Microsoft news recap: Satya Nadella responds to criticism over U.S. Military contract, Surface Headphones now shipping in more regions, 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 CEO Satya Nadella reacts to criticism about company’s new Pentagon contract

Last week, a number of employees at Microsoft signed a joint letter urging Microsoft to end its new contract with the U.S. Military over concerns that technology they had worked on would be used as a weapon. Satya Nadella has now responded to the criticism of the contract from his own employees, effectively saying that it is a “principled decision” to not withhold technology from a democratically elected institution.

Microsoft’s Surface Headphones now shipping in Canada, Australia, and other regions

Microsoft’s own pair of headphones, the Surface Headphones, are now being shipped to customers in a number of new regions, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France and more.

Argos becomes a reward partner on Microsoft Rewards

UK users of Microsoft Rewards can now put their points to yet another new retailer, Argos. Argos is following in the footsteps of Tesco, a UK supermarket, who joined Microsoft Rewards earlier this year. 7,600 points will net you a £5 Argos Gift Card.

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LinkedIn Salary Insights now showing top paying jobs in US, UK, Canada

If securing a high-paying job is your goal, Microsoft’s LinkedIn social network is making it easier to find top paying jobs across the US, Uk and Canada. The Salary Insights feature will show the highest salaried jobs in these regions.

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