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Microsoft is laying off ‘thousands’ of staff in a major global sales reorganization – TechCrunch

Monday, July 03, 2017

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees worldwide in a move to reorganize its salesforce. A source with knowledge of the planned downsizing told TechCrunch that the U.S. firm would lay off “thousands” of staff across the world. The restructuring is set to include an organizational merger that involves its enterprise customer unit and one or more of its SME-focused divisions. The changes are set to be announced this coming…

Microsoft is laying off ‘thousands’ of staff in a major global sales reorganization – TechCrunch

Monday, July 03, 2017

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees worldwide in a move to reorganize its salesforce. A source with knowledge of the planned downsizing told TechCrunch that the U.S. firm would lay off “thousands” of staff across the world. The restructuring is set to include an organizational merger that involves its enterprise customer unit and one or more of its SME-focused divisions. The changes are set to be announced this coming…

Microsoft, Trump administration clash over email searches – ABC … – ABC News

Sunday, July 02, 2017

On the surface, the investigation was routine. Federal agents persuaded a judge to issue a warrant for a Microsoft email account they suspected was used for drug trafficking. But U.S.-based Microsoft kept the emails on a server in Ireland. Microsoft said that meant the emails were beyond the warrant’s reach. A federal appeals court agreed. Late last month, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to intervene. The case is…

Microsoft is laying off ‘thousands’ of staff in a major global sales reorganization – TechCrunch

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees worldwide in a move to reorganize its salesforce. A source with knowledge of the planned downsizing told TechCrunch that the U.S. firm would lay off “thousands” of staff across the world. The restructuring is set to include an organizational merger that involves its enterprise customer unit and one or more of its SME-focused divisions. The changes are set to be announced this coming…

Microsoft, Trump administration clash over email searches – ABC News

Sunday, July 02, 2017

On the surface, the investigation was routine. Federal agents persuaded a judge to issue a warrant for a Microsoft email account they suspected was used for drug trafficking. But U.S.-based Microsoft kept the emails on a server in Ireland. Microsoft said that meant the emails were beyond the warrant’s reach. A federal appeals court agreed. Late last month, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to intervene. The case is…

Internet regulation: is it time to rein in the tech giants? – The Guardian

Sunday, July 02, 2017

“Enough is enough,” said Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street after the London Bridge attack last month. “When it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism, things need to change.” And one of those things was the behaviour of internet firms, which should not allow extremism a place to breed. “Yet that is precisely what the internet – and the big companies that provide internet-based services – provide,” she continued….

Bronx Hospital Shooting: Disgruntled Doctor Sent Email Before Rampage – NBCNews.com

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Two hours before opening fire at a Bronx, New York, hospital, the doctor suspected of going on Friday afternoon’s deadly rampage sent an email to a local newspaper claiming his former employer had destroyed his career. “This hospital terminated my road to a licensure to practice medicine,” Dr. Henry Bello wrote in an email sent at 12:46 p.m to the New York Daily News, which published it in Saturday’s edition….

How the internet celebrated Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary – Vox

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated selection of the best online writing about books and related topics. Here’s the best the internet has to offer for the week of June 25, 2017. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turned 20 this week! (Well, technically it’s Philosopher’s Stone that had the birthday, since we’re talking about the story’s publication in the UK.) We were all over it…

Microsoft said to be planning sales force overhaul; layoffs likely – The Seattle Times

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Microsoft is planning a reorganization of its sales groups that will likely bring layoffs, according to a person familiar with the matter. It’s unclear what groups will be affected and where they are located. The shift, which could be announced as soon as next week, comes as Microsoft retools its legions of sales teams to emphasize its cloud-computing products instead of licenses for boxed software. A Microsoft spokesman declined to…

Facebook’s Internet-delivering drone takes flight – USA TODAY

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Through the Town Hall tool, Facebook allows constituents to easily find and connect with their elected officials. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com Wochit

Microsoft said to be planning sales force overhaul; layoffs likely – Seattle Times

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Microsoft is planning a reorganization of its sales groups that will likely bring layoffs, according to a person familiar with the matter. It’s unclear what groups will be affected and where they are located. The shift, which could be announced as soon as next week, comes as Microsoft retools its legions of sales teams to emphasize its cloud-computing products instead of licenses for boxed software. A Microsoft spokesman declined to…

Microsoft said to be planning sales force overhaul; layoffs likely | The … – Seattle Times

Friday, June 30, 2017

Microsoft is planning a reorganization of its sales groups that will likely bring layoffs, according to a person familiar with the matter. It’s unclear what groups will be affected and where they are located. The shift, which could be announced as soon as next week, comes as Microsoft retools its legions of sales teams to emphasize its cloud-computing products instead of licenses for boxed software. A Microsoft spokesman declined to…

Microsoft planning to unveil major reorganization July 5: report – MarketWatch

Friday, June 30, 2017

Microsoft Inc. MSFT, +1.15% is planning to unveil a major reorganization on July 5, the Puget Sound Business Journal has reported. The Seattle-based publication said sources told it the changes would better align the company with its cloud-first strategy. Microsoft has been putting more focus on its…

Microsoft’s canceled Surface Mini tablet emerges in leaked images – The Verge

Friday, June 30, 2017

Microsoft was planning to introduce a Surface Mini tablet alongside its Surface Pro 3 at an event in May 2014. While the Surface Pro 3 was announced to much surprise, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop canceled the Surface Mini project just weeks before. We’ve heard about the Surface Mini many times over the past few years, but Windows Central has now obtained images of the…

Microsoft made its AI work on a $10 Raspberry Pi – Engadget

Friday, June 30, 2017

The idea came about from Microsoft Labs teams in Redmond and Bangalore, India. Ofer Dekel, who manages an AI optimization group at the Redmond Lab, was trying to figure out a way to stop squirrels from eating flower bulbs and seeds from his bird feeder. As one does, he trained a computer vision system to spot squirrels, and installed the code on a $35 Raspberry Pi 3. Now, it triggers…

The Internet Is Losing It Over JAY-Z’s Response to Those Lemonade Rumors – TIME

Friday, June 30, 2017

JAY-Z’s long-awaited thirteenth album 4:44 dropped on Friday, and already the internet is going wild dissecting the ten tracks. Jay Z appears to have finally responded to what was widely perceived as his infidelity in his marriage to Beyoncé on his new album 4:44. On the album’s title track “4:44,” he even explicitly says “I apologize.” The rapper himself shared an explanation for each of the songs, but fans were…

Microsoft planning to unveil major reorganization July 5 – report … – MarketWatch

Friday, June 30, 2017

Microsoft Inc. MSFT, -1.88% is planning to unveil a major reorganization on July 5, the Puget Sound Business Journal has reported. The Seattle-based publication said sources told it the changes would better align the company with its cloud-first strategy. Microsoft has been putting more focus on its…

How Microsoft Corporation Makes Most of Its Money – Motley Fool

Friday, June 30, 2017

Arguably the world’s most dominant software company, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has gone through several distinct phases over the course of its vaunted corporate history. Interestingly enough, the different phases of Microsoft, as an investment, closely track the tenures of its CEOs, though this relationship is more coincidental than causal. MSFT data by YCharts. More recently, Microsoft has moved aggressively into new areas of computing, most notably cloud computing, under current CEO…