Microsoft news recap: purchase spare parts for Surface devices from Microsoft Store, Bing Image Creator images watermarked, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft 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 market cap hits all time high of $2.6 trillion

Microsoft has hit a new record with its market cap reaching $2.6 trillion, boosted predominantly by its investment in the company behind ChatGPT, Open AI, and analysts raised their target for the share price from $315 to $350.


You can now buy spare parts for your Surface device directly from the Microsoft Store

It’s now easier than ever to source replacement parts for your Surface devices, as Microsoft has begun selling replacement parts directly on the Microsoft Store, helping to increase the longevity and repairability of your Surface devices. As it stands, replacement part sales are limited to the US, Canada, and France.

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Microsoft testing image recognition and visual search in Bing Chat

The ability to send images to Bing Chat and have the AI assistant understand the image and provide a relevant response is being tested by Microsoft, as the company begins testing of image recognition and visual search functionality for Bing Chat.

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Microsoft starts watermarking Bing Image Creator generated images

Images generated using Microsoft’s Bing Image Creator tool appear to have begun to include watermarks to denote that it is an AI-generated image by Bing. Whilst it’s relatively easy to crop this out, it shows Microsoft is working on ways to help users know if an image has been generated and also to make reference back to Bing.

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That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.