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Walmart is reportedly considering taking on Google and Microsoft with a video game streaming service (WMT, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT)

Walmart is considering creating its own video game streaming service, according to a new report from US Gamer. The report comes just days after Google announced Stadia, an upcoming video game streaming service that aims to remove the need for expensive video game consoles. According to US Gamer, Walmart has entered preliminary talks with developers and publishers, and discussed video game streaming at this year's Game Developers Conference, where Stadia was announced. Walmart is the latest co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, MGM, GDC, Samsung Galaxy, Netflix Hulu, VUDU, Walmart CTO Jeremy King, San Francisco Stadia


The first huge update to 2019's biggest game is worth every penny (EA)

The first major addition has arrived in "Apex Legends," the wildly popular new Battle Royale game. The "Wild Frontier" expansion includes the first new character, Octane, and the game's first Battle Pass — a massive set of unlockable items tied to your level. At $9.50, the Battle Pass is an inexpensive way to add a lot more content to an already-excellent game...especially since "Apex Legends" itself is a free download. The first major content update to "Apex Legends" arrived this week, and i...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Sony, Battle pass, Apex Legends


Nokia Firmware Blunder Sent Some User Data To China

HMD Global, the Finnish company that sublicensed the Nokia smartphone brand from Microsoft, is under investigation in Finland for collecting and sending some phone owners' information to a server located in China. From a report: In a statement to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, the company blamed the data collection on a coding mistake during which an "activation package" was accidentally included in some phones' firmware. HMD Global said that only a single batch of Nokia 7 Plus devices wer...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Nokia, Tech, Finland, Helsingin Sanomat, NRK


Xbox Live comes to Nintendo Switch, starting with Cuphead

Cuphead is the latest hit indie game to make its way to Nintendo’s Switch — and it’s bringing Xbox Live with it, piggyback-style. While Microsoft has put forth tentative plans to bring Live to Switch, iOS, and Android, Cuphead will be the first actual game to carry it over, meaning we’ll finally see how well this crossover works. Fight across strange worlds inspired by cartoons of the 1930s when @StudioMDHR’s Cuphead jumps and shoots its way onto #NintendoSwitch on April 18! You can also pre-pur...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Microsoft, America, Nintendo, Cuphead


Is Income Inequality Fair?

Opinion Is Income Inequality Fair? USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, “I do think at a certain point you've made enough money.” An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called “Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure” tweeted, “My goal for this year is to get a moderator to ask ‘Is it morally appropriate for anyone to be a billionaire?'” Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. ...
Tags: Guns, Microsoft, Obama, Congress, America, Barack Obama, Intel, South Africa, Williams, Bill Gates, Gates, Moore, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Gun Rights News, USA Ammoland, Walter E Williams


Microsoft Ships Antivirus For macOS as Windows Defender Becomes Microsoft Defender

Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender anti-malware application to macOS -- and more platforms in the future -- as it expands the reach of its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) platform. From a report: To reflect the new cross-platform nature, the suite is also being renamed to Microsoft Defender ATP, with the individual clients being labelled "for Mac" or "for Windows." macOS malware is still something of a rarity, but it's not completely unheard of. Ransomware for the platform was ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Tech


Daily Crunch: The new iPad mini, reviewed

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Review: Apple’s new iPad mini continues to be mini Matthew Panzarino tried out Apple’s new tablet with Apple Pencil support, and he says the experience is “aces.” His only caveat: After using the brilliant new Pencil, the old one feels greasy and slippery by comparison, and lacks the flat edge against ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Ipad, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Ipad Mini, Airbnb, Moviepass, Matthew Panzarino, Apple Pencil, Brooks, Koby, Guesty, Daily Crunch, Amify


World Video Game Hall of Fame 2019 Finalists Announced

The World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York announced the 12 finalists for its 2019 class on Thursday. Here is the full list of potential inductees: “Candy Crush” “Centipede” “Colossal Cave Adventure” “Dance Dance Revolution” “Half-Life” “Microsoft Windows Solitaire” “Mortal Kombat” “Myst” “NBA 2K” “Sid Meier’s Civilization” “Super Mario Kart” “Super Smash […]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Half-life, Candy Crush, Rochester New York, Sid Meier, Mortal Kombat, NBA 2K, Myst, World Video Game Hall of Fame


