Microsoft’s next big Surface event is October 2 – TechCrunch

’Tis the season for hardware events. First Apple, then Google and now Microsoft all have big announcements on tap for the next month or so. Details are light on this...

You can now use Alexa and Cortana to control your Xbox – TechCrunch

You can now control the Xbox from Alexa and Cortana. Microsoft announced his morning it’s introducing a new way to interact with Xbox One using voice commands, by way of...

Microsoft commits to fixing custom apps broken by Windows 10 upgrades – TechCrunch

Microsoft wants to make life easier for enterprise customers. Starting today, it is committing to fix any custom applications that may break as a result of updates to Windows...

Skype finally adds call recording – TechCrunch

Skype is the communication tool of choice (and necessity) for millions, but it has always lacked a basic feature that no doubt many of those millions have requested: call...

VNTANA CEO Ashley Crowder will talk holograms at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

VNTANA CEO Ashley Crowder calls the company’s technology, “the world’s first scalable, affordable and interactive hologram.” The startup’s tech hasn’t certainly wowed crowds in recent recent years. In 2016, it...

Microsoft will soon automatically transcribe video files in OneDrive for Office 365 subscribers –...

Microsoft today announced a couple of AI-centric updates for OneDrive and SharePoint users with an Office 365 subscription that bring more of the company’s machine learning smarts to its...

Australia’s Simple lands $17M to grow its marketing intelligence platform worldwide – TechCrunch

Simple, an Australia-based business that operates a platform for managing marketing strategies and campaigns, has pulled in $17 million to expand its business in the U.S. and other global markets. The...

Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans – TechCrunch

As a teenager in Nigeria, I tried to build an artificial intelligence system. I was inspired by the same dream that motivated the pioneers in the field: That we could...

Education Edition is coming to iPad – TechCrunch

Microsoft announced this morning it’s bringing Minecraft: Education Edition to the iPad for the first time. The game, which first launched to the public in late 2016, has been...

Walmart completes its $16 billion acquisition of Flipkart – TechCrunch

Walmart announced over the weekend that it has completed a $16 billion investment in Flipkart that sees it become the majority owner of the Indian e-commerce company. The deal was first...