Microsoft-Led Housing Effort Cuts Rents in Seattle Suburbs

SEATTLE — A master's degree and a full-time job as a middle-school counselor weren't enough to help Sam Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a local tech giant helped do the trick. In Augu...
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Microsoft Looks to Detect Sex Predators in Video Game Chats

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft says it has developed a technique to detect online predators who try to groom children for sexual purposes using the chat function in multiplayer video games. The tech company, which makes the Xbox gaming system, announced Thursda...
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Google Touts Quantum Computing Milestone

SAN FRANCISCO — Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional...
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Amazon, Microsoft Wage War Over Pentagon’s ‘War Cloud’

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. "This is not your grandfather's internet. Yo...
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Apple’s Stock Sours, Microsoft’s Soars. Say What?!

Wall Street investors are enamored with a newly emergent tech company. It has nothing to do with posting selfies or finding a soul mate. The company is instead making billions of dollars selling cloud-computing and other technical services to offices around...