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PlayStation software margins leaked
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 29 June 2023 10:54

PlayStation software margins leaked

Revealed when scanned

Sony's highly confidential information about its PlayStation business was revealed by mistake during the court battle between the FTC and Microrosft.

The government case against Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal floundering
Published in Gaming

Experts have difficulty demonstrating that it is bad for gamers

The US government’s case against Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal got off to a poor start when its witness Harvard economist Robin Lee struggled at times to demonstrate how the planned deal would hurt gamers.

Microsoft finally allows us to swear
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 June 2023 12:01

Microsoft finally allows us to swear

Not that there has been a problem for us

Software King of the World Microsoft is toning down the power of its profanity filter on its options and settings.

Microsoft complains that it is losing the console wars
Published in Gaming

Now the FTC wants to give the field to Nintendo and Sony

Microsoft has told a court that it has been losing the console wars to Sony and Nintendo and needs to buy Activision Blizzard to keep its head above water.

Google moans to FTC about Microsoft cloud
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 22 June 2023 10:38

Google moans to FTC about Microsoft cloud

Tweedledum and Tweedledee 

Google has formally filed a complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission, publicly alleging that Microsoft used its dominant position in enterprise software to push customers toward Vole's cloud services.

Microsoft claims to have spotted elusive particle
Published in News

If it is right then it could solve some issues of quantum computing

Microsoft researchers have made a surprise claim that they have found evidence of an elusive particle that could solve some of the biggest headaches in quantum computing.

Microsoft flogs replacement components for Surface
Published in PC Hardware

Displays, batteries, SSDs you name it

Microsoft is starting to sell replacement components for its Surface devices. The software giant now supplies replacement parts in the Microsoft Store, allowing Surface owners to replace their displays, batteries and SSDs.

Microsoft and OpenAI’s relationship getting awkward
Published in AI

Vole is just too aggressive for the passive OpenAI

The relationship between Microsoft and OpenAI is getting "awkward" due to tension and confusion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

FTC trying to block Activision Microsoft deal
Published in News

Filing for an injunction

The Federal Trade Commission is set to file for an injunction seeking to block Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Xbox Games Showcase 2023 shows plenty of new games
Published in Gaming

Starfield was the star of the show

Microsoft held its Xbox Games Showcase 2023 earlier today, showing some of the new games and trailers, including new Starfield details, Forza Motorsport, Avowed, Fable, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, Star Wars Outlaws, and more.