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Microsoft to end support for Windows 10 Mobile in December

Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Windows 10 Mobile devices on December, falling in-line with company's announcement in 2017 when it revealed that won’t be developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. However, the company continued to offer security and software updates. The company will continue offering security updates till December 10th 2019 for the devices running Windows 10 Mobile. "Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709 (released October 2017) is the last releas...
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Amazon's latest cloud product is dangerous for Cisco and Dell but really scary for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, analyst says (AMZN, CSCO, HPE, DELL)

When Amazon Web Services announced a new product called Outposts, the tech world stood up and took notice. They saw Amazon entering into the one cloud-computing market where it had no game: "Hybrid" computing, the segment of the cloud where Microsoft dominates. But a new report by UBS analyst John Roy points out that the true disruption of Outposts is this: Amazon will be putting its own home-grown data-center hardware — originally designed for its own use — into customers' private data center...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Ubs, Ibm, Roy, Dell, Amazon Web Services, EMC, Vmware, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Microsoft, HP Enterprise, Cisco Dell, Dell Cisco


Amazon's latest cloud product is dangerous for Cisco and Dell, but really scary for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, analyst says (AMZN, CSCO, HPE, DELL)

When Amazon Web Services announced a new product called Outposts, the tech world stood up and took notice. They saw Amazon entering into the one cloud computing market where it had no game: "Hybrid" computing, the segment of the cloud where Microsoft dominates. But a new report by UBS analyst John Roy points out that the true disruption of Outposts is this: Amazon will be putting its own home-grown data center hardware — originally designed for its own use — into customers' private data center...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Ubs, Ibm, Roy, Dell, Amazon Web Services, EMC, Vmware, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Google Pixel, Microsoft Microsoft, Julie Bort, Cisco Dell


Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has issued an emergency update that fixes a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting on the Internet. The memory-corruption flaw allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code when computers use IE to visit a booby-trapped website, Microsoft said Wednesday. Indexed as CVE-2018-8653, the flaw affects all supported versions of Windows. The vulnerability involves the way Microsoft's scripting engine handles objects ...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Dan Goodin, Microsoft Microsoft, Google s Threat Analysis Group


Microsoft's top lawyer says it'll never shy away from providing AI-powered weapons to the US military: 'We at Microsoft have their back' (MSFT)

Microsoft President and chief lawyer Brad Smith, promised the company will always supply the US military with "our best technology" in an interview on Fox Business. He also noted that artificial intelligence is "entering the world of militaries around the world." These statements fulfilled several goals: It made it clear that Microsoft intends to pursue the enormous defense market, that it sees working with the military as a patriotic duty — and it was a dig at Google, a rival to Microsoft. M...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, Pentagon, Cia, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Fox Business Network, Brad Smith, Maria Bartiromo, Bartiromo, Microsoft Microsoft


Windows 10’s October Update Breaks Apple’s iCloud

Windows 10’s October 2018 Update has more bugs. Microsoft won’t offer the update if you have iCloud installed, and Apple won’t let you install iCloud if you’ve already upgraded. You’ll also have trouble if you have F5 VPN software installed. This information comes from Microsoft’s own Windows 10 Update History page, where Microsoft is publicly tracking the October Update’s bugs. According to Microsoft, Apple iCloud version 7.7.0.27 has an incompatibility with the latest update. You’ll have trou...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Microsoft, Microsoft Microsoft


The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Small Business 2018

Cyber Monday 2018 slated for November 26. For small businesses, there are plenty of sales and deals to be had on the products you need to buy for the holidays or those you may use on a daily basis. Whether you’re looking for employee gifts, new office supplies or updated tech for your own personal use, you can find plenty of opportunities to buy products online at discounted prices. 2018 Cyber Monday Deals Are Available from these Brands Here are some of the sales that may interest small busi...
Tags: Amazon, Sales, Best Buy, Dell, Nikon, Alexa, Walmart Walmart, Microsoft Microsoft, Retail Trends, Dell Advantage, Office Depot Office Depot and Office Max


The Best Black Friday Deals for Small Business 2018

Black Friday 2018 — November 23 this year — may seem primarily like a say to save on consumer goods. But small businesses too can benefit. There will be plenty of in-store and online sales at retailers around the country. You can find deals on holiday gifts for your employees, new tech for your home office or furniture and appliances to give your facility an upgrade. Here are some of the sales that may be of interest to small business owners this Black Friday. 2018 Black Friday Deals Are Avail...
Tags: Newegg, Samsung, Sales, Staples, Dell, Office Depot, Amazon Amazon, Walmart Walmart, Microsoft Microsoft, Vistaprint, Bluehost, Microsoft Stores, Retail Trends, Amazon Echo Fire, Google Home, Brands Office Depot


