Free Press Journal
  • Microsoft files patent for foldable smartphone

    New York: A new patent filed by Microsoft hints at a device supported by flexible hinge that would transform a phone into a tablet. The flexible hinge will also let users set up the device in tent mode similar to Lenovo’s Yoga tablet, according to IANS.

  • Soon, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 tablet

    New York : Microsoft is working on a new version of its Surface Pro tablet which is set to arrive in the first quarter of 2017, reports IANS.

  • Microsoft, IBM among firms chosen for govt cloud service

    New Delhi : Government has provisionally empanelled 11 firms including Microsoft, IBM, state-owned BSNL and Tata Communications to provide cloud services, Parliament was informed on Wednesday, reports PTI. “Government has selected 11 companies for the provisional empanelment of Cloud Service Offerings of Cloud Service Providers,” Minister of State for IT and Law PP Chaudhary said in Lok Sabha.      He said the firms are: Microsoft Corporation (India), Hewlett Packard Enterprise India, IBM India,

  • IT decision makers in India prefer public cloud

    New Delhi : Technology decision makers in Indian enterprises are the highest adopters of public cloud solutions in the world, a survey by Microsoft.  “Fifty seven per cent respondents from India have adopted public cloud solutions and 33 per cent respondents stated that their companies use hybrid cloud – a combination of public and private cloud solutions,” the findings showed, reports IANS.   These are among the highest rate of adoptions and are better

  • Renault-Nissan Partners With Microsoft To Work On Next-Gen Connected Driving

    It’s safe to say that we are living in that time of the century when almost every global automaker is pondering upon taking steps towards the future of automobiles. Thus, we often get to hear about automotive giants collaborating with technology giants of the world in order to instigate work on the next generation of automobiles. One such collaboration took place recently as one of the biggest automotive alliance comprising of Renault-Nissan signed a

  • Internet search engines block info on sex determination tests

    New Delhi: The government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the three major search engines — Microsoft, Google and Yahoo — have agreed to block ads commercially promoting sex determination tests.

  • Twitter launches app to stream its videos on TV

    New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter has launched a new version of its app for digital media players — Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and for Microsoft’s video game console Xbox One — allowing users to see live streaming video available on Twitter.

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    Microsoft unveils new tools to curb hate speech

    New York: In an effort to curb hate speech and ensure safe online communities, Microsoft has announced a new dedicated web form for reporting hate speech on its hosted consumer services and a separate online form for petitions to reconsider and reinstate content, reports IANS.

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    Microsoft names Rajamani as India Research Lab MD

    Bengaluru: Microsoft on Thursday announced the appointment of Sriram Rajamani as the new Managing Director of its India Research Lab, effective from August 1. Rajamani will spearhead Microsoft India’s continued focus on world-class research, innovation and collaboration with the scientific community, the company said in a statement.

  • New York bans sex offenders from playing Pokemon Go

    New York: New York state authorities have banned registered sex offenders from downloading and playing the augmented reality game Pokemon Go citing concerns that paedophiles could use the app to find or lure victims.

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    Blackberry offers secured apps via Microsoft’s Azure platform

    New Delhi: BlackBerry on Tuesday announced that more of its secure enterprise mobility solutions will utilise the open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure to run a broad range of business apps. The move will allow enterprises to install and deploy the “Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform” by BlackBerry through Microsoft Azure to mobilise a broad range of business apps, including collaboration apps, ISV apps and custom-developed apps.

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    France serves notice to Mircosoft on data tracking

    Paris: France today said it had served formal notice on Microsoft to stop collecting what it deems excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent on civil liberty grounds.

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    Cloud growth helped Microsoft gain profit in fourth quarter

    New York: Riding on the growth in Cloud space with its Azure platform, US technology giant Microsoft on Tuesday reported a profit of $3.1 billion in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. The company’s earnings came in at a non-GAAP revenue of $22.6 billion ($20.6 billion GAAP) and $0.69 of non-GAAP per-share profit ($0.39 GAAP) which was well above expectations, Tech Crunch reported.

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    War of the Consoles: Who will pave the way for the future of Virtual Reality?

    New Delhi: Among the myriad of games at the E3 gaming convention, Sony and Microsoft might have just initiated the biggest shakeup in the gaming industry for years to come, the introduction of Virtual Reality Consoles. Whenever these two consoles heavy heads come face to face, a war is not far behind, and who could wish for a finer battleground than E3.

  • Official Facebook app arrives on Windows 10

    New York: Technology giant Microsoft has finally got the long awaited official Facebook app for Windows that would be available for Windows 10-powered personal computers and smartphones, a media report said on Monday.