Microsoft (MSFT) news recap: Apple, Google support Microsoft’s lawsuit, Bing Rewards begins transition and more

Jack Wilkinson


Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Beam gets busy after Microsoft acquisition, plans announcements at TC Disrupt

Microsoft acquired interactive live streaming service Beam last month and this week we heard about the changes they’ve been making, as well as their plan for TechCrunch Disrupt.

Apple and Google have joined Microsoft’s fight for digital privacy

Microsoft’s fight against the United States’ Department of Justice continues after both Apple and Google join Microsoft’s lawsuit against the department over restricting when it can tell customers that the government is trying to access their data.

Mozilla throws its support behind Microsoft in gag order lawsuit

Adding on to both Apple and Google, Mozilla has also shown its support for Microsoft’s fight against the Department of Justice.

Microsoft deprecating “obsolete” SmartScreen spam filters in Outlook and Exchange

Spam and scams are a huge part of the online world, particularly when it comes to email. For years, Microsoft’s SmartScreen service has been helping keep peoples’ inboxes around the globe free of known spam and scam emails, however, the company is beginning to deprecate the feature in both Outlook and Exchange.

Bing Rewards replaced by Microsoft Rewards as the switchover begins

Microsoft appears to have begun the change from Bing Rewards to Microsoft Rewards, with our Senior Editor, Kip Kniskern, seeing his points increase by 10x, in tally with the cost of rewards, too.

That’s it for this week, we’ll be back next week with more. What’s your favourite Microsoft story? Let us know in the comments!