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# Microsoft

Last month
May 2023
# tech layoffs
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn to cut over 700 jobs and close China app
LinkedIn was one of the few US technology companies to successfully operate a social media site in China, where the internet is heavily regulated.
This year
# games industry
Microsoft's €62bn buyout of Call Of Duty-maker Activision-Blizzard is blocked by UK regulator
Microsoft and Activision have both said they will appeal the decision.
# tech layoffs
Microsoft to cut additional 60 jobs from Irish workforce
It comes a month after the company cut 120 jobs in Ireland as part of global cost-cutting measures announced in January.
# tech lay offs
Microsoft Ireland staff informed of 120 job losses
Last month, the tech giant announced that it would cut around 10,000 jobs globally.
# chat gpt
Microsoft and Google go head-to-head with new products aimed at winning AI tech battle
The two Silicon Valley titans are rushing into the space after the ChatGPT bot caught the imagination of web users around the world.
# microsoft teams
Microsoft investigating issues with Teams and Outlook as thousands report disruption
Users have been having difficutli
# Davos
Varadkar says Ireland will be affected by Microsoft job losses
Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
# Microsoft
Microsoft says it will axe 10,000 employees over poor economy
The tech stalwart cut jobs twice last year.
Last year
# Tax Haven
Microsoft avoids paying tax in many countries by using Irish subsidiaries, study finds
Microsoft Singapore Holdings posted profits from dividends of €23.1 billion in 2020 but announced a tax liability of just $15.
# Passwords
Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins
The technology giants have said they will back a new sign-in standard that could replace written passwords.
# good information
Is the metaverse the internet of the future? Or 'an old idea that's never worked'?
“The world will see the metaverse for what it is: mostly lame,” says one critic.
All time
# A taxing matter
Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.
# Microsoft
Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage
The couple have been married for 27 years.
# Microsoft
Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns
Tech giant Microsoft said today it has detected and thwarted a number of hacking attempts in recent weeks.
# China
China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.
# tiktok
Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.
# Social Media
Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.
# stepping down
Bill Gates quits Microsoft board to spend more time on philanthropy
He started the company with Paul Allen in 1975.
# Study
Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says
The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.
# Startups and tech
Voice-control startup SoapBox Labs is working with Microsoft to prove its tech can go global
It is running a pilot in 20 schools that will help children with their literacy skills.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer aged 65
The billionaire founded the software giant with Bill Gates in the 1970s.
# tham luang caves
'Primal fears come out': The conditions inside the Thai cave and how the rescuers are getting the boys out
Brían MacCoitir of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation says the rescue mission is one of the most complex he has ever seen.
# security risks
Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.
# Leo Actually
Leo, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: Varadkar's mission to woo US tech companies
Microsoft, Facebook and Apple – the Taoiseach made pitstop visits to them all this week.
# Sales
Looking for a new job? Microsoft is hiring another 200 people in Dublin
After all the roles are filled, it will bring the number of Microsoft employees in Ireland to 2,000.
# Funding
Bebo and Microsoft's founders are pumping cash into this retail tech startup
Dublin-based Pointy has closed a series A round of investment worth $6 million.
# USS Indianapolis
Lost US Navy warship found seven decades after it was sunk in the final days of World War II
The location of the ship was unknown as no distress signal was sent.
# Fresh Coat
MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it
Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.
# It's been real
Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades
Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since 1985.
# RIP Paint
People are in mourning as it's just been announced that Microsoft Paint is being scrapped
Childhoods everywhere are ruined.
# Job Cuts
Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs - but impact on Irish staff 'will be minimal'
The tech giant announced a major investment in its Irish operation earlier this year.
# HoloLens
How Volkswagen is developing the car of the future virtually using HoloLens
Volkswagen is using augmented reality goggles to develop its next-generation of models.
# very smart tvs
TVs used to spy on people? Tech industry keen to reassure public following Wikileaks hack
Apple, Microsoft and Samsung have all said they’re looking into the report.
# Microsoft
Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland
The tech giant has big plans.
# One last chance
Today's your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free
If you don’t, you will have to pay €139 instead.
# sneak attack
Windows has a 20-year-old flaw that lets printers install malware on your PC
Thankfully, a patch for it has been released.
# how do you do fellow kids
Everyone is taking the piss out of this cringey email from Microsoft to its 'bae interns'
It contains the phrase “hella noms”. *dies*
# time is ticking
Don't have Windows 10 yet? You're going to start seeing full-screen reminders now
Microsoft will stop offering its free upgrade for free on 29 July and is going for one last push.
# easy does it
Those pushy Windows 10 upgrade alerts are getting a necessary change
Meanwhile, more than 350 million devices are running the operating system.
# Payout
Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for forcing Windows 10 update
The update caused her work PC to slow down and crash regularly.