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Microsoft wants the US to hit search rival Google with Australian-style media laws, following the bargaining code battle down under

Microsoft president Brad Smith will reportedly front a U.S. House committee hearing to champion Australian-style regulation which would impact search competitor Google. Smith will reportedly advocate for rules which would allow media organisations to collectively bargain with internet giants over compensation for the news content displayed on those platforms. Google […]
Microsoft wants the US to hit search rival Google with Australian-style media laws, following the bargaining code battle down under
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Microsoft president Brad Smith candidly confesses politics are pay-to-play in response to criticism over the company’s donations to lawmakers who objected to US election results

Microsoft president Brad Smith defended the company’s political contributions, CNBC reported. Microsoft paused donations amid criticism of its gifts to GOP lawmakers who objected to election results. But Smith said donations are vital for getting invited to events so Microsoft can lobby lawmakers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Microsoft president Brad Smith candidly confesses politics are pay-to-play in response to criticism over the company’s donations to lawmakers who objected to US election results
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Microsoft employees slam the company for urging Congress to accept Biden’s win while also donating to senators who want to overturn the election result

Microsoft CEO Brad Smith on Monday signed an open letter urging Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election win, and said in a statement that Microsoft believes in the “peaceful transition of power” and “democratic principles.” Microsoft employees publicly weighed in, saying that Microsoft should stop funding political candidates who […]
Microsoft employees slam the company for urging Congress to accept Biden’s win while also donating to senators who want to overturn the election result
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Microsoft’s president raised concerns about Apple’s App Store rules to US lawmakers just before the CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress

Microsoft President Brad Smith has raised concerns with US lawmakers about Apple’s management of the App Store, according to reports from The Information and Bloomberg. The comments would come just before the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are set to testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing on […]
Microsoft’s president raised concerns about Apple’s App Store rules to US lawmakers just before the CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress
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The president of Microsoft says it took its bid for the $10 billion JEDI cloud deal as an opportunity to improve its tech – and that’s why it beat Amazon

Microsoft viewed the bidding process for the Pentagon’s contentious $US10 billion cloud computing contract as a “very large scale engineering project,” company President Brad Smith told Business Insider. The Pentagon on Oct. 25 selected Microsoft for the deal, called the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, to move the Department […]
The president of Microsoft says it took its bid for the $10 billion JEDI cloud deal as an opportunity to improve its tech – and that’s why it beat Amazon
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Microsoft’s newest ‘moonshot’ would make it carbon negative by 2030 – and eventually remove all of the carbon it has emitted since it was founded in 1975 from the environment

Microsoft announced a plan on Thursday to become carbon negative by 2030 – meaning that it will remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits. The company’s ultimate goal is to remove from the environment by 2050 all of the carbon the company has emitted since it was […]
Microsoft’s newest ‘moonshot’ would make it carbon negative by 2030 – and eventually remove all of the carbon it has emitted since it was founded in 1975 from the environment
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The president of Microsoft says top leaders at the world’s biggest tech companies meet regularly to talk about the major issues facing Silicon Valley and the world

Microsoft President Brad Smith told a room full of journalists that he has “sympathy” for executives at tech companies who find themselves under regulatory scrutiny these days. Smith was working at Microsoft back in the ’90s, when Microsoft was sued by the federal government over its business practices, and put […]
The president of Microsoft says top leaders at the world’s biggest tech companies meet regularly to talk about the major issues facing Silicon Valley and the world
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Mark Zuckerberg has reached out to Microsoft president Brad Smith, which is bad for Sheryl Sandberg because it shows how messy things have gotten under her watch

Mark Zuckerberg recently reach out to Microsoft president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, according to a report by The Information on Monday. Smith reportedly told Zuckerberg he was happy at Microsoft and had no intention of leaving. The outreach to the Microsoft president should be cause for concern for […]
Mark Zuckerberg has reached out to Microsoft president Brad Smith, which is bad for Sheryl Sandberg because it shows how messy things have gotten under her watch
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Microsoft’s top lawyer says it will never shy away from providing AI-powered weapons to the US military: ‘We at Microsoft have their back’

Microsoft President and chief lawyer Brad Smith, promised the company will always supply the US military with “our best technology” in an interview on Fox Business. He also noted that artificial intelligence is “entering the world of militaries around the world.” These statements fulfilled several goals: It made it clear […]
Microsoft’s top lawyer says it will never shy away from providing AI-powered weapons to the US military: ‘We at Microsoft have their back’
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Microsoft President Brad Smith says the US shouldn’t get ‘too isolationist’

Business Insider editor at large Sara Silverstein sits down with Microsoft President Brad Smith at Davos. They discuss the message President Donald Trump will deliver during his remarks on Friday, Smith’s views on immigration, and whether companies should stay out of politics. Following is a transcript of the video. Sara […]
Microsoft President Brad Smith says the US shouldn’t get ‘too isolationist’