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Google rolls out virtual business card in India to take on LinkedIn

Google has rolled out a new Search feature in India that enables influencers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, or anyone else who wants to be easily discovered online create a virtual visiting card in what appears to be the company’s latest attempt to bring more of LinkedIn functionalities into its search engine. The company said it has rolled out the feature, called people cards, first in India because of the special “affinity” people in the world’s second largest internet market have shown to...
Tags: Google, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, India, Linkedin, Tech, Lauren Clark


It's time to implement a 4-day workweek, Andrew Yang says. The pandemic has made it important now more than ever.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told Business Insider that the US is past due on implementing a four-day workweek to better accommodate American workers. As health experts project that life as we know it may not return until next year, Yang told Business Insider in an interview that a four-day workweek could be imperative now more than ever. "It would help get us off of this hamster wheel that we're on right now, where we're all sort of racing against the clock in service ...
Tags: Japan, London, Microsoft, Washington Post, US, Trends, New Zealand, Finland, Monogram, John Maynard Keynes, Yang, Barnes, Yuen, Andrew Barnes, Jacinda Ardern, Andrew Yang


Distance Learning Off To Rough Start In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) — Distance learning got off to a rough start for Modesto City Schools District Monday. The district is now investigating what caused its website to crash, forcing a delay on the first day. “It’s very frustrating, they haven’t even started school yet it’s one o’clock,” one mom said. Moms Rachelle and Amanda both had to visit the district’s tech support center to get their kids login to work during what should have been their class time. “We can’t log in. They cannot access any of ...
Tags: News, Education, Microsoft, Local, Modesto, Modesto High School, Taylor, Distance Learning, Amanda, Greg Taylor, Learning Curve, Modesto City, Modesto City Schools, Modesto News, Hart Ransom School, Hart Ransom School District


Microsoft rolls out Minecraft: Education Edition to Chromebooks

Microsoft also updated Minecraft: Education Edition with 11 new STEM lessons
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Trends, Chromebook, Minecraft, Minecraft: Education Edition


The unannounced Xbox Series S has been leaked by Microsoft's own controller boxes, and a holiday 2020 release is rumored

  The Xbox Series S, an unannounced version of Microsoft's new video game console, has been revealed by the packaging for Microsoft's new Xbox controller. The packaging says the controller is for use with the "Xbox Series X/S," according to The Verge and other gamers who were able to find the new Xbox controller. Microsoft announced the Xbox Series X in December 2019 and plans to launch the console during the 2020 holiday season, but the existence of the Xbox Series S has not been officially c...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Trends, Chicago, Sony, Scarlett, Zak, Lockhart


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Streaming Beta Starts Tomorrow

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to start playing a limited number of Game Pass games streamed to their phones as part of a new xCloud beta starting August 11.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Streaming, Kotakucore, Beta, Xbox Game Pass, Project xCloud, Game Pass Ultimate


Here are 10 companies experts think Microsoft could try to acquire, including Slack, Twilio, and VMware (MSFT)

As Microsoft attempts to acquire viral video app TikTok's US operations, analysts speculated on a few other names that might be on the tech titan's shopping list. The list of 10 potential Microsoft acquisitions includes Dropbox, Slack, Twilio, Docusign and VMware, which Dell is considering spinning out, plus startups Mmhmm and Superhuman. Keep in mind, Microsoft's largest acquisition to date was its $26.2 billion LinkedIn deal, and while it appears Microsoft might be willing to pay more for Ti...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, US, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, London Stock Exchange, European Union, Dell, Sequoia Capital, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Twilio, Phil Libin, Vmware, Crowdstrike


Microsoft could be 'a great steward' of TikTok's US assets if reported sale talks succeed, says Josh Elman, an investor in the app's predecessor Musical.ly

VC Josh Elman, an early investor in TikTok predecessor Musical.ly, said he thinks Microsoft could be a good fit for TikTok if a reported purchase deal for its US operations goes through. President Trump has been pressing for a sale to an American company, and issued an executive order last week that would later ban TikTok from continuing US operations itself. But with parent company ByteDance's tech spread across multiple products, splitting up the app's operations could be difficult.  In his ...
Tags: Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Linkedin, United States, New York Times, Cia, Github, Greylock Partners, Greylock, Josh Elman, Trump, Twitter Facebook, Elman, Alex Zhu


TikTok has entertained offers from potential buyers like Microsoft and Twitter to appease Trump while ByteDance has been preparing to fight back

The video-sharing platform TikTok has been the target of President Donald Trump, most recently through an executive order threatening to soon ban the app in the US due to its ties to China. ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, has talked in recent weeks with US tech companies, like Microsoft, about a potential TikTok US acquisition to appease Trump's concerns. However, the South China Morning Post reports these discussions are unlikely to end in a deal. Although talks may fall through, ByteDanc...
Tags: Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Npr, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Scmp, Trump, Zhang, South China Morning Post, Zhang Yiming, Bytedance, Tiktok, TikTok Microsoft, US Canada New Zealand


How old 14 of the world's richest people were when they first became billionaires

