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Microsoft says it warned Bill Gates about flirting in 2008

Oct. 18, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft executives in 2008 warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee but dropped the matter after he told them he would stop, the company revealed Monday. The Wall Street Journal was first to report that Brad...

Asian shares rise after technology-powered rally on Wall St

Oct. 14, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

Asian shares were higher Friday after technology companies powered the biggest gain on Wall Street since March. All major regional indexes advanced, with Tokyo gaining 1.4%. Taiwan shares jumped 2.2% on news that computer chip maker TSMC upgraded...

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn app in China amid scrutiny

Oct. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year as Beijing tightens its internet rules. The company said in a blog post Thursday it has faced a "significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in...

Amazon to allow employees to work remotely indefinitely

Oct. 11, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon said Monday it will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary. The new policy was announced in a blog post and is a change from Amazon’s previous...

Microsoft: Russia behind 58% of detected state-backed hacks

Oct. 07, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Russia accounted for most state-sponsored hacking detected by Microsoft over the past year, with a 58% share, mostly targeting government agencies and think tanks in the United States, followed by Ukraine, Britain and European NATO members, the company said. ...

Saudi Aramco closes near $2T valuation as oil prices rally

Oct. 06, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco closed on Wednesday just shy of a $2 trillion valuation the kingdom's crown prince has long sought, buoyed by high oil prices and increased demand for energy as economies recover from last year's pandemic lockdowns. ...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Oct. 04, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

Stocks are closing lower Monday as big technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft take losses. The S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the tech-heavy Nasdaq all fell. Meanwhile, the price of U.S. oil rose to its highest close since 2014, as OPEC and...

High court rejects lawsuit over canceled Pentagon contract

Oct. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday said it would not get involved in a lawsuit over a disputed Pentagon cloud computing contract, a decision that follows the contract's cancellation earlier this year. The case was one of hundreds the high court said it...

Employer vaccine mandates convert some workers, but not all

Sep. 28, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Businesses that have announced vaccine mandates say some workers who had been on the fence have since gotten inoculated against COVID-19. But many holdouts remain — a likely sign of what is to come once a federal mandate goes into effect. Even before...

Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Sep. 22, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it...