Microsoft could be the next company to join the $1 trillion club — here's what will get it there (MSFT, AMZN, GOOGL)

The cloud industry is set to grow rapidly, and Microsoft is well-positioned to benefit from its expansion, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said in a new report. The company has a huge network of technology partners, a sizeable sales force, and a massive number of customers who already use its products, Ives noted. With the likely boost from its cloud offerings, Microsoft looks set to become the next company to have a market capitalization of at least $1 trillion, he said. Microsoft's cloud busine...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, United States, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Samsung Galaxy Note, Wedbush, Ives, Amazon Google, Microsoft Microsoft, Daniel Ives, MSFT AMZN GOOGL, Wedbush Microsoft, Satya -RSB- Nadella


Big brands like Microsoft and Gap are using AI to create personalized ads for people — and the results blow away ads written by humans

Big name brands like Microsoft and Gap have started relying on artificial intelligence to optimize the content of their ads. Platforms like Persado use AI to help these brands generate personalized ads based on the language a person is most likely to respond to. A recent update by Persado allows brands to create entire narratives using AI, incorporating each individual advertiser' unique voice and attributes to each campaign's context. Turns out, artificial intelligence isn't just helpful for...
Tags: Microsoft, Yahoo, US, Trends, Ibm, Associated Press, Adorama, Microsoft Microsoft, Margaret Knight, Persado, Alex Vratskides, Business Insider Brands, Assaf Baciu, Baciu


Big brands like Microsoft and Gap are using AI to to create personalized ads for people — and the results blow away ads written by humans

Big name brands like Microsoft and Gap have started relying on artificial intelligence to optimize the content of their ads. Platforms like Persado use AI to help these brands generate personalized ads based on the language a person is most likely to respond to. A recent update by Persado allows brands to create entire narratives using AI, incorporating each individual advertiser' unique voice and attributes to each campaign's context. Turns out, artificial intelligence isn't just helpful for...
Tags: Microsoft, Yahoo, US, Trends, Ibm, Associated Press, Adorama, Microsoft Microsoft, Margaret Knight, Persado, Alex Vratskides, Business Insider Brands, Assaf Baciu, Baciu


A profitable, Google-backed startup just raised $75 million from Goldman Sachs. Its CEO explains why it waited 5 years for fresh funding. (GS)

The cloud-storage startup Egnyte has taken a $75 million investment from Goldman Sachs — its first new funding in five years. Egnyte has been cash-flow positive for about two years, with investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Kleiner Perkins. CEO Vineet Jain tells Business Insider that the momentum comes from a focus on its sweet spot: selling to midsize companies that are neither too small nor too large. Jain says Microsoft is a frenemy that opens doors for Egnyte but also com...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, Sap, Kleiner Perkins, Egnyte, Jain, Sutter, Microsoft Microsoft, Vineet Jain, Microsoft IBM, Trump MAGA, Goldman Sachs Its CEO, Kleiner Perkins All


This profitable, Google-backed startup just raised $75 million from Goldman Sachs. Its CEO explains why it waited 5 years for fresh funding (GS)

Egnyte, a cloud storage startup, has taken in $75 million investment from Goldman Sachs — its first new funding in five years. Egnyte has been cash flow positive for about two years, with investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Kleiner Perkins. CEO Vineet Jain tells Business Insider that the momentum comes from a focus on its sweet spot: Selling to midsized companies that are neither too small nor too large. Jain says Microsoft is a frenemy that opens doors for Egnyte, but also ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, Sap, Kleiner Perkins, Egnyte, Jain, Sutter, Ray Dalio, Microsoft Microsoft, Vineet Jain, Microsoft IBM, Goldman Sachs Its CEO, Kleiner Perkins All


Microsoft is putting HoloLens to work with new Dynamics 365 applications

Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality glasses have always been interesting technology, but it’s never been clear how the company would move from novelty device to actual viable business use cases. Today, it made a move toward the latter, announcing a couple of applications designed to put the HoloLens to work in Dynamics 365, giving it a real business purpose. Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s one-stop shop for CRM and ERP, where a company can work on some of its key business software functions including f...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, ERP, HoloLens, Microsoft Microsoft, Lorraine Bardeen, ThyssenKrupp Elevators, Microsoft Bardeen, Chevron Ford


