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Edward Snowden gestures as he speaks via livestream at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2019.

Technology conference Web Summit will require attendees to show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test to attend this year’s event (...)

The truce was forged soon after Sundar Pichai became chief executive of Google and Satya Nadella took the reins at Microsoft. Photograph: iStock

Microsoft and Google have ended an almost six-year truce to prevent open warfare between the rival Big Tech companies, clearing the way for direct con(...)

Microsoft will consult with customers and regulators about this plan in the coming months. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Microsoft will allow commercial and public sector customers in the European Union to process and store all of their data in the region, a growing dema(...)

Microsoft says it uncovered 40 customers, including government agencies, think tanks, NGOs and IT companies, that were “targeted more precisely and compromised”.

Microsoft has said the UK and six other countries outside the US have been affected by a suspected Russian hacking attack that US authorities have war(...)

Web Summit will largely be run via the company’s proprietary conference platform

Web Summit, the tech conference that started life in Dublin before relocating to Portugal, has named its first 50 speakers for this year’s event with (...)

A Microsoft-TikTok tie-up would allow the US tech company to enter a market dominated by rivals such as Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter.

Microsoft will press ahead with talks to buy TikTok’s US operations from the video app’s Chinese owner ByteDance despite US president Donald Trump’s r(...)

US president Donald Trump said a sale to any party – including Microsoft – would not be an acceptable solution. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure, Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, is racing to save the video-sharing app’s US operations by making a last-ditch plea to the Trump administratio(...)

Microsoft is also providing $20 million (€17.7 million) in cash grants for non-profit organisations worldwide.

Microsoft has unveiled a new global skills initiative that is aimed at bringing new digital skills to 25 million people by the end of 2020. The sche(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, waves before speaking during the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco

The Worldwide Developers Conference hosted by Apple each year is like a rock concert. Fans who pay $1,600 (€1,420) a ticket come ready to admire the p(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the  official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit  in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES

There is a madness to Web Summit that is difficult to convey to the uninitiated. It’s like a cacophonous 19th century carnival, but in 21st century cl(...)

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