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‘Horrific:’ Microsoft CEO addresses Charlottesville and the Google diversity memo in an e-mail to employees (MSFT)

In a memo to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed both the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and the controversial Google diversity manifesto, calling both horrific. This past week and in particular this weekend’s events in Charlottesville have been horrific. What I’ve seen and read has had a profound impact on me and I am Continue reading Horrific: Microsoft CEO addresses Charlottesville and the Google diversity memo in an e-mail to employees (MSFT)
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Microsoft built an eye-catching smart thermostat featuring voice assistant Cortana (MSFT)

Microsoft has built a smart thermostat that comes with its voice assistant Cortana, detects whether you re in the room, and tells you what the air quality is like. The thermostat, called GLAS, runs on a version of Windows for smaller devices, Windows 10 IoT Core, and features Microsoft s smart voice assistant Cortana. We first saw Continue reading Microsoft built an eye-catching smart thermostat featuring voice assistant Cortana (MSFT)
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Microsoft’s Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation

 Indoor mapping is one of those problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers, emitters, scanners… who wants to install those in malls across the world? Microsoft Research has produced an indoor navigation app that keeps things simple, using existing sensors and the fact that Continue reading Microsoft’s Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation
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Microsoft is forming a grand army of experts in the artificial intelligence wars with Google, Facebook, and Amazon (MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

Artificial intelligence is fast becoming the next major battlefield between Silicon Valley s biggest companies, and Microsoft is putting its troops in formation. On Wednesday morning, Microsoft plans to announce the creation of Microsoft Research AI, a dedicated unit within its global Microsoft Research division that will focus exclusively on how to make the company s software smarter, Continue reading Microsoft is forming a grand army of experts in the artificial intelligence wars with Google, Facebook, and Amazon (MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)
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Microsoft is bundling up all its best stuff in a bid to overtake Amazon in the cloud wars (MSFT)

Microsoft just unveiled Microsoft 365 — a bundle for businesses that includes the Office 365 cloud productivity suite, a copy of the Windows 10 operating system, and a bunch of management tools and other goodies for the IT department. Microsoft 365 was announced at the company s Inspire conference in Washington, DC. Like Office 365, from which Continue reading Microsoft is bundling up all its best stuff in a bid to overtake Amazon in the cloud wars (MSFT)
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Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft secretly binging on Netflix

The story goes: After Steve Ballmer retired from his 34-year career at Microsoft in 2014, including 14 years as its CEO, he felt so lost that he spent weeks at home binging Netflix. So when we sat down to talk to Ballmer during the Code conference a couple of weeks ago in LA, we asked Continue reading Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft secretly binging on Netflix
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A Microsoft exec said that the iPad Pro is a ‘clear example’ of Apple following Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft general manager for Surface Ryan Gavin said that the iPad Pro is a clear example of Apple following Microsoft rather than the other way around, in an interview with Business Insider. Think about it, if we had been looking at [Apple] we wouldn t have made a product like Surface Pro or Surface Book, Gavin said. Continue reading A Microsoft exec said that the iPad Pro is a clear example of Apple following Microsoft (MSFT)
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