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Microsoft to acquire cyber security firm Hexadite for $100mn: Report

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft is acquiring Israeli cyber security startup Hexadite for $100 million, the Hebrew language website Calcalist reported on Wednesday. Microsoft’s new purchase comes on the heels of global wreck courtesy WannaCry ransomware affecting more than 300,000 windows computers in 150 countries since it surfaced

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro lineup starting at $799

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Microsoft has announced an upgraded iteration of its original Surface Pro lineup without any numbering with many “meaningful” changes. The successor to 2015’s Pro 4 packs 800 custom new parts with a lot of iterative hardware and software changes. “With Surface Pro we created

Kaspersky report says Windows 7 was most affected OS due to WannaCry

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WannaCry, one of the biggest ransomware attack in the history, wreaked havoc across the world by hitting more than 300,000 windows computers in 150 countries since it surfaced on May, 12. Though Microsoft issued a security patch for its unsupported systems,

Microsoft introduces update for OneNote to help its visually impaired users

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In a bid to help users with vision and mobility impairments, Microsoft has announced a new update for its note-taking app OneNote. Expected to be released in the next few weeks, the latest update is available for Windows 10, Mac,

Samsung unveils Tizen 4.0 focussed towards IoT ecosystem

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At its Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) 2017 in San Francisco, Samsung unveiled Tizen 4.0 OS that has a wider range of applications to devices than its predecessors. The Tizen 4.0 OS is primarily aimed at extending the reach of the platform beyond

Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony and others join the grand AI partnership club

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Adding more ammunition to the grand AI alliance, Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to share best practices and communicating openly

48,000 attempts of WannaCry ransomware attack detected in India: Quick Heal

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Many organisations and networks in over 150 countries were crippled by the recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak. According to IT Security solutions provider, Quick Heal, it detected over 48,000 MS-17- 010 Shadow Broker exploit hits responsible for ‘WannaCry ransomware’ outbreak in

Flipkart-Snapdeal deal reportedly needs approvals from Azim Premji, Ratan Tata

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SoftBank, Nexus Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital- the three major investors of Snapdeal may have given a green signal for the e-commerce portal’s proposed sale to rival Flipkart, however, the agreement would still need a nod from  two of India’s

UN Human Rights Office, Microsoft join hands to battle human rights issues with technology

GENEVA: Technology plays a positive role in helping to promote and protect human right and that’s the reason the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Microsoft have entered into a five-year partnership for the development and

MeitY reaches out to RBI, NPCI & UIDAI against ‘Wanna Cry’ ransomware

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In the wake of global ransomware attack that has affected over 100 countries, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has reached out to key stakeholders like RBI, National Payments Corporation of India, NIC and UIDAI (Aadhaar) to advise them

Microsoft’s Emma Watch is likely to help people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

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Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder, many companies are launching initiatives to help the people diagnosed with it live better lives. Joining the list of many, Microsoft has unveiled the Emma Watch, a wrist-wearable created

Microsoft posts $23.6B in revenue in Q3 with Azure being star highlight

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Just like other prominent players of tech industry like Amazon, Google, and Samsung, Microsoft too posted its earning report on Thursday. And while Microsoft met most of the Wall Street expectations it fell slightly short on the revenues front. The Redmond based company’s

Microsoft makes adoption of hybrid cloud easy with new Azure migration tools

Organizations today are rapidly turning to the cloud to leverage the benefits such as increased agility and faster innovation. But the transition from on-premises to cloud requires careful planning. Cloud-first is no more restricted to cloud-only, since not all customers – especially

More than 160 tech companies file brief against Donald Trump’s latest immigration ban

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Its 162 tech firms against Donald Trump. Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft, Snap and 150 other tech companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March. The

Microsoft retiring Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

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Microsoft would soon be shutting down popular to-do list app, Wunderlist that it acquired two years ago. The company has announced a new application “To-Do”, built by the same team that’s behind Wunderlist and which would eventually replace Wunderlist: “Once we

Microsoft starts rolling out free Creators Update to the Windows 10 users

Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update to all the Windows 10 customers around the world as a free update. Windows 10 Creators Update offers users with a new creativity and experiences on 3D, mixed reality, enhanced apps, built-in game

Microsoft boosts openness of Azure cloud by acquiring container platform Deis

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Microsoft has acquired Deis, a company which provides some of the most premium tools that can be utilized for building and managing container based applications. Deis provides a number tools that are essential for building and managing applications on Google’s Kubernetes container service. The

Flipkart acquires eBay India biz; raises a whopping $1.4bn from Tencent, eBay & Microsoft

Marking the biggest investment till date in the Indian Internet sector, Flipkart has raised a whopping $1.4bn from Tencent, eBay and Microsoft in its latest and 11th funding round. As per a company statement the latest investment was done at a post-transaction valuation of $11.6bn.

Microsoft launches new iMessage app dubbed ‘Who’s In’

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Just one day after launching its new iOS camera app called Sprinkles that uses machine learning to help spice up photos, Microsoft has launched yet another app for iOS platform. ‘Who’s In’ is a new iMessage app that helps friends

Microsoft launches fun camera app, Sprinkles with AI prowess

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If you are bored with the same old Snapchat filters (considering the same filters are now available on Facebook and Instagram), then Microsoft brings you a new fun ‘camera’ app, Sprinkles, powered by machine learning. Though Microsoft’s Sprinkles, available only for