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Facebook launches desktop version for Messenger as video calls surge

2 April 2020, 7:10 PM

Facebook Inc on Thursday rolled out the desktop version of its Messenger app for Apple’s Mac and Microsoft’s Windows to make video chats available on computer screens for Facebook users.

Amazon files lawsuit contesting Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft

23 November 2019, 7:39 AM

Amazon.com Inc filed a lawsuit in a federal US court on Friday contesting the US Defense Department’s decision last month to award a Pentagon cloud computing contract worth up to $10-billion to rival bidder Microsoft Corp.

University of Venda teams up with Microsoft to improve safety

3 October 2019, 6:23 PM

The University of Venda and Microsoft South Africa are piloting a facial recognition computer system for students in an effort to improve safety on campus .

Microsoft’s Brad Smith: Tech companies won’t wait for US to act on social media laws

14 September 2019, 3:41 PM

Microsoft Corp President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said on Friday that US tech companies will change how they moderate online platforms in response to new laws from foreign governments, regardless of whether US lawmakers take action.

A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

10 August 2019, 6:53 AM

After the shootings, US President Donald Trump laid blame on the internet and social media for providing places “to radicalize disturbed minds.”

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