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Friday, October 23


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Bill Gates on COVID-19: 'Fall 2021 won't be completely back to normal'

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Gates has sounded the alarm on pandemics for years, and in April he told PBS that Americans would not be “completely safe” from COVID-19 until the fall of 2021. But the tech founder and philanthropist has a bleaker prediction these days, citing a sluggish global response to a pandemic that has killed over 1 million people around the world. “The slowness on the global response means that, you know, fall 2021 won’t be completely back to normal,” Gates told Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer on Oct. 15, in an interview that will be aired as part of the All Markets Summit on Monday, Oct. 26. While he’s best known for co-founding Microsoft, Gates has become an outspoken public health advocate and even gave a TED talk in 2014 presciently called, “The next outbreak? In particular, Gates has criticized a decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) by July 2021, tweeting that the move was “as dangerous as it sounds.” The U.S. has already said it will redirect $62 million it owes to WHO for dues this year. As the U.S. signals a reluctance to cooperate on a global level, experts say the country is already experiencing a third wave of the virus amid cooling temperatures and a desire to gather with friends and family members. “A lot of the service jobs can be back in place, and certainly school can be back in place, but we’ll have risk of it coming back into the country during that time period,” Gates said. While Gates acknowledged there’s a chance that vaccines won’t be effective by the fall of 2021, he said the said the likelihood of that is now “very, very low.”.

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Bill Gates: COVID disruptions will extend beyond Fall 2021

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Bill Gates: COVID disruptions will extend beyond Fall 2021. {{monthName}} {{day}}, {{year}}, {{hour12}}:{{minuteTwoDigit}} {{dayPeriod}}. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, talks to Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer about the disruptions COVID-19 is causing in the U.S. Video Transcript. BILL GATES: The slowness on the global response means that, you know, fall 2021 won't be completely back to normal. And our goal for that should be that a lot of the service jobs can be back in place and certainly school can be back in place. But we'll have risk of it-- have it coming back in into the country during that time period. View more on Yahoo Finance.

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Wednesday, October 21


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Cloudy With A Chance of Resilience: Microsoft Prepares To Report Amid Pandemic Boost For Products

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This year handed the market and Main Street an unsettling flurry of ups and downs. But if you sift through it all—high hopes along with headaches—there’s been an important lesson: “Digital tech intensity,” a line from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella, may be the key to resilience. Nadella, whose company reports fiscal Q1 results Oct. 27, was talking about business resilience. But taking his lesson further, it can arguably apply to healthcare, education, and household living as well. If you want to emerge from the pandemic a bit faster, perhaps stronger, and even saner, then you may need to build up your digital capacity. MSFT’s answer to 2020 comes in the form of a virtuality-powered stack that aims to cover just about everything from earth to sky; that is, from living room tech to commercial cloud, or from your kid’s digital gaming consoles to “the world’s computer,” as Nadella describes MSFT’s Azure cloud network. Since Nadella took the reins as CEO in 2014 and rolled out the slogan, “mobile-first, cloud-first,” the company’s shares have risen an amazing 435%, nearly doubling the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) and leaving the S&P 500 Index (SPX) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) far behind. Overall, though, the company’s commercial cloud revenue surpassed $50 billion for MSFT’s old fiscal year (which ended June 30), and it’s likely that Azure played a major part.

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United States vs Google vindicates old antitrust gripes from Microsoft

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. government's antitrust suit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday could deliver a huge opportunity for Microsoft Corp to increase usage of its Bing search engine, an unexpected epilogue years after it abandoned a long campaign for legal relief. From at least 2007 through 2015, Microsoft lobbied lawmakers, funded private lawsuits, commissioned opposition research and academic papers and even ran TV commercials, all with the aim of getting regulators to bar what it viewed as anticompetitive practices by Google. Satya Nadella killed Appendix A by cutting funding and staff when he took over as chief executive in 2015, the sources said. Yet, the concerns once expressed by Microsoft underlie the Justice Department's new case. Though Google said it is prepared to fight the lawsuit for years, the filing of the complaint is likely to motivate its search engine rivals to newly invest in improving their technology and challenging Google's various restrictions to gain greater distribution, technology and legal experts said. And if Microsoft's response to a government antitrust lawsuit twenty years ago is any guide, Google may move more cautiously against rivals while the case plays out.

