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Why Microsoft Is Doubling Down on AI: A Deep Dive into Azure’s Spending Increase

Microsoft’s recent earnings report may have seemed standard fare to the casual observer, but for those with a keen eye, a standout figure suggested something more profound is at play. The tech behemoth disclosed a seemingly modest increase in artificial intelligence (AI) services—contributing to a 7% growth in its Azure data center business. Despite this slight uptick, Microsoft has announced plans to ramp up its data center spending by an astonishing 50% this year. But why?

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