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Microsoft: American multinational technology corporation
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. Microsoft ranked No. 21 in the 2020 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue; it was the world's largest software maker by revenue as of 2016. It is one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Google, Amazon, Apple, and Meta.

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Starbucks To Cover Travel Costs for , Employees Seeking Abortions, Gender-Affirming Surgeries. CNBC reports that on May 16, the coffee chain revealed it will now pay for eligible travel expenses for..

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US State Department Launches New Cybersecurity Bureau [Video]

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US State Department Launches , New Cybersecurity Bureau. CNET reports that on April 4, the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) was launched as an attempt to incorporate digital security..

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The EU's Digital Markets Act: What is it and what will the new law mean for you and Big Tech? [Video]

The EU's Digital Markets Act: What is it and what will the new law mean for you and Big Tech?

Finally agreed on Thursday, the EU's new rules regulating Big Tech companies like Google, Meta, and Microsoft are tipped to set a global standard.

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Microsoft Confirms Hacker Breach

Microsoft Confirms , Hacker Breach. CNN reports Microsoft issued a blog post on March 22 confirming it had been breached by hacker group Lapsus$. CNN reports Microsoft issued a blog post on March 22..

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