A US judge has approved a temporary injunction brought forth by regulatory authorities, halting Microsoft's significant $69bn (£56bn) acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This temporary restraining order, as the court states, is a necessary action to "maintain the status quo while the complaint is pending". Antitrust Concerns Raised by the FTC
Posts for tag microsoft
Renowned artificial intelligence (AI) model, ChatGPT, continues its relentless progress, now promising to incorporate a cutting-edge web browsing capability. This highly-anticipated upgrade is just one of many that OpenAI is set to introduce for the popular AI chatbot.
The European Commission (EC) has approved Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, subject to certain conditions. The deal, which is valued at $68.7 billion, would make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company in the world.
ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot, has been making waves since its launch in November 2022. It is powered by OpenAI's highly potent large language model, GPT-4. With its super abilities, ChatGPT has set off an AI race among the biggest tech companies in the world. Even as tech giants scramble to create the most innovative AI technology, developers around the world are exploring new ways to use ChatGPT.
Microsoft is forcing Outlook and Teams to open links in Edge, even if the user's default browser is something else. This change is being made to all users of Microsoft 365, including those who have already installed Edge.
On Wednesday, British regulators announced the blocking of Microsoft's all-cash purchase of video game maker Activision Blizzard, valued at $69 billion. This move thwarts the largest tech deal in history over worries that it would stifle competition in the fast-growing cloud gaming market.
The integration of AI chatbots into search engines has put Bing Chat in the spotlight, offering more personalized and helpful responses compared to Google Search. While Google has been slow to respond with its Google Bard service and Magi project, Samsung is considering using Bing as its default search engine in future smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft reached a settlement over its violations of sanctions and export controls, which it disclosed without resistance, to the government, Microsoft said today. The amount is $3 million for more than 1,300 apparent sanctions violations in relation to restrictions on Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Russia. This was said by the U.S. Treasury Department.
Italy has become the first Western country to block advanced chatbot ChatGPT, citing privacy concerns. The Italian data-protection authority announced the ban and launched an investigation into OpenAI, the US start-up that created the chatbot and is backed by Microsoft.
There is a 3-way AI war going on right now, and it is a race to create artificial general intelligence. The first to get there will have a distinct advantage. Here are the 3 primary players.
Elon Musk donated $100 million to OpenAI a number of years ago, but has no ownership or control. It was purely a non-profit back then. Times have changed and OpenAI is largely owned by Microsoft now and changed to a $30 billion for profit company with ChatGPT as its main product.
Microsoft is offering its 2021 Office Pro suite of applications, such as Word and Excel, for a lifetime price of $49.99. Pay once and get them forever. I think this is a good move, as monthly and yearly fees are a big turn-off for software applications.
Microsoft has a new AI-powered Copilot, which can summarize a meeting. Microsoft has demoed the future of work for years with a concept about these virtual assistant, but now it has Copilot and this is the closest thing to Microsoft realizing this vision.
The technology behind ChatGPT, a widely-discussed AI system, is being incorporated into Microsoft 365, the world's most prevalent work software. Microsoft has named this new feature "Copilot" and plans to embed it into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
There are reports that both Intel and Microsoft are preparing for the release of Windows 12, an as-yet-unannounced operating system. Hardware leaker @leaf_hobby has published details about Intel's Meteor Lake desktop platform, which reportedly mentions internally that its next-generation CPUs will support Windows 12.
Microsoft has announced that its Phone Link app will now allow iPhone users to access iMessage on their Windows laptops or PCs. The update will enable iPhone users to send and receive messages via iMessage, make and receive calls, and view their phone's notifications within Windows 11. The preview of the updated app is available for Windows Insiders.
Microsoft has inked a deal with Nintendo to have its games be available on the Nintendo platform. That means Call of Duty is coming to the Switch.
Microsoft has announced a new way to run Windows 11 on ARM-based Macs, however, there are some limitations to this approach. In this support article, Microsoft has authorized the use of Parallels Desktop 18 to run the ARM versions of Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise on M1 and M2-based Macs.
Microsoft's new AI-powered Bing has been available to a small portion of the public for about a week now. In this article, we provide early thoughts on New Bing, details on how to get early access, its speed compared to ChatGPT, first-hand experience with indexing speed, along with its ability to compete with Google.
AI is coming, and it's going to help power Bing and Google. Here's how it will help.
Microsoft is opening up its ChatGPT technology for other companies to use for their own chatbots. Companies will be able to use their own branding. Microsoft is also incorporating this in their Bing and Edge products.
Microsoft is set to release technology that allows companies, schools, and governments to create their own chatbots similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT. The move is part of Microsoft's plan to capitalize on the recent popularity of ChatGPT, which has quickly become a hit with over 100 million monthly active users.
Microsoft announced on Tuesday a revamp of its Bing search engine and Edge web browser powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The update comes weeks after Microsoft confirmed plans to invest billions in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT.
Microsoft had a rough day when both Outlook and Teams services were completely disrupted. This was a world-wide outage where only China was spared.
Microsoft is continuing to push its investment in OpenAI and, in particular, the chatbot, Chat GPT3. Microsoft seeks to become openAI's exclusive cloud provider as it does so.
In October of 2022, Microsoft Azure released Cosmos Postgresql, a distributed relational database. This competes directly with AWS (Amazon) serverless Postgresql which also allows an autoscaling solution that can span multiple nodes.
Microsoft announced a huge layoff today, cutting 10000 positions. Satya Nadella said that Microsoft had been impacted by changes in the global economy.