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Posts tagged “Microsoft”

Updated 3:23 p.m. yesterday

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

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

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.

August 6

Premium Lock Reddit bans groups; Cary IT firm sold; Apple's slump; Microsoft's benefits boost; Tesla losses deepen

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Reddit bans some groups; a Cary IT firm is sold; Apple's shares rebound a bit; Microsoft adds to benefits for new parents; and Tesla's loss mushrooms.

August 3

Premium Lock GSK rehires China exec; automakers buy Nokia map biz; Yahoo buys style-tip site; Zuckerbergs expecting; Windows 10 scam warning

Bulldog 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.

Updated July 31

Premium Lock 14M PCs run Windows 10; SciQuest profitable; Quintiles investors selling $500M in shares; Google's 'no' to right-to-be-forgotten; LinkedIn tumbles

Bulldog Bulletin 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.

July 30

Premium Lock Will Internet of Things listen to your private conversations?

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.

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Updated July 28

Premium Lock Allscripts competes for military contract; Windows 10 tutorial; Amazon's startup page

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Allscripts could be the military's next health records provider; Windows 10 tutorial site; Amazon shows off startup products.

Updated July 27

Premium Lock Major firms sign carbon cutting pledge; monitor charges phones wirelessly; Square going public

Bulldog 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.

July 22

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: CEO shuffles the deck to deal with new ambitions

Microsoft Corporation    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.

July 22

Premium Lock Apple stock slides; Microsoft's $8.4B write-down; GSK suit; Yahoo's loss; Facebook loses warrant fight

Bulldog 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.

July 21

Premium Lock Tech giants keep spending big on lobbying in DC

Dollar sign      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.

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