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How Microsoft helped one of its biggest video game rivals do something great for its players – Markets Insider

Monday, October 30, 2017

Roblox CEO David Baszucki with a Roblox toy. Roblox Roblox, a popular online game with 56 million players, will let Xbox One gamers play with their friends on smartphones and PCs, starting later this week. Microsoft helped Roblox build the feature — despite the fact that Roblox is a chief competitor to Microsoft’s own Minecraft.   Roblox CEO David Baszucki also hints that versions for the Nintendo Switch or Sony PlayStation 4 could be…

The Next Firefox Browser Will Block Advertisers’ Sneaky Tracking – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Online advertisers track you. They track you in order to build a profile of you. To figure out your likes and dislikes. To figure out what piques your interest and will get you to click on ads. Mozilla wants to make sure that tracking is done with your consent. Shutterstock By now you’ve probably visited a site or two that notified you that you’re being tracked with one of those…

Google: Chrome is backing away from public key pinning, and here’s why – ZDNet

Monday, October 30, 2017

Video: Chrome claims majority of desktop browser market Google has announced plans to deprecate Chrome support for HTTP public key pinning (HPKP), an IETF standard that Google engineers wrote to improve web security but now consider harmful. HPKP, as described in IETF 7469, was designed to reduce the risk of a compromised Certificate Authority misissuing digital certificates for a site, allowing an attacker to perform a man-in-the-middle attack on encrypted…

Microsoft: The Case For $1 Trillion – Seeking Alpha

Monday, October 30, 2017

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) entry into fiscal 2018 kicked off with a huge bang, and it’s continually reminding investors that the company has successfully reinvented itself. This is no longer Steve Ballmer’s Microsoft of the post-recession era, putting out spectacular failures like the Zune music player and ceding market share in its core software business. Satya Nadella, in three years at the helm, has returned Microsoft to its core focus: software for…

Why is the internet so sick? – Marketplace.org

Monday, October 30, 2017

 – Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images This week Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to appear in front of Congress. All three companies have admitted Russian entities bought ads on their sites in an effort to skew the U.S. presidential vote. That’s just one symptom among many that has led the Mozilla Foundation to warn that the internet has become dangerously sick. The foundation is currently soliciting feedback on the first version of…

Chevron Signs Seven Year Deal With Microsoft In One Of Cloud’s Biggest Wins Yet – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Chevron Chevron’s Drilling & Completions Decision Support Center monitors operations around the globe — and soon, over the cloud. Energy giant Chevron has selected Microsoft as its preferred cloud provider in one of the biggest head-to-head wins yet in a developing race between tech leaders for cloud computing customers. Under the terms of the seven-year deal, Chevron will move its development of new applications to Microsoft’s cloud service Azure, as…

New Surface LTE Hardware Promotes Microsoft’s Future Success – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Microsoft is expected to announce the availability of an LTE Surface tablet later this week at its Future Decoded, reports Ars Technica and others. The Surface Pro was announced in June 2017 and support for an LTE version was mentioned but with no details on the release date. Although Microsoft has called a halt to further developments of Windows 10 on Mobile (restricting updates to security patches and bug fixes)…

If we can’t trust Kaspersky, can we trust Microsoft? – Aljazeera.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

The past 10 years have made it clear that the internet – both the software that powers it and the software that runs on top of it – are fair game for attackers. The past five years have made it clear that nobody has internalised this message as well as the global intelligence community. The Snowden leaks pulled back the curtains on massive Five Eyes efforts in this regard, from…

The Internet Of Things Just Got Even More Unsafe To Use – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Stock Image The Internet of Things You’ve probably heard this one before. A scientist grows abnormally obsessive about his research. He is in over his head. He is fiddling with powers way beyond his own physical or intellectual capability. The next thing you know, an apocalypse is nigh. If you were to really think about it now, that’s pretty much the case with the internet of things today. We have…

