In a startling revelation, a whistleblower has alleged widespread bribery via Microsoft's foreign contract business, saying that more than $200 million each year is spent on bribes and kickbacks linked to the tech giant, often in countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Yasser Elabd, recruited by Microsoft in 1998 who helped bring the company's products throughout the Middle East and Africa for the next 20 years, said that Microsoft is using illegal bribes and kickbacks in the Middle East and Africa.
A surge in Microsoft Corp's shares nearly unseated Apple Inc as the world's most valuable company on Wednesday, a day before the iPhone maker reports its quarterly results.
Fueled by strong quarterly growth in its Azure cloud-computing business, Microsoft's shares jumped 4.2% to end at a record $323.17, elevating the software maker's market capitalization to $2.426 trillion, just short of Apple's $2.461 trillion valuation, according to Refinitiv data.
Satya Nadella-run Microsoft has posted robust revenue of $45.3 billion and a net income of $20.5 billion for the July-September quarter, riding on a strong performance on its cloud, server, and Office businesses.
While revenues were up 22 per cent, net income registered 48 per cent growth as pandemic forced millions to work and learn from home.
The tech giant Microsoft said on Thursday that it has spotted multiple cyberattacks from Russia, China and Iran on individuals and organisations involved in the ongoing presidential campaigns in the United States.
In recent weeks, Microsoft has detected cyberattacks targeting people and organisations involved in the upcoming presidential election, including unsuccessful attacks on people associated with both the Trump and Biden campaigns, the company said on its blog.
With the highest annual package of over $164,000, or Rs 1.17 crore, this year, IT giant Microsoft has continued its streak of emerging as the top recruiter on Day One of final placements at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Older as well as some newer IITs kicked off their first phase of the final placements process in two slots on Sunday.
After a failed $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's smartphone business five years back, Microsoft has announced a strategic collaboration with the Finnish company to accelerate transformation and innovation across industries with Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).
The new partnership brings together Microsoft cloud solutions and Nokia's expertise in mission-critical networking, to help enterprises and communications service providers (CSPs) transform their businesses.
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