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Posts tagged “Microsoft”

April 15

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

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.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Microsoft: New coalition that includes Cisco, Intel will help drive Internet of Things

Internet  Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Qualcomm, Samsung, GE Digital and others have formed the Open Connectivity Foundation. A top Microsoft executive says the group will help set industry standards for the Internet of Things.

Updated February 1

Premium Lock Microsoft's transformation: Windows under a cloud (Plus: A graphical look at its financials)

Microsoft  Analysis: Microsoft is a study in contrasts as cloud, search and Surface segments soar past its legacy Windows business, writes Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta after reviewing the tech giant's latest earnings. Insiders also get a graphical look at Microsoft's stock.

January 22

Premium Lock Maven is GM car-sharing name; Microsoft-Minecraft deal; Amazon smart-home ordering; Verizon's 'sponsored data'

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: GM brands its ride-sharing effort as Maven; Microsoft buys educational Minecraft; Amazon expands smart-home ordering; and Verizon joins "sponsored data" push.

Updated January 8

Premium Lock At CES: A seeing, smart Segway; exercise to charge devices; safer visual chat; smart charging pads

New products, technology and gadgets are producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas. Plus, links to stories about the Research Triangle presence in Las Vegas.

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Updated January 8

Premium Lock Lenovo, Google to develop first 3D augmented reality smartphone

Make believe that your smartphone screen is a "magic window" that navigates you through a mall with 3D sensors or immerses you in a 3D game. Instead of taking photos or navigating the web or using apps you get an augmented reality tour. That's the future of a smartphone being developed jointly by Lenovo and Google in a project announced late Thursday. Triangle developers are involved.

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January 7

Premium Lock At CES: FAA's drone app; a passenger drone; smart football; IBM on thinking apps. robots; a fat-burning app

New products, technology and gadgets are producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas. Plus, links to seven stories about the Research Triangle presence in Las Vegas.

Oculus Rift VR headset to cost $599 Oculus Rift VR headset to cost $599

January 6

Premium Lock Latest at CES: Keeping wearables juiced; ordering from the fridge

New products, technology and gadgets are already producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas.

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock Latest at CES: AT&T's smart cities; mirrorless cars; Fitbit adds tools; Under Armour wearables

New products, technology and gadgets are already producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas.

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock The latest at CES: A smart oven; cleaning robot; smarter cars and more

New products, technology and gadgets are already producing plenty of headlines at the world's biggest tech show - here's the latest from CES in Las Vegas.

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January 4

Premium Lock The latest on gadgets at CES: Orders to begin for Oculus VR headset

From the latest on virtual reality headsets to Windows 10 on more than 200 million devices to Ford's backing of Apple and Google car technology - here's the latest from the CES show in Las Vegas.

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December 25, 2015

Premium Lock Which is best digital assistant, Siri or Cortana or 'OK Google'?

​Cortana's learning the neighborhood. Google's digital assistant can't tell a joke. And Siri apparently has a thing for the metric system. Those are just a few of the things an Associated Press reporter learned after staging a face-off between the three leading digital assistants.

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