Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft Finally Brings End-to-End Encryption to Skype

In the world of technology, end-to-end encryption has become more important than ever before. Given our society’s tendency to use instant messaging and social media apps on a daily basis, the information we distribute should be encrypted at all times. Skype, one of the world’s most popular communication tools, is finally introducing end-to-end encryption. This is made possible thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with Signal. Skype Finally Gets Proper Encryption It is always …
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Microsoft’s Website Reinstates Bitcoin Payment Functionality

It didn’t take Microsoft all that long to fully reinstate its Bitcoin payment option. A few days ago, the company announced it no longer considered BTC to be an active payment instrument. Customers could still fund their accounts with Bitcoin, but that was the only option available to them. In a new turn of events, the company has restored full Bitcoin payment functionality. This was thanks to some help from BitPay, the company …
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Microsoft No Longer Accepts Bitcoin Payments

If there is one trend that became evident in the year 2017, it is how some early adopters have dropped support for Bitcoin. More specifically, a lack of interest and high transaction costs have made dealing in Bitcoin unappealing for most retailers. Microsoft is perhaps the biggest company to have rethought its support for Bitcoin recently, even though it always offered it in very limited fashion. Surprisingly, the company no longer counts Bitcoin among its “active payment …
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Microsoft and Qualcomm Unveil LTE-Enabled Always Connected PCs

With so many people using tablets and smartphones these days, there is a real chance that laptops will become obsolete in the future. If it is up to Microsoft and Qualcomm, that will not happen anytime soon. More specifically, both companies announced their Always Connected line of personal computers. It is an interesting spin on things, although it remains to be seen whether or not there is even a market …
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