Microsoft and Kroger partner to bring ‘retail-as-a-service’ product to market

It seems like almost anything is available 'as-a-service' these days and today Microsoft Corp. and major U.S. grocery retailer The Kroger Co. are looking to bring to bring a new retail-as-a-service (RaaS) product

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft and Mastercard team up to improve access to digital identities

Microsoft Corp. and Mastercard Inc., are teaming up for a new initiative, hoping to make it easier for more streamlined for people to use their digital identity online. In an announcement on Dec.

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to replace Edge; protein-folding AI; Walmart’s gaming PCs

Microsoft killed Internet Explorer to launch Edge, but now it looks like it plans to kill that too. Google’s DeepMind AI team wins a protein-folding competition. And how bad are Walmart’s gaming PCs?

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office 365 icons get a fresh new look

Microsoft Office 365's suite of tools have a new look, thanks to a new logo redesign of Microsoft's icons. In a blog post announcing the move, Microsoft Corp. called the new icons a

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Digital Technology Supercluster launches with $153 million government funding

That makes four; Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster officially launched Tuesday with the news that the federal government has granted the group it's allocated funding. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has signed the agreement

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Three innovation superclusters receive funding, ready to move forward

The Government of Canada has announced funding for three of the five superclusters from its $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster, Prairie-based Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, and Atlantic Canada’s

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Smart TeamWorks aims to simplify real-time collaboration

Smart Technologies, a company that specializes in smart whiteboards, today released its new TeamWorks software designed for real-time collaboration using its Pro series smartboards. Designed as a collaboration software solution for the enterprise

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Tom Li

Enterprises are struggling to adopt AI, Microsoft wants to help

Adopting artificial intelligence (AI) into actual business practices can be difficult, but Microsoft Corp. is looking to change that, announcing several technology updates aimed at helping businesses more easily adopt AI. At a San Francisco event

Published on: November 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Zuckerberg turns down governments’ request; cord cutting is accelerating; Microsoft’s president calls for regulating facial recognition

Trending on LinkedIn: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined the request of government officials from Canada and the U.K. to discuss fake news and data privacy. Facebook issued a letter to respective governments

Published on: November 9th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Microsoft acquisition of GitHub made official

Microsoft Corp. is increasingly investing in open source, on Friday officially completing its acquisition of coding development platform GitHub. The $7.5 billion acquisition was originally announced in June, when it was stated that the

Published on: October 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft growth continues to be driven by cloud services in Q1

Cloud services continue to drive Microsoft growth in the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, despite quarter over quarter fall in Azure revenues. However, in its quarterly earnings report announced on Wednesday,

Published on: October 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Huawei accused of tech theft; Facebook’s Zuckerberg could be removed as chairman; Salesforce CEO calls out billionaires

First up trending on LinkedIn, California-based startup CNEX Labs, which is backed by Microsoft and Dell, has alleged Huawei for engaging in a plan to steal its semiconductor technology. The Chinese smartphone giant’s

Published on: October 19th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

What to expect from the Oct. 9 ‘Made by Google’ event

The annual Made by Google event is the birthplace for new Google products. This year, Google Inc. is expected to debut new Pixel phones, tablets, as well as software demos for Android Pie

Published on: October 5th, 2018 Tom Li

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and more

Microsoft Corp. announced its updated Surface device family at a press event on Tuesday. Introduced were the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. Device specs at a

Published on: October 4th, 2018 Tom Li