Chevron, Schlumberger and Microsoft have announced a three-party collaboration to accelerate the development of petrotechnical and digital technologies. DELFI is a stable, secure and open cloud-based environment for E&P software across the entire petrochemical lifecycle, including exploration, development and production. The three companies will work together …

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Why Microsoft is buying back $40B in stock – GeekWire

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota Microsoft is putting some of its piles of cash to work, authorizing a plan to re-purchase up to $40 billion in shares in one of the biggest stock buybacks in the company’s history. This isn’t the first time Microsoft has earmarked major cash to buy stock …

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President of Microsoft Argues for Social Media Regulation

U.S. law is established when it comes to liability for social media platforms that host inappropriate, infringing, or violent content. Under §230 of the Communications Decency Act, online platforms have general immunity from content posted by a third party. While there is no indication presently that Congress will address §230 immunity, social media and tech …

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