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No April Fools’ Day pranks for Microsoft employees, company issues memo

Microsoft is giving $10 gift cards in their newsletter emails

Have you been recently ignoring Microsoft’s newsletters? According to Redditers, you shouldn’t as the tech giant has been sending out gift coupons in their emails. Apparently, Microsoft has been hiding the coupons in their emails since Black Friday. Back then you could have clicked the blue squirrel to receive the gift[Read More…]

James McCready to lead Adobe operations in Japan, APAC

Adobe best tech firm to work for in India: Indeed

Bengaluru: Software major Adobe is the best technology company to work for in India, followed by chip maker NVIDIA and Microsoft, employment-related search engine giant Indeed said on Tuesday. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was the highest-ranked Indian organisation at No. 10 — the only public sector firm to[Read More…]

Top Indian-American Microsoft AI executive Sirosh joins Compass

San Francisco: Microsoft’s Indian-origin Chief Technology Officer for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Joseph Sirosh has joined Compass, a New York-based real estate tech company which is making efforts to simplify the home buying and selling process with the use of cutting-edge technology. In a tweet on Wednesday, Sirosh said he was[Read More…]

Microsoft to replace Edge with its own Chromium variant

Microsoft to replace Edge with its own Chromium variant

Internet browsing is that one department where Microsoft has found it really difficult to make a breakthrough. Even the introduction of a lightweight design could not save their last web browser release of Microsoft Edge. Introduced three years ago, the Edge could garnish only a little success as users walked-away from the[Read More…]

EU approves $7.5 bn acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft

EU approves $7.5 bn acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft

Brussels: The European Commission on Saturday announced it has approved the $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft. The Commission said that effective competition in the relevant markets would continue and Microsoft would have no incentive to undermine the open nature of GitHub’s platform. Microsoft in June announced to acquire[Read More…]

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen no more

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen no more

Washington, Paul Allen, who 43 years ago along with Bill Gates founded Microsoft, the company that revolutionised the software world and personal computers forever, has died, his family announced. He was 65. In a statement, Allen’s relatives said that the businessman died on Monday afternoon in Seattle, where Microsoft has[Read More…]

Microsoft search engine Bing blocked in China

Microsoft fixes bug, re-releasing Windows 10 October update

San Francisco: Microsoft on Wednesday said it has identified and fixed all known issues in the Windows 10 October 2018 update and has begun re-releasing the key update. After some users complained that installing the Windows 10 October update has been wiping off their data, Microsoft last week put a[Read More…]

Apple world's top brand, Facebook slips to 9th spot: Report

Apple world’s top brand, Facebook slips to 9th spot: Report

San Francisco: Apple displaced Google to become the top brand in the world in 2018 while Facebook, mired in data breach controversies, fell to ninth place in the top 100 brands globally, an annual report said on Thursday. According to global brand consultancy Interbrand’s “Best 100 Global Brands 2018” report,[Read More…]

Microsoft search engine Bing blocked in China

Microsoft introduces platform to build voice skills for Cortana

To help businesses create custom voice apps for their employees and users, Microsoft has launched the “Cortana Skills Kit for Enterprise” for developers. The kit will help enterprise developers use digital assistant’s natural-language processing to create custom voice skills for businesses. Currently available by invitation only, the development platform was[Read More…]

Microsoft unveils fully-managed Azure Blockchain Service

Microsoft to invest $5bn in IoT globally

New Delhi: Microsoft will invest $5 billion in the Internet of Things (IoT) globally including in India over the next four years, the company said on Wednesday. With Microsoft’s IoT platform spanning Cloud, operating system and devices, the company is simplifying the IoT journey so that any customer can create[Read More…]

Microsoft to train 15,000 people on Artificial Intelligence by 2022

Microsoft offers public courses to build AI skills

San Francisco: Microsoft has added a new track to its Professional Programme courses to help people working in the IT industry build skills in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The track is open to the public and is comprised of online courses. The applicants would use technologies like python,[Read More…]

Microsoft Surface Pro now available in India

San Francisco: Microsoft on Thursday announced its Surface Pro notebook and accessories are available in India. Surface Pro features a high-resolution 12.3-inch “PixelSense” touch display that supports the new Surface Pen 4. The first generation, 2-in-1 detachable of the Microsoft Surface series — with a configuration of Intel Core m3, 128[Read More…]

Amazon now world’s third-most valuable company

San Francisco: With a market cap of $702.5 billion, Amazon has become the third most valuable company in the world, racing past Microsoft, which has a market cap of $699.2 billion. According to a report in The New York Post, Amazon stock surged 2.6 per cent on Wednesday, taking the company’s[Read More…]

Apple mulling to buy Intel's modem business: Report

Explain battery slow-down, Shanghai consumer council asks Apple

Beijing: The Shanghai Consumer Council has sent an inquiry letter to Apple over the slow-down of older iPhones after an iOS update, demanding a reply before Friday. The council demanded the cause of the performance and remedy measures as well as complete information regarding the interests of consumers, Xinhua news agency[Read More…]

No April Fools’ Day pranks for Microsoft employees, company issues memo

Microsoft hired more women post-LinkedIn acquisition

Women now represent 27.3 per cent of Microsoft’s and LinkedIn’s combined global workforce, the tech giant has revealed, adding that the addition of LinkedIn’s workforce has served to increase female representation overall. Outside of the LinkedIn acquisition, the percentage of women employed at Microsoft globally is 25.9 per cent —[Read More…]

Bill Gates invests $50m to fight Alzheimer's

Bill Gates invests $50m to fight Alzheimer’s

Washington: Joining the fight against Alzheimer’s, Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday announced a $50 million Dementia Discovery Investment Fund from his personal wealth to find a cure for the brain-wasting disease. “Of all the disorders that plague us late in life, one stands out as a particularly big threat to[Read More…]

Ola, Microsoft to build new connected vehicle platform

Domestic ride-hailing platform Ola and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new connected vehicle platform that will use Azure Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and productivity tools to transform passenger experience. Microsoft will use Azure to power Ola Play — the company’s existing connected car platform — in a bid to transform[Read More…]

Iconic MS paint will stay confirms Microsoft

Iconic MS paint will stay, confirms Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed on Tuesday that it will continue to offer its graphic program paint. Earlier in the week, it was announced that Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed in new windows 10 update. Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of[Read More…]

Iconic Microsoft Paint to be shut down after 32 years

Iconic Microsoft Paint to be shut down after 32 years

Microsoft has finally decided to kill off its legendary Paint program after more than three decades. The software giant announced it will drop support for the popular drawing app in its upcoming Windows 10 update. Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring[Read More…]

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