Not all billionaires join the three comma club at the same age. Bill Gates may be richer than Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook CEO became a billionaire when he was nearly a decade younger. Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire at age 49. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Bill Gates became a billionaire in 1987 at 31, he was the youngest person to ever join the three comma club. In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg took that title when he reached billionaire status at 23.  But not all...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Microsoft, Ebay, Disney, Dallas Mavericks, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Snapchat, Larry Page


Apple CEO Tim Cook's Net Worth Exceeds $1 Billion as Apple's Stock Soars

Apple CEO Tim Cook's net worth has climbed to over $1 billion, according to calculations by Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. At a net worth of $1 billion, Cook doesn't rank on the chart of the world's 500 richest people, a list topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. According to Bloomberg, Cook's net worth was calculated using regulatory filings and market performance. When former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died in 2011, Apple was valued at approximately $350 billion, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Cook, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg Cook


Leaked Microsoft internal discussions show employee opposition to any TikTok deal, with some calling it 'unethical' and saying it could call the company's integrity into question (MSFT)

Microsoft is exploring a deal to buy TikTok's operations in countries including the US as the Trump administration puts pressure on its China-based parent company ByteDance to sell. Some employees have expressed concerns about the deal in internal messages reviewed by Business Insider, including worries that making the acquisition under these circumstances could call Microsoft's integrity into question. "This is the first time in a long time that I've had doubt gnawing at the pit of my stomach...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Linkedin, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Signal, Trump, Satya, Ashley Stewart, Bytedance, US Treasury This


Microsoft’s new Xbox Series S Console Leaked Via Controller Packaging

The Xbox Series S console is much awaited for its pricing and holistic technology. The post Microsoft’s new Xbox Series S Console Leaked Via Controller Packaging appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, All News, Gaming News, Hardware News, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, XBox S


Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 for $200 off leads a slew of laptop deals in time for Back to School season

  Microsoft's latest Surface Laptop device is available at the starting level for $200 off, going for just $799.99 at Best Buy in time for Back to School season. This Surface Laptop 3 offers a solid Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of solid-state storage in a gorgeous, silver aluminum shell with a plush, fabric keyboard deck. We've also found many other sweet laptop deals that are listed below for this week. See also: The best laptops, the best Chromebooks, and the best gamin...
Tags: Microsoft, Newegg, Trends, Walmart, Intel Core, Joe Osborne, Surface Laptop


Tech legend John Chambers predicts that a 'blended' work model will be more successful than fully remote: 'When work from home gets carried to an extreme, most companies struggle with it'

Veteran tech executive John Chambers, once the longtime CEO of Cisco, said the coronavirus crisis which forced businesses to embrace a remote workforce has shown that working-from-home can lead to more productivity. But he also cautioned that the work-from-home trend can backfire for businesses that embrace it blindly, including through leading to less cohesive organizations. "When work from home gets carried to an extreme, most companies really struggle with it," he told Business Insider. Cli...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Larry Ellison, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Chambers, Oracle, Business Insider, Dheeraj Pandey, Facebook Twitter, John Chambers, Pandey, Bill McDermott, Cisco Dell


Hedge funds are winning the war for talent against Amazon and Facebook. 3 charts show which firms are poaching the most top data scientists and engineers from Big Tech.

As hedge funds have become sophisticated, their talent needs have evolved — and top managers now are searching out people with engineering abilities or data science skills. This has put managers in direct competition with big tech firms, and a years-long battle over talent has ensued.  Hedge funds like Two Sigma, Citadel, and Bridgewater have managed to bring in more people from big tech firms over the last 10 years than they have lost. Amazon and Microsoft have seen hundreds of people leave t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, East Coast, Sigma, Bridgewater, Citadel, Ken Griffin, Ray Dalio, Two Sigma, Silicon Valley Wall Street


How to download a Windows 10 ISO file legally and install Windows 10 from it

Downloading and installing a Windows 10 ISO file allows you to install the latest Microsoft operating system.
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, ISO, How-to, Computing, Windows 10, Windows 10 Upgrade, Iso File, Tier 4


Beware bankers talking TikTok

The next few weeks is going to be a critical time for ByteDance-owned TikTok. The company is weeks away from a ban signed by President Trump, and while the company is expected to sue the U.S. federal government this week to block it, clearly the company’s future has at least storm clouds on the horizon. Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat That has led to massive speculation about who might purchase TikTok and save it from its precarious s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Microsoft, Government, Softbank, Satya Nadella, US, Tech, Policy, Tencent, Trump


Microsoft’s TikTok deal: bargain of the decade or a $50bn blunder?

