Microsoft news recap: Your Phone now syncs notifications, Mixer Loot arriving next week, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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 Your Phone updated with notification sync and support for more smartphone models

If linking your phone and your computer is important to you, then you’re probably using Microsoft’s Your Phone app that aims to bind your computer to your phone. The app has received an update that now allows it to synchronise notification sbetween devices, whilst also adding support for more smartphone models, including Samsung Galaxy’s, OnePlus 6/6T’s, and more.

The features are currently in testing with Windows Insiders.

Mixer Loot, a new AI-powered rewards program for watching Mixer, debuts next week

To boost engagement on the company’s live streaming platform, Microsoft is preparing to debut a new feature to Mixer next week, called Mixer Loot. It will use AI to work out which game you’re watching a live stream of and when key actions take place, and then rewards viewers with in-game rewards, amongst other things.

Microsoft, the (almost) trillion dollar company

Following the release of Microsoft’s most recent fiscal results, the company hit the $1 trillion market cap in after-hours trading. Whilst it only remained there momentarily, and subsequently hit a few more times later on, it shows the growth that Microsoft has seen over the last few years under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft fired on all cylinders in FY19 Q3 with increases in gaming, hardware, cloud and $8 billion in profit

With Microsoft releasing their F19 Q3 earnings this week, it showed that Microsoft has been performing well across all of its key focus areas. Across the board, gaming, hardware, and cloud all saw increases. In total, Microsoft generated $8 billion in profit. Read the full details of Microsoft’s earnings results here.

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