Microsoft to start bringing workers back to headquarters

Microsoft will begin bringing workers back to its suburban Seattle global headquarters on March 29 as the tech giant starts to reopen more facilities it largely shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. Executive Vice President Kurt DelBene said in a post Monday on the company’s corporate blog that Microsoft has been monitoring local health data and decided it can bring more employees back to its Redmond, Washington, campus. DelBene said workers will have the choice to return to headquarters, continue working remotely or do a combination of both. More than 50,000 people work at the company’s headquarters campus in Redmond, 15 miles east of Seattle.

Google and Microsoft are in a public feud

Google and Microsoft openly sparred on Friday as the latter prepared to testify at a Congressional hearing focusing on Big Tech's impact on local news. Microsoft targeted Google's dominance in advertising as it described in congressional testimony how the tech…