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LinkedIn Brings In Voice Messaging Feature on Its Platform
Tech

LinkedIn Brings In Voice Messaging Feature on Its Platform

LinkedIn, the leading professional social networking platform has introduced voice messaging support. This will let the users send voice messages to their professional connections. This new feature will be launched on the LinkedIn app for both Android and iOS devices. This particular feature will be available all over the world in the next few weeks. Voice messaging these days has become an important part of the social networking. Almost all the messaging apps have this feature on their platform. "Whether you're responding while walking or multitasking, or need to give an in-depth explanation, voice messages let you more easily and quickly communicate in your own voice with your connections," said Zack Hendlin, Senior Product Manager, LinkedIn. This latest feature will bring in a new ...
Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter Band Together For The Data Transfer Project
Tech

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter Band Together For The Data Transfer Project

Four of the biggest technology companies are associating together to make it easier for the users to download and transfer their data between services. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter formally announced The Data Transfer Project (DTP) today, an open-source initiative to create new tools that ‘enable people to freely move their information across the web without any kind of hassle. The Data Transfer Project is an open source initiative “dedicated to developing tools that will enable consumers to transfer their data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it.” With portability and interoperability as the goal, this reduces the problem of switching especially for people with limited data and then manually upload it to another product. W...
Microsoft Beats Wall Street Targets in the Q4 Report, Cloud Business Booms
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Microsoft Beats Wall Street Targets in the Q4 Report, Cloud Business Booms

The global technology giant Microsoft Corporation has announced its quarterly profit and revenue report which has proved to be better-than-expected, marking a 10% jump in profit and beating analysts’ estimates. The company’s ever-growing Azure cloud computing services and Office 365 productivity suite have played a major role in this profitability. Microsoft reported earnings of $1.13 per share on $30.09 billion in revenue, a 17.5 percent rise over a year ago that beats Wall Street expectations of $29.21 billion. Microsoft marked $110 billion in revenue for the year, increased by 14 percent from the previous year. We had an incredible year, surpassing $100 billion in revenue as a result of our teams’ relentless focus on customer success and the trust customers are placing in Microsoft,...
Microsoft Launches New AI Capabilities For Microsoft 365
Tech

Microsoft Launches New AI Capabilities For Microsoft 365

The global technology firm Microsoft has launched fresh artificial intelligence (AI) powered capabilities in its Microsoft 365. This new feature will enable the people in an organization to make live and on-demand events. With the introduction of this new feature, events can now be seen in real-time or on-demand, with high-definition video and interactive discussion. "Today, we are introducing new ways Microsoft 365 connects people across their organization and improves collaboration habits, including new AI-infused capabilities," said Ron Markezich, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft. Microsoft 365 was inaugurated a year back and its usage has increased by more than 100 percent, building on over 135 million commercial monthly Office 365 users, 200 million Windows 10 commercial devic...
Sun Mobility Partners With Tech Giant Microsoft
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Sun Mobility Partners With Tech Giant Microsoft

An electric vehicles and clean energy solutions company Sun Mobility has tied up with the biggest technology player Microsoft for the purpose of setting up Smart Network for its EV energy infrastructure. In association with Microsoft, the company makes use of Microsoft’s IoT technology for connecting the 'smart battery' and the 'Quick Interchange Stations (QIS)'. Talking about the QIS, these are kiosks which would offer changeable smart battery solutions. This will assist the company to build a network of QIS, which can build a bus or two and three-wheelers by swapping a battery within five minutes. Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of SUN Mobility said, "What we have tried to do is separate batteries from vehicles and by doing that vehicles are now cost neutral, cost of energ...
Microsoft partners with cloud enterprise platform InMobi
BUSINESS

Microsoft partners with cloud enterprise platform InMobi

Microsoft Corp has announced a global partnership with a marketers enterprise platform InMobi to enable new-age CMOs in their transformational journey from digital to mobile marketing. Under the new partnership, InMobi will be migrating to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider sealing a technology collaboration with Microsoft. At the same time, InMobi is also expanding its platform through its InMobi Marketing Cloud. As per company's website, The Marketing Cloud will enable marketers to get a 360-degree view of every customer, uncovering insights that help them design customer journeys for engagement, action and measurement while remaining committed toward the privacy rights of the customer. Commenting on the strategic partnership with InMobi, Satya Nadella, CEO, Microso...
Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are Spying on You – Here is the Proof!
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Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are Spying on You – Here is the Proof!