Apple just blew past Microsoft to become the world's most-valuable public company (AAPL, MSFT)

Apple has surpassed Microsoft to reclaim its title as the world's most-valuable public company with a market cap of $916 billion. Its shares have risen in anticipation of the company releasing a Netflix-style video-streaming service. Watch Apple and Microsoft trade live. Apple has breezed past Microsoft to reclaim its title as the world's most-valuable public company. Shares of the consumer-electronics titan rallied close to 4% Thursday, giving Apple a market cap of about $916 billion — surp...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Japan, Microsoft, Trends, Linkedin, Netflix, Greater China, Watch Apple, AAPL MSFT, AirPods


Get the Surface Pro 6, with keyboard included, for $1,000 at Microsoft

Thinking of buying a Surface Pro 6? Microsoft is currently running a deal on its latest Windows 2-in-1, letting you bring one home for $1,000 with the keyboard included in the price. The post Get the Surface Pro 6, with keyboard included, for $1,000 at Microsoft appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Surface Pro 6


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi group uses Microsoft cloud platform for connected cars

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is launching a new cloud platform for its cars. Based on Microsoft Azure, the Alliance Intelligent Cloud will enable features like connected services and over-the-air updates. The post Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi group uses Microsoft cloud platform for connected cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cloud, News, Microsoft, Cars, Trends, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Microsoft Azure, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance


Daily News Roundup: iPad Mini Reviews, AT&T CEO Gets a Robocall, and More

Apple just announced the updated iPad Mini and new Air at the beginning of the week, but the reviews are already starting to roll out. We take a look a those and more in today’s news briefing for March 21, 2019. Apple News Apple has announced a new product per day for the first three days of the week, but not today. Instead, we got a handful of reviews for the new iPads. Rene Ritchey from iMore had a good take on the Mini (and threw some thoughts on the new Air in there too). [iMore] Further...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Washington, Facebook Messenger, Air, Dyson, Google Maps, Gizmodo, Engadget, Nilay Patel, Russell Holly, Randall Stephenson, Apple News Apple, Rene Ritchey


3 Keys To Ensuring Your Next Customers Can Find You

by Jennifer Tomlinson, Senior Manager of Channel Marketing at Microsoft Running a small business is like attending a career fair. You know your pitch inside and out, and you’re confident you have something unique to offer. But your audience doesn’t know that, and convincing them you’re not like the hundreds of doppelgängers around you is the real challenge. It’s the art of entrepreneurship: attracting customers when they have countless other options. Fortunately, faith in your idea goes a long ...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Microsoft, Marketing, Jennifer, Customer Acquisition, Professionalisms, Channel Marketing, Jennifer Tomlinson


Microsoft and University of Washington demonstrate automated DNA data storage

DNA data storage holds the promise of putting huge amounts of information into a test tube — but who wants to carry test tubes around a data center all day? Researchers from Microsoft ahd the University of Washington are working on a better way: a completely automated system that can turn digital bits into coded DNA molecules for storage, and turn those molecules back into bits when needed. They used their proof-of-concept system, described in a paper published today in Nature Scientific Reports...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, University of Washington


Xbox One S is reportedly getting a disc-free version in May

The writing has been on the wall for physical media for a while now. In May, Microsoft is reportedly set to hammer another nail into that coffin with the launch of the Xbox One S All-Digital. As advertised, the latest version of the console will drop the Blu-Ray drive, in favor of an all downloadable experience. Rumors about the XOSAD have been floating around since last year — when the console still went by the decidedly Top Gunny name of “Maverick.” A new report from Window Central offers more...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Microsoft, Tech, Blu Ray, Top Gunny, Minecraft Forza Horizon


