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Here’s Why Amazon, Microsoft, and Intel’s Shares Are Soaring – Fortune

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Amazon, Microsoft, and Intel all had reason to cheer Friday. Shares of these three tech giants were all booming after they reported earnings on Thursday that impressed investors. Amazon’s shares were up nearly 13% Friday to $1,100.95 while Microsoft’s shares jumped 6% to $83.81. Intel’s shares rose 7% to $44.40. Although these companies all have different business models, they share a common link—cloud computing, in which companies buy computing resources…

Here’s Why Amazon, Microsoft, and Intel’s Shares Are Soaring – Fortune

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Amazon, Microsoft, and Intel all had reason to cheer Friday. Shares of these three tech giants were all booming after they reported earnings on Thursday that impressed investors. Amazon’s shares were up nearly 13% Friday to $1,100.95 while Microsoft’s shares jumped 6% to $83.81. Intel’s shares rose 7% to $44.40. Although these companies all have different business models, they share a common link—cloud computing, in which companies buy computing resources…

Microsoft, Amazon and Google Show Big Tech Companies Thriving – Fortune

Friday, October 27, 2017

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. Sign up here. There have been times in years past that Amazon, Alphabet (read: Google), and Microsoft have had rough patches. Amazon has suffered quarters-long profit droughts. Alphabet has given its investors agita over profligate spending on non-core products. Microsoft’s growth—if not its profit engine—stalled for years, causing its stock to idle too. The middle…

Microsoft earnings: 84 cents a share vs 72 cents EPS expected – CNBC

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Microsoft reportedly working on Courier-like device for taking digital notes – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Microsoft’s Courier hardware was a mysterious device that never made it to consumers, but left a big impression on fans who saw the leaked concept videos. Designed as a digital journal, the Microsoft Courier combined two screens to fold over like a book, with a stylus for taking notes. Microsoft appears to be working on a similar device that will fold over like a book and have an emphasis on…

Microsoft earnings: Cloud may maintain $600 billion market cap – MarketWatch

Thursday, October 26, 2017

As Microsoft Corp.’s market valuation edges above a $600 billion mark for the first time since the dot-com boom, it’s not the Windows operating system that gave the company a virtual monopoly two decades ago that could keep it there but cloud-based software. Microsoft’s cloud business comprises products such as Office 365, Dynamics 365 — its enterprise resource planning and…

Exclusive: Microsoft Has Stopped Manufacturing The Kinect – Co.Design (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

[Source Image: Microsoft] Inventor Vs Consumer “Oh my god. Jesus. There’s my reaction. You can quote me saying, ‘Oh, comma, shit, period.’” That’s Golan Levin, director of the esteemed Studio for Creative Inquiry at CMU, when I broke the news that Kinect is being discontinued. His lab, and others like his, use Kinect for everything from experimental art, to creating next generation UI prototypes.  It’s been a vital tool to…

Microsoft HR exec says to pay attention to these 2 things before you accept a job offer – CNBC

Thursday, October 26, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Leadership Leadership 5 Hours AgoCNBC.com There are many things to consider when looking for a new job. But Chuck Edward, Microsoft‘s head of global talent acquisition, says there are two company traits that you should prioritize. “Pay attention to the purpose and culture of the company,” he tells CNBC Make It. “That’s the differentiator given the state of the…

Microsoft’s Sonar lets you check your website for performance and security issues – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The team behind Microsoft’s Edge browser launched a new open-source tool today that lets you check your website — or really any other website if you’re so inclined — for potential performance and security issues. Sonar, as the project is called, is a linting tool and site scanner with a focus on helping developers build better, faster and more secure websites. It’s available both as a web service that’s hosted…

Microsoft’s new studios create Mixed Reality holograms – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Microsoft is opening its first Mixed Reality capture studios in San Francisco and London, allowing developers and creators to create holograms from real life objects. Microsoft has been using its own studio at its Redmond headquarters to capture Buzz Aldrin, Reggie Watts, Max Frost, and Cirque Du Soleil performances and bring them into virtual reality and augmented reality holograms. The new studios in San Francisco, London, and Redmond will allow…

GE Follows Up Apple Partnership With a New Deal Involving Microsoft – Fortune

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Microsoft kills off Kinect, stops manufacturing it – The Verge

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Microsoft is finally admitting Kinect is truly dead. After years of debate over whether Kinect is truly dead or not, the software giant has now stopped manufacturing the accessory. Fast Co Design reports that the depth camera and microphone accessory has sold around 35 million units since its debut in November, 2010. Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 even became the fastest-selling consumer device back in 2011, winning recognition from Guinness…

Microsoft’s new studios create Mixed Reality holograms – The Verge

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Microsoft is opening its first Mixed Reality capture studios in San Francisco and London, allowing developers and creators to create holograms from real life objects. Microsoft has been using its own studio at its Redmond headquarters to capture Buzz Aldrin, Reggie Watts, Max Frost, and Cirque Du Soleil performances and bring them into virtual reality and augmented reality holograms. The new studios in San Francisco, London, and Redmond will allow…

Who’s building Linux in 2017? – ZDNet

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it I will show that it’s possible to install, configure, and use this Linux distribution with absolutely no command-line access. Read More It’s 2017 and Linux rules the computing world. Don’t believe me? The Linux Foundation reports that Linux runs 90 percent of the public cloud workload, 82 percent of the world’s smartphones, 62 percent of the…

her purple eye sockets and swollen lips throbbing. It had been two days since she woke up to her ex-boyfriend … – WIRED

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

When Russian Trolls Attack Anna Zhavnerovich knew she was taking a risk when she publicized the details of her assault online. But in doing so, she joined a growing movement of survivors fighting back against Russia’s Kremlin-influenced trolling machine. by Yulia James and Sophia Jones 10.25.17 Anna Zhavnerovich woke with a start, her purple eye sockets and swollen lips throbbing. It had been two days since she woke up to…

Who’s building Linux in 2017? – ZDNet

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it I will show that it’s possible to install, configure, and use this Linux distribution with absolutely no command-line access. Read More It’s 2017 and Linux rules the computing world. Don’t believe me? The Linux Foundation reports that Linux runs 90 percent of the public cloud workload, 82 percent of the world’s smartphones, 62 percent of the…

Kaspersky says it obtained suspected NSA hacking code from US computer – Reuters

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday acknowledged that its security software had taken source code for a secret American hacking tool from a personal computer in the United States. The admission came in a statement from the embattled company that described preliminary results from an internal inquiry it launched into media reports that the Russian government used Kaspersky anti-virus software to collect National Security Agency technology. While…

Microsoft to drop lawsuit after US government revises data request rules – CNBC

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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