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Microsoft’s Head of Cortana, Javier Soltero, Quits

Microsoft’s Head of digital Assistant Cortana is leaving the company by the end of the year, as Cortana has moved from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) research division into the Experiences and Devices group. First reported by ZDNet on Tuesday, Javier Soltero, Vice President of Cortana, confirmed his departure in a tweet posted to his personal account. “I’ve made the decision […]

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Flipkart and Amazon Not Abusing Market Position in India: CCI

Amazon and its rival in India, the Walmart-owned Flipkart, did not break regulations through their selection of merchants and brands, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said in a ruling late on Tuesday. The decision is a defeat for a lobby group representing thousands of online sellers in India. A case brought by the All India Online Vendors […]

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Microsoft Doesn’t Use Customers’ Data for Profit: Satya Nadella

In an apparent jibe against rivals Google and Facebook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said the company doesn’t use customers’ personal data for profit unlike some other firms. In an interview with The Times on Monday, Nadella said the company “had chosen not to squeeze the last drop of revenue from the troves of user data on its Bing search engine and the LinkedIn social network, […]

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Microsoft Completes $7.5 Billion Acquisition of GitHub

Microsoft has closed its $7.5 billion (roughly Rs. 55,000 crores) acquisition of GitHub, a leading software development platform which brings more than 31 million developers to create, collaborate, share and build on each other’s work. Nat Friedman, former CEO of Xamarin (acquired by Microsoft in 2016), is taking over as GitHub’s CEO, Microsoft said in a statement […]

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Microsoft, Amazon Pledge to Work With Pentagon Following Anonymous Online Rebukes

Microsoft executives launched a spirited defence of their work with the US military on Friday in a blog post authored by company president Brad Smith, who pledged to work with Pentagon as it embarks on a multi-billion-dollar effort to build advanced artificial intelligence capabilities into its operations. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos offered a similar statement last week at a conference in […]

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Microsoft Overtakes Amazon as Second Most Valuable US Company

Microsoft Corp regained its spot as the second most valuable US company on Friday after a disappointing quarterly report from Amazon.com wiped $65 billion (roughly Rs. 4.6 lakh crores) off the online retailer’s market capitalisation. Apple tops the list at over $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 73 lakh crores) after crossing that threshold in September. Microsoft’s market capitalisation was Wall Street’s highest […]

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Dark web trend sweeping internet

CHILD porn, buying your body weight in illicit drugs and literally watching people get murdered are just a few of the things you can do on the dark web, the internet’s underbelly. Around a decade ago, just as technology was taking off, a genre known as “unboxing” became wildly popular on video streaming platform, YouTube. […]

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EU Pushes Internet Firms to Remove Extremist Content in 1 Hour

The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines. The Commission told such companies in March that they had three months to show they were removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so. The Commission wants content […]

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The Internet Is On A Mission Replacing Donald Trump With Penguins In These Photos, Here’s Why

The European Parliament will soon hold a crucial debate and vote on a proposal so terrible, it can only be called an extinction-level event for the Internet as we know it. At issue is the text of the new EU Copyright Directive, which updates the 17-year-old copyright regulations for the 28 member-states of the EU. It makes a […]

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5 Tips for Using Industrial Pressure Washer

Industrial pressure washers are a practical and handy method for cleaning, whether you are cleaning commercial equipment or industrial cleaning applications. However, getting a pressure washer is not the same as operating it. Following are a few tips on you can correctly use industrial pressure washers. Keep the pressure in check This cleaning equipment makes […]