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Microsoft confirms it’s not killing off Paint after outpouring of support – CNBC

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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How Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook Plan to Eliminate Flash – Fortune

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

After over twenty years serving videos and animations to people over the web, Adobe’s Flash media player is being put to the rest. Adobe’s (adbe) decision, announced Tuesday, to stop supporting Flash comes after several big technology companies like Microsoft (msft) and Google (goog) have already said they would phase out the software in their own products due to its numerous security holes and bugs. These tech giants supported Adobe…

Microsoft Paint gets second chance at life – CNNMoney

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet, after all. Following an outcry from fans on Monday, Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) said the app will soon land in the Windows Store for free. “In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free, and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place,” a Microsoft spokesperson told…

ZoneTV Teams With Microsoft And Ooyala To Offer User-Tailored Linear TV Channels – Deadline

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Are digital and traditional pay TV providers ready to offer a service that can automatically provide viewers with programming based on their preferences and previous selections? ZoneTV is betting that they are: The start-up hopes to raise its profile and prospects today as it unveils a collaboration with Microsoft and Ooyala to introduce this fall what it calls a “first-of-its-kind, customizable suite of linear TV channels.” The plan is to…

House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules – Reuters

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering tossing out 2015 Obama administration net neutrality rules that reclassified internet service like a public…

Calm Down, Internet: Microsoft Paint Isn’t Going Anywhere – Fortune

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Firefox doesn’t need to be No 1 – and that’s OK, ‘cos it’s falling off a cliff – The Register

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Open Source Insider Just in case you didn’t believe Firefox was on a trajectory that should have it crash and burn into extinction in the next couple of years, former chief technology officer Andreas Gal has usage stats that confirm it. To use Gal’s words: “Firefox market share is falling off a cliff.” The same could be said of Firefox itself. What’s most interesting about this data and Gal’s interpretation…

Microsoft confirms it’s not killing off Paint after outpouring of support – CNBC

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Microsoft Paint’s Days May Be Numbered – New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Still, the news was greeted online with real and exaggerated dismay as people mourned the loss of what, for many, was their first introduction to Microsoft’s globally dominant computer operating system. The word “Paint” even began trending worldwide on Twitter. still reeling from this MS paint news — Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 24, 2017 Goodbye Paint, goodbye CHILDHOOD pic.twitter.com/oDHj26TbpN — Melanie Murphy (@melaniietweets) July 24, 2017 Microsoft might be getting…

Microsoft is entering the war over AI chips – CNBC

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Firefox can open over 1,500 tabs in 15 seconds | ZDNet – ZDNet

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It seems that versions 55 and 56 of Firefox can handle “ridiculous numbers of tabs,” according to testing carried out by a Mozilla developer. See also: How to make sure your charger or power bank doesn’t blow up your expensive smartphone Dietrich Ayala took a profile where he had 1,691 tabs and carried out testing to see how fast, and how much memory Firefox versions 20, 30, 40, and 50…

Google Chrome is the dominant web browser on both desktop and … – Markets Insider

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

While many of us associate Google with its dominance in search, it’s easy to undersell just how many facets of our digital lives the company controls. Take, for instance, its Chrome browser. A little under nine years into its existence, Chrome is still far and away the most-used web browser in the world, according to StatCounter data charted for us by Statista. Part of that is due to network effects:…

Why Microsoft Corporation Shareholders Have Nothing to Worry About – Motley Fool

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) rallied 30% over the past 12 months, beating the NASDAQ’s 25% gain and silencing the naysayers who believed that its heyday had passed. But with the stock near historic highs, and its P/E of 33 exceeding the industry average of 31 for software infrastructure providers, investors are likely wondering if they should take profits. I personally believe investors should keep holding Microsoft for four simple reasons:…

Microsoft Paint’s Days May Be Numbered – New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Still, the news was greeted online with real and exaggerated dismay as people mourned the loss of what, for many, was their first introduction to Microsoft’s globally dominant computer operating system. The word “Paint” even began trending worldwide on Twitter. still reeling from this MS paint news — Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 24, 2017 Goodbye Paint, goodbye CHILDHOOD pic.twitter.com/oDHj26TbpN — Melanie Murphy (@melaniietweets) July 24, 2017 Microsoft might be getting…

A ‘Smart Headset’ War Between Microsoft and Google Could Revolutionize the Workplace – TIME

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Both Microsoft and Google envision a not-so-distant future in which donning smart headgear to repair an elevator or assemble a tractor motor is the norm. Over the past several days, both tech giants have revealed they’re each taking concrete and compelling steps to make that happen. Microsoft just revealed that it’s working on a new artificial intelligence chip to power its second-generation HoloLens headset. The coprocessor’s chief job will be…

The absolute dominance of Google Chrome, in one chart – Markets Insider

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

While many of us associate Google with its dominance in search, it’s easy to undersell just how many facets of our digital lives the company controls. Take, for instance, its Chrome browser. A little under nine years into its existence, Chrome is still far and away the most-used web browser in the world, according to StatCounter data charted for us by Statista. Part of that is due to network effects:…

Microsoft: Shareholders Are Set To Benefit From This Stock – Seeking Alpha

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Investment Thesis Microsoft (MSFT) delivered impressive results which I argue that in spite of the seemingly punchy price tag for its stock it’s not actually fully pricing the opportunity facing Microsoft and its stock is mispriced, allowing for a great investment return for potential long term shareholders. Upside potential 35%. Recent Business Highlights Microsoft’s runway into its cloud operations which have been picking up strength in the past several quarters…

Rest in peace, Microsoft Paint – Washington Post

Monday, July 24, 2017

A candid photo of me finding out MS Paint has been killed #RIPMSPaint pic.twitter.com/Ky0ppeyTuN — Mel Eshaghbeigi (@eshaghbeigi) July 24, 2017

HoloLens 2 will have a custom AI chip designed by Microsoft – The Verge

Monday, July 24, 2017

Today, Microsoft announced that the next generation of its mixed reality HoloLens headset will incorporate an AI chip. This custom silicon — a “coprocessor” designed but not manufactured by Microsoft — will be used to analyze visual data directly on the device, saving time by not uploading it to the cloud. The result, says Microsoft, will be quicker performance on the HoloLens 2, while keeping the device as mobile as…

After 32 years, Microsoft is killing off Paint – Fast Company

Monday, July 24, 2017

As they searched for their sea legs amid the strong currents of a new administration, technology companies spent a record amount—$15.79 million—on lobbying politicians at the White House and in Congress during the second quarter of 2017. While spending by Microsoft was down over the same three-month period in 2016, some companies’ spending surged. Alphabet spent $5.9 million, up 40% over last year; Oracle spent $2.79 million, a 45% hike;…