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Army wants Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets for battlefield

Virtual- and augmented-reality headsets haven’t had much traction in the consumer market, but they’re finding a place on the battlefield. The U.S. Army said Thursday that it has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply its HoloLens headsets to soldiers. The head-mounted displays use augmented reality, which means viewers can see virtual imagery superimposed … Continue reading Army wants Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets for battlefield

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 the world. Say hello to Microsoft, the 1990s home-computing powerhouse that is having a … Continue reading Apple’s stock sours, Microsoft’s soars. Say what?!

NEW YORK | Stocks move higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses

NEW YORK — Stocks in the U.S. are higher Wednesday after two days of steep losses, and major European indexes are also recovering. Major technology companies including Apple and Microsoft are up after tumbling in the last few days. Crude oil prices are up about 4 percent after they sank to a one-year low a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks move higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses

The Wide Variety of Blockchain Applications are set to Grow on a Global Scale

  NEW YORK/ October 1, 2018 (STL.News)– According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the global blockchain technology market is expected to grow from USD 315.9 Million in 2015 to USD 20 Billion by the end of 2024 while registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58.7%. The blockchain market is mainly … Continue reading The Wide Variety of Blockchain Applications are set to Grow on a Global Scale

REDMOND, Wash | Microsoft to contractors: Give new parents paid leave

REDMOND, Wash — Microsoft says it’s requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. It’s common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own engineers, but experts say it’s rare to require similar benefits for janitors, landscapers and other … Continue reading REDMOND, Wash | Microsoft to contractors: Give new parents paid leave

Microsoft hopes to protect candidates without skirting laws

Tech companies want to protect U.S. political candidates from Russian hackers ahead of the midterm elections, but could that free help count as an illegal campaign contribution? That’s the question Microsoft asked the Federal Election Commission this week. The company is requesting the FEC’s advisory opinion to make sure Microsoft’s new free package of online … Continue reading Microsoft hopes to protect candidates without skirting laws

SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

SPOKANE, Wash.  — Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image