From left:  LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and LinkedIn cofounder and controlling shareholder Reid Hoffman in a promotional image released after the companies announced that Microsoft would be acquiring LinkedIn on June 13.
From left: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and LinkedIn cofounder and controlling shareholder Reid Hoffman in a promotional image released after the companies announced that Microsoft would be acquiring LinkedIn on June 13.

Published: June 14th, 2016


Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion USD

Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant Microsoft Corp. announced on June 13 that it would be acquiring Mountain View, Calif.-based professional social network LinkedIn Corp. for $196 USD per share, or $26.2 billion USD. In

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Golf wearables more than just keeping score

Once upon a time about the only reason you wore a thing on your wrist was to tell you what time it was. It didn't know elevation, wind speed, water depth or the

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Charlie Teljeur

Microsoft effectively kills Nokia’s former mobile division, announces up to 1850 layoffs

Microsoft Corp. announced today that it would be "streamlining" its mobile hardware business, taking a write-down of approximately $950 million USD and eliminating up to 1,850 jobs, 1,350 of them at its Finland-based

Published on: May 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New Shutterstock plug-in helps your PowerPoint presentations reach the top

Designing a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation can be difficult enough without minimizing the program tray and conducting an exhaustive Google search to find the perfect picture. Enter stock photo giant Shutterstock, Inc., which released

Published on: May 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Free Windows 10 upgrade offer to expire this summer

Microsoft Corp. announced that Windows users have just under three months to upgrade their devices to Windows 10 for free. As of July 29, 2016 - the program's one-year anniversary - the company will

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Apple’s iPhone not the only smartphone to see sales decline: report

Hot on the heels of announcements that Apple has experienced its first year-on-year decline in 13 years, a new report reveals that the smartphone market as a whole shrank six per cent in the

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Dave Yin

Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Microsoft officially ends support for SQL Server 2005

It’s official: support for Microsoft Corp.’s venerable database offering SQL Server 2005 came to an end this week. As of April 12, the 10-year-old server product is officially out of Microsoft's product lifecycle

Published on: April 15th, 2016 Ryan Patrick


Next Windows 10 update will make Cortana even smarter

San Francisco, CA - If your experience with Windows 10 so far has been akin to receiving a UI facelift, that may change very soon. At Microsoft Build 2016 in San Francisco this week, Microsoft

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Dave Yin

OS poll deems Windows 8 among “least satisfactory,” Apple’s El Capitan the best

Apple comes out on top again when it comes to user satisfaction, but Microsoft's Windows 10 is showing a big improvement, according to a new report from Chicago-based user reviews site G2 Crowd.

Published on: March 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft Canada and ICTC release national digital talent strategy

Sweeping changes to education, government policy, and the private sector alike will be needed if Canada's IT industry is to have a leading role in the rapidly evolving digital economy, according to a

Published on: March 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Roundup: How tech firms are celebrating International Women’s Day

From Twitter hashtags to Google videos to events inviting youth to see how a tech office runs, major tech brands made a concerted effort to recognize this year's International Women's Day. A few

Published on: March 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

8 guidelines to advance women in tech on International Women’s Day

Just in time for International Women's Day, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)'s Luskin Center for Innovation has released "Rethinking Public, Private and Nonprofit Strategies to Advance Women in Technology," a 60-page

Published on: March 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood