Microsoft (MSFT) news recap: new retail stores, employees are more adventurous

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!

Study: Microsoft employees are much more adventurous than Google or Facebook employees

A recent study has concluded that employees of Microsoft are a lot more adventurous and innovative in the tech industry than some of its rivals, such as Google or Facebook.

Tennessee and Florida are getting new Microsoft retail stores soon

Microsoft is continuing to expand its collection of retail stories. This time, it is opening 2 new stores in the United States in the states of Tennessee and Florida. These new stores will bring numerous new jobs to the areas, however, there's no date yet on when the stores will be opening.

Microsoft Research looking at ways to improve the mobile browsing user experience

The research arm of Microsoft is continuing to find ways of improving technology. In the past, it has worked on tackling illnesses but now it is turning a little more directly to the tech that people use daily - their mobile phones. Its latest effort is focused on improving the mobile browsing experience for the web.

Microsoft acquires live streaming service Beam

The Redmond giant is continuing to bolster its collection of acquisitions. Now, it has acquired interactive live streaming service Beam. Beam offers gamers an alternative to Twitch, the current market leader. It offers more advanced features, such as an SDK to hook into game actions, as well as allowing viewers to interact with the game.

Microsoft names Sriram Rajamani as new head of its India Research Lab in Bangalore

A new head of Microsoft's India Research Lab has been named. The new managing director will be Sriram Rajamani, helping to continue Microsoft's research from its India Lab.

That's it for the top news involving Microsoft this week!

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