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Udemy is running an October flash sale — online courses in Python, game design, and drawing are as low as $13.99

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Udemy Udemy has a selection of over 150,000 online courses that range from beginner drawing to bootcamps in Python and web development.Right now, Udemy is running sales through October exclusively for new users, with prices starting as low as $12.99 on some courses. Find the details below, as well as a few of the top 10 classes included in the offer.Each course typically includes hours of video lec...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Udemy, Udemy Udemy, Complete Digital Marketing Course, Mara Leighton


Amazon Web Services reports $11.6 billion third-quarter revenue, up 29% year over year

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy. Associated Press Amazon Web Services reported $11.6 billion in revenue for the third quarter, up about 29% from the same quarter last year. Are you an Amazon Web Services employee? Contact this reporter via the encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon reported $11.6 billion in quarterly revenue for the company's market-leading Amazon Web Services c...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Office, Trends, Earnings, Aws, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, Nordic, Andy Jassy, Tech Insider, Ashley Stewart


The Big 4 tech companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google — blew past Wall Street estimates in their latest-quarter earnings reports

Bezos Cook Zuckerberg Pichai AP Photo/Charles Krupa/Karl Mondon/Digital First/Yves Herman/Reuters/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook all reported their third-quarter earnings on Thursday. These four, along with Microsoft, are the five most-valuable publicly traded companies on the S&P 500. The companies exceeded Wall Street estimates, maintaining strong momentum that boosted revenues in the previous quarter as online business booms amid the COVID-19 pandemi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Wall Street, US, Trends, Tech, Canada, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Alphabet, GAAP, Alphabet Google, Yahoo Finance


Google Cloud's revenue growth picked back up slightly in Q3, and it's continuing to help drive Google's strength overall

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian at Google Cloud Next 2019 Google Alphabet reported Thursday that Google Cloud generated $3.4 billion in revenue. This represents a 45% increase from the same quarter last year. Its growth also accelerated slightly, as last quarter Google Cloud saw a slight slowdown in growth, with a 43% year-over-year increase, versus 52% growth the quarter before.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Cloud's growth showed slight acceleration again, as ...
Tags: Google, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Alphabet, Ruth Porat, Nordic, Porat, Google Alphabet, Google Cloud, Tech Insider, Thomas Kurian, Rosalie Chan, Alphabet earnings


How to disable Microsoft OneDrive permanently or temporarily, and uninstall it from your PC

There are several reasons why you might want to disable OneDrive on your PC. Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images You can disable Microsoft OneDrive permanently or temporarily, and stop the cloud storage service from costing you data or slowing down your PC. To temporarily disable OneDrive, click its icon in the notification area, where you can choose to disable file syncing for 2, 8, or 24 hours at a time.  You can permanently disable OneDrive on a PC by unlinking it from that computer in OneDr...
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The best reason to buy a next-gen PlayStation or Xbox console this holiday is to play games for the current generation of consoles

Microsoft's Xbox Series X, left, and Sony's PlayStation 5, right. Microsoft/Sony The PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox consoles are scheduled to arrive in just a few weeks, though neither has a stellar lineup of launch exclusives. That doesn't mean there's nothing to play. With robust backwards compatibility on all the new consoles, this year's biggest games for the PS4 and Xbox One will run on next-gen hardware, right out of the box. Critically, both Sony and Microsoft's new console...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Xbox One, Trends, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Playstation 4, Keanu Reeves, Assassin, Microsoft Sony, Miles Morales, Ben Gilbert


Sony's PlayStation 5 Is Beating Xbox in the Online Black Market

Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X haven't hit stores yet, but the video game console showdown has already begun in the online black market. From a report: Demand for the PlayStation 5 on resale websites is outstripping that of the new Xbox, and shoppers are paying more to get their hands on the first run of products, market research shows. The vibrant market for scalpers offers a preview of next month's contest when the two rival game companies will release their new consoles to...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Sony, NPD Group, NPD, Mat Piscatella


Why is my PC so slow? 7 ways to speed up a lagging computer

There are several things you can do to speed up a slow PC. Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images Your computer likely runs slower now than when you first bought it due to a combination of age and software. Seven of the most common issues have relatively quick and effective resolutions that can help speed up a lagging PC. To figure out why your PC is slow, try eliminating startup programs, using fewer browser tabs, and changing the way you schedule anti-malware scans and OneDrive syncing.  Visit Busi...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Usb, Dave Johnson


Microsoft Canada Xbox Shocktober Sale: Save up to 75% off

Microsoft Canada has a great Xbox Shocktober Sale available now, where you can save up to 75% off. This offer is valid until November 2, 2020. Click here to view Microsoft Xbox offers.
Tags: Shopping, Microsoft, Canada, Xbox, Canadian Daily Deals, Microsoft Canada


