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Rob Enderle
Windows 10: Changing the Apple vs. Microsoft Dynamic
08/03/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1487 Words

... I find most interesting about Windows 10 is that if Apple wanted to knock Microsoft off the desktop, then it -- not Microsoft -- should have released a product like this. When I say "like this," I mean one that could transform...

Quinten Plummer
Glass Is Back, and This Time It's All Business
08/03/15 12:51 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 722 Words

Around the same time Google announced it was taking what it learned from the Explorer program to rework Glass, Microsoft introduced HoloLens .

Microsoft paired HoloLens with Minecraft to pique the imaginations of those attending or streaming its January Windows 10 event,...

Peter Suciu
Mozilla Gripes at Microsoft for Giving Edge an Edge
07/31/15 1:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 823 Words

... CEO Chris Beard on Thursday published an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, calling on him to offer Windows 10 users an easier way to set their browser preferences. Beard characterized the lack of choice in the Windows 10 experience as...

Quinten Plummer
Microsoft Fans Embark on Windows 10 Migration
07/30/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 761 Words

To encourage migration, Microsoft has asked the first flock of digital pilgrims to use the hashtag #UpgradeYourWorld and to tag a nonprofit organization to their posts. The one that receives the most votes will be designated as the 10th nonprofit in the program...

Jack M. Germain
OpenDaylight Project Picks Up Steam
07/30/15 3:16 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 718 Words

The project's founding platinum and gold members are Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Brocade , Cisco, Citrix, Ericsson, IBM, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, NEC , Red Hat and VMware.

The end game is to offer a functional platform that gives users...

John P. Mello Jr.
Commerce Dept. Caves on Security Export Rules
07/30/15 11:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1568 Words

July 20. Microsoft releases emergency patch to address vulnerability in Windows revealed in the Hacking Team data breach. Flaw allows attacker to gain control of a system through a specially crafted document or an infected Web page. July 20. Ashley Madison, an extramarital...

Quinten Plummer
Motorola Promises Its Smartphones Will Love You Back
07/29/15 2:05 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 599 Words

The only one who appears to be destined to lose is Microsoft." ...

Richard Adhikari
AI, Robotics Wonks Urge Autonomous Weapons Ban
07/28/15 4:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 654 Words

Nilsson, of Stanford University's department of computer science; Barbara Grosz, the Higgins Professor of Natural Science at Harvard University; Tom Mitchell, head of the machine learning department at Carnegie Mellon University; Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research; and Martha Pollack, provost at...

Quinten Plummer
Nintendo's Sleep Monitor Is More Than a Dream
07/28/15 2:05 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 605 Words

Microsoft's Xbox has the Kinect voice- and motion-tracking system, which caused a brief uproar , but it appears to have some staying power.

"So far, there hasn't been a lot of pushback from consumers," Krewell told TechNewsWorld. "They like the...

Peter Suciu
Major Tech Firms Join White House in Climate Change Pledge
07/28/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 904 Words

Thirteen major companies -- Alcoa, Apple, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Cargill, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, UPS and Walmart -- signed the American Business Act on Climate Change.

Combined, the firms' 2014 revenues came to more...

Peter Suciu
Microsoft Bolsters Dynamics CRM With FieldOne Buy
07/17/15 1:07 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 641 Words

FieldOne's technology will add a new dimension to Microsoft Dynamics CRM . FieldOne provides field service management tools for work order management, automated scheduling, asset management, contract management, inventory and procurement management, workflow capabilities and mobile collaboration, said Microsoft spokesperson Stacey Andrews.


Quinten Plummer
Microsoft Cuts 7,800 as It Rethinks 'Mobile First' Strategy
07/08/15 3:08 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 632 Words

... Satya Nadella on Wednesday announced that Microsoft will reduce its workforce by 7,800 as it refines its mobile message and strategy. The company will write down roughly US$7.6 billion associated with assets tied to the acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business,...

Quinten Plummer
Microsoft's New Groove
07/12/15 10:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 540 Words

"Groove Music Pass" will replace "Xbox Music Pass" as the name of the US$10-a-month premium streaming service. Microsoft plans to migrate current subscribers of Xbox Music Pass to Groove Music Pass for free.

The apps will be a go on July...

Quinten Plummer
Microsoft Anchors Minecraft Strategy to Education
07/05/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 503 Words

There was puzzlement over Microsoft's end game last September, when it purchased Mojang, the studio behind the multiplatform hit, in a US$2.5 billion bet. Many thought Minecraft was at or near its peak.

Minecraft as a Platform

John P. Mello Jr.
Mobile Device Hijacking Costs Advertisers $1B a Year
07/24/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 767 Words

Companies that operate app stores -- including Google , Apple and Microsoft -- "need to step up their due diligence of new apps coming in," Bandeali said.

Several malicioius apps identified by Forensiq have been suspended from Google Play, according to...

Quinten Plummer
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Leaves Legacy of Charm
07/14/15 7:55 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 746 Words

While Sony and Microsoft swapped talking points about graphical fidelity, Iwata laid out a bold strategy that focus on making games accessible to core and casual gamers alike.

"When Microsoft or Sony want to show off a console, they pull out...

Richard Adhikari
Security Pros Shine Light on Shadowy Cyberspy Ring
07/08/15 1:37 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 679 Words

It's believed to have been behind attacks on Twitter, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook in 2013.

The victims also include bitcoin companies, the Ansar Al-Mujahideen English jihadist forum, and spyware developer FlexiSpy, which muddies the waters as to the gang's intentions.


Jack M. Germain
The New Solus: Putting the Pieces Together Again
07/22/15 6:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1123 Words

For example, In the earlier releases, the function keys were mapped for launching tasks much like those in Microsoft Windows. The Fn-1 key opened a desktop help window. The Fn-10 key opened the right-click mouse context window.

Pressing the Fn +...

Rob Enderle
The Emperor Is Naked and We're All Idiots
07/20/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1567 Words

The product folks at Microsoft no longer appear a tad out of touch with what the market wants, the hardware folks are in the loop for the launch -- not in the dark -- and there are some really interesting low-cost offerings coming...

John K. Higgins
The Feds' Slow March to the Cloud
07/08/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1164 Words

Amazon, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dell and Microsoft supported the research.

Most federal agencies are currently fence sitters that may have dipped a toe into the cloud but are not yet ready to make major cloud migrations, according to the Congressional Caucus-MeriTalk report.

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Is Microsoft starting to get cool again?
Yes - thanks to Satya Nadella's vision.
Yes - but only in certain areas, like AI and VR.
Maybe - it doesn't seem as stodgy as before.
No - it never was.