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Johns Hopkins startups get boost from Microsoft pilot program

Johns Hopkins University opened FastForward in 2017. (The Daly Record / Maximilian Franz)

Startups with Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward program for entrepreneurs have received funding, software licenses, support and more from Microsoft as part of a unique pilot program with the technology giant. The pilot program includes five Johns Hopkins startups receiving funding ...

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Amazon lawsuit against Pentagon seen as an uphill fight

FILE - This March 27, 2008, aerial file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. ((AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Amazon.com will likely argue that meddling by President Donald Trump cost the company a cloud-computing contract worth as much as $10 billion as it seeks to overturn a Pentagon decision to award the work to arch-rival Microsoft. Yet Amazon faces ...

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Hopkins, Microsoft to develop app for ICU management

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a tablet app to track the needs of patients in intensive care units. Now, they’ll be building on that work through a partnership with Microsoft. The computing giant will work with the Johns ...

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Microsoft unveils new Surface laptop, other updates

NEW YORK — Microsoft is doubling down on its Surface devices business, unveiling a new laptop Tuesday alongside an updated tablet. Even as Microsoft has positioned the Surface as a laptop replacement, it’s making a separate Surface laptop model, the ...

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Barnes & Noble ends Nook deal with Microsoft

(AP) Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff. The news came as the largest U.S. traditional bookseller reported second-quarter net income that ...

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Microsoft’s quarterly earnings sail higher on cloud

Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its workforce as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.

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