Messaging platform Discord ends sale talks with Microsoft

Messaging platform Discord Inc has ended deal talks with Microsoft Inc and plans to focus on expanding the business as a standalone company, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The company will focus on building the chat platform and making money from its user base that has grown quickly during the pandemic. A… Read More Messaging platform Discord ends sale talks with Microsoft

Microsoft set to acquire AI firm Nuance for about $16billion

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would buy artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc for about $16 billion, as it builds out its cloud strategy for healthcare and enterprise customers. The deal comes after the companies partnered in 2019 to automate clinical administrative work such as documentation and as Microsoft tries to… Read More Microsoft set to acquire AI firm Nuance for about $16billion

Microsoft wins $2.19billion control to supply U.S. Army with AR headsets

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it has won a deal to sell the U.S. Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and backed by Azure cloud computing services. The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years, a Microsoft spokesman said. Over the past two years, Microsoft has worked with… Read More Microsoft wins $2.19billion control to supply U.S. Army with AR headsets

Microsoft acquires ZeniMax in $7.5billion deal

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash, strengthening its Xbox video game offering with the studio behind titles such as Fallout and the Doom reboot. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, which has also developed hits including The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, and Dishonored. The deal… Read More Microsoft acquires ZeniMax in $7.5billion deal

U.S. Army awards Microsoft $479.2million contract to supply augmented reality system prototypes

The U.S. Army said on Wednesday that it has awarded Microsoft Corp a $479.2 million contract to supply prototypes for the Army’s augmented reality systems helping soldiers in training and combat missions. The Army posted the contract award on its website. “Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions,”… Read More U.S. Army awards Microsoft $479.2million contract to supply augmented reality system prototypes