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    Amazon overtakes Microsoft, becomes third most valuable company in the world

    San Francisco: With a market cap of $702.5 billion, Amazon has become the third most valuable company in the world, racing past Microsoft, which has a market cap of $699.2 billion. According to a report in The New York Post, Amazon stock surged 2.6 per cent on Wednesday, taking the company’s market cap ahead of Microsoft for the first time. Apple tops the list with $849.2 billion market cap, followed by Google’s

  • US net neutrality: Internet union to join legal battle

    Washington: In a bid to block the repeal of net neutrality, the Internet Association, a US political lobbying body representing Google, Facebook and other tech giants, will join the legal battle to sue the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • Bhopal: 3 MANIT techies land fat pay job with software giant Microsoft

    Bhopal: Multinational software giant Microsoft has hired three BTech (computer science) final year students of MANIT for an annual package of Rs 22.5 lakh each. Mayank Maheshwari, Anurag Gupta and Ayush Rathi are on cloud nine after being selected by the software giant before even completing their degrees. They will be working as software developers in the R&D wing of the company. All of them first appeared for online written test and in second

  • Google most authentic brand in India; Maruti, Apple feature in list

    New Delhi : Search engine giant Google has emerged as the most authentic brand in the country, followed by Microsoft, Amazon, Maruti Suzuki and Apple, according to New York-based global communications firm Cohn & Wolfe. Sony, YouTube, BMW, Mercedes Benz and British Airways are the other brands to feature in the top 10.

  • Microsoft becomes premium sponsor of Open Source Initiative

    San Francisco: After years of increasing involvement and engagement in open source software projects and communities, Microsoft on Thursday announced to formally join the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium Sponsor. Launched in 1998, the OSI is a global non-profit dedicated to promoting and protecting open source software through education, collaboration and infrastructure.

  • Microsoft Office 2019 to be released in 2018

    San Francisco: The next version of Microsoft Office — Office 2019 — will be released in the second half of 2018 and its previews will start shipping mid-year. The release will include perpetual versions of the Office apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and servers including Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business, Microsoft said in statement late on Tuesday.

  • India’s Aadhaar rivals growth of Windows, Android, Facebook: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    Orlando: India’s Aadhaar identity system rivals the growth of other platform innovations likeWindows, Android or Facebook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said. Nadella, in his book ‘Hit Refresh’, which was released during the ongoing Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference, has praised India’s leap forward in the digital and technological arena. “Aadhaar now has scaled to over one billion people, rivaling the growth of other platform innovations such as Windows, Android or Facebook,” the

  • Satya Nadella pushes Microsoft to build quantum computing ecosystem

    Orlando: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadellais now pushing the IT major to build a quantum computing ecosystem, a new revolutionary technology, which would allow scientists to do computations in a fraction of time. “A quantum computer enables you to encode information, not just as one or zero but as one and zero simultaneously.That means it unlocks amazing parallelism,” Nadella said in his keynote address at Microsoft’s Ignite conference here yesterday. This kind of

  • Tech giants condemn DACA programme repeal

    San Francisco: Tech giants, including Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, have unanimously criticised the decision by Donald Trump’s administration to rescind the DACA programme that had potentially put 800,000 illegal immigrants at danger of deportation. “I’m here today to announce that the programme known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Xinhua news agency quoted US Attorney General Jeff Sessions as saying on Tuesday.

  • Microsoft, Amazon collaborate to integrate Cortana, Alexa capabilities

    San Francisco: In a rare collaboration, Microsoft and Amazon have come to an agreement wherein Cortana users will have access to Alexa and vice-versa. According to a report in the New York Times, the two rival tech firms have been coordinating behind the scenes for the past year to make artificial intelligent assistants Alexa and Cortana communicate with each other.

  • Mumbai: School gives software firms run for their money. Here’s how

    Mumbai: Schools and colleges have now begun to adopt free open source computer software for learning instead of paying huge amounts for licensing. St Mary’s School at Mazgaon is the first school to have adopted Linux open source Operating System (OS). This move has overthrown the monopoly of proprietary software like Microsoft, Adobe and Acrobat. The school has saved around Rs 2,000 of every student by adopting this free OS. Both the

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    Microsoft Paint brushed aside

    San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3-D drawing. Paint drawing and image processing software that made its debut in 1985 with the Windows operating system was among the applications listed as “removed or deprecated” in a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update set for release later this year.