The Xbox team is working with TV makers to embed software that will let video games typically enjoyed on its consoles be played directly from the cloud, requiring only hand-held controllers, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft says the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge, referring to its other browser.
Microsoft says its board began an investigation after it received a concern in the later half of 2019 that Gates "had sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee."
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with an endowment of nearly $50 billion, donates some $5 billion annually to global causes. The foundation says it has spent $54.8 billion since 2000 on malaria, polio, ebola and other programmes.
Nuance’s artificial intelligence and speech technology is currently used by more than 55 percent of physicians and 75 percent of radiologists in the United States.
Although the pandemic has hit many industries hard, the gaming sector has been one of the few to experience an unprecedented boom, with people seeking entertainment at home during successive rounds of restrictions.
Volkswagen and Microsoft have been cooperating since 2018 to connect cars with Azure, with first trials of the planned system due later this year and rollout envisaged for 2022.
The US technology stalwart reported net income of $15.5 billion in the final three months of last year, a 33 percent jump from the same period in pre-pandemic 2019. Overall revenue rose 17 percent from a year ago to $43.1 billion, Microsoft said.
Price of bitcoin reaches $41,130 after having jumped 9.75 percent during the trading session.
Several tech giants have joined the legal battle against the Israeli spyware firm for creating a “systemic cybersecurity risk.”
Microsoft, Alphabet-owned Google, Cisco, Dell Technologies-owned VMWare, and Washington-based Internet Association join forces with Facebook telling a US court that the firm's tools were "dangerous" and could be "used nefariously."
The suit says Google made deals to shut out competitors and set out to lock out rivals by muscling its search and advertising systems into users' everyday appliances.
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