Microsoft (MSFT) news recap: press dossiers, extended Bug Bounty program 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!

Microsoft’s Lumia Imaging guru, Juha Alakarhu, leaves to join Nokia

Juha Alakarhu, Head of the Lumia Imaging group, has announced he is leaving Microsoft in order to join Nokia. Alakarhu was known for bringing some of the best image optics to the Lumia range of phones.

Brian Hall: Apple ‘doing their customers a disservice’ claims the General Manager of Microsoft Surface

Microsoft’s General Manager of its Surface product line, Brian Hall, has hit out at Apple on Twitter, claiming that they are “doing their customers a disservice,” by providing them with “old tech.”

The internet is up in arms about Microsoft’s new gun emoji

Microsoft adjusted the gun emoji on Windows 10, which has resulted in people becoming angry towards the company and claiming that it supports gun violence.

Microsoft expands its Bounty bug finding program to Edge, offers up to $15,000 in rewards

Microsoft has expanded its Bug Bounty program, offering up to $15,000 for finding security loopholes in its Edge web browser.

Microsoft is close to matching its highest stock price ever

Microsoft’s stock price has been doing pretty well recently, increasing steadily. It is now close to reaching its highest point ever, following its acquisition of LinkedIn.

Microsoft at middle age: Bloomberg interviews Satya Nadella

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella was interviewed by Bloomberg, in which Nadella stresses how he is transforming Microsoft into a mobile-first, cloud-first company and that Azure is its focus.


How Microsoft makes money: revenues broken down by product line

Microsoft’s 10-K filings show where the company is making its money – and Windows definitely isn’t its main product line, with revenue continuing to spiral down.

Oops! Gizmodo gets a glimpse into how Microsoft handles the press with accidental email

Microsoft accidentally sent an email to Gizmodo which showed how the company has dossiers on many journalists, describing their past work and opinion on Microsoft.

Microsoft’s commercial cloud revenues nearing $10 billion per year

The cloud is continuing to be an area of success for Microsoft with the company’s revenue in commercial cloud getting close to $10 billion per year.

Microsoft sells almost $20 billion in bonds to finance LinkedIn deal, 5th largest bond deal ever

Following the acquisition of LinkedIn, Microsoft has sold nearly $20 billion in bonds to assist in funding the deal.

That’s it for this week on Microsoft – let us know what you think in the comments!