If we can’t trust Kaspersky, can we trust Microsoft? – Aljazeera.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The past 10 years have made it clear that the internet – both the software that powers it and the software that runs on top of it – are fair game for attackers. The past five years have made it clear that nobody has internalised this message as well as the global intelligence community. The Snowden leaks pulled back the curtains on massive Five Eyes efforts in this regard, from…

Robert Frazier Was Right, Microsoft Is Ahead Of Schedule In Cloud Revenue – Forbes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg After a surprising earnings report, Microsoft’s stock price is rising to new heights. Not many stocks will rise 6-8% in a day, especially a company with a market cap in the hundreds of billions, but this is what Robert Frazier told us he expected to see from Microsoft in July. It now appears Microsoft is ahead of schedule in…

Microsoft Reports $24.5 Billion Revenue, Exceeding Wall Street Expectations – Inc.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Microsoft’s fiscal first quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectation on both the top and bottom lines. Shares in the company, which reported its results after the closing bell on Thursday, inched up almost 4% to about $81.75 in after-hours trading. Microsoft reported: Adjusted earnings: $0.84 versus $0.72 expected. Revenue: $24.5 billion versus $23.56 billion expected. Investors will likely be pleased by the progress Microsoft showed in its all-important cloud computing business. In the just-completed…

If we can’t trust Kaspersky, can we trust Microsoft? – Aljazeera.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The past 10 years have made it clear that the internet – both the software that powers it and the software that runs on top of it – are fair game for attackers. The past five years have made it clear that nobody has internalised this message as well as the global intelligence community. The Snowden leaks pulled back the curtains on massive Five Eyes efforts in this regard, from…

How to customize your Google Chrome and Chromebook searches … – The Verge

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I just reviewed the Google Pixelbook and I think it’s great — but Chrome OS is much more limited than either macOS or Windows when it comes to customizing how the core OS works. One of my favorite tools on the Mac is called Alfred, a tool that pops up a little search bar that can do basically anything you can think to program into it. I use it so…

Microsoft Azure is growing faster than AWS backed by big brands – CNBC

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Microsoft Partners With NFL Stars For ‘Create Change’ Campaign – SportTechie

Saturday, October 28, 2017

With its Create Change campaign, Microsoft has begun backing five NFL stars’ charitable causes. Von Miller (Von’s Vision), Russell Wilson (Why Not You Foundation), Martellus Bennett (the Imagination Agency), Greg Olsen (the HEARTest Yard) and Richard Sherman (Blanket Coverage) have each started organizations relating to causes close to their heart. Partnering with all five players, Microsoft will make charitable donations along with provide Surface tablets to improve the foundation’s work….

In Zimbabwe, WhatsApp takes nearly half of all internet traffic — Quartz – Quartz

Saturday, October 28, 2017

WhatsApp, is by far the most popular internet app in Zimbabwe, accounting for up to 44% of all mobile internet usage in the country. WhatsApp’s parent, Facebook took up only 1%. Mobile internet is 98% of all internet use in the country. A year ago, WhatsApp accounted for around a third of all internet use in Zimbabwe and is still growing rapidly to close in on about half of all…

10 Microsoft Edge features to help you forget the Internet Explorer nightmare – Popular Science

Saturday, October 28, 2017

4. Perfect integration with Windows 10 If spend a lot of time in Windows 10, then Microsoft Edge is the perfect companion. For example, if you run a web search from the taskbar using Cortana, then the results will show up in the Edge browser, even if you have a different default browser. Edge also integrates neatly with other Microsoft products, like the Windows Defender antivirus tool for spotting dangerous…

How to customize your Google Chrome and Chromebook searches – The Verge

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I just reviewed the Google Pixelbook and I think it’s great — but Chrome OS is much more limited than either macOS or Windows when it comes to customizing how the core OS works. One of my favorite tools on the Mac is called Alfred, a tool that pops up a little search bar that can do basically anything you can think to program into it. I use it so…

Microsoft Azure is growing faster than AWS and big brands are behind the expansion – CNBC

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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