Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk’s master plan, Peter Thiel speaks at RNC and iPhone 7 leak

 History was made this week in tech as Peter Thiel wowed the crowd at the RNC, Elon Musk exposed Master Plan Part Deux and we saw yet another iPhone 7 … Continue Reading →


Learn-to-code startup CK targets the Minecraft modding craze

 The learn to code space is packed with ideas. But when it comes to what children want to do online, towering over everything else is the build-it-yourself Microsoft-owned Minecraft platform. … Continue Reading →


Microsoft debuts Bookings, a new Office 365 service for online appointment scheduling

 Microsoft this morning announced an expansion to its Office 365 suite with the debut of a new service called Bookings, which will allow customers to schedule appointments with a business using … Continue Reading →


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Microsoft Has Zoomed Back to Relevance after Hitting Bottom

Four years ago to the day, Microsoft posted its first-ever quarterly loss. Doubts over its future mounted. Those doubts are fading fast. The post Microsoft Has Zoomed Back to Relevance … Continue Reading →


Microsoft’s Q4 earnings beat with $22.6B in revenue, $0.69 EPS

 Microsoft today reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, its first earnings report after announcing its proposed acquisition of LinkedIn. The company’s earnings came in at a non-GAAP revenue … Continue Reading →


Microsoft’s Q4 earnings beat Street with $22.6B in revenue, $0.69 EPS

 Microsoft today reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, its first earnings report after announcing its proposed acquisition of LinkedIn. The company’s earnings came in at a non-GAAP revenue … Continue Reading →


Microsoft Stream is a new video service for businesses

 Microsoft today launched Stream, a new business video service that aims to give businesses that want to share video internally the same kind of tools and flexibility that YouTube offers … Continue Reading →


The email, data and privacy implications of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn

 We all took a collective gasp when we saw the price tag of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can pause and reflect … Continue Reading →


Pat launches private beta to help AI understand what you say

 How many times have you wanted to throw your phone out the window of your car because Siri couldn’t understand the most basic phrases? Call Cheryl, no Vyshakh. Siri calls … Continue Reading →


You can’t have financial inclusion without digital inclusion

 Technology alone is not the answer, but the promise of blockchain could act as an enabler for a decentralized global identity database, where the people owned their own identity and … Continue Reading →


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Big Privacy Ruling Says Feds Can’t Grab Data Abroad With a Warrant

Microsoft successfully fends off prosecutors’ demand for an Irish Silk Road suspect’s data, setting new limits on the Justice Department’s reach. The post Big Privacy Ruling Says Feds Can’t Grab … Continue Reading →


Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. government

 In a surprise federal court ruling, Microsoft has won its lawsuit against the United States government over a warrant for a customer’s emails. The company has been fighting since 2013 to … Continue Reading →


Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

 Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need to build on their previous experience. … Continue Reading →


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PC Sales Are Up in the US! But Don’t Expect a Great Comeback

Yes, the PC does still have its place in the hierarchy of tech. But it’s becoming increasingly niche. The post PC Sales Are Up in the US! But Don’t Expect … Continue Reading →


Microsoft debuts “Surface as a Service” program aimed at getting devices into the enterprise

 Microsoft announced this morning a new program aimed at expanding Surface’s footprint in the enterprise, dubbed “Surface as a Service.” The initiative will allow businesses to lease Surface devices, alongside … Continue Reading →


Microsoft’s Project Malmo is teaching AI to build stuff in Minecraft

 There’s plenty of precedent for the use of Minecraft in an educational setting. Hell, Microsoft issued an Education Edition of the popular PC game earlier this year, s targeted at use … Continue Reading →


Microsoft now helps businesses use the data that powers Bing Predicts

   A few years ago, Microsoft launched Bing Predicts, a project that aims to correctly predict sporting events and elections by combining lots of data with machine learning algorithms. Until now, … Continue Reading →


Ch-ch-ch-changes at Microsoft as COO Kevin Turner heading for the exits

 In a blog post this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that long-time COO Kevin Turner would be leaving after 11 years at the company. At the same time, Citadel … Continue Reading →


Ch-ch-ch-changes at Microsoft as COO Kevin Turner heads for the exits

 In a blog post this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that long-time COO Kevin Turner would be leaving after 11 years at the company. At the same time, Citadel … Continue Reading →


Microsoft gives Salesforce a shove with new Dynamics 365 integrated cloud platform

 Microsoft announced its intention today to combine the Dynamics CRM and ERP products into an integrated platform on top of which it is hoping third parties will build applications. It’s a … Continue Reading →


Skype Meetings is Microsoft’s new free video conferencing tool for small businesses

 Microsoft today launched Skype Meetings, a new audio and video conferencing tool specifically designed for small businesses. Skype Meetings is essentially a stripped down version of the Skype for Business solution. The … Continue Reading →


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4 Browsers That Might Break Your Chrome Addiction

Now more than ever, there’s life after Chrome. The post 4 Browsers That Might Break Your Chrome Addiction appeared first on WIRED.


Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update will arrive August 2nd

 Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will launch on August 2. This is one of the biggest Windows 10 updates yet and will include new features for … Continue Reading →


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Microsoft Says It’s in Love With Linux. Now It’s Finally Proving It

Today, the company released .NET Core 1.0, a version of its popular software development platform that will run not just on Windows operating systems. The post Microsoft Says It’s in … Continue Reading →


Microsoft’s open source .NET Core and ASP.NET Core hit 1.0

 It’s been over a year and a half since Microsoft first announced the open source .NET Core project, which aims to bring the core parts of Microsoft’s .NET framework (and it’s cousing, the … Continue Reading →


As Symantec flexes its muscle in security, who will step up to the challenge?

 As the security market shakes up in more ways than one, who wins, who struggles and who will get acquired next? Read More


A new sales technology stack is coming

 The sales tech stack is being built as we speak, and it’s happening in lockstep with the move from the one-to-many work of demand generation, to the one-to-one world of … Continue Reading →


Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their data

 Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. The new Azure Information Protection service builds on the Azure … Continue Reading →


Microsoft expands its support for Docker containers

 Docker is hosting its developer conference in Seattle this week and showcasing the quickly growing ecosystem that has grown up around its container tools. One of the companies on stage … Continue Reading →


Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS

 Microsoft announced this morning the launch of a new mobile app for SharePoint customers aimed at bringing a company’s SharePoint-powered intranet portal and its content to users’ smartphones and tablets. The app is initially … Continue Reading →