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Microsoft’s Market Cap Surpasses $2 Trillion USD for the First Time
Microsoft‘s market cap has surpassed a staggering $2 trillion USD for the very first time.
The tech giant first reached that milestone during trading on Tuesday shortly after it unveiled its latest Windows 11 operating system, although its market cap dipped back down slightly and closed on Thursday at $266.69 USD per share. The new achievement has marked incredible progress for the company in recent years, doubling its market cap over just the past two years and growing its value by over 600 percent since its current CEO Satya Nadella took up the position seven years ago.
Melinda Gates Reportedly Consulted Divorce Lawyers in 2019 Over Husband’s Jeffrey Epstein Relationship
Among other reports and revelations that have come out of her split from Bill Gates, we’ve now learned that Melinda Gates first started consulting with divorce lawyers in 2019, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say
MICROSOFT AND IBM sent congratulatory public messages to president-elect Joe Biden this month. Both expressed hope that his administration would ease the nation’s political divisions, and suggested it consider crafting the first federal rules governing face recognition.
Nintendo Switch is America’s fastest-selling console
In case it wasn’t clear already, Nintendo has completely turned things around from the failure that was the Wii U. According to data from the reliable NPD Group, Nintendo sold more than 8.7 million Switch consoles in the US from its launch in March 2017 through November of 2018, putting it on a faster pace than the other “current generation” consoles from Microsoft and Sony after the same amount of time following their releases. It’s a bit of a convoluted measure, and in pure numbers there are certainly more Xbox One and PS4 consoles (both of which launched in the fall 2013) out in the wild, but there’s no doubt that Nintendo is in a better spot than they were before the Switch arrived.
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Tech giants discussed midterm election concerns with US government
This week, The New York Times reported that tech companies met with US government officials to discuss security and possible foreign influence around the 2018 midterm elections. Representatives from Amazon, Google, Twitter, Oath, Microsoft, Snap and Apple met at Facebook’s headquarters in California. Christopher Krebs, an under secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, and an unnamed representative from the FBI’s foreign influence task force were present at the meeting.
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Feel Like a Part of This Jazz Band Captured With a Depth-Sensing Microsoft Kinect Camera
Microsoft’s Kinect, the depth-sensing, motion-tracking technology, might be dead as a product, but the hardware lives on, and is being used for far more than just video games now. This experimental film by Marcin Nowrotek mixes 3D footage of jazz musicians with 3D animations to create a music video where the musicians almost appear to leap off your screen. Continue reading Feel Like a Part of This Jazz Band Captured With a Depth-Sensing Microsoft Kinect Camera