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!
Google is “by far” the most popular search term on Microsoft’s Bing, Google says
In an attempt to appeal a $5 billion antitrust fine issued by the EU, Google has claimed that “Google” is the most searched term on Microsoft’s Bing, arguing that people use Google because they choose to do so.
Xbox Cloud Gaming officially launches in Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and Japan
Microsoft’s game streaming ambitions continue to pick up pace, as the company has officially expanded its Xbox Cloud Gaming service to Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and Japan, opening up game streaming to a much larger audience.
From tomorrow you'll be able to add a Game Pass Ultimate subscription featuring Cloud Gaming on your @Telstra bill. https://t.co/Dsv2g5jFkQ
— Jeremy Hinton (@AusXbox) September 30, 2021
Microsoft starts testing Xbox Cloud Gaming on Xbox consoles
In other Xbox Cloud Gaming news, game streaming is now being tested on Xbox consoles. The feature allows Xbox Game Pass games to be played without downloading them, and will eventually allow Xbox One console owners to play next-gen games. Testing is available to some Xbox Insiders.
I'm incredibly pleased to share that we're rolling out cloud gaming on console to a random subset of our Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead Xbox Insider audiences later today. It's still got rough edges, so please check out the known issues, file bugs, and enjoy! pic.twitter.com/NRLh7SVkmo
— Eden Marie (@neonepiphany) September 28, 2021
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks back on TikTok acquisition talks, “the strangest thing I’ve ever worked on”
Looking back on talks that took place to acquire TikTok, CEO Satya Nadella has said that they were “the strangest thing” that he’s ever worked on, though the talks never led to an actual acquisition. Read more about what Satya Nadella had to say here.
That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.