Microsoft announces multibillion dollar investment in OpenAI to accelerate AI breakthroughs

Microsoft has announced an expansion of its partnership with OpenAI. Company's machine learning-based solutions will be exclusive available via Azure. Microsoft will increase its investment in super computing, so OpenAI will be able to improve its ML models. The Redmond firm is also going to integrate OpenAI closer with its consumer and corporate products.

Microsoft fired about 1,000 employees, including Xbox and Experiences+Devices division workers

Microsoft laid off about 1,000 employees this week, people familiar with the matter said. It is known that cuts have affected many divisions, including Xbox, Experiences + Devices, as well as the 'Microsoft Strategic Missions and Technology' that works on the newest tech.

Microsoft has created a new Android-focused division “Android Microsoft Platform and Experiences”

Microsoft again reorganized several key groups and departments. From now on, Surface Duo OS, SwiftKey, Phone Link, Microsoft Launcher, and several other Android software development teams have moved into the new Android Microsoft Platform and Experiences (AMPX) division, according to Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. Previously, they were part of the Microsoft Mobile Experiences (MMX) division, which also develops products for iOS and iPadOS.

Microsoft will continue to release Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard titles for PlayStation

Microsoft plans to keep Call of Duty and other popular Activision Blizzard games available on PlayStation consoles. This won't change even after the deal is closed and all existing agreements have ended. This was announced by company president Brad Smith in a blog post.