Microsoft buying Siri’s AI developer firm Nuance in $19.7 bn deal

Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance comes after the companies formed a partnership in 2019. The Redmond, Washington, company said that the deal will double its total addressable market in the health care provider industry, bringing its total addressable market in health care to nearly USD 500 billion.

Apr 12, 2021, 20:12 PM IST

Skype gets Noise cancellation feature: Here’s how to activate during calls

The new feature can be found under the ‘Settings’ option and can be toggled with different options - Auto, Low and High.  Notably, the noise cancellation feature is not yet available on the web version or mobile versions of Skype but you can get it in Windows desktop apps and on Mac as well.

Mar 14, 2021, 12:55 PM IST

Google, Microsoft engage in war over online news

Google and Microsoft are at odds over whether publishers should have more control over a digital ad industry dominated by the search giant and Facebook. In January, Google threatened to remove its search engine from Australia in response to the News Media Bargaining Code that would force the company to pay news publishers for their content.

Mar 14, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

Microsoft and Google openly feuding amid hacks, competition inquiries

Tensions between Microsoft Corp and Alphabet-owned Google have been simmering for a while but the rivalry has become unusually public in recent days as executives from both firms have been put on the defensive over competing crises. Google faces bipartisan complaints - and journalistic ire - over its role in gutting the media industry`s advertisement revenue, the subject of a Congressional antitrust hearing on Friday.

Mar 13, 2021, 15:08 PM IST

LinkedIn stops new registrations in China to review law compliance

A LinkedIn spokesperson on Wednesday said the pause in member registration in China is not related to the hack but did not say when the sign-ups would resume. LinkedIn's announcement came a week after Microsoft disclosed that a sophisticated group of hackers linked to China has hacked into its Exchange servers.

Mar 11, 2021, 19:46 PM IST

As Microsoft email software hack spreads, tech experts brace for more impact

It is only a matter of time before the break-in tools are cloned by other spies or cybercriminals, with the potential to compound the problem for users of Microsoft`s widely used Exchange email and calendaring software.

Mar 06, 2021, 12:35 PM IST

LinkedIn suffers over 2 hour long global outage, up now

"Some members may be experiencing an issue with accessing LinkedIn on mobile and desktop. We're working on this as we speak and will provide updates as we have them. Thanks for your patience!" The company said in a tweet.

Feb 24, 2021, 10:20 AM IST

Microsoft adding Kids Mode on Edge web browser for safer browsing, here's how to enable this feature

Microsoft has been working hard to make its browser a better alternative to existing choices. In a recent development. the technology giant has announced that Microsoft Edge browser will soon a Kids mode for a safer browsing experience. The kids mode is being rolled out in US markets for both windows and mac os.

Feb 19, 2021, 12:56 PM IST

Bosch-Microsoft jointly developing vehicle software platform

Bosch will work with Microsoft on a software platform for vehicles, it said on Thursday (February 18), as it strives to get a foot in the door to the fast-growing market for electromobility and automated driving technologies. he technology is based on Microsoft Azure and includes software modules from Bosch.

Feb 18, 2021, 19:08 PM IST

Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm worried over Nvidia's Arm acquisition

American tech giants Microsoft, Google, and Qualcomm have reportedly raised concerns to regulators in the US, EU, UK, and China, over Nvidia's acquisition of Arm. The companies have approached regulators with concerns that Nvidia could change how Arm licenses out its chipmaking technology. Nvidia has pledged that it would not be using its control over the company to change how it interacts with other businesses.

Feb 14, 2021, 22:53 PM IST

Microsoft’s new office in Noida inspired by Taj Mahal architecture

Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) is one of Microsoft's largest R&D centres outside the Redmond headquarters in the US. Set up in Hyderabad in 1998, IDC drives Microsoft`s strategy of globally shared development to build products and services.

Jan 28, 2021, 19:28 PM IST

Microsoft surpasses $5B in gaming revenue for 1st time

On the earnings call with analysts late on Tuesday, Nadella said that Xbox Live has more than a 100 million monthly active users while Game Pass now has 18 million subscribers.The Microsoft CEO said that they are transforming how games are distributed played and viewed "bringing cloud gaming and game pass to iOS devices and Windows PCs over the next few months".

Jan 27, 2021, 10:53 AM IST

Bill Gates turns farmer, biggest farmer in United States

Bill Gates also owns a stake in more than 24,800 acres of transitional land outside of Phoenix. Research indicated that the lands across the US is held by Cascade Investment LLC, Gates’ private investment vehicle.

Jan 17, 2021, 14:02 PM IST

Microsoft founder Bill Gates hails India for scientific innovation, Covid-19 vaccine production

Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also lauded India`s action and its resolve to end the Covid-19 pandemic as the largest vaccine producer in the world. 

Jan 05, 2021, 14:53 PM IST

Microsoft unveils highly-secure Pluton chip for Windows PCs

The Pluton security processor will provide next-generation hardware security protection to Windows PCs through future chips from AMD, Intel and Qualcomm, the tech giant said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Nov 18, 2020, 13:34 PM IST

Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3 now available in India

Paired with Surface Pen, Surface Go 2 aims to allow distance learners and remote workers to stay digital.

Nov 17, 2020, 13:58 PM IST

Microsoft pauses forced web app installs on Windows 10 devices

The ‘forced update' installs Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook web-based apps.

Oct 20, 2020, 16:46 PM IST

Microsoft to let most employees work remotely for up to half their weekly working hours

Microsoft, the Redmond, Washington-based company had about 163,000 full-time employees as of June.

Oct 11, 2020, 00:36 AM IST

Xbox Series S, Series X launching on November 10 --Price, offers and all you need to know

Xbox All Access provides an Xbox Series X, or Series S, along with 24 months of the full Xbox Game Pass Ultimate experience.

Sep 10, 2020, 15:04 PM IST

Microsoft to end Adobe Flash Player support on December 31

Microsoft will continue providing security updates to Adobe Flash Player and maintain OS and browser compatibility through the end of 2020.

Sep 07, 2020, 18:10 PM IST