Microsoft

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China

Microsoft Corp is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China nearly seven years after its launch and will replace it with a stripped-down version of the platform that would focus only o...

Platform News: Google

Google Cloud unveils carbon footprint tracker, satellite imagery suite

Google will tell its cloud customers the carbon emissions of their cloud usage and open satellite imagery to them for the first time for environmental analysis, as part of a push t...

Platform News: Amazon

Amazon to take team-wise approach on remote work policy

Amazon.com Inc will let individual teams decide for how many days corporate employees would be expected to work from office in a week, Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy said in a ...

Thales

Thales partners with Google on secure cloud services

Defence company Thales and Google are partnering to offer state-vetted cloud computing services for the storage of some of France’s most sensitive data, the companies have sa...

Platform industry news: Oracle Corp

US Supreme Court rebuffs Oracle challenge to Pentagon cloud contract

The US Supreme Court has put an end to Oracle Corp’s challenge to how the Pentagon awarded the government’s now-cancelled $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract.

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Zoom, Five9 to terminate nearly $15 billion all-stock deal after shareholder vote

Five9 Inc shareholders voted down the call center software firm’s $14.7 billion sale to Zoom Video Communications Inc, a major blow to Zoom’s plan to expand its offerin...

Microsoft

Microsoft to allow Epic Games, Amazon storefronts on its app store

Microsoft Corp have said it will allow Epic Games Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other firms to integrate their app stores into the technology giant’s marketplace, giving more optio...

Platform News: Big Tech

Big Tech’s little mergers draw more US antitrust scrutiny

US Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a comp...

Microsoft

Microsoft shares edge higher on $60 billion buyback program

Microsoft Corp shares rose 1% in early trading after the company announced a $60 billion share repurchase plan, its biggest ever.

Platform News: Discord

Chat app Discord raises $500 million in new funding

Chat platform Discord has raised $500 million in a new funding round led by investment firm Dragoneer Investment Group, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Platform News: Snap Inc

Snap Inc hires first global head of platform safety

Snapchat’s owner has hired a longtime online safety advocate as its first global head of platform safety, Snap Inc told journalists, as the company continues to ramp up effor...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook unveils its first smart glasses

Facebook Inc launched its first smart glasses on Thursday in a step toward its aim of offering true augmented-reality spectacles.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft to take site-by-site approach to US office reopening

Microsoft Corp has said it will no longer target a specific date for reopening all of its US offices and instead will reopen each site based on whether it meets a set of company cr...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Federal Trade Commission meeting will investigate Big Tech’s small deals

The US FTC will hold its next open meeting on the 15th of September to hear staff findings on deals that Big Tech businesses such as Facebook and Apple make which are sometimes too...