Posts tagged “Microsoft”

Updated May 12

Premium Lock Microsoft includes Validic data in HealthVault program

Microsoft is incorporating Validic's mobile health data technology in an update and expansion of the tech giant's HealthVault program. Validic's platform will be used to link HealthVault Insights data into hundreds of clinical and consumer devices, the goal being to give patients personalized, actionable information. Validic CEO Drew Schiller talks about the deal - and its importance to the emerging Durham company.

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Updated May 11

Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth (+ Cortana video)

Microsoft's latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software's growth is still stunted by a shift away from personal computers. Plus: Watch a video about how programmers are using Cortana, the Windows smart assistant and another about the battle against Parkinson's.

Updated May 3

Microsoft takes aim at Google with laptop, slim Windows (+ video)

The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard. Microsoft says the new laptop will have up to 14.5 hours of battery life, compared with 12 hours for the MacBook Air. The Surface Laptop will come out on June 15.

April 28

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: Earnings report proves its playbook for transitioning customers to cloud

Microsoft Corporation    Analysis: Focusing on lifetime customer value helps Microsoft successfully traverse business model shifts, says Technology Business Research Analyst Kelsey Mason. Plus: Wire service details on earnings.

Updated April 20

Premium Lock What's behind the SEVC name change to Fusion Conference?

Triangle-based TechMedia has renamed its Southeast Venture Conference to the Fusion Conference, with the first event flying under the new name set for June 7-8, 2017 in Washington, DC. WRAL Techwire conducted a question and answer session with Eric Gregg, who heads TechMedia with partner Scott Hedrick, to talk about the name change and the first Fusion event in June.

Fusion Conference banner on Times Square, NYC. Fusion Conference banner on Times Square, NYC.

Updated April 13

Premium Lock Goodbye Princess Leia; Windows versions won't die; Messenger beats Instagram

In today's tech wrapup: Lucasfilm gave scifi fans a final goodbye to Carrie Fisher, who passed away in December. Facebook Messenger outstrips Instagram.Old versions of Windows refuse to die.

March 21

Premium Lock Watch out, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM: Google Cloud an emerging threat (+ video)

Analysis: Google has evolved drastically over the past year. Not only have the productivity applications for business been rebranded and brought together with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio under a cohesive business unit in Google Cloud and leadership under Senior Vice President Diane Greene, but the resulting business has substantially furthered its messaging as well. Here's the first of a two-part report.

February 16

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, ABB, IBM, Cisco crack 'Most Admired Companies' list

Fortune Life science giant QuintilesIMS and several other companies with a major presence in the Triangle are among the firms cracking the latest "World's Most Admired Companies" list from Fortune.

February 1

Premium Lock Recruiting firm: Google dominates in talent poaching

Help wanted         Research from talent recruiting firm Talentful shows that Google dominates other high-tech firms when it comes to poaching talent. Microsoft is its biggest target, Talentful says.

Updated December 29, 2016

Premium Lock Digital Trends: Best tech products of 2016

Overwatch video game a winner Tis the season for best of the year roundups. Here's a selection of the best tech of 2016 from DigitalTrends. Awards include photography, computing, mobile, video, smart home, cool tech and more.l

December 28, 2016

Premium Lock Facebook, YouTube top mobile apps of 2016

Facebook  Facebook and YouTube haven't lost their seats at the top of the mobile app world. Facebook and YouTube were the top smartphone apps of 2016, according to Nielsen "Tops of 2016 report.

Updated December 27, 2016

Premium Lock You Decide: What Will Happen to the Economy in 2017?

Mike Walden Dr. Walden forecasts more jobs and higher wages, but also increasing inflation and higher interest rates for 2017.

December 27, 2016

Premium Lock Russian cyberpower, travel booking systems lack privacy; Google wearables, a trillion dollar Microsoft

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: How Russian cyberpower invaded the US; flight booking systems lack privacy; Google wearabales to launch; Microsoft first trillion dollar tech company?

Updated December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Trump invites top tech execs to Wednesday summit

Donald Trump A handful of top tech execs from Google (Alphabet), Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and Oracle and others have been invited to a summit Wednesday by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Recode reports.

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