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Microsoft Stock Blows Away Critics With Huge Buyback Plan – CCN.com

Quick, guess the world’s most valuable company? Apple, Facebook, Google? It’s none of those. Instead, Microsoft has claimed the title. The software giant is now worth $1.1 trillion, narrowly edging out Apple for the top spot. And Microsoft’s lead is likely to grow in the coming days. That’s because the company just announced a huge share buyback and dividend increase which will reward its shareholders with even more cash. Even if you don’t own Microsoft stock directly, there’s a good chance you may have it passively. Microsoft stock is a…

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Gears 5 Shatters Xbox Records But Pales PlayStation’s Gold of War – CCN.com

| Source: Xbox Game Studios/ charnsitr via Shutterstock; Edited by CCN Gears 5 has landed the coveted title as the best launch game for an Xbox Game Studio effort, shattering previous Microsoft records for its current-generation console and PC. During its launch weekend, cover shooter Gears 5 drew in a staggering three million players. In comparison, Gears 5 boasted twice as many players as the launch week of The Coalition’s previous entry in the long-running franchise and flying past previous exclusives of note Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4,…

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Microsoft Finally Refunds 12-Year-Old’s $1,300 Xbox Live Spending Spree – CCN Markets

Microsoft has issued a refund to a 12-year-old child with ADHD who spent over $1,300 on Xbox One video games without his parents’ knowledge. | Source: Shutterstock Microsoft has finally refunded more than 100 purchases made by a 12-year-old gamer from the UK. The child, who had been diagnosed with ADHD and exhibits symptoms of inattention and impulsivity, spent over $1,300 on Xbox Live without his parents’ knowledge. Microsoft cancels Xbox Live purchases made by child with ADHD The preteen gamer’s parents told MoneySavingExpert that although they purchased all the…

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Don’t Miss These 5 Amazing Xbox Announcements

Xbox is making big announcements ahead of the next console war. | Source: YouTube/Xbox By CCN Markets: The Inside Xbox team takes to the stage at Gamescom 2019 to make several major announcements. Gamescom, which takes place annually in Germany, is one of the biggest games industry events and has given Microsoft and Xbox a huge platform for hardware and game reveals. 1. Gears 5 Horde Mode Gears 5 is one of the most hotly anticipated Xbox One games, and Horde is one of the series’ most popular modes, so…

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Billionaire Mark Cuban Preps US for a Future Dominated by AI

Artificial Intelligence will not be stopped, and the smartest guys in the room know it. Billionaire Mark Cuban, of Shark Tank and Dallas Mavericks fame, is starting to focus his resources on this transformational technology. Cuban teamed up with Microsoft and Walmart to create a program that will give coming generations a head start on the rise of AI. The Mark Cuban Foundation created an “AI Bootcamp” which aims to give Dallas public school students knowledge and experience working with the latest tech, according to a blog post published today….

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Streaming ‘Changed Everything’ in Music – Gaming’s Next

By CCN Markets: Ten-time Grammy award winner John Legend recently appeared on CNBC to discuss how Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services have completely upended the music industry. His comments portend the market-shattering disruption that awaits the gaming industry once it undergoes its own streaming revolution. John Legend Says Streaming Has Changed ‘Everything’ It’s undeniable that John Legend is one of the leading authorities in the music business. So you should take note that when asked about the rise of services such as Apple Music and Spotify, Legend claimed…

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PlayStation Team Shocked by Sony’s Game-Changing Deal with Microsoft

By CCN: According to Bloomberg sources, the PlayStation unit at Sony was as surprised as anyone when Sony and Microsoft announced a cloud gaming partnership. Sony has been working on its cloud gaming offering since 2012 but has only achieved limited success. Sony Gives Peace a Chance With New Microsoft Collaboration Reportedly, Microsoft and Sony are collaborating on a streaming service, and Sony will begin using Microsoft’s Azure cloud services for some of its online services. PlayStation developers were shocked by the news, as the rest of the gaming industry…

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10 Days of Ethereum Price MOON

By CCN.com: Things are suddenly looking a lot rosier for Ethereum after a fruitful ten days in which it was courted by Elon Musk, welcomed by futures regulators, and integrated on Microsoft Azure. Markets responded positively to the increased attention on the No.2 cryptocurrency, sending the ETH price on a 17.5% surge which continues at the time of writing. Elon Musk: The Tweet That Launched a Thousand Ether It began with a tweet. When Elon Musk sent out a one word comment on April 29th, it sparked the beginning of…

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