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Denis Pombriant
The [xxx] Economy
06/06/17 2:54 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 824 Words

To that estimate let's add Oracle -- its cloud business is growing like Jack's beanstalk -- and Microsoft, which is no slouch. While we're assembling a good list, we should add SAP , Amazon and Google too. Together, these companies are the...

David Jones
Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train
06/05/17 4:00 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 660 Words

Facebook has better data on our social graph, Amazon has better data on our purchases, and Microsoft, well, has our work life."

That said, Google can cut across all of these various categories, he added, and it also provides search, email,...

Richard Adhikari
Tech Titans Pledge Continued Paris Accord Support
06/03/17 10:44 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 739 Words

Several high-tech industry companies that have opposed the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement have pledged to continue their environmentally...

Richard Adhikari
Salesforce Offers Alternative to Old-School Partner Portals
06/01/17 3:58 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 641 Words

Other companies, such as Microsoft Dynamics, SugarCRM and Zoho, have partner enablement portals that "are due for a refresh," Zhou pointed out. "There will be more announcements to...

David Jones
Microsoft Debuts Smarter Cloud at Build
05/11/17 2:52 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 892 Words

Microsoft offered a preview of Azure IoT Edge, a cross-platform runtime that allows cloud functionality to be run remotely on IoT devices. The technology runs on both Windows and Linux , and it can operate on devices smaller than a Raspberry Pi.

John P. Mello Jr.
Microsoft's Timely Response to Shadow Brokers Threat Raises Questions
04/18/17 9:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 879 Words

... as the Shadow Brokers hacker group started crowing about a dump of never-seen-before flaws in Windows, Microsoft announced it already had fixed most of the exploits. "Today, Microsoft triaged a large release of exploits made publicly available by Shadow Brokers," Microsoft Principal...

Peter Suciu
Microsoft's Mixer Could Shake Up the Streaming Game
05/25/17 3:25 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 805 Words

The added features will unlock new possibilities for social streaming, while also helping viewers find specific content across the service, according to Microsoft. New co-streaming functionality will allow four PC streamers to combine their respective broadcasts into a single split-screen stream. This...

David Jones
Microsoft Aims to School Google With Education Onslaught
05/03/17 1:46 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 819 Words

Microsoft has begun taking preorders for the Surface laptop, which will be available June 15 in 20 countries, including the U.S. and the UK. The Surface will be available online at the Microsoft Store and at BestBuy.com. The laptop will be available...

David Jones
Microsoft Inches Toward a World Without Passwords
04/20/17 11:14 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 562 Words

... on Tuesday announced the general availability of its phone sign-in for customers with Microsoft accounts -- a system that could be the beginning of the end for passwords. The new system requires that customers add their accounts to the Microsoft Authenticator app,...

David Jones
Microsoft Shutters CodePlex, Will Migrate Projects to GitHub
04/03/17 4:08 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 649 Words

... a move that caps off its gradual embrace of open source in a bear hug, Microsoft last week announced that it would shutter its nearly 11-year-old CodePlex project site and migrate its library of work to GitHub. Microsoft has invested in Visual...

Peter Suciu
Microsoft's Project Scorpio Goes to Extremes
04/06/17 12:21 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 999 Words

... latest specs for the upcoming Xbox update, codenamed "Project Scorpio," surfaced Thursday in a report published by Eurogamer 's Digital Foundry, following its exclusive preview of the still-in-development system at Microsoft's Redmond campus last week. The update is well under way...

David Jones
Microsoft Bashes NSA Following Massive Ransomware Attacks
05/15/17 4:15 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 903 Words

... this weekend unleashed its wrath on the National Security Agency, alleging it was responsible for the ransomware attack that began last week and has spread to thousands of corporate, government and individual computer systems around the world. Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad...

John P. Mello Jr.
Main Surface Pro Improvements Are Beneath the Surface
05/24/17 11:37 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 783 Words

Although Microsoft said the fifth generation of the unit has been redesigned from the inside out with more than 800 new custom parts, the Surface Pro looks similar to its predecessor.

"If you were looking for a major redesign of Surface, this...

Kris Holt
Prank Responsibly: April Fools' Gags That Missed the Mark
04/01/17 10:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 847 Words

This was Google's way of throwing shade at Microsoft, which at the time was working on a project called "Windows Blue" -- a redesign of Windows 8's metro mode with some new features.

At the same time, Microsoft offered a different...

Jack M. Germain
Kingsoft Adds Cloud Support to WPS Office
04/11/17 1:52 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1015 Words

Providing cloud support with WPS Office will provide a good alternative to the likes of Microsoft's OneDrive offering and Google's Drive, which is part of its G Suite ecosystem, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT .

"It will allow...

David Jones
British Hospitals, FedEx Among Thousands Hit by Ransomware
05/13/17 10:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 600 Words

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The Ransomware attack is linked to the WannaCry ransomware family, and it is spreading aggressively around the world to other organizations, said Adam Meyers, vice president of intelligence at CrowdStrike .

The attack thus far reportedly has...

Rob Enderle
Why VR Is Failing
04/10/17 10:32 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1470 Words

However, we are about to be up to our eyeballs in US$350 headsets, thanks largely to Microsoft. Also, there are number of folks creating backpack PCs with VR chops, which are affordable largely due to AMD's efforts to make dramatic reductions...

David Jones
Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads
04/22/17 10:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 688 Words

It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites, according to AdAge . That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the...

Jonathan Terrasi
A Window Into the Linux Desktop
04/21/17 1:37 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1263 Words

In Microsoft Windows, the desktop environment consists of, among other things, the Start menu, the taskbar of open applications and notification center, all the Windows programs that come bundled with the OS, and the frames enclosing open applications (with a dash, square...

Jack M. Germain
Moby, LinuxKit Kick Off New Docker Collaboration Phase
04/20/17 3:36 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 974 Words

Docker developed LinuxKit in collaboration with Silicon partner ARMl, infrastructure providers like HPE, and cloud companies including Microsoft and IBM. Docker released LinuxKit as an open source project to be managed by The Linux Foundation under its open-governance practices.

The Moby...

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What do you think of today's voice recognition technology?
It's great -- the tech has improved vastly in recent years.
It's the wave of the future, but quality is still hit or miss.
I like it for texting, especially when I'm driving.
I only use it when I have to, like with IVR systems.
I avoid using it, because most voice systems are still terrible.
It's an unnecessary frill that I can easily live without.