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Read all the latest news about Microsoft from reporter Matt Day and The Seattle Times business staff.



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Facial-recognition technology works best if you’re a white guy, study says

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0800

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Some commercial software can now tell the gender of a person in a photograph. When the photo is of a white man, the software is right 99 percent of the time. But the darker the skin, the more errors arise — up to nearly 35 percent, a new study shows.



‘E-waste’ recycling innovator faces prison after losing fight with Microsoft

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0800

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Eric Lundgren, who grew up in Lynden but moved to Los Angeles where he started his first electronics recycling company, had an idea on how to prolong the life of personal computers. It could land the 33-year-old in prison.



Worried about Amazon, companies run into Google’s arms

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0800

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Commentary | Google is considered a helping hand by retailers, software makers and companies in other industries that aren’t eager to use Amazon’s cloud service, Google’s cloud chief says.



With work permits in limbo, spouses of H-1B visa holders worry they’ll lose jobs

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0800

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Spouses of tech workers with H-1B visas can work in the U.S. with special work permits. But they are now in limbo since the Trump administration indicated it plans to end the work-authorization program this year.



Easy come, easy go: Microsoft retakes lead over Amazon in market value

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:38:52 -0800

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Microsoft regained its spot as the No. 3 most valuable company in the world, edging out Amazon from the position it held for a day.



Microsoft commits $500 million to rebranded startups program

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:24:54 -0800

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Microsoft is rebranding its startups program and investing $500 million in it over the next two years.



Amazon dethrones Microsoft to become the world’s third most valuable company

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:35:38 -0800

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Amazon stock climbed 2.6 percent Wednesday, giving the company a market value of $702.5 billion and topping Microsoft’s market cap for the first time. The online retailer now trails only Apple and Google’s parent, Alphabet, as the most valuable companies in the world.



IBM sues over Microsoft’s hiring of chief diversity officer

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:40:36 -0800

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IBM is trying to enforce a one-year noncompetition agreement that would keep its former chief diversity officer from immediately taking a similar job at Microsoft.



Barrage of emails, tweets, Slack messages can lower productivity, Microsoft survey finds

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:44:34 -0800

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Microsoft, which became one of the world’s most profitable companies by marketing office productivity software, acknowledges new digital technology can make businesses less productive. A Microsoft survey highlights some of the problems.



Microsoft’s benefit from long-term tax bet? $27 billion

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:15:57 -0800

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New federal tax legislation handed Microsoft a $17.8 billion tax bill on its overseas cash. But that was far lower than what it would have been under the previous tax regime.



Microsoft takes $13.8 billion tax charge, but results still beat expectations

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:14:10 -0800

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Microsoft reported a $6.3 billion loss in the second quarter. But without a charge reflecting a $13.8 billion tax payment related to the company’s overseas funds, it showed a profit of $7.5 billion.



Alaska Airlines, Bill Gates team up with Code.org to teach how computers work

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:35:57 -0800

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A new series of short videos will feature Bill Gates teaching the basics of how computers work.



Microsoft buys Seattle gaming startup PlayFab

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:03:13 -0800

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Microsoft has bought small Seattle company PlayFab, which builds services to help developers manage games.






Digital eyewear, 3D holograms challenge hidebound med schools

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0800

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Virtual- and augmented-reality devices are being used to disrupt medical education.



Amazon’s growing lobbying machine spent a record $12.8 million in 2017

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:26:16 -0800

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Amazon's footprint in the nation's capital continued to grow in 2017. The retailer's lobbying spending rose 16 percent as the company sought input on a wide range of issues, from drone regulation to intellectual property and government procurement.



AI’s ability to read is hailed as milestone, but there’s still long way to go

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0800

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Alibaba and Microsoft announced this month that their computer models surpassed humans for the first time in a reading-comprehension test. But AI experts say computers still aren’t that close to understanding words and processing meaning with the same ease as humans.



Alexa, we’re still trying to figure out what to do with you

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0800

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Most people using virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa aren’t using them to do much more than they could with the old clock/radio.



Big tech companies, lawmakers support Microsoft in Supreme Court case

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:32:01 -0800

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The Department of Justice's case against Microsoft, involving access to emails held in an an Irish data server, has far-reaching implications for digital privacy across countries' borders.



Facebook helping to turn Seattle area into hub for virtual, augmented reality

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:19:08 -0800

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A growing cluster of Facebook specialists in the Seattle area are working at the cutting edge of virtual and augmented reality. The company’s investments are helping to turn the area into a hub for research and development in the new technologies.