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Microsoft’s Slack rival, ‘Teams’ now available for all Office 365 users

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Microsoft’s Slack competitor ‘Teams’ is now available in 181 countries and 19 languages worldwide, the company announced yesterday. Designed primarily for the workplace, the new chat-based software that was launched in a preview last November is available for free for all 85 million monthly

Flipkart working with Facebook to make its mobile app, website lighter

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After partnering Microsoft to adopt Azure as its exclusive cloud services, Flipkart reportedly is now partnering with Facebook to provide better mobile app and website experience on budget phones and low connectivity scenarios. In a bid to make its app

Microsoft is closing down its failed social network ‘So.Cl’

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Well, your first question may be regarding the little-known origins of the said social network but the present news deals with the shuttering down of Microsoft’s failed social experiment So.Cl. The project from Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs division was launched in late

Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Insider Preview with app install control & more

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Only four days after releasing build 15042, Microsoft has released Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 15046 to the participators of the Windows Insider Program. However, the latest build does not bring a slew of features, but only a minute

Morgan Stanley marks down Flipkart valuation to $5.37bn

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In a fifth-consecutive markdown for India’s largest e-commerce startup Flipkart, a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley has marked the value of their Flipkart shares at $50.51 per share as of December 2016. This is down 3.1 percent from $52.13 per

Google and Jigsaw launch Perspective, to rate your toxic comments

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Hate speech, swearing, harassment is all too common for any platform that has a ‘comments’ sections. Instead of holding the platform for a rational debate, many end up creating it a dump of trash. Many companies have taken initiatives like

Veritas partners Microsoft and AWS for data management in the cloud

MUMBAI, INDIA:Veritas Technologies and Microsoft announced a multi-year global, strategic partnership to help organizations use Microsoft Azure to optimize for hybrid cloud environments and to host Veritas’ Enterprise Vault cloud management and governance service on Azure. Veritas  also announced a

Microsoft ups its ante, launches Skype Lite for India

Thomas George On his three-day visit to India, Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, has made a series of announcements and one of the  biggest one made at the Future Decoded conference today is the launch of ‘Skype Lite’,

Flipkart embracing Microsoft Azure platform to enrich online shopping experiences

Taking one step ahead, Flipkart today announced that it will adopt Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform to provide the best online shopping service to the users. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal announced

BlackBerry files legal suit against Nokia for patent infringement

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Two former smartphone giants- Nokia and BlackBerry are ready to battle it out once again- only in legal corridors this time. Apparently, both the companies that are well past their hey days are in the middle of resurrecting their brands

Microsoft’s Visual Studio is turning 20, company to launch Visual Studio 2017 on March 7

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The Redmond-based company is going to celebrate two decades of Visual Studio by rolling out Visual Studio 2017 on March 7. Yes, Microsoft started the journey with Visual Studio in 1997 with ‘Visual 97’, which was a suite of applications,

Apple, Facebook and 95 other companies file opposition to Trump’s immigration ban

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Some of the top tech companies including names like Apple, Facebook, Twitter, MicrosoftMicrosoft and others have filed an amicus brief with the federal appeals court against the President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven countries, as first reported by

Windows 10 gains 25pc market share, still way behind Windows 7

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Nearly 47 percent of computers across the world still work on Microsoft’s old operating system Windows 7 despite the fact that the latest and greatest operating system Windows 10 released nearly 18 months back and was available as free upgrade

Google enhances G Suite with new set of controls for IT professionals

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Popular with over three million businesses, Google is reinforcing its G Suite services with new controls and tools for IT professionals. With an aim to protect the business data on its platform, Google is now allowing administrators to force their

Microsoft beats expectations with $26.1bn revenue courtesy Office and Cloud services

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Beating analysts’ expectations, Microsoft reported $26.1 billion revenue in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2017. Net income was $6.5 billion. The stellar performance was basically led by Office and cloud segments, which the company is betting on to boost

Microsoft VP Brian Hall quits to join startup focused on building smart headphones

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Brian Hall, the corporate vice president of Microsoft devices, who was actively involved with devices like Surface Lumia, HoloLens, and other hardware businesses, is leaving the company to join four-year-old Doppler Labs, a startup focused on building smart earbuds. In

Microsoft launches Windows 10 Preview build 15014 with eBooks and more

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Microsoft is trying to put together a different experience for the Windows users, especially for readers with its latest update. The latest Windows 10 Preview build (15014) for PCs and mobile devices, released yesterday, includes features like e-books which will

LinkedIn undergoes a makeover to bring you more focused experience

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LinkedIn is ringing in 2017 with a much-needed makeover. Doing away with the cluttered, confusing and just flat-out terrible interface, LinkedIn is bringing a simpler, cleaner, app-like look, making the navigating task easier. The new version of LinkedIn is limiting

Slack launches ‘threaded messaging’ to avoid crowded chat rooms

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The workplace communication tool, Slack has introduced one of the most requested updates- threaded messaging on its platform that allows users to directly reply to a single conversation, avoiding confusion with other off-topic comments and requests. The latest feature has

Microsoft acquires 3D optimization platform Simplygon

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Barely days after acquiring deep learning startup Maluuba, Microsoft has announced a new purchase- Simplygon, a Swedish startup that develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers and other industries that need to visualise 3D data. “Simplygon’s technology and talent will strengthen