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Jeff Kagan
Smartphones Can't Be Trusted to Run Our Lives
05/21/15 10:11 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 848 Words

Smartphone makers like Apple, Google , Samsung , Microsoft, Nokia , BlackBerry, HTC and countless others should be making their devices bulletproof. Why aren't they?

This is a handset problem -- not a network problem. So networks like AT&T Mobility, Verizon...

John P. Mello Jr.
Venom Less Toxic Than Heartbleed
05/20/15 10:16 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1626 Words

Moreover, major virtual machine product makers VMWare and Microsoft have said their offerings are not affected by the bug. Amazon, which uses virtual machines as a staple of its cloud infrastructure, also has said that its systems are unaffected.

Ifs, Ands...

Peter Suciu
Cossacks 3 Could Revive RTS Game Genre
05/19/15 3:29 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1029 Words

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, there was a wave of RTS games from major studios including Electronic Arts, Activision and Microsoft, including such high-profile series as Age of Empires , Command & Conquer and StarCraft .

The game play...

Rob Enderle
Can Microsoft Take Back Momentum From Google and Apple?
04/27/15 7:14 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1673 Words

I was the featured launch analyst for Windows 95 two decades ago and there, even though the post launch was hardly flawless, Microsoft ripped Apple a new rear orifice, wounding the company so badly that one of the founders eventually had to return...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Fires Up Its Business Engines
05/05/15 11:48 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 739 Words

It introduced the Microsoft Azure Stack, its next-generation hybrid cloud, which lets companies' IT departments blend enterprise software with distributed applications. It will be previewed this summer.


"Azure Stack transforms your data center infrastructure into automated resource pools that can be...

Rob Enderle
Holy Crap: Microsoft Is Building Tomorrowland!
05/04/15 8:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1145 Words

At last week's Microsoft Build, I saw what may be the core of building Tomorrowland -- first virtually and eventually in reality.

I'll share my thoughts about that and close with my product of the week: the laptop Microsoft gave to all...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Offers Devs an Edge
04/30/15 2:01 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 635 Words

Edge Features in the Preview
Edge incorporates Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant. That lets it "learn what you care about and helps you get things done," Belfiore said.

Cortana's incorporation let Microsoft revamp the Tabs page, so when users...

John P. Mello Jr.
FireEye, Microsoft Outsmart Clever Chinese Malware
05/15/15 10:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 650 Words

FireEye and Microsoft have scotched a scheme by a group of cybercriminals based in China to use an IT pro forum to hide malicious activity, according to a report released Thursday. The Chinese gang known as "APT17" devised the scheme, which uses forum...

Richard Adhikari
FOSSers Puzzle Over Significance of Open Source .Net Core
05/04/15 2:01 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 605 Words

... its Build dev conference last week, Microsoft released a preview of the next version of its .Net Core runtime distribution, fulfilling last fall's pledge to open source .Net and take it cross-platform for Mac and Linux . The move is in line...

Richard Adhikari
Everybody Loves Salesforce
05/06/15 2:42 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 659 Words

... about Salesforce.com being courted by Microsoft, Oracle and, possibly, Amazon.com have been swirling about Wall Street and Silicon Valley for about a week. However, it's not clear how much substance there is to the speculation. The buzz began last Wednesday with...

Richard Adhikari
No More Smartphones, Nokia Vows
04/27/15 1:36 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 662 Words

Nokia sold off its devices and services business to Microsoft in 2013. Under that deal, Microsoft got the right to use Nokia's brand on feature phones for 10 years, but it could use it on smartphones only until December 2015, noted Yankee...

Denis Pombriant
Sage and Salesforce Tie Partnership Knot
05/13/15 3:46 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 812 Words

When asked specifically about Microsoft, a company once rumored to be a suitor, Benioff praised CEO Satya Nadella as an, "incredible partner," for his openness and the mutual effort to get the two companies working together over the last year.

Benioff...

Rob Enderle
3 SciFi Technologies That Are About to Get Amazingly Real
05/11/15 9:18 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1361 Words

I'll close with my product of the week: the new Surface 3 tablet, which is a showcase for both Microsoft and Intel, and really will shine with Windows 10.

Telepresence Windows
This idea has been floating around for some...

Richard Adhikari
Cyanogen Taps Truecaller in Effort to Build a Better Mobile OS
05/08/15 2:54 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 664 Words

The company also has entered a strategic partnership with Microsoft to integrate Office 360 and other Microsoft apps into Cyanogen OS -- a move widely seen as a bid to displace Google Apps from that operating system.

The partnership with Microsoft...

Quinten Plummer
Bloodstained Makes Its Mark on Kickstarter
05/12/15 3:11 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 673 Words

"Considering its focus on next-gen consoles, it is likely that both Sony and Microsoft will chip in and help promote the game," suggested Superdata's Van Dreunen.

"Both Sony and Microsoft have recognized the cultural and monetary value of indie games," he...

Jeffrey M. Kaplan
Redesigning Products and Services for the Internet of Things
05/15/15 10:08 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 792 Words

This is a common yet unfortunate side-effect of corporate repositioning strategies, as we've seen at IBM, Microsoft and SAP , among others migrating to the cloud.

Another indication PTC appears to be on the right path to success, despite the painful reorganization...

Richard Adhikari
Venom Vulnerability Could Violate Virtual Machines
05/14/15 3:38 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 673 Words

VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Bloch hypervisors are safe from Venom, because they use their own code.

Amazon isn't vulnerable, said Ken Westin, security analyst for Tripwire , because it uses a modified version of Xen.

However, enterprises using a security...

Peter S. Vogel
The Cloud's Threatening Legal Storm
05/08/15 11:17 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1157 Words

Cloud Contract Negotiating
There are three important contract terms that companies should incorporate for better cloud protection, suggested a panel of attorneys including Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Mike Yeh, at a recent Advanced Compliance Education Summit meeting of the Association...

Quinten Plummer
Splatoon: Nintendo Hits You With Its Best Shot
05/07/15 2:10 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 617 Words

Where that leaves Nintendo now is needing several new innovations to capture the portion of the gaming market that isn't secured by Sony and Microsoft.

"Given how many people are playing low-end games right now on their tablets, the opportunity for...

Quinten Plummer
Oculus VR Promises a Rift for All in 2016
05/06/15 3:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 797 Words

Power to the Players
Despite the enthusiasm in the gaming community, there's still a large contingent of gamers who have been unmoved by the promise of VR. 3D TVs, Microsoft's Kinect, Nintendo's Virtual Boy and other products that promised...

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