Google Cloud will soon have a major new feature to better compete with Amazon and Microsoft (GOOG, AMZN)

Google is making a version of its cloud available for companies to run in their own data centers, otherwise known as "on premises" computing. On premises computing is the old-fashioned way of doing IT. It's the thing that cloud computing was supposed to change. But because most companies are not ready to unplug their data centers and put all their IT in the cloud, cloud players are finding ways to bring their cloud tech to a company's data center. This is a major head-bow by Google to do what ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Kim Jong Un, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Prem, Amazon Google, Microsoft Microsoft, Google Cloud


Microsoft hits an all-time high after crushing earnings (MSFT)

Microsoft hit an all-time high after crushing fourth-quarter earnings expectations.  Its  Azure revenue grew at 89% year-over-year .  Revenue guidance topped Wall Street estimates.  Watch Microsoft trade in real time here.  Microsoft hit an all-time high of above $108 a share early Friday after crushing fourth-quarter earnings. It's currently trading up 3% at $107.52.  The software giant beat on both the top and bottom lines, earnings $1.14 per share on revenue of $30.1 billion. Wall Street ...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Trump, RBC Capital Markets, Microsoft Microsoft, Amy Hood, Ross MacMillan


Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts to human cages. Many prominent politicians across the world (and in the G.O.P.) have called out the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border. A number of prominent executives from top tech companies h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, Mexico, US, Tech, Tesla, Policy, Tim Cook, Dublin


The largest buys of tech’s Big Five: a look at M&A deals

In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot of weight to throw around. Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft account for a titanic amount of market value — close to $3.9 trillion at time of writing. At least, that’s according to Crunchbase News’s  . When challenged by one another, these hulking behemoths of the tech sector ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Microsoft, Whole Foods, Youtube, Linkedin, Tech, Amazon Prime, Ceo, Whatsapp, Artificial Intelligence


What to expect from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony at E3 2018

It’s June, so that means it’s time to spend some quality time in downtown Los Angeles. E3 doesn’t actually begin in earnest until next Tuesday, but much of the big news will actually drop over the weekend, during press conferences from Microsoft, EA and Bethesda. Starting Saturday, the video game news will be arriving fast and furious. We’ll be on the ground at the Staples Center to cover all things E3, but in the meantime, here’s a breakdown of what we expect to see at one of the gaming wor...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Events, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Pokemon, Staples Center, Bethesda, Hideo Kojima, Yoshi, Ian Curtis, Kojima, Ellie, Peter Parker, Miles Morales


Everyone complaining about Microsoft buying GitHub needs to offer a better solution (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft is buying GitHub for $7.5 billion dollars, and predictably, there's a developer backlash. GitHub, though notionally a for-profit company, has become an essential, integral part of the open-source community. GitHub offers free hosting for open-source projects and has risen to become the premiere service for collaborative, open-source development: the authoritative source repository for many of these projects, with GitHub's own particular pull-request-based ...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Peter Bright, Ars, Hacker News, Microsoft Microsoft, Slashdot Reddit


This college student’s viral LinkedIn post got her a Microsoft internship — and congratulations from the CEO of Microsoft (MSFT)

A Miami University student penned a viral Linkedin status update saying that she was looking for an internship last November. Three months later, Akosua Boadi-Agyemang announced she'll be interning at Microsoft. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella personally congratulated her via LinkedIn comment. You can never be too "bold" on LinkedIn — at least, that's what one college student has learned. Last November, Miami University student Akosua Boadi-Agyemang wrote a public LinkedIn status  declaring she ...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Linkedin, Jeff Weiner, Botswana, Miami University, Nadella, Microsoft Microsoft, Akosua Boadi Agyemang, Boadi Agyemang


Microsoft Buys Cloud Gaming Startup PlayFab To Bolster Azure

Microsoft has bought Seattle gaming startup PlayFab, a move that could make it more attractive for developers to use Microsoft's Azure to build video and PC games. PlayFab launched nearly four years, led by former Microsoft and PopCap manager James Gwertzman. The startup offers tools to game developers that help them build and manage their software as more gamers play online. The days of building a game, selling it on discs and sitting back while gamers played has ended. As Gwertzman noted in ...
Tags: Microsoft, Nbc Universal, Seattle, Microsoft Microsoft, PopCap, James Gwertzman, Gwertzman, PitchBook Data PlayFab, Disney Wizards


