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Bill Gates’ Stake in Microsoft Drops to 1.3% following Huge Stock Gift

An SEC filing reveals that Microsoft founder Bill Gates has gifted approximately $4.6 million in stock to an undisclosed recipient, his largest donation since 2000. It will likely fund the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which continues to do good work across the world.

The New Xbox Wireless Adapter Has Been Delayed until 2018 for Unknown Reasons

The Xbox Wireless Adapter will now launch in January in the U.S., with Japan and Australia receiving the device first. Microsoft is yet to give a reason for the last minute delay.
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U.S. Judge Orders LinkedIn to Stop Blocking Startup’s Access to Public Profile Data

LinkedIn says it has a responsibility to protect the information of its users, while start up hiQ believes it's an anti-competitive practice. San Fransisco Judge Edward Chen has ruled in hiQ's favor.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Charlottesville Events ‘Horrific’ and ‘Senseless Violence’

Nadella has called for employees to seek out diversity and celebrate it following an attack in Charlottesville which ended in the death of a left wing protestor. His memo also seems to reference a recent Google scandal regarding women in tech.

Microsoft Confirms Two New Azure Regions in Australia

The company is expanding its cloud reach in Australia. The new Azure regions will handle unclassified and protected government workloads.

Microsoft Announces Most Recent Bing Maps Updates

The latest additions to Bing Maps include a GeoXml Module, Ground Overlays, and more. Microsoft has also ended support for versions 6.3 and 7 of the service.
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Microsoft’s Cortana Lost to Amazon’s Alexa Says Company’s Former AI Head

Qi Lu, one of the key developers of Cortana, says Microsoft has allowed Amazon to steal a march in the market by ignoring the significance of a dedicated device.
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Microsoft Leak Confirms Surface Reliability Concerns

A leaked memo authored by Surface chief Panos Panay suggests Surface devices have high return rates. Panay says many problems have been solved, but not in time to affect a recent Consumer Reports survey.
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Microsoft Brings Back Windows 10 Skip Ahead Feature

Windows Insiders can once again Skip Ahead from the Fast Ring with the Redstone 4 PRERELEASE branch, for a limited time.
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Microsoft Updates Office with New Contact Card

Office Insider Program members on the Fast Ring can now test a new card that provides concise information in a simpler UI layout.
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Microsoft Debuts Coco Framework to Help Enterprise Adopt Blockchain

Coco Framework is an open source blockchain system that will smooth passage for enterprise customers to move to blockchain.
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Microsoft Surface Devices Are Unreliable Says Consumer Reports

The results of a new study suggest Microsoft’s Surface products are significantly more unreliable than rival devices. Microsoft has refuted the study and says it does not accurately reflect customer feedback.