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Microsoft grabs some of world’s biggest video games in $10.4b deal

Microsoft grabs some of world’s biggest video games in $10.4b deal

Microsoft has just landed a major blow in its decades-long battle with its video game industry rival Sony.

  • by Kellen Browning and Steve Lohr

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Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox's next-gen plans go beyond any one console
Analysis
Video games

Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox's next-gen plans go beyond any one console

Microsoft VP Phil Spencer says accessibility and engagement is the way forward, as new Xbox machines head to retail in November against Sony's PlayStation 5.

  • by Tim Biggs
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S: what we know about next-gen consoles
Video games

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S: what we know about next-gen consoles

Both Microsoft and Sony are promising faster and more powerful machines.

  • by Tim Biggs
'Without me, you wouldn't be here': Microsoft billionaire's father dies at 94
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'Without me, you wouldn't be here': Microsoft billionaire's father dies at 94

Having operated the slide projector at his son's first keynote speech, lawyer Bill Gates snr saw his headstrong middle child become the world's second richest person with a net worth of more than $US123 billion.

  • by Peter Robison
Oracle set to win TikTok race as Microsoft's offer rejected
Startups

Oracle set to win TikTok race as Microsoft's offer rejected

Oracle is in the box seat to make a deal with TikTok after Microsoft's offer to buy the viral social media platform's US operations was rejected, though it may not be an outright sale.

  • by Cara Waters
Xbox announces next-gen details, including $500 all-digital console
Video games

Xbox announces next-gen details, including $500 all-digital console

The Xbox Series S and Series X will also be available on monthly payment plans through Telstra.

  • by Tim Biggs
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Parents v non-parents at work: COVID has brought tensions to the surface
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Parents v non-parents at work: COVID has brought tensions to the surface

The last thing we need is to pit parents against non-parents.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
China moves on the program that makes TikTok tick
Analysis
Social media

China moves on the program that makes TikTok tick

Any sale that goes ahead but doesn't incorporate the algorithm that has made the app such a hit would prove to be very risky.

  • by Hasan Chowdhury
Australian Vanessa Pappas takes the top job at TikTok
Social media

Australian Vanessa Pappas takes the top job at TikTok

Australian Vanessa Pappas has taken on the role of interim chief executive at beleaguered social media platform TikTok after the chief executive quit on Thursday.

  • by Cara Waters
Walmart joins talks to buy TikTok as deal looms
Mergers & acquisitions

Walmart joins talks to buy TikTok as deal looms

The race to buy TikTok took yet another turn when Walmart said it was teaming up with Microsoft on a potential bid for the popular Chinese-owned video app.

  • by Mike Isaac
TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns amid US pressure to sell video app
Trade wars

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns amid US pressure to sell video app

In a note to employees, the former Disney executive said a series of changes to the company structure prompted him to leave less than three months after taking the job.

  • by Mike Isaac