Amazon and Microsoft link up voice assistants

Amazon and Microsoft link up voice assistants

The domestic dominance of the Echo and the popularity of Windows 10 in the workplace will keep users’ connected at work and home. Amazon and Microsoft’s voice assistants will soon be allowed to talk to each other. The move is designed to bridge Amazon’s dominance in the home with Microsoft’s popularity in the office. Putting Windows 10 and Amazon Echo devices in touch with each other is meant to encourage users to benefit from what…

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Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $4.6 Billion Pledge

Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $4.6 Billion Pledge

Bill Gates made his largest gift since the turn of the century, giving away Microsoft Corp. shares that accounted for 5 percent of his fortune, the world’s biggest. The billionaire donated 64 million of the software maker’s shares valued at $4.6 billion on June 6, according to a Securities & Exchange Commission filing released Monday. While the recipient of the gift wasn’t specified, Gates has made the majority of his donations to the Bill & Melinda Gates…

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Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to offer its graphics program Paint. In a recent update, it had listed Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed. Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985. Microsoft suggested it would not remain on Windows 10 by default but did say it would be available for free on the Windows Store….

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