Office for Mac now shares a codebase with Windows, gets real-time collaboration (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has released a major Office update for Mac. Update 16.9.0 finally brings long-anticipated real-time collaboration features and automatic cloud saving. Notably, the Mac version of this software is now built from the same codebase as the Windows version, which means that Office shares a codebase across all platforms for the first time in 20 years. The Mac version of Office has often lagged behind Windows in features (some periods have been better than other...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Office, Google Docs, Microsoft Microsoft, Office for Mac, Mac update, Samuel Axon, Office for Mac Users


CPU bug patch saga: Antivirus tools caught with their hands in the Windows cookie jar

You're fondling our kernel wrong, grumbles Microsoft Microsoft's workaround to protect Windows computers from the Intel processor security flaw dubbed Meltdown has revealed the rootkit-like nature of modern security tools.…
Tags: Intel, Software, Microsoft Microsoft


Intel and AMD are sliding after Microsoft says significant slowdowns can occur after Meltdown and Spectre updates (AMD, INTC, MSFT)

Flaws in how modern CPUs operate have sent computer makers scrambling to issue fixes. The fixes, though, could slow down older machines and servers, Microsoft said. Shares of Intel slipped on the news. In a blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft's executive vice president of Windows and devices, Terry Myerson, said that a significant slowdown will likely occur on some Windows machines after installing updates to protect against the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Intel was ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Amd, Qdoba, Microsoft Microsoft, Terry Myerson, Intel AMD Amazon Google


AMD is tumbling after Microsoft halts updates to AMD machines (AMD, MSFT, INTC)

Flaws in most modern CPUs have been the biggest tech story of the year so far. In an attempt to fix the flaws, Microsoft has rendered some computers running AMD's processors unusable. Microsoft blames AMD for the issues and has halted updates until they can be resolved. Watch AMD's stock price move in real time here. CPU flaws known as Spectre and Meltdown have rocked the computing world recently, and the latest updates are sending shares of AMD sharply downward, trading 3.42% lower to $11.8...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Las Vegas, Amd, Apple Microsoft Google, Microsoft Microsoft, AMD MSFT INTC


AMD is slipping after Microsoft halts updates to AMD machines (AMD, MSFT, INTC)

Flaws in most modern CPUs have been the biggest tech story of the year so far. In an attempt to fix the flaws, Microsoft has rendered some computers running AMD's processors unusable. Microsoft blames AMD for the issues and has halted updates until they can be resolved. Watch AMD's stock price move in real time here. CPU flaws known as Spectre and Meltdown have rocked the computing world recently, and the latest updates are sending shares of AMD sharply downward, trading 3.42% lower to $11.8...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Las Vegas, Amd, Paul Krugman, Apple Microsoft Google, Microsoft Microsoft, AMD MSFT INTC


Sony has sold over 70 million PS4 consoles, 2 million VR headsets

 Sony released some new stats today detailing the progression of sales for its PS4 console and PS VR headset systems. The numbers that matter: 70.6M PS4 consoles, 617.8M PS4 titles, 2M PS VR headsets, 12.2M PS VR titles. Things appear to moving along rather well in console land, where Sony is almost certainly winning the console wars with Microsoft. Microsoft hasn’t released unit…
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Hands On The iPhone X And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio ...
Tags: Microsoft, Marketing, Linkedin, Montreal, Microsoft Microsoft, CHOM, Mitch Joel This, Terry DiMonte, Animoji


Microsoft and Adobe Partner to Offer Small Businesses e-Signature and Team Communications

In September of 2016 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella and Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) CEO Shantanu Narayen announced a partnership in the Azure cloud environment. The goal was to help businesses transform customer engagement. Almost one year later, they have expanded the partnership to include e-signatures and team communications. Addressing The Changing Digital Workforce Small and large businesses now rely on digital technology to carry out more of their day to day operations. And as compan...
Tags: Adobe, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Sales, Peggy Johnson, Microsoft Microsoft, Technology Trends, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Shantanu Narayen, Signature and Team Communications, Changing Digital Workforce Small, Adobe Document Cloud Microsoft, Business Development for Microsoft, Abhay Parasnis Adobe