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Microsoft, Twilio are fond of telling you all about their “moat” – The Denver Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

By Nico Grant, Bloomberg News  As technology companies race to invent the future, they’re turning to a metaphor borrowed from medieval times to explain their businesses. “Moat” has become a favorite term of tech executives. It’s typically used to describe products or services that protect a company from incursions by competitors. The word has come up 89 times since last year in earnings calls, presentations and other tech company events, according…

Microsoft says this Chinese ‘gaming service’ company is hacking Xbox accounts – The Verge

Monday, May 22, 2017

Since 2015, a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds on the open market, according to a complaint filed by Microsoft in federal court on Friday. On its website, iGSKY presents itself as a gaming service company, offering players a way to pay for in-game credits and rare items — but according to Microsoft, many of those credits were coming from someone else’s wallet. The…

Microsoft Monday: OneNote For iOS Revamped, ‘J’ Bug In Outlook To Get Fixed, Minecraft Update – Forbes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at an event to introduce Windows 10 S and the new Surface laptop. (Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about a new human rights partnership with the United Nations, the Phantom Dust remaster being released on PCs for free, the “J” bug in Outlook…

Microsoft’s ‘Perfect Partner’ For Mobile Is Apple – Forbes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Launched on the desktop over a year ago for Office 365 users, Microsoft Planner has made its debut on mobile devices and smartphones… and it should not come as a surprise that Redmond has decided to start with a version for the iPhone. Microsoft Planner allows teams to work together to plan workflow through the management of tasks, sharing files, and communicating within a team. It’s a formula that many…

In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision – TechCrunch

Monday, May 22, 2017

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google I/O — and especially its various, somewhat scattershot keynotes — fell flat this year. The two companies have long been rivals,…

America’s dangerous Internet delusion – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

The United States may have escaped most digital damage from this month’s unleashing of a global “ransomware” virus, though cyber-experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (“malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most Americans have replaced. Perhaps many users in other countries haven’t. Whatever the explanation, this is not the end of Internet threats. The unmistakable lesson of recent years is…

Hershey’s wants to make the perfect Twizzler — so it created a manufacturing system to do just that – CNBC

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Microsoft surely takes the prize for buck-passing – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

So here is the “new normal”. The US has a president who is (depending on the time of day) borderline psychotic, childlike, chronically bored and/or narcissistic. He may also be a threat to the national security of his country. And he is doing things (like firing James Comey, the FBI director who was inquiring into his ties with Russia, and passing highly secret intelligence to that country’s foreign minister) that…

Microsoft’s Old Software Is Dangerous. Is There a Duty to Fix It? – Fortune

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A global ransomware epidemic is winding down, but questions over the fallout are just beginning. Who’s to blame for the crisis that hijacked hundreds of thousands of computers? And can anyone stop such criminals, whose victims included hospitals and police, from striking again? These aren’t easy questions, but one company, Microsoft, has more explaining to do than most. After all, it was flaws in Windows systems that allowed hackers to…

Microsoft reveals prototype augmented reality glasses that don’t look … – CNBC

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Facebook, Microsoft, and Google are raising the bar higher than ever for Apple – Business Insider

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan/Getty Images We’re coming up on the end of the busiest season in tech — the month-and-a-half stretch where the biggest companies in the market reveal their grand visions for the next 12 months at their annual mega-conference events. Facebook kicked it off in late April with its F8 conference, followed in early May by Microsoft Build, and then the just-completed Google I/O conference. This…

Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers – Ars Technica

Saturday, May 20, 2017

reader comments 94 Microsoft’s love for developers is well-known and has been enthusiastically expressed over the years. Windows’ strength as a development platform—the abundance of custom, line-of-business applications, games, Office integrations—has given the company an entrenched position in the corporate world, ubiquity in Western homes, and extensive reach into the server room. In the past, Microsoft’s focus on developers had a certain myopic quality. One manifestation of this that was…

Microsoft reveals prototype augmented reality glasses that don’t look wacky – CNBC

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers – Ars Technica

Saturday, May 20, 2017

reader comments 93 Microsoft’s love for developers is well-known and has been enthusiastically expressed over the years. Windows’ strength as a development platform—the abundance of custom, line-of-business applications, games, Office integrations—has given the company an entrenched position in the corporate world, ubiquity in Western homes, and extensive reach into the server room. In the past, Microsoft’s focus on developers had a certain myopic quality. One manifestation of this that was…

Microsoft reveals prototype augmented reality glasses that don’t look wacky – CNBC

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers – Ars Technica

Saturday, May 20, 2017

reader comments 93 Microsoft’s love for developers is well-known and has been enthusiastically expressed over the years. Windows’ strength as a development platform—the abundance of custom, line-of-business applications, games, Office integrations—has given the company an entrenched position in the corporate world, ubiquity in Western homes, and extensive reach into the server room. In the past, Microsoft’s focus on developers had a certain myopic quality. One manifestation of this that was…