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Microsoft stock pops then drops after earnings beat – CNBC

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Strong week for earnings winds down with GE and Honeywell – CNBC

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Microsoft product names leave software world in a swirl – Seattle Times

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Microsoft is having second thoughts about the best word for the season between summer and winter. The Redmond company’s next update to Windows 10 is named the “Fall Creators Update,” meant to distinguish the upcoming features in the operating system from those that arrived in the plain old “Creators Update” earlier this year. But the Microsoft watchers at Windows Central earlier this week noticed that company websites in the U.K.,…

Here’s why Microsoft could be a buy ahead of earnings – CNBC

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Here’s why Microsoft could be a buy ahead of earnings – CNBC.com – CNBC

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Microsoft confirms it’s cutting Windows 10 updates for Atom PCs – The Verge

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Microsoft has been preventing PCs with Intel Atom Clover Trail processors from obtaining the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. While many devices with Intel’s Atom Clover Trail chips were released in the Windows 8 era, Microsoft offered a free Windows 10 update to keep the tablet / laptop hybrids up-to-date. ZDNet revealed earlier this week that compatible drivers are preventing owners from updating to the Windows 10 Creators Update, and…

Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat – TechCrunch

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The latest addition to the smart thermostat space is a product that includes Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant. We’re all familiar with the rise of the internet-enabled thermostats, thanks to the development of companies like Nest, and now Microsoft is entering the space after it partnered with Johnson Controls to develop a product called GLAS. The rather stunning looking thermostat was quietly unveiled in the YouTube video below — hat tip The…

Here’s why Microsoft could be a buy ahead of earnings – CNBC

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Microsoft unveils a beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat – The Verge

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Microsoft is partnering with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat. The software giant unveiled the new GLAS thermostat in a YouTube video today. It’s built by Johnson Controls, makers of the first electric room thermostat. It appears that GLAS will include a translucent touchscreen display that will allow owners to alter room temperatures, check energy usage and air quality, and see calendar information. GLAS will run on Microsoft’s Windows 10…

Microsoft is using the sudden, huge popularity of an unfinished game to get an edge on Sony – CNBC

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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The internet saved the laugh track – The Verge

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Today I watched a YouTube video of a Roomba rolling and tripping its way through an obstacle course. The video was shot during a student robotics challenge at UC Berkeley, and it’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect when you hear the phrase “Roomba obstacle course.” So what stuck out to me wasn’t the little machine failing to complete simple movements, but the background noise: the person shooting the video,…

Microsoft earnings: Massive changes are ahead from job cuts to accounting change – MarketWatch

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Microsoft Corp. will have plenty to talk about when it reports the final quarterly earnings for its fiscal year on Thursday. The tech company has confirmed that it is reorganizing its global sales team, a move that is expected to include thousands of layoffs—Microsoft MSFT, +0.85% …

Uber, Amazon and Microsoft brace for accounting shake-up – Financial Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Uber, Amazon and Microsoft brace for accounting shake-up

Microsoft is teaming up with a Chinese rival to power self-driving cars – CNBC

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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China blocks WhatsApp services as censors tighten grip on internet – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

China has partially blocked the popular messaging service WhatsApp, as authorities tighten their grip on the internet ahead of a major leadership reshuffle in Beijing. Photo, video and voice messages sent by the Guardian from Beijing were all blocked on Wednesday, but text messages were not affected. Dozens of users in China complained of a total ban on sending any type of messages on WhatsApp. The block appeared sporadic, similar…

Microsoft to help Baidu’s ‘Android of autonomous cars’ go global – TechCrunch

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We already knew Microsoft Azure Cloud was a member of Baidu’s Apollo self-driving platform alliance, but now Microsoft has revealed more details about what it will be providing the cross-industry partnership. Basically, Microsoft will be offering cloud infrastructure services via Azure for customers in markets outside of China looking to adopt Apollo, which Baidu has described as an open, “Android of the autonomous driving industry.” Apollo, which Baidu knowingly named…

Beauty spot or landscape blot? Computer trained to judge scenery – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wordsworth found it in a host of daffodils; Nan Shepherd in the nooks of the Cairngorms. For Monet it popped up all over the place, from the windmills and canals of Amsterdam, to the sailing boats of Argenteuil. What lends a scene beauty has long been left to the poets and painters to define, but that may be about to change. In a new study, researchers trained a computer to…