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Business · Redmond

Bill Gates Poured Millions into Dark Money Fund Attacking Elon Musk

94% Right coverage: 16 sources
Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk blasted an alleged pouring of millions of dollars by Microsoft Corporation MSFT co-founder Bill Gates into a fund attacking him. The comment was made in response to a tweet by the alt-right social media personality and political commentator Mike Cernovich. Breitbart said it had identified  millions of dollars flowing from Gates' foundation to 11 out of 26 organizations.See the Story

Microsoft is finally opening up widgets to developers in Windows 11 update

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
Microsoft has announced that widgets will soon be able to be developed by third-party developers for Windows 11. Since its release in October 2021, widgets in the latest Windows update have seen a muted reception. With WWDC 2022 a few weeks away, it could be a substantial improvement that could help make it rival the widgets that Apple make available in iOS 16.See the Story

Cruise into the danger zone with Microsoft Flight Simulator's free Top Gun DLC

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a free Top Gun expansion. The DLC was teased in a trailer on Wednesday, complete with the film's iconic soaring 80s guitar riff. Presumably, this means you can fly the F-18 Super Hornet from the film, but we can't confirm the kind of plane.See the Story
Business · Davos

Bain, BCG, National Grid sign onto Davos climate pledge

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
Alphabet, Microsoft, and Salesforce today pledged $500 million to new climate tech. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) isn't the solution for Big Tech's own pollution. Tech companies might have some residual emissions, perhaps from heavy industry in their supply chains. But for tech companies with much of their business and related emissions in data centers, there's little excuse for them not to prevent their pollution.See the Story

DuckDuckGo: Why our browsers won't block Microsoft trackers

Coverage: 2 sources
DuckDuckGo promises privacy to users of its Android, iOS browsers, and macOS browsers. Yet it allows certain data to flow from third-party websites to Microsoft-owned services. Security researcher Zach Edwards recently conducted an audit of DuckDuck go's mobile browsers. He found that, contrary to expectations, they do not block Meta's Workplace domain.See the Story
Microsoft · Portugal

Business leadership through data will be debated (with audio)

Conference promoted by Microsoft Portugal will seek to know what defines 'data driven companies' and what challenges companies have to face in order to adapt and be competitive.See the Story

Microsoft shows off Windows 11 third-party widgets, coming later this year - Real Mi Central

Widgets are one of the important features of the Windows 11 operating system. Accessible only through the Windows Widgets panel, these web widgets or applets provide at-a-glance information. At the Build 2022 developer conference, Microsoft confirmed that the store in Windows 11 will soon support downloading third-party widgets.See the Story
Microsoft · Seattle

Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft exec, on mission for truth

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Steve Ballmer started looking up government data to try to understand how much wealth got transferred in the United States. USAFacts is a tiny, non-partisan non-profit that has been operating now for five years out of a Ballmer office space. The analysts have put together reports on everything from climate change, to immigration, to abortion.See the Story

Activision staff organize as Microsoft takeover looms

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Activision Blizzard faces internal revolt as it prepares for Microsoft takeover. QA workers at Call of Duty studio Raven Software voted to unionize against parent biz Activision. A former employee appealed Activision's proposed $18 million settlement with America's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A group of current and ex-Activision employees formed a Worker Committee Against Sex and Gender Discrimination to try and improve the company's internal sexual harassment policies.See the Story

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