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Satya's 2020 Bonus

We’re in Q4, which means a lot of people are getting year end bonuses, including the execs at Microsoft! Last week, Microsoft released their FY20 compensation report...

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How Microsoft Plays Games

Why Microsoft is winning in gaming, while Amazon and Google are still trying to figure out why gamers aren’t excited about Luna and Stadia.

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Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft

Microsoft made a bunch of big announcements for both new products and existing products last week. Here’s a recap:

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Microsoft's #WashingtonCheck

OK, so what could make the PNW tech ecosystem even hotter? Microsoft acquiring TikTok! Lots of interesting details came out about this deal over the weekend:

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Slack vs. Microsoft

Stratechery wrote a great article this week on the future of Slack. He starts by going back to that time Slack took out a full page NY Times ad to throw shade on Microsoft Teams (and points out that now Teams has 75M DAUs, while S

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