Microsoft news recap: threatens to take down social network hosted on Azure over anti-Semitic posts, Skype getting Spotify add-in, and more
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 enters hate speech fray, threatens to take down social network site Gab over anti-Semitic posts
Microsoft has threatened to take down a social network site hosted on its Azure platform. The social network, Gab, has been accused by Microsoft for refusing to remove anti-Semitic posts. Microsoft’s threat follows complaints to the tech giant from users.
BREAKING: Gab’s hosting provider, Microsoft Azure, has given us 48 hours to take action on two posts or they will pull our service and Gab will go down for weeks/months. pic.twitter.com/dIfaeTr2Go
— Gab.ai (@getongab) August 9, 2018
Microsoft Edge on Android scores 4.4 rating on the Google Play Store, beating even Chrome
Microsoft’s web browser, Edge, has overtaken Chrome’s rating on the Google Play Store, with Edge coming in at a rating of 4.4.
What a proud day for our #MicrosoftEdge on Android team. We just crossed a 4.4 play store rating – this passes even Chrome on Android (we already ranked ahead of Chrome on iOS too). Thank you fans!!! We are always working to improve! #TeamBlueE @MWautier @JisunShin @kj_sax pic.twitter.com/RWzIhdbGWU
— Vishnu Nath (@VishnuNath) August 9, 2018
Skype version 8 is getting a new Spotify add-in
Skype is currently testing a new add-in that adds Spotify integration to the communication tool. Currently available for Skype Insiders in the US, the feature will be released worldwide soon. It adds the ability to share and preview songs.
We are excited to introduce the Spotify Add-in to #SkypeInsiders! You can preview and share songs in Skype 🎵🎶 Now in the US on 8.26 builds and higher. Very soon to all Insiders around the world. Check it out & share your feedback! 🤩 https://t.co/pHtqicNc1J
— Skype Insider (@SkypeInsider) August 8, 2018
Microsoft To-Do Beta on Android picks up dark mode option
Beta testers of Microsoft’s To-Do app on Android have received a new update that adds a dark mode, great for those who are making use of dark mode being added to many other apps.
— Microsoft To-Do Help (@MicrosoftToDo) August 6, 2018
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.Further reading: Azure, Gab.ai, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft To-Do, Skype, Spotify