Pentagon Sticks With Microsoft for Cloud Computing Contract

Amazon, a rival for the $10 billion contract, has complained that President Trump interfered in the process.

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Trump Says He Supports Oracle Owning TikTok

President Trump, who has been pushing for a sale of the Chinese-owned video app, did not say whether Oracle would be a better buyer than Microsoft.

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Slack Accuses Microsoft of Illegally Crushing Competition

The complaint, filed in Europe, threatens Microsoft’s recent ability to avoid regulatory scrutiny.

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Magic Leap Hires Top Microsoft Executive as C.E.O.

Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft’s business development, will take over the struggling virtual reality start-up in August.

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Zoom’s Biggest Rivals Are Coming for It

Facebook, Google and other behemoths are training their sights on Silicon Valley’s company of the moment.

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