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LinkedIn to relaunch Groups in the flagship app as it looks to reverse ‘ghost town’ image – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-16T01:09:57+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social networking platform for the working world with over 500 million users, is making a significant change as it continues to look for ways to make its platform more useful (and used). The company is relaunching Groups by rolling it into its main app by the end of the month

Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-15T04:24:12+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

U.S. accelerator Y Combinator is expanding to China after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft and Baidu executive Qi Lu who will develop a standalone startup program that runs on Chinese soil. Shanghai-born Lu spent 11 years with Yahoo and eight years with Microsoft before a short spell with Baidu, where he was

Nvidia’s new Turing architecture is all about real-time ray tracing and AI – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-14T01:31:31+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

In recent days, word about Nvidia’s new Turing architecture started leaking out of the Santa Clara-based company’s headquarters. So it didn’t come as a major surprise that the company today announced during its Siggraph keynote the launch of this new architecture and three new pro-oriented workstation graphics cards in its Quadro family. Nvidia

Microsoft stands up Azure Stack for government as JEDI contract looms – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-13T15:15:44+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Microsoft announced today that it’s released Azure Stack for Azure Government at a time when it’s battling rivals at Amazon and other cloud companies for the massive winner-take-all $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract known as JEDI. Azure Stack provides customers with a similar set of cloud services that they would get in the

Microsoft decides to support Skype Classic ‘for some time’ after users revolt – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-07T16:20:10+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Skype Classic is not being killed off…well, not just yet. In July, Microsoft announced Skype 8.0 was launching on the desktop, and that it would be shutting down version 7.0 (aka Skype Classic) as a result. The older version would no longer function after September 1, 2018, it had said. However, the company has now

Microsoft Surface Go review – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-02T14:56:05+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

The Surface Go is an odd thing. Not because of the device itself, so much as how Microsoft ultimately arrived at it. The tablet was reverse-engineered, the low-end addition to the premium Surface line. What the company ultimately arrived at was the closest thing it’s offered to an iPad/iPad Pro competitor, to date.

The Istio service mesh hits version 1.0 – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-31T18:36:32+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Istio, the service mesh for microservices from Google, IBM, Lyft, Red Hat and many other players in the open-source community, launched version 1.0 of its tools today. If you’re not into service meshes, that’s understandable. Few people are. But Istio is probably one of the most important new open-source projects out there right

The cloud continues to grow in leaps and bounds, but it’s still AWS’s world – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-27T16:54:02+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

With the big cloud companies reporting recently, we can be sure of a couple of things: the market continues to expand rapidly and AWS is going to be hard to catch. Depending on whose numbers you look at, the market grew around 50 percent as it continues its unprecedented expansion. Let’s start with

Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-23T01:56:09+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

For the nearly 20 percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean, Tall Poppy grew out of the work that Honeywell, a security