Microsoft has not given up on research and development, despite closing its Silicon Valley lab.
Writing in his bog, Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology & Research said that the recent shuttering of the Silicon Valley lab really hurt.
He said that no one at Microsoft felt good about the fact that a significant number of friends and colleagues were laid off. more»
Microsoft reported higher than expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.
The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street had been a little concerned that Microsoft might suffer from am industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services. more»
Many people might think that Amazon is where you buy your books, your Hue lights and your CDs but behind the scenes it is becoming a major player in the datacentre business.
And now, according to the Financial Times, Amazon will build several datacentres in Frankfurt in a bid to allay customers’ fears that their data is housed in places where security and privacy are not as high a priority as in Germany. more»
Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed over Windows Update has bricked fake FTDI chips.
The Scottish outfit FTDI makes USB-to-serial chips. They are very popular and every microcontroller and embedded device out there that can communicate over a serial port uses one. more»
Software giant Microsoft is warning its users about a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows that is being actively exploited in the wild.
The vulnerability is a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with embedded OLE objects.
It is currently being exploited via PowerPoint files as some companies are still trying to use these in meetings to bore staff to death without actually helping the company develop. more»
The Nokia brand name can’t be worth very much because Microsoft is going to ditch it from its line of phones.
It originally planned to use the Nokia name for as long as 10 years but freshly fledged CEO Satya Nadella is obviously revisiting just about everything ex-CEO Steve Ballmer had committed to. more»
There is a long held adage about buying notebooks and that is don’t buy them in the fourth calendar quarter.
Intel always release new chips in the New Year and it’s always wise to wait for that to happen rather than get all excited before Yule. more»
Things continue to look less than rosy on the notebook front with shipments worldwide expected to drop in the fourth quarter of this year.
That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said the downward movement is in spite of Intel and Microsoft applying subsidies in a big to boost demand. more»
Top technology companies including Microsoft, Facebook and SAP have written a stiffly worded missive to the EU to complain that the blocs’ programmers are rubbish.
The open letter said that kids of today are not being given the skills to flourish in tomorrow’s digital economy and society and are not learning to code. more»
For the last five years, Russian hackers have conducted a single operation to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors.
Cyber intelligence firm iSight said it did not know what data had been found by the hackers, though it suspected they were seeking information on the Ukraine crisis, as well as diplomatic, energy and telecom issues. more»
While Apple has been attracting all the press for its iWatch vapourware, it appears that Microsoft has solved some of the serious design problems for wearable computers.
One of the biggest problems for wearables is an interface which people with normal sized fingers can use. more»
The Microsoft boss has said sorry to his women employees after making a huge howler on the subject of equal pay.
In answer to a question from the floor, “What do you advise women who are interested in advancing their careers, but not comfortable … with asking for a raise?” Multiple studies have suggested that women in the workplace earn roughly three quarters of the salary, on average, compared to male counterparts doing the same job. more»
A report suggested that Microsoft may decide to give up the ghost on its Surface Pro 3 tablet.
According to Digitimes, sales for the product have been weak and Microsoft is disappointed with its performance. That’s according to unnamed sources from the supply chain. more»
Microsoft and Samsung cannot agree on the best city in the world to hatch out peace. Samsung thinks that Hong Kong is the best while Microsoft believes that it should be New York.
Samsung has started an arbitration proceeding in Hong Kong against Microsoft as the Seattle behemoth attempts to give it a Chinese burn over smartphone patent royalties. more»
Just a day after HP decided to split itself in half, a report suggests that it is the only of the top five brands to see a decline in notebook shipments in September.
Data published by Digitimes Research said that, over all, the top five vendors showed growth of 19 percent last month. more»