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Posts tagged “Microsoft”

June 14

Premium Lock Microsoft + LinkedIn user data = Reinventing work

Analysis: So what does the Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn really mean? It's all about data from LinkedIn's users and putting it to work through Microsoft applications, says Stuart Williams, vie president of Technology Business.Research.

A sample of LinkedIn tracing social data A sample of LinkedIn tracing social data

Updated June 13

Premium Lock Why did Microsoft buy LinkedIn? Plus: A review of other major tech deals

LinkedIn Why is Microsoft buying LinkedIn for $26 billion? An expert analyst speaks out. Plus: A review of other recent tech mega mergers.

June 13

LinkedIn's CEO letter to employees: Why I sold to Microsoft

In a letter first shared with employees and then published for the world to see, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner explains in detail why he decided to sell the company to Microsoft for more than $26 billion. He headlines his letter: "LinkedIn + Microsoft: Changing the Way the World Works."

Updated June 13

Microsoft buys LinkedIn at 50% premium in $26.2B deal + A graphical view

LinkedIn Microsoft said Monday that it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion. Plus, see a grpahical view of LinkedIn.

Updated June 1

SciQuest being acquired for $509M; shares soar 33%

SciQuest, a Morrisville-based provider of e-procurement solutions, is being sold to a private equity firm in a deal valued at some $509 million. Shares soar 33 percent to match offered deal price. Meanwhile, seven law firms say they are looking into the sale.

What SciQuest does What SciQuest does

May 31

EU, tech giants to fight hate speech + The code of conduct, point by point

Internet  ‚ÄčThe European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world's biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online. Read the agreed-to "code of conduct," point by point.

May 27

Premium Lock Implant to fight addiction; Alibaba's woes; Google beats Oracle in Android suit; Microsoft-Facebook undersea cable

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FDA approves a drug-oozing stent to fight addiction; Alibaba won - and lost - a big friend in Washington; Google prevails over Oracle in big Android suit; and Microsoft teams with Facebook for an undersea cable project.

Addiction-Implant Addiction-Implant

May 26

Premium Lock Whale-finding app; Gawker for sale?; Microsoft pushing Windows 10 hard; Alibaba probe

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Whale-finding app increasingly popular; Gawker may be for sale after losing Hulk Hogan lawsuit; Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 hard; and the SEC is investigating Alibaba.

May 25

Premium Lock HPE gets smaller; Microsoft job cuts; Toyota backs Uber; fed's IT antiquated

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: HP Enterprise is selling its services group; Microsoft cuts jobs in mobile unit; Toyota decides to invest in Uber; and a new report says the federal government is spending billions on antiquated technology.

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Moogfest: How close are we to a holodeck?

What is the next step in virtual reality technology? It's "mixed reality," the merger of virtual reality with the real world, according to R. Benjamin Knapp, PhD, director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech during the "How Close Can We Get to a Holodeck event at Moog fest Friday morning.

R. Benjamin Knapp talks future tech R. Benjamin Knapp talks future tech

April 15

Premium Lock Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of technology news: President Obama throws his weight behind more choices for cable boxes; Microsoft's suit is latest from tech industry against government about privacy; wind power sets a record; and police are monitoring hundreds of websites in Europe after terror attacks.

April 12

Premium Lock Why you might soon text robots as often as your friends

Chatbot Boom In coming months, users of Facebook's Messenger app, Microsoft's Skype and Canada's Kik can expect to find new automated assistants offering information and services at a variety of businesses. These messaging "chatbots" are basically software that can conduct human-like conversation and do simple jobs once reserved for people. Google and other companies are reportedly working on similar ideas.

April 11

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: Building on Windows 10, 'Cloud First Mobile First' strategy

Windows 10  At its 2016 developer conference, Microsoft executives talk about Windows 10, Azure and CEO Satya Nadella's "Cloud First Mobile First" strategy. What's it all mean? Technology Business Research Analyst Ezra Gottheil takes an in-depth look.

Updated March 30

Premium Lock More than 80 major CEOs protest NC bill seen as anti-LGBT

Mark Zuckerberg A letter from more than 80 leading CEOs and business leaders-many from technology companies - calls on Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal the radical provisions in House Bill 2 that was rammed through the legislature last week. Signers include top execs from Facebook, Airbnb, Apple, Salesforce, Lyft, Dropbox,Tumblr,Linkedin, and other tech firms.

March 25

Premium Lock Hackers help FBI?; Microsoft's too smart chatbot; Oculus nears launch; Yahoo shareholder mutiny

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Are hackers helping the FBI crack that terrorist's Apple iPhone?; Microsoft's 'bot' axed after learning a bit too much; Oculus VR headset nears launch; and Yahoo's shareholder rebellion becomes a mutiny against Marissa Mayer.

March 21

Premium Lock New iPhone coming?; Zuckerberg in China; Xbox GDC party firestorm; cyber attacks on media

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple may unveil a new iPhone at a media event today; Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets with head of propaganda in China; critics attack Xbox GDC party featuring go-go dancers; and a cyber attack hits media in Sweden.

Updated March 4

Premium Lock Epic CEO blasts Microsoft PC game strategy: 'We must fight it'

Microsoft is seeking to "monopolize" game development on PCs, and the gaming industry must fight back, says Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games. Sweeney's broadside is reminiscent of attacks on Microsoft and "Darth Gates" in the past.

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March 1

Premium Lock Yet another IoT standards group forms - minus IBM, Google, other big names

Cisco, Microsoft, Intel and others recently formed the Open Connectivity Foundation with the aim of defining interoperability standards for Internet of Things devices. But is OCF the answer? Any numerous big names such as IBM, Google and Dell are missing. Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil offers his assessment.

A Cisco graphic projects "IoT growth A Cisco graphic projects "IoT growth

Updated February 29

Premium Lock SAS joins Smart Cities council; Valeant CEO is back; Google car crash; HoloLens costs $3K

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: SAS joins Smart Cities Council; Valeant's CEO returns to work; a Google car involved in an accident; and Microsoft to sell HoloLens for $3,000.

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