Mubadala sets up tech hub in #AbuDhabi with SoftBank | Financial Times

Mubadala sets up tech hub in Abu Dhabi with SoftBank | Financial Times:Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, is building on its relationship with SoftBank to attract some of the world’s most valuable start-ups to a new technology hub in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.Mubadala Ventures, the tech arm of the $225bn fund, will unveil plans for the new hub on Sunday, including a partnership with Microsoft, according to people familiar with the situation.It is in talks with companies ...
Tags: Travel, Microsoft, Softbank, Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Vision Fund, United Arab Emirates Mubadala Ventures, Improbable Oyo Plenty SenseTime


Azure thing at last: Windows Virtual Desktop takes to the cloudy stage

Reg talks to Microsoft as it finally pulls covers from new virty toy, reveals Win 10, apps and, er, 7? Windows Virtual Desktop has finally arrived, in preview form that is, and three months after the public preview was supposed to have begun.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software


Windows Defender ATP is dead. Long live Microsoft Defender ATP

Redmond's anti-malware now coming to a Mac near you Microsoft nudged the Windows brand further out of the limelight today by thwacking its anti-malware package with the rebranding stick. Behold, Microsoft Defender ATP.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Redmond, Behold Microsoft


Windows Virtual Desktop is now in public preview

Last year, Microsoft announced the launch of its Windows Virtual Desktop service. At the time, this was a private preview, but starting today, any enterprise user who wants to try out what using a virtual Windows 10 desktop that’s hosted in the Azure cloud looks like will be able to give it a try. It’s worth noting that this is very much a product for businesses. You’re not going to use this to play Apex Legends on a virtual machine somewhere in the cloud. The idea here is that a service like...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Office 365, US, Tech, Windows 10, OneDrive, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Microsoft-office, Virtual Machine, US Central Azure


Microsoft Defender comes to the Mac

Microsoft today announced that it is bringing its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to the Mac. Previously, this was a Windows solution for protecting the machines of Microsoft 365 subscribers and assets the IT admins that try to keep them safe. It was also previously called Windows Defender ATP, but given that it is now on the Mac, too, Microsoft decided to drop the ‘Windows Defender’ moniker in favor or ‘Microsoft Defender.’ “For us, it’s all about experiences that follow ...
Tags: Microsoft, Mac, Office, Tech, Spataro, Jared Spataro, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection ATP


WPP Appoints Microsoft UK CEO, Cindy Rose OBE, to the Board

NEW YORK & LONDON — WPP (NYSE:WPP) today announces the appointment of Cindy Rose OBE to its Board as a non-executive director. “WPP has set out a bold new vision for its future as a creative transformation company, with a commitment to invest in talent, technology and culture. I look forward to supporting the team […] The post WPP Appoints Microsoft UK CEO, Cindy Rose OBE, to the Board appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: Microsoft, Advertising, Press Releases, WPP, Online Media, New York London, Ad & Media Strategies, Ad Groups & Agencies, People in Ad Tech, Cindy Rose, WPP NYSE, Cindy Rose OBE


Google Will Implement a Microsoft-Style Browser Picker For EU Android Devices

Back in 2009, the EU's European Commission said Microsoft was harming competition by bundling its browser -- Internet Explorer -- with Windows. Eventually Microsoft and the European Commission settled on the "browser ballot," a screen that would pop up and give users a choice of browsers. Almost 10 years later, the tech industry is going through this again, this time with Google and the EU. After receiving "feedback" from the European Commission, Google announced last night that it would offer A...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Europe, Microsoft, Tech, Eu, Ars Technica, European Commission, Google Search Google, European Commission Google, EU Android Devices


Here's why analysts think Google may want to 'put the brakes' on Pixelbook innovation (GOOG, GOOGL)

Last week, Business Insider learned that Google had moved dozens of employees out of its laptop and tablet division, scaling back the size of its in-house hardware group. On Tuesday, Ben Bajarin, Principal analyst with Creative Strategies, told Business Insider that the employee cutbacks could mean Google's innovation with Pixelbook — the company's homegrown Chromebook product — is winding down.  “It could be that they feel like the goal of the Pixelbook has done what it needed to do and now i...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Chromebook, Jeff Bezos, Chromebooks, Business Insider, Moorhead, Patrick Moorhead, Milanesi, Ben Bajarin, Bajarin, Creative Strategies, Carolina Milanesi, Pixelbook


