Microsoft news recap: LinkedIn announces new recruitment features, Minecraft becomes the best selling video game of all time, 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!

LinkedIn announces new instant job alerts, recruiter features as it hits 20 million job postings

As LinkedIn reached its 20 million job postings milestone, the professional social network has announced new recruitment features for the network. Features announced include instant alerts for new job openings, new recruiter features, LinkedIn Jobs homepage to work on mobile devices, and more.

Microsoft has sold 176 millions copies of Minecraft worldwide, now the best-selling video game of all time

With Minecraft reaching its 10-year anniversary this week, Microsoft has announced that more than 176 million copies of Minecraft have been sold worldwide. At the same time, Minecraft has become the best-selling video game of all time.

Microsoft and Sony surprisingly partner on AI, camera and gaming efforts, with Sony to use Azure for “game and content streaming services”

In a surprise announcement, Microsoft and Sony are to partner on several fronts. Both companies will team up on their AI, camera, and gaming efforts. In addition, and in yet another win for Microsoft’s Azure platform, Sony will use Azure for its game and content streaming services.

Microsoft open sources one of Bing’s most advanced AI tools

The open source community continues to benefit from Microsoft’s increasing number of contributions. In the company’s latest contribution, it has open sourced one of Bing’s most advanced AI tools.

As of May 15, 2019, the open source community congregating at GitHub repositories will now have access to Microsoft’s Space Partition Tree and Graph (SPTAG) algorithm that “allows users to take advantage of the intelligence from learning models to search through billions of pieces of information, called vectors, in milliseconds.”

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