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New federal rules blamed in disappearance of Kindle erotica titles – TechCrunch

The upcoming Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, in addition to making Microsoft move to reduce obscenity on its platform, has hit erotica authors on Amazon. After many authors saw their rankings stripped on the Kindle store, essentially reducing their availability and visibility, while forcing others in the romance category to recategorize or get

By | 2018-03-29T21:08:47+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|0 Comments

Excel is getting smarter – TechCrunch

Excel is the workhorse of many industries and if you love your spreadsheets, the following news will likely make you unreasonably happy: Excel is getting smarter, thanks to a fresh infusion of artificial intelligence. As we previously reported, the Excel team has spent the last few months adding new machine learning-powered features to

By | 2018-03-29T18:04:49+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|0 Comments

LinkedIn is introducing auto-playing video ads – TechCrunch

In a move that was probably inevitable, LinkedIn is introducing video advertising as one its Sponsored Content formats. Although my LinkedIn newsfeed already includes plenty of video, Abhishek Shrivastava, director of product for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, explained for advertisers, the only way to incorporate videos was to link to other websites. Now, the

By | 2018-03-29T08:52:46+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|0 Comments

Microsoft surges 8% after Morgan Stanley says it will reach $1 trillion market cap – TechCrunch

The Dow surged 669 points on Monday after trade tensions eased. Tech stocks like Amazon and Apple saw gains, but the biggest winner of all was Microsoft . The Seattle tech giant, which is a Dow 30 company, benefitted not only from the solid stock market day, but also because a Morgan Stanley

By | 2018-03-26T23:35:47+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|Comments Off on Microsoft surges 8% after Morgan Stanley says it will reach $1 trillion market cap – TechCrunch

Microsoft Power Apps update includes new Common Data Service – TechCrunch

Microsoft announced the spring update to its Power BI and Power Apps platform today with a significant enhancement, a new common data service that enables companies to build data-based applications from a variety of data sources. This is part of a wider strategy that is designed to remove some of the complexity associated

By | 2018-03-21T14:06:05+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|Comments Off on Microsoft Power Apps update includes new Common Data Service – TechCrunch

Microsoft is adding a bunch of accessibility features to Windows 10 – TechCrunch

Microsoft plans to bring a number of new features for users with visual impairment to Windows 10, the company announced in a blog post earlier today. Chief among the updates, which are due out with the next version of the desktop software, are additions to the Ease of Access setting panel. The updated

By | 2018-03-19T22:03:55+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|Comments Off on Microsoft is adding a bunch of accessibility features to Windows 10 – TechCrunch

SwiftKey gets stickers – TechCrunch

Back in 2016, Microsoft bought the popular SwiftKey keyboard for Android and iOS for $250 million. It’s still one of the most popular third-party keyboard on both platforms and today, the company is launching one of its biggest updates since the acquisition. With SwiftKey 7.0,  which is out now, the company is adding stickers

By | 2018-03-15T17:34:44+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|Comments Off on SwiftKey gets stickers – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces its first cloud regions in the Middle East – TechCrunch

Microsoft today announced its plans for a major expansion of the Microsoft Cloud with the launch of its first cloud regions in the Middle East. These new regions, which are scheduled to go online in 2019, will be located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and will host the company’s usual Azure, Office 365 and

By | 2018-03-14T19:08:00+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|Comments Off on Microsoft announces its first cloud regions in the Middle East – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces breakthrough in Chinese-to-English machine translation – TechCrunch

A team of Microsoft researchers announced on Wednesday they’ve created the first machine translation system that’s capable of translating news articles from Chinese to English with the same accuracy as a person. The company says it’s tested the system repeatedly on a sample of around 2,000 sentences from various online newspapers, comparing the

By | 2018-03-14T16:04:54+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|Comments Off on Microsoft announces breakthrough in Chinese-to-English machine translation – TechCrunch

Microsoft Teams will integrate with Cortana, add transcription and translation features

Microsoft Teams, the company’s team collaboration software and challenger to Slack, announced this morning- on its first anniversary – a suite of new features that will roll out to the software throughout 2018. This includes features that will allow users to record, transcribe and save meetings to the cloud, integrations with voice assistant

By | 2018-03-12T16:04:52+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams will integrate with Cortana, add transcription and translation features