'Energizing Times': Microsoft To 'Go Big' at E3 in Response To Google Stadia

Microsoft announced its Xcloud game-streaming service last August, with the ambition of streaming console-quality games to gamers wherever they are. Yesterday, Google made its foray into the space with the announcement of Stadia. Google promises that Stadia will be "coming [in] 2019," potentially stealing a march on Xcloud, which is due only to enter public trials this year. But in an internal email sent to rally the troops, Phil Spencer, Microsoft's gaming chief, seemed unsurprised and apparent...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, GDC, Phil Spencer Microsoft, Stadia Google


New Funding for Workplace Software Firms Skedulo and Scope AR

Two young San Francisco companies on Wednesday announced fundraisings to bolster their online services aimed at improving workforce efficiency.—Skedulo, which helps managers schedule assignments for field service personnel, says it raised $28 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture arm. Joining in the round were previous investors Blackbird, a venture capital firm based near Sydney, Australia, and Palo Alto, CA-based Costanoa Ventures. M12 principal Priya S...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Microsoft, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Unilever, Web, It, Vc, Software


VMware CEO says Cisco's networking software is like 'a bicycle' compared to his 'Lamborghini' as they fight for cloud dominance (VMW, CSCO, AMZN)

VMware and Cisco's rivalry is as fierce as ever, as both companies fight to stay relevant while their customers ditch old-fashioned tech for the cloud. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger couldn't help but throw some shade at Cisco in a recent interview, calling its software a "bicycle" compared to VMware's "lamborghini."  Years ago, VMware and its then-parent company EMC were best buddies with Cisco. They even sold their products together in a joint venture that did about $2 billion a year, we reported...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Cisco, Bill, Oprah, Amazon Web Services, EMC, Vmware, ACI, Pat Gelsinger, CRN, NSX, Nicira


Hands-on with the Oculus Rift S: the ‘S’ stands for Subpar

The Oculus Rift S is a bit of an odd one. Three years after the Rift’s initial launch, Oculus has released a product that feels like a lateral move rather than a leap forward. It’s better in a few ways and worse in a few ways. After spending some time playing with it and spending a lot more time thinking about it, it’s not super clear to me why Oculus made it. The best reason I can think of is that Facebook sees standalone VR as the area where it should be completely ignoring profits to achie...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Htc, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Lenovo, Brendan Iribe, Google Oculus


VCs are investing hundreds of millions into quantum computing startups even as they're bracing for a 'quantum winter'

Investors are putting upwards of $400 million into quantum computing startups, but many experts believe there will be a "quantum winter." Right now, experts say there is much hype around quantum computing, but it will be years before quantum computers outperform traditional computers. VCs who invest in quantum computing startups have to take into account that it will take at least five to ten years before quantum computers start becoming more mainstream. Matthew Kinsella, managing director a...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Ibm, Pacific Northwest, Forrester, Kinsella, Microsoft Intel, Maverick Ventures, Matthew Kinsella, Matthew Brisse, Brisse


Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates

Microsoft has rolled out a patch that will warn Windows 7 users that security updates will soon come to an end. The patch rolled out Wednesday warning users of the impending deadline, January 14, 2020, when the software giant will no longer roll out fixes for security flaws and vulnerabilities. The deadline comes some 10 years after Windows 7 first debuted in 2009, more than half a decade before Microsoft’s most recent operating system Windows 10 was introduced. Microsoft’s move to stop issui...
Tags: Security, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Windows 10, National Security Agency, Windows 7, Operating System, Microsoft Windows, Windows Xp, Operating Systems, Cyberattacks


CloudJumper Joins Microsoft DCO Program in Support of MSP Data Center Migration to Microsoft Azure

GARNER, NC – (March 21, 2019) – CloudJumper, a leading provider of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Workspace as a Service (WaaS) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions, today announced that the company has joined the Microsoft Data Center Optimization Read more… The post CloudJumper Joins Microsoft DCO Program in Support of MSP Data Center Migration to Microsoft Azure appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Microsoft, Seo, News Trends, Garner NC, MSP Data Center Migration, Microsoft Data Center Optimization Read