Just the other day I received an email from Google Maps with the subject “Google Maps Timeline.” Upon clicking the email what I found left my jaw drop…quite literally! My “March in Review” apparently, was every place I had ever visited, every day of the week. It also highlighted my most frequently visited locations, the number of miles I walked, drove and unique places I visited. The only thing that was missing was perhaps the number of calories I burnt! Speaking of calories, they knew how much I walked and had all the data from my smartwatch. They knew how long I was sleeping, My REM cycle and how many times a year I fell ill. If anything, this information was a treasure trove for someone like my ex. Plus, my email is not hard to get a hold of considering that it’s logged in on my phone...
Microsoft Acquires a Startup To Bolster AI Potential
ACQUISITION

Microsoft Acquires a Startup To Bolster AI Potential

The world’s largest PC software company Microsoft has officially announced that according to an agreement, it is soon going to acquire an artificial intelligence (AI) startup called Bonsai. Founded in 2014, the AI company Bonsai is headquartered in San Fransisco and the primary motive of Microsoft behind this acquisition is to enhance and bolster its AI and machine learning potential. Microsoft stated that Bonsai has developed technology that will let experts with AI experience work with autonomous systems. “To realize this vision of making AI more accessible and valuable for all, we have to remove the barriers to development, empowering every developer, regardless of machine learning expertise, to be an AI developer,” said Gurdeep Pall, Microsoft Corporate VP. “Bonsai has made tremend...
Facebook Grants Deep Data Access to Device Makers
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Facebook Grants Deep Data Access to Device Makers

The most popular social networking platform Facebook formed an association with a total of 60 gadget makers for the purpose of data-sharing. Out of the sixty companies, Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung are some among others that partnered with the social media giant for the defined purpose. Facebook had reached the specified device makers over the last decade, initiating before Facebook apps were extensively available on smartphones. The deals as mentioned, enabled Facebook to grow and expand its extent and also to let the partner companies provide popular social networking features, for instance, messaging, the ability to post photos, directly from a device without using the Facebook app, ‘like’ button and address books. It was also being said that the device compani...
Microsoft Acquire Coding Site GitHub Inc For $7.5 Bn
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Microsoft Acquire Coding Site GitHub Inc For $7.5 Bn

According to the reports, the software leader Microsoft has approved of buying out GitHub Inc. for $7.5 Billion. Github is the world's leading company for providing open-source code hosting services. GitHub was last valued at $2 billion back in 2015, however, the terms of the present deal are still not known and have neither been publicized by the company. Microsoft said in a statement, "it will acquire GitHub for USD 7.5 billion in Microsoft stock." Subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory review, the deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the year. GitHub Inc. is a private company which is basically an internet-based hosting service designs and develops an online platform to enable the users to store and share codes repositories (a central location in wh...
Top 10 Most Valuable Brands in The World Right Now
CHINA

Top 10 Most Valuable Brands in The World Right Now

A new list talking of world's most valuable brands has been released and dragon country China has bagged top spots for the very first time. Ranked at No. 9, Jack Ma's Alibaba has joined along with Chinese Tech Giant Tencent alongside behemoth stalwarts such as Google and Apple. Alibaba has witnessed its brand value go double to $113 billion as the e-commerce firm has diversified its portfolio landing into mobile payments and cloud computing. Meanwhile, Tencent too has managed to secure a place in BrandZ top 10 ranking in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength over the past year. With a brand value of 179 billion, up by 65% compared to the company holds the 5th place behind giants Google, Apple, Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) but above Facebook (FB). The BrandZ ranking ...
Microsoft Will Extend EU Data Policy Law Globally
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Microsoft Will Extend EU Data Policy Law Globally

Microsoft Corporation, the tech giant, announced that it is planning to extend the rights of the European Union’s new data privacy law to its global customers and not exclusively to users from European territory. The law comes after tech companies such as Facebook were found guilty of sharing personal user data to third parties for ad-targeting. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come in full effect as from today and aims to give internet users a better control of how companies use their personal data. Moreover, tech companies will have to comply to a rigid protocol on how they store personal users’ data and how they share it with third parties. “As an EU regulation, GDPR creates important new rights specifically for individuals in the European Union. But we believe ...