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Tuesday, October 20


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Tom Keane Discusses Microsoft's Recent Partnership With SpaceX

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CNBC's "Market Exclusive" on Tuesday hosted Tom Keane, corporate Vice President of Azure Global - Microsoft Azure, as he discussed the company's partnership with SpaceX. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) recently announced it's partnering with SpaceX to connect the Azure cloud computing network to the growing Starlink satellite internet service offered by Elon Musk’s company. Keane says the partnership with SpaceX will allow customers to connect anywhere on the planet. He says many customers are requesting to connect anywhere on the planet from the edge to the cloud and the company is taking steps in making that happen.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be fully optimized for the Xbox Series X and S

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Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Split-screen will also receive some improvements, and the game will get 4K support for the Series X. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a anthology that includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Reach, and Halo 4. It’s also great for Halo fans who likely played the game on the Xbox One (or PC) but are interested in playing a more optimized version of the compilation that takes full advantage of the next-gen hardware.

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Microsoft, Elon Musk's SpaceX tie up to woo space customers

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Microsoft, Elon Musk's SpaceX tie up to woo space customers. (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> is partnering with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it expands its cloud-computing platform into space, the software giant said on Tuesday. The partnership would allow Microsoft to connect its Azure cloud computing platform to SpaceX's network of low-Earth orbiting satellites, offering the software company an edge in its battle with the rival cloud platform from Jeff Bezos' Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O>. "Where it makes sense, we will work with you, co-selling to our mutual customers, co-selling to new enterprise and future customers, and basically bring the power of the Starlink connectivity to the Azure infrastructure," SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell told Tom Keane, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Azure Global, in a promotional video.

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Friday, October 16


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GameStop's Deal With Microsoft Gives It a Cut of Every Digital Game Sale

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The deal GameStop (NYSE: GME) negotiated with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) last week is apparently better than many people thought. While shares of the video game retailer got a big boost from the original announcement, which focused heavily on GameStop using the software giant's back-end solutions to better meet customer needs in the digital gaming era, largely unnoticed was a sentence saying both companies will "benefit from the customer acquisition and lifetime revenue value of each gamer brought into the Xbox ecosystem." According to website Ars Technica, the private equity firm spoke with GameStop directly, which confirmed the retailer "will receive a portion of the downstream revenue from any device we will bring into the Xbox ecosystem."

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Global Embedded Display Suppliers Strategic and Leadership Benchmark Report 2020: Avnet, Anders DX, Esterel Technologies, Altia, Microsoft , Densitron, ENEA, Planar Systems, and Multitouch - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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An embedded display are used for a variety of end-use industries, such as automotive, construction equipment, medical, fitness equipment, wearables, home appliances, HVAC, and industrial automation and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 11%. The major growth drivers for this market are low-cost and high-efficiency of embedded display, increasing number of automated devices and systems in various industries, and growth in demand of embedded display in 3S systems. Major players in embedded display market have diversified product portfolios, strong geographical reach, and have made several strategic initiatives. In this research study, eight companies such as Avnet, Anders DX, Esterel Technologies, Altia, Microsoft , Densitron, ENEA AB, Planar Systems Inc., and Multitouch Ltd. were analyzed and profiled because they are the top revenue producers for embedded display.

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Bill Gates Says Tech Giants Should Be Probed Separately If Regulators 'Want To Get Serious' About Antitrust Concerns

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Bill Gates Says Tech Giants Should Be Probed Separately If Regulators 'Want To Get Serious' About Antitrust Concerns. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates said Thursday at the GeekWire Summit that a more in-depth and company-specific approach is required by regulators in antitrust matters, CNBC reported. What Happened: The former executive touched on the subject of U.S. regulators probing Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL). Gates also drew from his own experiences related to facing antitrust heat against Microsoft in the 1990s. When asked to advise Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, he said it was important to develop political relationships. “I think the main mistake I made, which was not realizing how important it would be to develop relationships in Washington, be engaged there,” said Gates.

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