How to change the lock screen on your Windows computer by adding custom backgrounds and at-a-glance apps

It's easy to customize your Windows lock screen. filadendron/Getty Images You can change the lock screen on your Windows computer by customizing the background image and specifying what supplemental information it displays.  To change the lock screen, start the Settings app and then then go to the Lock screen page in "Personalization." If you want Windows to select the photo each day, set it to "Windows spotlight." Otherwise, you can use your own photo library by choosing "Picture" or ...
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Inphi soars 27% on report chipmaker Marvell is in talks to buy it for $10 billion

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Semiconductor firm Inphi leapt as much as 27% in on Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Marvell Technology could buy the company for as much as $10 billion.A deal could come as soon as next week, sources told the Journal.The potential agreement would add to Marvell's reach in the networking industry, which has been one of Inphi's strongest growth-drivers this year.The deal marks the second biggest tie-up this week in the semiconductor ind...
Tags: Microsoft, California, US, Trends, Cisco, Ubs, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Amd, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Analog Devices, Marvell, Maxim Integrated Products, Xilinx, Marvell Technology


Inphi soars 23% on report chipmaker Marvell is in talks to buy it for $10 billion

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Semiconductor firm Inphi leapt as much as 23% in on Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Marvell Technology could buy the company for as much as $10 billion.A deal could come as soon as next week, sources told the Journal.The potential agreement would add to Marvell's reach in the networking industry, which has been one of Inphi's strongest growth-drivers this year.The deal marks the second biggest tie-up this week in the semiconductor ind...
Tags: Microsoft, California, US, Trends, Cisco, Ubs, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Amd, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Analog Devices, Marvell, Maxim Integrated Products, Xilinx, Marvell Technology


The nonprofit that partnered with Microsoft to clean up the ocean is now selling $200 sunglasses made from ocean plastic

Sunglasses. The Ocean Cleanup The Ocean Cleanup is a nonprofit that designs technology to clean up plastic from the ocean.  Microsoft hosted two hackathons to build a machine learning model to help identify waste. Now the nonprofit is selling sunglasses made from ocean plastic and reinvesting proceeds into its work. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. These $200 sunglasses from The Ocean Cleanup come with an interesting backstory: they're made of recycled plastic from the G...
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Microsoft Excel spreadsheets now take custom live data

Microsoft Excel now takes al kinds of custom data, expanding spreadsheets well past the usual text and numbers.
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'Expect the recovery in digital ad trends to continue': Here's what 4 analysts expect from Alphabet's 3rd quarter earnings report

Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images Alphabet is set to release its third quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, and investors will have their eyes set on both its online advertising business and continued growth in its Google Cloud division.A recovery in Google's online advertising business would be welcomed after it suffered a hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic as advertisers pulled back spend across almost all channels."Third-party data points to a gradual recovery in advertisin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Ubs, Department Of Justice, Goldman, Alphabet, Jpmorgan, Stifel, Matthew Fox, Google Cloud, Andrew Matthews, Getty Images Alphabet, July Stifel


Microsoft now lets you bring your own data types to Excel

Over the course of the last few years, Microsoft started adding the concept of ‘data types’ to Excel, that is, the ability to pull in geography and real-time stock data from the cloud, for example. Thanks to its partnership with Wolfram, Excel now features over 100 of these data types that can flow into a spreadsheet. But you won’t be limited to only these pre-built data types for long. Soon, Excel will also let you bring in your own data types. That means you can have a ‘customer’ data type,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Mysql, Software, Numbers, Operating Systems, Microsoft-office, Microsoft Excel, Brian Jones, Teradata, Spreadsheet, Query, Wolfram Excel


Microsoft overhauls Excel with live custom data types

Excel is getting more powerful for Microsoft 365 subscribers.
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Microsoft to rethink crash-prone Visual Studio extension model, shift towards cloud

Why not just use Visual Studio Code, which has 5 times as many extensions and is designed for cloud? Microsoft is creating a new extensibility model for Visual Studio, its Windows IDE for coding everything from desktop applications to cloud-hosted microservices.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software


The Geek in Review Ep. 93 – Stephen Embry – The Future of the Law Office Won’t Need Everyone to be in the Office

A couple of episodes ago, we had Richard Hsu discuss the need to eventually bring as many of our lawyers back to a physical office in order to have a successful working environment. Stephen Embry of   reached out to us after listening and wanted to argue that while he understood Richard’s argument that in order for there to be a level playing field for all lawyers in the firm, that there were actually ways to create a successful environment where lawyers could continue to wo...
Tags: Apple, Work From Home, Facebook, Europe, Podcast, Florida, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, California, Uncategorized, Beck, America, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlantic


