Microsoft news recap: strict stance on using emulators, PayPal Pay Later and Venmo coming to Microsoft Store, 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!

Xbox Takes Strict Measures Against Emulation

Following a discovery of a workaround to run emulators on Xbox in retail mode, Microsoft has fought back by issuing 15-day console bans to discourage their use. Instructions for emulating games on Xbox in retail mode were being sold for $2.

Samsung and Microsoft Launch Advanced Mobile Security Solution

Samsung and Microsoft have teamed up to create a cutting-edge mobile security solution for businesses. This solution is the first of its kind, providing on-device, mobile hardware-backed device attestation for both company and personal devices. By combining the power of Samsung Galaxy devices with Microsoft Intune protection, enterprises can rest assured that their sensitive data is safe from compromised devices.

PayPal and Microsoft Team Up for Enhanced Payment Solutions

PayPal and Microsoft have announced a major integration of PayPal’s Pay Later solution in several countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. Additionally, U.S. customers will soon be able to pay with Venmo, a PayPal subsidiary, in the Microsoft Store, as is already possible on Xbox. These new integrations aim to provide customers with more flexible payment options and increase customer loyalty.

Microsoft to Provide Japan’s Government with ChatGPT AI Technology

Microsoft is set to provide the Japanese government with its ChatGPT generative AI technology to assist with clerical work and analysis. This includes the ability to generate draft responses to parliamentary queries. Microsoft has installed high-processing power equipment at its data centres in Tokyo and Osaka to handle confidential information. This marks the first deployment of this technology in Asia.


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