Microsoft keen to partner in Digital India, Make in India programme

 Global IT giant Microsoft's chief executive officer Satya Nadella Friday said the company is looking forward to partner with the Digital India and Make in India programmes of the government.

Google and Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers
Google and Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers

Google and Microsoft joined forces with Sony on Wednesday, using their online might to release "The Interview" film to online audiences despite threats from hackers.

IIT Kharagpur bags maximum jobs compared to other IITs
IIT Kharagpur bags maximum jobs compared to other IITs

As the first phase of placements drew to a close, IIT Kharagpur students have got the maximum number of jobs as compared to other IITs, institute officials said on Sunday.

Microsoft builds support over Ireland email case

Microsoft said Monday it had secured broad support from a coalition of influential technology and media firms as it seeks to challenge a US ruling ordering it to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland.

Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation

Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.

Facebook removes Bing search engine from its platform after 4 years
Facebook removes Bing search engine from its platform after 4 years

Facebook has reportedly announced its decision to remove the Bing search engine from its platform as it ends a four-year-long online relationship with Microsoft's search engine.

Interactive helpline launched for Jharkhand, Delhi

An interactive voice response system (IVRS) aimed at empowering women and girls was launched in the Delhi and Jharkand here on Wednesday.

Yahoo 2014 Year In Review: Ebola beats celebrities to be the most searched topic
Yahoo 2014 Year In Review: Ebola beats celebrities to be the most searched topic

Yahoo on Thursday announced the 2014 Year In Review, and a look at it shows that the deadly disease Ebola is amongst the most searched topics, leaving behind iPhone 6 and Minecraft, a popular video game by Microsoft.

Microsoft to discard clip art from Office products
Microsoft to discard clip art from Office products

Microsoft has announced its decision to pull the plug on the last trace of clip art in its Office products, a report said.

IIT Kanpur starts placement drive, over 250 companies expected
IIT Kanpur starts placement drive, over 250 companies expected

IIT Kanpur on Monday kicked off its placement drive with around 1290 students from B Tech, B Tech Dual and M Tech courses registering themselves.

Skype finally brings 'picture-in-picture' feature to its Android app

A new update to the Skype App will now allow Android users to do away with the video chat window and move on to something more intriguing.

EU watchdogs to apply ''right to be forgotten'' rule on Web worldwide
EU watchdogs to apply ''right to be forgotten'' rule on Web worldwide

European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft`s Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court.

Top tech firms call for 'changes' to US surveillance programme

 A coalition of top technology and Internet giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, today called on the US Senate for "meaningful changes" to curb surveillance powers and for more transparency on government data requests.

Tech start-ups are the new rock bands: Bono

U2 frontman Bono described start-ups as the new rock bands and defended streaming service Spotify from recent criticism at an internet event in Ireland on Thursday.

NIIT and Microsoft collaborate to encourage women into IT

The global talent development corporation has tied up with the IT multinational to roll-out ‘Women in Tech’ initiative across 5,000 schools, colleges and centres in 200 cities. Prachi Rege reports

Twitter sues U.S. Justice Dept for right to reveal surveillance requests

Twitter Inc has sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking the right to provide more specifics about the extent of U.S. government surveillance and requests for information from federal agencies.

Skype to bar calls on mobile, landline within India from Nov 10
Skype to bar calls on mobile, landline within India from Nov 10

Over the top telecom player Skype today said it will stop calling facility from its application on mobile and landlines within India from November 10.

Now, no need to login, signup on Microsoft to read 'encrypted emails'
Now, no need to login, signup on Microsoft to read 'encrypted emails'

Microsoft's encryption mails would be easier to read now, as the company announced that now users who don't have a Microsoft account, or who have one but aren't logged into it, can view their encrypted message using a one-time passcode that Microsoft will send to them via email.

Microsoft says much work remains to be done despite increase in number of women staff

Microsoft has released diversity stats showing that it has increased the number of its women staff, but says that there's still much work to be done.

Facebook relaunches ad platform Atlas, allows advertisers to follow you around the web
Facebook relaunches ad platform Atlas, allows advertisers to follow you around the web

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Social-networking giant Facebook announced to relaunch Atlas, the ad platform, which will allow companies and marketers to see how effective their ads are on different websites.