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Due to issues with reliability, with Microsoft themselves admitting they’ve seen a small percentage of users experience technical problems with it, Microsoft has extended the warranty from 90 days to 1 year, giving that extra peace of mind.
This week it was reported that Microsoft has a revenue sharing deal with GameStop, which could allow GameStop to receive a cut of all digital sales made on any Xbox Series consoles they sell, providing an extra incentive for the retailer to push Xbox consoles. It’s seen that this could help drive more sales of the console in this upcoming generation.
Today $GME confirmed with @DOMOCAPITAL that the agreement with $MSFT includes revenue sharing on all downstream revenue (i.e. digital downloads and digital content) from any device that GameStop brings into the @Xbox ecosystem. GameStop now meaningfully participates in digital.
A number of improvements have been made to the Meetings Notes feature in Microsoft Teams. it now supports up to 100 participants. In addition, anyone who arrives after the scheduled meeting time can now request access to the meeting notes, so that they don’t miss out.
Microsoft has been granted permission to disrupt one of the world’s largest botnets, making use of copyright claims as a result of malware using Microsoft’s own code. It has also been granted the right to cease internet addresses from 8 hosting providers. The botnet aimed to disrupt the US election by locking up voter registration systems.
The new “voting booths” where you fill out your scantron sheet. Not very private, and not nearly as cool as the old lever machines.
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