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Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite

Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite Google has hired Microsoft’s former Cortana and Outlook VP, Javier Soltero, to head up its productivity and collaboration bundle, G Suite — which includes consumer and business tools such as Gmail, Hangouts, Drive, Google Docs and Sheets. He tweeted the news […]

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Walt Disney Studios partners with Microsoft Azure on cloud innovation lab

Walt Disney Studios partners with Microsoft Azure on cloud innovation lab Seems like everything is going to the cloud these days, so why should movie making be left out? Today, Walt Disney Studios announced a five-year partnership with Microsoft around an innovation lab to find ways to shift content production to the […]

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The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF

The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF The vast enterprise tech category is Silicon Valley’s richest, and today it’s poised to change faster than ever before. That’s probably the biggest reason to come to TechCrunch’s first-ever show focused entirely on enterprise. But here are five more […]

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Microsoft in talks to invest in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund

Microsoft in talks to invest in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund SoftBank is said to be preparing the announcement of a $40 billion investment in its second Vision Fund, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. News of the mammoth investment comes after weeks of rumors the Japanese telecom giant […]

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In spite of slowing growth, Microsoft has been flexing its cloud muscles

In spite of slowing growth, Microsoft has been flexing its cloud muscles When Microsoft reported its FY19, Q4 earnings last week, the numbers were mostly positive, but as we pointed out, Azure earnings growth has stalled. Productivity and business, which includes Office 365, has also mostly flattened out. But slowing growth is not […]

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Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups

Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups Microsoft today announced a major expansion of its Azure IP Advantage program, which provides its Azure users with protection against patent trolls. This program now also provides customers who are building IoT solutions that connect to Azure with access to 10,000 patents to defend themselves against […]

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Microsoft launches Game Stack, brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS

Microsoft launches Game Stack, brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS Microsoft today announced a new initiative that combines all of the company’s gaming-related products for developers like Xbox Live, Azure PlayFab, Direct X, Mixer, Virtual Studio, Simplygon and Azure under a single umbrella. That umbrella, Microsoft Game Stack, is meant to […]

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Microsoft announces an Azure-powered Kinect camera for enterprise

Microsoft announces an Azure-powered Kinect camera for enterprise Today’s Mobile World Congress kickoff event was all about the next Hololens, but Microsoft still had some surprises up its sleeve. One of the more interesting additions is the Azure Kinect, a new enterprise camera system that leverages the company’s perennially 3D imaging technology […]

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Microsoft Azure sets its sights on more analytics workloads

Microsoft Azure sets its sights on more analytics workloads Enterprises now amass huge amounts of data, both from their own tools and applications, as well as from the SaaS applications they use. For a long time, that data was basically exhaust. Maybe it was stored for a while to fulfill some legal […]

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AWS and Microsoft reap most of the benefits of expanding cloud market

AWS and Microsoft reap most of the benefits of expanding cloud market While it appears that overall economic activity could be slowing down, one area that continues to soar is the cloud business. Just this week, Amazon and Microsoft reported their cloud numbers as part of their overall earnings reports. While Microsoft’s […]

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