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Posts tagged “Microsoft”

Updated 9:44 a.m. Wednesday

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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November 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premium Lock PC makers collaborating on $70M ad campaign

A Lenovo PC. The company will join a cooperative ad campaign promoting new PCs. 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."

Updated October 9

Premium Lock PC shipments decline, but Lenovo shows strong growth

Lenovo               Worldwide PC shipments declined 7.7 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year. Shipments totaled 73.7 million units, but continued to show weakness, according to preliminary results by Gartner Inc. Lenovo showed the strongest growth among the top five U.S. vendors.

Updated October 6

Premium Lock Microsoft unveils new Lumia phones; Global Knowledge gets Red Hat nod; Beerpublik coming to Raleigh-Durham, more

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Microsoft unveils new smartphones; Global Knowledge named Red Hat premier trading partner; Adobe adopts its tools; Charlotte startup brings beer tech to Raleigh & Durham.

September 11

Premium Lock Schrader joins Reveal, Office 2016 coming, Pao moving on

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Reveal Mobile names digital ad exec Andy Schrader as chief product officer; Microsoft launching Office 2016 this month; Facebook opens liive video streaming app to journalists; Ellen Pao won't appeal loss lawsuit.

September 10

Premium Lock FDA stem cell oversight; Instagram video ads; Microsoft data appeal; Lockheed Martin layoffs; National Geographic media-Fox deal

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FDA mulls private clinic stem cell oversight; Instagram's new 30-second video ads; judges are cool to Microsoft data appeal; Lockheed Martin plans layoffs; and National Geographic media goes to Fox.

September 7

Premium Lock Microsoft fights to protect overseas data from US investigators

Storing data in cloud Microsoft Corp. gets a second chance to prove it's entitled to keep data stored overseas out of the hands of U.S. investigators when its lawyers appear before a federal appeals court Wednesday, but the computer software giant is already hedging its bets, calling on Congress to clarify the law.

September 7

Premium Lock Lenovo, others back Intel's new Skylake processors, but will chips give PC industry a needed boost?

Intel Intel aims to reinvigorate the PC business with its new line of Skylake processors. No. 1 PC manufacturer Lenovo already is planning to include Skylake processors in a number of models as WTW reported last week But weak demand and longer life cycles will limit opportunities for its own revenue growth, writes Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research.

August 27

Premium Lock Facebook testing own Siri; Windows 10 on 75M devices; Ashley Madison lawsuits; booze in space; diabetes drug cuts complications

Bulldog 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.

August 25

Premium Lock NCSU, Microsoft researchers tackle security issues for software developers

Cyber Security   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.

Updated August 25

Premium Lock Bleak Monday for world's richest, including Goodnight

Jim Goodnight   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.

August 25

Premium Lock Pfizer-Hospira deal nears close; Lenovo phones No. 1 in India; Cortona goes Android; Facebook guilty 'spam' plea; driverless crash truck

Bulldog 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.

Updated August 24

Premium Lock Bloomberg Billionaires: Goodnight loses $368M in a week

Jim Goodnight  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.

Updated August 24

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: I used to doubt Microsoft. Then I installed Windows 10 ...

Vivek Wadhwa 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.

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