Posts tagged “Microsoft”
Facebook testing own Siri; Windows 10 on 75M devices; Ashley Madison lawsuits; booze in space; diabetes drug cuts complications
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Facebook is testing its own digital assistant; Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 75 million machines; Ashley Madison faces lawsuits after hack; booze arrives at the international space station; and for the first time a diabetes drug is said to be cutting complications associated with the disease.
For software programmers, security tools are analytic software that can scan or run their code to expose vulnerabilities long before the software goes to market. But these tools can have shortcomings, and programmers don't always use them, reporter researchers from N.C. State and Microsoft Research.
Monday's maniacal trading led to huge losses around the world's stock exchanges - and billionaires along with the common folk took big hits. Among the top losers? Jim Goodnight of SAS, whose fortune dwindled by $377.5 million, according to Bloomberg News' estimates.
Pfizer-Hospira deal nears close; Lenovo phones No. 1 in India; Cortona goes Android; Facebook guilty 'spam' plea; driverless crash truck
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The Pfizer-Hospira deal nears a close; Lenovo is No. 1 in 4g smartphones across India; Microsoft offers beta on Cortana for Android; a guilty please in a Facebook spam case; and a driverless crash truck debuts.
CFOs and CEOs across America have complained about a stronger U.S. dollar creating "headwinds" this year. But another factor is hurting them big time now, both in the pocketbook and in doing business: The stock market plunge in China. Among those tech execs suffering big time is Jim Goodnight of SAS, according to Bloomberg news.
Opinion: I don't know if I broke a law of computing or committed heresy. But I installed Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro. I had feared that this would condemn me to purgatory in the gates of computing hell. But it has been an incredibly positive experience: my favorite Microsoft Office applications -- Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint -- work faster than ever before, and I can still use Apple peripherals -- a Thunderbolt Display and Thunderbolt external hard drives. The best part is Windows 10 itself, writes Vivek Wadhwa.
GSK rehires China exec; automakers buy Nokia map biz; Yahoo buys style-tip site; Zuckerbergs expecting; Windows 10 scam warning
In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK has rehired an executive linked to its China bribery scandal; German automakers are buying Nokia's map business in a step toward driverless cars; Yahoo buys a web startup; the Zuckerbergs are expecting; and a warning about a free Windows update scam.
14M PCs run Windows 10; SciQuest profitable; Quintiles investors selling $500M in shares; Google's 'no' to right-to-be-forgotten; LinkedIn tumbles
In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Microsoft says 14 million computers are running Windows 10; SciQuest turns a profit; Quintiles investors are selling $500 million in shares; Google says "no" to right-to-be-forgotten in France; and LinkedIn shares tumble despite good quarterly results.
The phenomenon, dubbed the "Internet of Things," is raising the specter of Internet-connected microphones being secretly used as a wiretap, either by a company providing a digital service, government officials with court orders or intruders that seize control of the equipment.
In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Top companies, including Apple and Google, sign pledge to cut carbon emissions; Samsung monitor will wireless charge phones; Apple Watch headed to Best Buy; Square files for IPO.
Analysis: Microsoft took a big write-down for smartphone assets in its latest earnings, but a host of other changes such as a organizational and thousands of layoffs shows that CEO Satya Nadella is firmly committed to new ambitions.
Apple stock slides; Microsoft's $8.4B write-down; GSK suit; Yahoo's loss; Facebook loses warrant fight
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Apple stock tumbles as it stays coy on watch sales; Microsoft takes a huge write-down; GSK sues a software developer; Yahoo reports a quarterly bummer; and Facebook loses in warrant battle.
Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.
Lenovo retains its top position astride International Data Corp. (IDC) second quarter PC shipment market share tracker, moving from 19.4 percent of the market a year ago to 20.3 percent. Lenovo CEO Gianfranco Lanci says the PC business is a powerful growth engine for the company.
Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella has been saying he wants to focus more on the company's core software business and related services, while warning employees of the need to "make some tough choices in areas where things are not working." Microsoft representatives indicated Monday that both the AOL and Uber deals are an outgrowth of that strategy.
Airbnb raising $1.5B as rival gets $40M; SapceX rocket explodes; Office goes Android; Facebook, Instagram updates
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Airbnb is raising $1.5 billion; a rival to Airbnb is raising $40 million; SpaceX rocket explodes; Microsoft takes Office to Android; and updates from Facebook as well as Instagram.
Is "cloud computing" cheaper than running information technology applications on your own internal resources? It's often touted that way, but a new report from Information Services Group says "cloud" is not always cheaper. WTW Insiders can access the details.