Inphi soars 33% on report chipmaker Marvell is in talks to buy it for $10 billion

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Semiconductor firm Inphi leapt as much as 33% in premarket trading on Thursday, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Marvell Technology could buy the company for as much as $10 billion.A deal could come as soon as next week, sources told the Journal.The potential agreement would add to Marvell's reach in the networking industry, which has been one of Inphi's strongest growth-drivers this year.The deal marks the second biggest tie-up this week in th...
Tags: Microsoft, California, US, Trends, Cisco, Ubs, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Amd, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Analog Devices, Marvell, Maxim Integrated Products, Xilinx, Marvell Technology


Cloud drives Microsoft Q1 revenue, record usage on Teams and LinkedIn

Microsoft’s 12% YoY Q1 revenue growth drove by people having to stay indoors: remote work, more gaming, and remote conversation. A major contributing factor this quarter (July-September) was growth in commercial cloud, which crossed $15 billion in revenue, up by a third year-on-year. “The next decade of economic performance for every business will be defined by the speed of their digital transformation,” CEO Satya Nadella declared.  Cloud: Azure grows 48%, Intelligent Cloud segment sees hig...
Tags: Travel, News, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Satya Nadella, Office 365, Azure, Linkedin, Taiwan, Earnings, Nadella, Microsoft Teams, LinkedIn Learning, Xbox Microsoft, Office Consumer, Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare


LinkedIn’s Career Explorer helps you identify new kinds of jobs based on the skills you have

One of the key side-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been how it has played out in the economy. There are currently 12.6 million people out of work in the U.S. alone, with estimates from the International Labour Organization noting that globally number some 245 million full-time jobs have been impacted. To meet some of that challenge, today, LinkedIn is launching a new Career Explorer tool to help people find new jobs. Out in beta today in English (and adding further languages soon), this...
Tags: Social, Microsoft, Employment, Linkedin, Tech, Hiring, International Labour Organization, COVID


Swimming into the Torpedo: How Microsoft Transitioned to Virtual Events

Why do some virtual events succeed while others miss the mark? One likely reason is that organizations simply try to recreate the in-person event they are familiar with digitally. Unfortunately, they fail to find the right medium and methodology for virtual success.
Tags: Microsoft, Marketing, Public Speaking, Best Practices, Virtual Events


Dow craters 943 points in worst day since June as virus spike spurs new lockdowns

Getty Images / Bryan R. Smith US stocks cratered on Wednesday after a continued spike in COVID-19 cases prompted a new round of lockdowns in Europe.A 40% surge in COVID-19-related deaths in Europe over the past week spurred Germany and France to announce new restrictions on movement within the countries. Bars, restaurants, and gyms in Germany and France will close while schools and nurseries remain open.Tech stocks led the market lower amid a congressional hearing on Section 230 with the C...
Tags: Europe, Microsoft, France, Senate, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank, Dow Jones, Fed, Emmanuel Macron, Twitter Facebook, First Solar, Matthew Fox


No Coding Experience Necessary: Microsoft Offers DIY Tool To Build AI Models

Microsoft wants to make it easier for anyone to build machine learning systems through the release of a newly revamped app that caters to people with little or no coding experience. Microsoft Lobe, which is available in public preview this week, allows users to build AI-powered visual recognition systems by simply uploading sets of labeled...
Tags: Microsoft, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence


Microsoft's Surface Pro X is a solid 2-in-1, but still not perfect

Microsoft has released a higher-end version of the Surface Pro X, with a faster processor, up to 15 hours of battery life, and shiny new color. Read our full thoughts on this 2-in-1 laptop.
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Microsoft: No Driver Updates Allowed for Windows 7 and Windows 8

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft has announced that it is ending the ability to cross-sign drivers, effective 1 July 2021. This will effectively make it impossible to release new or updated drivers for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 systems, including Server 2012 R2. This is not an exaggeration. The only option that will remain available to devs who want to release drivers for versions of Windows other than Windows 10 will be to have those drivers pass HLK/WHQL testing. Unfo...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech


Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop

Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial Times. That would be a move ripe with irony as the push for an end to anti-competitive practices is seemingly creating greater competition among the largest companies which already dominate the technology industry rather than between those established companies and more nimble upstarts. Signs of ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, TC, Microsoft, California, Siri, Google Search, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Itunes, Computing, Messages, Department Of Justice, Cupertino


Dow Jones Tumbles 850 Points on Pandemic Fears; Microsoft Stock Sinks After Strong Earnings; Boeing Announces Layoffs

Revenue and earnings growth for Microsoft wasn't enough to push the stock higher, and Boeing is looking to cut costs further as demand dries up.
Tags: Microsoft, Boeing