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    In Amazon Vs. Microsoft, Bezos Wins

    A federal judge hit the brakes yesterday on a $10 billion U.S. government contract awarded to Microsoft after an Amazon lawsuit alleged "unmistakable bias" in the process. Microsoft won the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud-computing gig, Amazon claims, because President Trump applied "improper pressure" to steer it away from Jeff Bezos. The Amazon founder's Washington Post hasn't pulled any punches in its coverage of the president.

    What's next? Microsoft remains confident that the Department of Defense was "detailed, thorough, and fair" — though some experts believe the controversial contract should be scrapped altogether.

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