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Microsoft nixes Mixer, partners with Facebook Gaming

In a confusing set of press releases, Microsoft and Facebook announced that Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and moving the Mixer community over to FB Gaming. After July 22, Mixer.com will redirect to fb.gg.

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Microsoft Build Highlights

Microsoft hosted their annual developer conference, Build, as a 48 hour virtual event last week. You can watch all the keynotes and sessions here on-demand and read their announcement summaries here.

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JEDI - Joyfully Evaluating DoD Infrastructure

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft won the $10B JEDI contract to provide “enterprise level, commercial Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service to support Department of Defense business.” <– (i.e., cloud ☁️)...

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Microsoft on 🔥🔥🔥

After Microsoft’s Q4 earnings call last week, the WSJ wrote, “Microsoft’s comeback is no longer tech’s best-kept secret.” The company made over $125B in revenue and $10.6B in profit last year, beating analysts’ forecasts

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Starting a Startup from Microsoft

Last week at Madrona, we hosted a lunch and learn with our interns and Brian Saab, the CEO of Unearth, a modern mapping platform. He talked about his journey from Microsoft to startup CEO, and it was a really insightful session

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