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Microsoft’s Video Game Streaming Service Gets a Name Change – Fortune

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Microsoft Still Has Plenty Of Room To Grow – Seeking Alpha

Friday, May 26, 2017

Over the years Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares have had a great run, which seems to have accelerated over the past year or so. The great performance of this stock has caused both a high total value and high valuation multiples with a P/E of 30. While the company is known for its great performance, it is getting difficult to justify a high valuation since it’s getting more difficult to find new…

Microsoft’s Video Game Streaming Service Gets a Name Change – Fortune

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Microsoft rebrands Twitch competitor and adds mobile live streaming – CNBC

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Microsoft released a new version of Windows that’s tailor-made for the Chinese government – Quartz

Thursday, May 25, 2017

On May 23 Microsoft formally announced a new version of Windows 10, customized for an important client—the Chinese government. The tailor-made software’s unveiling highlights the hoops foreign internet companies must jump through in China and the tighter controls they face, as well as China’s worries over possible US snooping and cybersecurity. The new edition comes as a new Cybersecurity Law, which will require foreign tech companies in China to give…

Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer – The Verge

Thursday, May 25, 2017

This is my last weekly column for The Verge and Recode — the last weekly column I plan to write anywhere. I’ve been doing these almost every week since 1991, starting at The Wall Street Journal, and during that time, I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know the makers of the tech revolution, and to ruminate — and sometimes to fulminate — about their creations. Now, as I prepare…

Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A computer beat China’s top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public’s ability to see. Ke Jie lost despite playing what Google’s AlphaGo indicated was the best game any opponent has played against it, said Demis Hassabis, founder of the company that developed the program. AlphaGo defeated Ke, a 19-year-old prodigy,…

Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What’s ahead in Linux land – The Register

Thursday, May 25, 2017

With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things. Even if you give Canonical the benefit of the doubt – that it will continue working on desktop Ubuntu – at the very least, desktop Ubuntu’s future looks uncertain. Post Unity, how will the transition to GNOME work? Will existing Unity users be “upgraded” to…

Microsoft Is Said to Be Eyeing Another Cybersecurity Buy – Fortune

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Watch Panos Panay launch Microsoft’s new Surface Pro – The Verge

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Microsoft held a special event in China earlier this week to launch the company’s new Surface Pro hardware. While the software giant promised to live blog the event itself, Microsoft’s plans failed due to connectivity and the company didn’t live stream any video of the event either. Microsoft has now posted a 45-minute video of the main part of the launch event, featuring Surface chief Panos Panay. Panay spends some…

Chinese go champion begins 2nd game against computer – ABC News

Thursday, May 25, 2017

China’s top player of the ancient board game of go began a second game against a computer Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public’s ability to see. Google’s AlphaGo program defeated 19-year-old prodigy Ke Jie on Tuesday in the first of three games they are due to play this week at a forum on artificial intelligence in this town west of Shanghai. Internet users outside China could watch…

Watch Panos Panay launch Microsoft’s new Surface Pro – The Verge

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Microsoft held a special event in China earlier this week to launch the company’s new Surface Pro hardware. While the software giant promised to live blog the event itself, Microsoft’s plans failed due to connectivity and the company didn’t live stream any video of the event either. Microsoft has now posted a 45-minute video of the main part of the launch event, featuring Surface chief Panos Panay. Panay spends some…

Watch Panos Panay launch Microsoft’s new Surface Pro – The Verge

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Microsoft held a special event in China earlier this week to launch the company’s new Surface Pro hardware. While the software giant promised to live blog the event itself, Microsoft’s plans failed due to connectivity and the company didn’t live stream any video of the event either. Microsoft has now posted a 45-minute video of the main part of the launch event, featuring Surface chief Panos Panay. Panay spends some…

Watch Panos Panay launch Microsoft’s new Surface Pro – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Microsoft held a special event in China earlier this week to launch the company’s new Surface Pro hardware. While the software giant promised to live blog the event itself, Microsoft’s plans failed due to connectivity and the company didn’t live stream any video of the event either. Microsoft has now posted a 45-minute video of the main part of the launch event, featuring Surface chief Panos Panay. Panay spends some…

Microsoft now uses Git and GVFS to develop Windows – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Microsoft today announced that virtually all of its engineers now use the Git version control system to develop its Windows operating system. The Windows Git repository includes about 3.5 million files that weigh in at about 300GB when you check them into Git. Git, however, wasn’t built for a project of this size, so Microsoft developed the Git Virtual File System to be able to get the benefits of using Git without having to…

Report: Microsoft to buy security firm Hexadite for $100M as Cloudyn still in progress – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

While we wait to get more news on Microsoft closing a reported acquisition of Cloudyn, another report has emerged of one more enterprise startup that the software giant is buying in Israel. Calacalist reported earlier today that Microsoft is paying $100 million to acquire Hexadite, a cybersecurity company that uses AI to sort through and address smaller network attacks — which can run up to 10,000 a month for a larger organization — while identifying larger…

Microsoft Corporation’s Unfair Apple Inc. iPad Call-Out – Motley Fool

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) recently announced an updated version of its Surface Pro line of tablet/notebook computer hybrids. Among other improvements, the new tablet line includes Intel‘s (NASDAQ:INTC) seventh-generation Core processors, which offer significant performance and power efficiency improvements over the sixth-generation Core chips found in the previous Surface Pro 4 tablets. Microsoft also couldn’t help comparing the performance of the new Surface Pro with Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL), claiming that it offers “1.7…

Microsoft’s Netflix-Like Xbox Gaming Service Launches June 1 – Fortune

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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He Built the Xbox—Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing? – MIT Technology Review

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Microsoft executive Todd Holmdahl has led teams to invent profitable new computing hardware products before. His latest project is his first with a chance of hauling in a Nobel Prize in physics as well as new revenue if it succeeds. Holmdahl previously oversaw the hardware design of the Xbox and Xbox360 consoles, which rake in billions for Microsoft each year. Late last year he was appointed the leader of a…

Is Microsoft’s New Surface Pro Ho-Hum? Nope, Just Mature Technology – Fast Company

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

About the author Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World. More