Posts tagged “Microsoft”
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.
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."
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.