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Microsoft Integrates ‘Adblock Plus’ into Edge for Android Beta Users

Previously, Google had unveiled its own ad blocking in Chrome for Android but that has not been able to block ads on the majority of sites

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Microsoft is reportedly building the content-filtering and ad blocking extension “Adblock Plus” into its Edge browser for Android beta users.

“The adblocker is available in the Microsoft Edge settings and does not require a separate add-in to download and install,” The Verge reported on Monday.

The tech giant has reportedly partnered with “Adblock Plus”, to build this functionality straight into the browser.

“Once you have enabled ‘Adblock Plus’ in Edge, advanced options are listed to configure the content blocker. The available options are limited to managing a whitelist and disabling acceptable ads,” added a report from tech website ghacks.com.

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Previously, Google had unveiled its own ad blocking in Chrome for Android but that has not been able to block ads on the majority of sites.

Microsoft released Edge, a new web browser for Windows 10 when it released the first version of Windows 10 to the public. The browser was made available available for Android tablets only recently.

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According to The Verge, the company plans to roll out the adblock-integrated browser version “more broadly to all Edge for Android users soon”.

The browser has reportedly reached over 5 million installs already on the Google Play Store. (IANS)

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Microsoft Working to Introduce a Consumer Version of Microsoft 365 Bundle

Microsoft's 365 plan for businesses currently includes bundles for Windows 10, Office 365, and Azure for some plans

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Microsoft planning consumer version of Microsoft 365 bundle.

Microsoft is working to introduce a consumer version of its Microsoft 365 bundle that would be the consumer-focused complement to its existing Microsoft 365 subscription bundle for business users.

Microsoft’s 365 plan for businesses currently includes bundles for Windows 10, Office 365, and Azure for some plans.

A job listing spotted by a Microsoft watcher named Mary Jo Foley confirmed the existence of a Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription.

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“One job posting for a Product Manager for the ‘M365 Consumer Subscription’ notes: The Subscription Product Marketing team is a new team being created to build and scale the Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription,” ZDNet reported on Wednesday.

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The job post notes that the team behind Microsoft 365 Consumer oversees the Windows platform, the Microsoft Surface device portfolio, Office 365 consumer plans, Skype, Cortana, Bing search, as well as the Microsoft Education team, the report added.

Currently, the series of available Microsoft 365 bundles include Microsoft 365 Enterprise, Microsoft 365 Business, Microsoft 365 F1 for firstline workers, Microsoft 365 Education, Microsoft 365 Government and Microsoft 365 Nonprofit. (IANS)