Jury is out on whether video-sharing site could make Microsoft a social media giantAs the clock ticks on Microsoft’s fast-track talks to buy TikTok the jury is out on whether it marks a unique opportunity to become a global social media giant overnight, or a $50bn (£38bn) geopolitically fuelled business blunder.Donald Trump’s trade war with China has forced ByteDance, the privately owned Beijing-based parent of the video-sharing site TikTok, to pursue a sale of its US business after the presiden...
Tags: Business, Microsoft, China, US, Social Media, International Trade, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Tiktok


US gaming industry records another excellent quarter as pandemic fuels sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has utterly decimated a number of industries over the past several months, but the U.S. gaming industry continues to benefit as people continue to be stuck at home. Yet another report from NPD highlights an excellent quarter, with spending hitting a new Q2 record in the States. According to the figures, gamers spent $11.6 billion, marking a 30% increase over a year prior. It was also a 7% increase over Q1’s 10.9 billion, as spending continues while the pandemic continues to...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, US, Tech, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Earnings, NPD, Coronavirus, COVID-19


U.S. gaming industry records another excellent quarter as pandemic fuels sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has utterly decimate a number of industries over the the past several months, but the U.S. gaming industry continues to benefit as people continue to be stuck at home. Yet another report from NPD highlights an excellent quarter, with spending hitting a new Q2 record in the States. According to the figures, gamers spent $11.6 billion, marking a 30% increase over a year prior. It was also a 7% increase over Q1’s 10.9 billion, as spending continues while the pandemic continues...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, US, Tech, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, NPD, Coronavirus, COVID-19


More Surface Duo Leaks Hint at Imminent Launch and Upcoming Carrier Support

Officially, Microsoft’s upcoming dual-screen Android phone—the Surface Duo—remains slated for a holiday release. However, following a new round of leaks and rumors, there’s a growing pile of evidence indicating that the Surface Duo’s launch could happen a lot sooner. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Microsoft, Smartphones, Surface, Leaks, Rumors, Surface Duo, Dual Screen Phones, The Surface Duo Is Coming Soon


Google Cloud partners say that the company has given customers a lot more flexibility in their contracts as part of its race to take on Amazon and Microsoft (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud partners say that the company has gotten more flexible since Thomas Kurian took over as CEO. That flexibility can be seen in how it gives customers wiggle room when it comes to the finer points of their contracts — like allowing them to take credits that were intended for one Google Cloud service, and allowing them to apply them to other services.  The company has also expanded its outreach to partners, including by giving money for sales and marketing to developers who build soft...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Thomas, SADA, Google Cloud, Kurian, Kollar, Goldman Sachs Deutsche Bank, Galizia, Rob Enslin


Brand Moves for Monday August 10

Twenty-four weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand m...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Youtube, China, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, Advertising, Disney, US, Eu, Mit


Hedge funds like Two Sigma and Citadel are locked in a war for talent with Amazon and Facebook. 3 charts show who's coming out on top — and who's losing.

As hedge funds have become sophisticated, their talent needs have evolved — and top managers now are searching out people with engineering abilities or data science skills. This has put managers in direct competition with big tech firms, and a years-long battle over talent has ensued.  Hedge funds like Two Sigma, Citadel, and Bridgewater have managed to bring in more people from big tech firms over the last 10 years than they have lost. Amazon and Microsoft have seen hundreds of people leave t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, East Coast, Sigma, Bridgewater, Citadel, Ken Griffin, Ray Dalio, Two Sigma, Silicon Valley Wall Street


Equity Monday: The TikTok saga rolls on as earnings season starts to wrap

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here, and myself here, and don’t forget to check out last Friday’s episode. This morning was a bit of a grab-bag of news...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Equity, Trump, Palmetto, Equity podcast, Silverfort, Tiktok


Technical challenges could complicate Microsoft’s TikTok takeover

It could take more than a year to separate the app from parent company ByteDance
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Trump, Tiktok, Breaking Twitter


Minecraft: Education Edition comes to Chromebooks

Microsoft today announced that Minecraft: Education Edition is now available on Chromebooks. Now, if you were hoping that this means that the standard Minecraft game is now available on Chromebooks, too, I’m afraid I’ll have to disappoint you. The Education Edition not only requires a Microsoft 365 for Education (A3 or A5) license, it’s also meant to more of an educational tool than a game, with lessons that focus on math, science, language arts, history and visual arts. The company says that...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Education, Microsoft, Video Games, Tech, Software, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Minecraft, Microsoft Windows, Google Education, Minecraft Earth, Minecraft Dungeons


TikTok's US fate reportedly rests on a brawl between two senior White House advisers

The confused messages from the Trump administration about the fate of ByteDance-owned TikTok may stem from a disagreement between two senior White House advisers. According to The Washington Post, trade adviser Peter Navarro pushed for an outright ban of TikTok, while Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wanted a sale. The pair ended up in a "shouting match" in front of President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in late July, according to the report. President Trump has told TikTok, whose parent co...
Tags: Microsoft, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Treasury, Donald Trump, Trump, Peter Navarro, Oval Office, Navarro, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin, Steve Mnuchin, Bytedance, Tiktok


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #503

Trump takes on TikTok, TikTok fights back Last week US President Donald Trump issued an executive order that prohibits “any transaction” with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, due to come into effect after 45 days. This led to a flurry of rumours (both official and off the record) over potential buyers or partners for the platform that would allow it to continue operating in the US, including Twitter and Microsoft. Unsurprisingly, it appears that TikTok is likely to be fighting ba...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Pinterest, Microsoft, US, Seo, Snapchat, Reddit, Donald Trump, Mashup, Black, Trump, Trump Twitter, US Facebook, US France Germany, TikTok TikTok