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I Blocked Amazon, Fb, Google, Microsoft, and Apple

Goodbye Big FiveReporter Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting her money, data, and attention, using a custom-built VPN. Here’s what happened.   Week 6: Blocking them all A couple of months ago, I set out to answer the question of whether it’s possible to avoid the tech giants. Over the course of five weeks, I blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple one at a time, to find out how to live in the modern age without each one. To […]

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Microsoft Sees Bing Advertisement Income Inch Upward 01/31/2019

Microsoft announced Wednesday that revenue from its search advertising, excluding traffic acquisition costs, rose 14% in the fourth quarter of 2018. Revenue from LinkedIn rose 29%. The company cited record levels of engagement highlighted by the time people spend on the site, which rose about nearly 30% in the quarter, compared with the year-ago. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud services, experienced the most growth at 76%. Overall, revenue rose 12% to $32.5 billion. Pointing to the search advertising deal between Microsoft and Verizon Media Group, the analytics arm at […]

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Microsoft Bing Restriction in China Lifted: Provider For Internet Look …

File image of Microsoft CEO Ben Givon Satya Nadella | (Photo Credits: Getty) Beijing, Jan 26: After being reportedly blocked by the Chinese government, access to Microsoft’s search engine Bing has been restored by the Chinese telecom providers, the media reported. Bing is the only global search platform that is open for use in China. Late on Wednesday, the Microsoft search engine was blocked, reportedly at the behest of the Chinese government for reasons unknown. Microsoft Bing: China Blocks the Only Search Engine in the Country. According to […]

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How I Give up Apple, Microsoft, Google, Fb, and Amazon

SLAUGHTERHOUSE BIG FIVE:EVERYTHING WAS UGLY AND NOTHING WORKED It was just before closing time at a Verizon store in Bushwick, New York last May when I burst through the door, sweaty and exasperated. I had just sprinted—okay I walked, but briskly—from another Verizon outlet a few blocks away in the hopes I’d make it before they closed shop for the night. I was looking for a SIM card that would fit a refurbished 2012 Samsung Galaxy S3 that I had recently purchased on eBay, but the previous […]

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Miss Windows Phone? Exactly how to obtain one of the most out of Microsoft La.

Ever since Microsoft discontinued its efforts on its Windows 10 Mobile platform, many former users have moved to other platforms, namely iPhone and Android. Because of this, Microsoft has refocused its efforts to these systems, building new apps to bring their ecosystem to those platforms. Over time, Microsoft pushed out what used to be Windows 10 Mobile exclusives, including Edge and Cortana, over to the iOS and Android platforms. While the company isn’t leaving the many proud iPhone users out of the equation given its releases of […]

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Satya Nadella Struck Refresh With A Vibrant Vision For Microsoft’ …

Satya Nadella was a surprise choice as the CEO of Microsoft (MSFT) in February 2014, only the third in its 40 years, after the legendary Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. X He’d been the quiet and effective leader in charge of starting to move Microsoft’s focus from permanent licensing software to cloud-based recurring subscription services, which pool computing resources to manage the tidal wave of data that overwhelmed traditional client-server networks. Though Microsoft remained the largest desktop software maker, morale was low because PC sales were declining, none […]

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Exactly how Microsoft has actually prevented difficult examination over personal privacy concern …

Quietly but confidently, Microsoft is back. For the first time in almost a decade, it’s the most valuable company in the world while its archrival Apple stumbles. It’s been lauded for its smart pivot into AI and cloud services in recent years and its acquisition of the popular GitHub software development platform. And it’s almost completely avoided the privacy debacles and questions about monopolistic tendencies that have dogged Facebook, Google, and Amazon, which have resulted in those companies facing negative headlines on a daily basis, nasty lawsuits, […]

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