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Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game

(WIRED) – MICROSOFT IS BUYING a deep learning startup based in Montreal, a global hub for deep learning research. But two years ago, this startup wasn’t based in Montreal, and

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Nokia Cuts Price for OZO Virtual Reality Camera

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia has cut the price of its OZO virtual reality camera by 25 percent from its initial launch price, the Finnish company said on Thursday. Nokia, whose

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Verizon to Announce $5 Billion Deal to Buy Yahoo on Monday

(Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc <VZ.N> will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc <YHOO.O> for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The

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Microsoft Wins Landmark Appeal Over Seizure of Foreign Emails

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored

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Google Notifies Users of 4,000 State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks Per Month: Executive

(Reuters) – A senior executive of Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O> Google unit said on Monday that the company was notifying customers of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month. Speaking at a

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Magic Leap Ramps Up Production for New Type of Virtual Reality

ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) – Magic Leap, a startup backed by technology powerhouses including Google and Alibaba that has raised more than $1.4 billion, has hired more than 600 employees and

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Monsanto, Microsoft to Invest in Agricultural Technology in Brazil

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – U.S. biotech company Monsanto Co and Microsoft Corp announced on Monday a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil. Monsanto will join a Brazilian

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Microsoft Wants VR Headsets to Run its Windows Holographic OS

(THE VERGE) – Microsoft is opening up its Windows Holographic operating system to virtual reality headset makers. At Computex today, Microsoft released a demo video of its vision of “mixed

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Microsoft to Cut 1,850 Jobs at Struggling Smartphone Unit

By Jussi Rosendahl and Tuomas Forsell HELSINKI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset

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With HoloLens, Microsoft Aims to Avoid Google’s Mistakes

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Google introduced its Google Glass smart glasses four years ago, it turned to Glass-sporting sky divers buzzing a San Francisco convention center,

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