Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Edge approaches 300 million users, AdDuplex to close, and more

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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 Edge close to 300 million users thanks to ChatGPT integration

Since the integration of ChatGPT (through its Bing Chat feature) into Microsoft Edge, the AI-assisted features have added an additional 50 million users to Microsoft Edge, taking the web browser to just shy of 300 million users. Whilst still lagging behind the likes of Chrome and Safari, Microsoft Edge is making progress in the right direction.

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AdDuplex to shut down – the end of an era

From July 17th, AdDuplex will be shutting down. AdDuplex is an ad platform that was popular during the Windows Phone days, providing advertising across Windows Phone and Windows platforms, and is known for its monthly Windows usage stats, providing a glimpse of how new Windows versions are being adopted by users.


Microsoft denies 30 million customer accounts theft amid hacktivist group’s claims

A hacktivist group, named Anonymous Sudan, has claimed to have stolen the data of 30 million customers from Microsoft. In response, however, Microsoft has denied that customer data has been stolen, though last month admitted the same group was responsible for several service outages.

Cybersecurity Microsoft Azure Domain Fronting

The Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger gains more support

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa approved the acquisition of Activision by Microsoft this week, further increasing the level of support for the acquisition, despite ongoing wranglings with the US and UK competition agencies.

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