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Tag Archives: Microsoft

Nasdaq celebrates Indian I-Day

New York: The Nasdaq stock exchange has celebrated India’s 71th Independence Day with Sandeep Chakravorty, India’s New York Consul General, ringing the opening bell. Chakravorty on Wednesday said that the financial sector was the most important determinant of “the incredible” India-US economic partnership and “in this the role of Nasdaq is critical”. Five companies with a…

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Microsoft announces ‘Coco Framework’ for blockchain networks

  New Delhi: With a rise in the adoption of Blockchain technology, Microsoft on Wednesday announced ‘Coco Framework’, a first-of-its-kind innovation that aims to improve performance, confidentiality and governance of enterprises. Current blockchain protocol technology requires complicated development techniques to meet the operational and security needs of enterprises and Coco Framework reduces this complexity, the company…

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Microsoft to remove Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

  San Francisco: Microsoft has announced it would remove the Windows Phone keyboard from App Store and encourage iPhone users to download the SwiftKey Keyboard. “The ‘Word Flow’ experiment is now complete! We encourage you to download the SwiftKey Keyboard from the App Store. The SwiftKey product team is frequently building and evaluating new features for…

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New Microsoft patent reveals ‘Surface Phone’

  San Francisco: Even though Microsoft has reported a fall in Surface PC line and Windows phones revenues, the Redmond-based tech giant is aiming for new devices called “Surface Phones” and has made its patent public. According to a report in Forbes on Monday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that Microsoft will “make more phones,…

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Microsoft to speed up China’s self-driving tech with Baidu

  San Francisco/Beijing: To help expand China’s self-driving technology, Microsoft has decided to join leading Internet search provider Baidu to take the technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide. As a member of the Apollo alliance, Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo outside of China with the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Announced by Baidu in…

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New Microsoft Workplace Analytics tool to help firms boost productivity

  San Francisco: Microsoft has released an organisational tool ‘Workplace Analytics that allows company executives to gain behavioural insights about their employees and, thus, increase productivity. The new tool taps into ‘Office 365′ apps like the email client ‘Outlook’ to throw light on how the organisation spends time. It turns this data into a set of…

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Microsoft to buy Israeli cloud management firm

  New York: Microsoft has said it will acquire Israel-based cloud management company Cloudyn. “Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services,” the software giant announced. “This acquisition fits squarely into our commitment to empower customers with the tools…

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EU fines Google $1bn over market dominance

  London:  Accused of manipulating its search engine results to favour its new shopping service, search engine Google has faced a record-breaking fine from Brussels of more than $1.1 billion. According to a report in the Guardian on Friday, EU officials are expected to announce in the coming weeks that the tech giant has been guilty…

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Microsoft, Intel, NVIDIA invest in Element AI

  San Francisco: Tech giant Microsoft, chip-maker NVIDIA and Intel have made the investment for a Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) start-up “Element AI”, the media reported. According to a report in Investopedia on Thursday, Microsoft made the investment through its venture capital arm Microsoft Ventures, while Intel did it through Intel Capital. Element AI, that came…

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