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Posts tagged “Microsoft”

Updated February 1

Premium Lock Microsoft's transformation: Windows under a cloud (Plus: A graphical look at its financials)

Microsoft  Analysis: Microsoft is a study in contrasts as cloud, search and Surface segments soar past its legacy Windows business, writes Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta after reviewing the tech giant's latest earnings. Insiders also get a graphical look at Microsoft's stock.

January 22

Maven is GM car-sharing name; Microsoft-Minecraft deal; Amazon smart-home ordering; Verizon's 'sponsored data'

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: GM brands its ride-sharing effort as Maven; Microsoft buys educational Minecraft; Amazon expands smart-home ordering; and Verizon joins "sponsored data" push.

Updated January 8

Premium Lock At CES: A seeing, smart Segway; exercise to charge devices; safer visual chat; smart charging pads

New products, technology and gadgets are producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas. Plus, links to stories about the Research Triangle presence in Las Vegas.

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Updated January 8

Premium Lock Lenovo, Google to develop first 3D augmented reality smartphone

Make believe that your smartphone screen is a "magic window" that navigates you through a mall with 3D sensors or immerses you in a 3D game. Instead of taking photos or navigating the web or using apps you get an augmented reality tour. That's the future of a smartphone being developed jointly by Lenovo and Google in a project announced late Thursday. Triangle developers are involved.

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January 7

Premium Lock At CES: FAA's drone app; a passenger drone; smart football; IBM on thinking apps. robots; a fat-burning app

New products, technology and gadgets are producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas. Plus, links to seven stories about the Research Triangle presence in Las Vegas.

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January 6

Premium Lock Latest at CES: Keeping wearables juiced; ordering from the fridge

New products, technology and gadgets are already producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas.

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock Latest at CES: AT&T's smart cities; mirrorless cars; Fitbit adds tools; Under Armour wearables

New products, technology and gadgets are already producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas.

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock The latest at CES: A smart oven; cleaning robot; smarter cars and more

New products, technology and gadgets are already producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas.

Prepping for the big show Prepping for the big show

January 4

Premium Lock The latest on gadgets at CES: Orders to begin for Oculus VR headset

From the latest on virtual reality headsets to Windows 10 on more than 200 million devices to Ford's backing of Apple and Google car technology - here's the latest from the CES show in Las Vegas.

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December 25, 2015

Premium Lock Which is best digital assistant, Siri or Cortana or 'OK Google'?

​Cortana's learning the neighborhood. Google's digital assistant can't tell a joke. And Siri apparently has a thing for the metric system. Those are just a few of the things an Associated Press reporter learned after staging a face-off between the three leading digital assistants.

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December 22, 2015

Premium Lock FTC warns on Java; Microsoft NYC HoloLens studio; Toshiba job cuts; Cox loses music case

Bulldog In today's Bulldog technology news wrapup: The FTC has issued a warning about Java; Microsoft opens a New York studio for HoloLens; Toshiba cuts jobs; and Cox loses a music case, faces $25M verdict.

Updated December 10, 2015

Premium Lock Red Hat cloud adds Microsoft; Wal-Mart mobile pay; Samsung autonomous drive; Diller's new digital publishing; EU vs. Qualcomm

Bulldog In today's technology roundup: Red Hat adds Microsoft support in cloud; Wal-Mart unveils mobile pay; Samsung moves into autonomous technology; Barry Diller's IAC launches new digital publishing effort; and the EU is taking on Qualcomm.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Microsoft: We're more male than last year

The tech giant shared diversity numbers earlier this week, and the Internet reacted. Microsoft is now 27 percent female, down 2 percent from last year.

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Tags: Microsoft
November 20, 2015

Premium Lock Microsoft overhauls Bing for iPhone app to take on Google

Microsoft launches new version of Bing for iPhone, adds key functionality to improve user experience.

November 13, 2015

Premium Lock Microsoft releases major updates for Windows 10

Windows 10  Yesterday, Microsoft released their first major updates for Windows 10.

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November 5, 2015

Premium Lock Microsoft and Red Hat Announce partnership for Linux and Azure

Red Hat Microsoft and Red Hat are making it official in a partnership announced Wednesday. Microsoft will offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux as preferred choice for Microsoft Azure. Read more on the partnership.

Updated October 29, 2015

Premium Lock Top digital brands to attend Raleigh Internet Summit

Google, Uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft & IBM - literally a who's who of tech and digital headline the 100s of brands heading to Raleigh in November.

October 26, 2015

Premium Lock Microsoft steady despite shifts in business model & strategy

Microsoft has realigned its strategic focus, investments and financial reporting around three key ambitions: reinvent productivity and business processes, build an intelligent cloud platform and create more personal computing. Aligning complementary assets such as Azure with server products, Office 365 with Dynamics, and Windows with devices, search and gaming will be beneficial as Microsoft aims to grow lifetime customer value. TBR analyzes its new directions.

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Updated October 22, 2015

Premium Lock Hands-free voice technologies pose hidden dangers for drivers

Using voice-activated phone systems while driving causes lasting distraction. New research says that using voice-activated systems such as Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana while driving causes mental distraction that can last nearly half a minute after use.

October 16, 2015

Premium Lock PC makers collaborating on $70M ad campaign

A Lenovo PC When was the last time you shopped for a PC? For many people, smartphones, tablets, and devices such as Chromebooks have usurped the role PCs tradtionally played in our digital lives. So, PC makers including Dell, HP, Lenovo, Intel and Microsoft are collaborating for the first time on a joint ad campaign to tout what they call "unprecedented, substantive innovation in the PC category."

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