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Richard Adhikari
Harman Kardon's Cortana-Powered Smart Speaker Underwhelms
10/21/17 11:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 663 Words

... reviews of the Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana -- the smart speaker that features Microsoft's personal assistant -- have been lukewarm at best. The speaker will be available for US$199.95 at Best Buy , Microsoft Stores and other retail outlets in...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Unveils Power-Packed Surface Book 2
10/17/17 3:38 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 620 Words

The device is powerful enough for the next wave of computing, characterized by mixed reality, artificial intelligence , machine learning and immersive gaming, said Microsoft Devices Corporate Vice President Panos Panay.

Integration between the Surface Book 2 and the Adobe Creative Cloud...

Rob Enderle
Could HP and Dell Get Together Again?
10/16/17 9:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1378 Words

For instance, Microsoft helped launch Apple, worked to kill the company, provided money to save it, and then got its butt kicked by it. Dell first partnered with EMC, then competed with it, then bought it (the CEOs remained friends throughout).


David Jones
Samsung to Give Linux Desktop Experience to Smartphone Users
10/19/17 4:28 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 814 Words

Motorola offered the Atrix in 2011, Microsoft later made an effort, but there were limitations in terms of the apps and content available to make the transition to a big screen.

Samsung's DeX environment is "supremely better than all the earlier...

David Jones
WPA2 Flaw Could Blow WiFi Systems Wide Open
10/17/17 10:07 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 696 Words

Microsoft released security updates a week ago, and customers who have Windows Update enabled or otherwise have applied the updates are protected, the company said in a statement provided to TechNewsWorld by spokesperson Rachel Martinez.

The company withheld disclosure of the...

David Jones
PayPal Lets Messenger Users Send Money to Buddies
10/20/17 1:47 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 625 Words

It also partnered with Microsoft to allow money to be sent using Skype's chat function.

PayPal earlier this year launched a bot on Slack that allows users to send payments while inside a Slack conversation, she added.

Payments can be made...

David Jones
Retailers Slowly Embracing In-Store Tech Tools
10/16/17 12:21 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 617 Words

Thirty-seven percent of retailers who responded to a poll she conducted during Microsoft's Modern Customer event indicated their biggest challenge was delivering a consistent digital-to-physical multichannel experience to customers.

"Customers are using their multitude of mobile devices to research and...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft Digs Deeper to Bankroll Open Source Initiative
09/29/17 9:20 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 812 Words

"Organizations like Microsoft would contribute a greater amount than smaller companies, e.g. USB Direct, to be listed as a 'premium sponsor,'" Masson said.

In appreciation of their donations, sponsors are recognized on OSI marketing and promotional materials such as websites and...

Rob Enderle
Sony's Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft's Mistake
09/25/17 10:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1490 Words

My view is that it is far better and cheaper to avoid the mistakes of others, but firms like Apple, Google and, most recently, Sony seem to want to cherry-pick past Microsoft disasters and experience them first hand. The latest issue has to...

Jack M. Germain
AWS, Microsoft Offer New Open Source AI Framework
10/13/17 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 896 Words

... Web Services and Microsoft on Thursday announced the availability of Gluon, an open source deep learning library for building artificial intelligence neural networks. Gluon will make it easier for researchers to define machine learning models using a collection of prebuilt, optimized neural...

John P. Mello Jr.
When Quantum Computers Come, They May Speak Microsoft
09/27/17 10:43 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 852 Words

Microsoft introduced the language during a presentation about the company's progress toward developing a topological qubit and an ecosystem of hardware and software for developers to produce wares using the power of quantum computing.

"Quantum computing is the next phase in...

John P. Mello Jr.
SQL Server 2017 Embraces Linux, Docker
09/26/17 11:43 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 845 Words

This is the first version of SQL Server to run on Windows Server, Linux and Docker, noted Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, cloud and enterprise, at Microsoft.

"SQL Server 2017 enables in-database advanced machine learning with support for scalable Python...

Richard Adhikari
Companies Cheer Completion of Open-Design Transatlantic Internet Cable
09/23/17 11:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 496 Words

A joint project of Microsoft, Facebook and global telecommunication infrastructure company Telxius, the cable lies more than 17,000 feet below the ocean's surface.

The Marea cable coiled on ship

It is the first cable to link Virginia and Spain. The...

Rob Enderle
Google Pixel 2: 8/10ths of an Apple-Killer Strategy
10/09/17 10:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1778 Words

While this is the most impressive attack on Apple since Microsoft launched Windows 95, it doesn't yet have all the elements it needs to be ensured success. That's in spite of reports that iPhones 8s have been breaking , iPhone Xs allegedly...

Jim McGregor
Innovation Requires Market Enablement
09/26/17 12:32 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 707 Words

Intel and Microsoft once sought to not only innovate, but also to enable any original equipment manufacturer to build PCs and compete with Big Blue (IBM). That changed as the two companies rose to dominance, often squeezing out competitors and leaving startups...

David Jones
Red Hat, SAP Team on New Integrated Enterprise Linux Platform
09/28/17 3:59 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 461 Words

The announcement from Red Hat and SAP came just one day after Red Hat announced an agreement with Microsoft to offer Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Red Hat Enterprise...

Jeffrey M. Kaplan
Salesforce Reshuffles SaaS, PaaS in Internet of Things and AI
10/13/17 12:18 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 856 Words

The line of demarcation between PaaS and Infrastructure as a Service offerings from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other cloud service providers has complicated the PaaS selection and implementation process. This confusion hasn't helped Salesforce's PaaS sales efforts.

So, it...

Peter Suciu
Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini
10/12/17 3:07 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1055 Words

"While there are a number of competitors in the game, the main contenders continue to be the big technology companies -- Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Apple," suggested Crandall. "Amazon's Echo has quickly taken the lead, but Google and others aren't going to...

Denis Pombriant
OpenWorld 2017
10/10/17 3:18 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 854 Words

Other vendors with good solutions are competing at every level -- from Amazon and Google to Microsoft, SAP and Salesforce. This will be fun to...

Rob Enderle
Anticipating the Smart World of 2027: A Billion Cameras and AI, Oh My...
10/02/17 10:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1386 Words

Many of us simply may decide to forgo mice and keyboards (last week Microsoft's Holographic keyboard display patent became public) , suggesting cubicle farms likely will become nonviable due to the related noise.

Ironically, because the proliferation of autonomous cars will...

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