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40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020
More than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by citizen data scientists, according to Gartner, Inc.
January 17, 2017
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A drone software firm has hired two execs from Salesforce and NetSuite
DroneDeploy, a data management platform for drones, has new VPs of engineering and business development.
February 9, 2017
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After Microsoft joins Linux, Google Cloud joins .NET Foundation
Next up, dogs and cats living together
November 16, 2016
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Alphabet beat profit estimates for its first-quarter earnings but lost more money on its 'Other Bets'
The non-Google businesses are costing more to run.
April 27, 2017
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App platform company MuleSoft files for IPO
MuleSoft is the latest "unicorn" to file for an IPO. the company, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with their APIs, has unveiled its financials to the public in an S-1 filing, suggesting that they are targeting a debut as soon as March.
February 17, 2017
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Apple must pay up to $14.5 billion in unpaid taxes to Ireland
European Commission says Irish tax deal amounted to illegal state aid, in decision that could have far-reaching implications
August 30, 2016
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Aurelia's Rob Eisenberg Joins Microsoft
Rob Eisenberg, the creator and face of the Aurelia JavaScript framework, has taken a job with Microsoft, leaving some in the community to wonder what the future holds for Aurelia.
September 26, 2016
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AWS could become Amazon's biggest business
Holiday sales from Black Friday and Cyber Monday could very well help Amazon hit its target of $134 billion in annual sales, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) could make up for $12 billion of it
November 30, 2016
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Misc. - B

Blockchain: Overhyped buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?
IT vendors are rolling out blockchain-based capabilities, often in response to high levels of customer interest
April 19, 2017
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Chime in: Is Windows or macOS better for tech newbs?
This is Windows Central, so most of us on the team would recommend a Windows PC over a Mac computer just about every time. But the fact is, in some cases, Macs may be a better fit for certain types of users.
August 7, 2017
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Citrix buys Unidesk for massive Microsoft Windows rollouts
Clouds, Win 10 and app 'layering'
January 10, 2017
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Congressman Ro Khanna says Silicon Valley needs to give back to all Americans
Khanna's district, CA-17, includes the headquarters of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay.
April 17, 2017
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Misc. - E

Evolving Application Performance Management (APM) to Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM)
Application Performance Management (APM) tools have traditionally provided organizations with key performance metrics, including the speed, reliability, and capacity utilization of datacenter systems. But without clear visibility into the actual experience of users, these metrics mean very little. Just because your servers measure as 100 percent available, doesn't mean users in all geographies are having a fast, reliable experience.
July 27, 2017
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Focused 2.2 review: Text editor with helpful Markdown tools and Zen mode to help you focus
Formerally known as Typed, does this Mac writing app have what it takes to stand out from the crowd?
December 20, 2016
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Misc. - G

GoDaddy acquires Sucuri
GoDaddy has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a provider of website security products and services. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
March 24, 2017
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Google DeepMind inks 5-year agreement with NHS for 'Streams' app
Patient data access concerns prompts ICO probe
November 22, 2016
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Google signs on to the .NET Foundation as Samsung brings .NET support to Tizen
Microsoft is hosting its annual Connect(); developer event in New York today. with .NET being at the core of many of its efforts, including on the open-source side, it's no surprise that the event also featured a few .NET-centric announcements, as well.
November 16, 2016
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Misc. - H

How to transfer your data from an old PC to a new PC
How do I move my data from an old computer to a new computer?
January 19, 2017
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Misc. - I

IT analytics platform uses machine learning to improve VMware efficiency
Maintaining performance of business systems is essential, particularly as more applications move to virtual environments.
May 31, 2017
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Misc. - J

Joe Belfiore officially announces his return to Microsoft
Joe Belfiore is back at Microsoft, and this is what his new job has him doing
April 12, 2017
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Misc. - L

Last time, Microsoft targeted Apple's creatives. Now, education.
What do Microsoft's Windows S and Surface Laptop mean for Apple in the education market?
May 2, 2017
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Linux flagship Munich's U-turn: Install Windows 10 everywhere by end of 2020
A meeting next week looks likely to spell the end of Munich's Linux desktop experiment and a return to Windows for the city's staff.
February 10, 2017
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Misc. - M

Microsoft announces debt offerings
Microsoft Corp. on Jan. 30 announced the pricing of its offering of $17.00 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. the notes consist of the following tranches:
January 30, 2017
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Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date
Microsoft to host earnings conference call webcast.
January 6, 2017
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Microsoft announces SAP's choice of Azure to help enterprises transform HR
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced an expanded partnership with SAP to provide public cloud services for the SAP® SuccessFactors® HCM Suite. SAP will make its cloud-based human capital management solutions available on Microsoft Azure over the next five years.
October 18, 2016
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Microsoft helps to empower students and teachers to create the world of tomorrow; unveils new education offerings
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced a set of educational products and services, inspired by teachers and students, including a new Windows experience -- Windows 10 S -- along with new experiences in Microsoft Teams for a modern collaborative classroom, new features in Minecraft and mixed reality that spark creativity, a range of Windows 10 S PCs for K‒12 classrooms, and the perfect Windows 10 S device for college students -- Surface Laptop.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft introduces Surface Studio and the Windows 10 Creators Update
New Surface Studio turns your desk into a creative studio; the Creators Update brings new creativity and gaming experiences built around the people who matter most.
October 26, 2016
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Microsoft launches Brazil Transparency Center to serve governments in Latin America
Microsoft launched in Brasília (DF) its first Transparency Center in Latin America. the facility promotes trusted and safe computing, a critical point for digital transformation, and serves the specific security needs of public sector. There are Microsoft Transparency Centers covering four regions in the world.
October 19, 2016
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Microsoft plays nice with the EU to buy LinkedIn
According to the European Commission, Microsoft has made commitments to appease EU antitrust regulators regarding its $26 billion acquisition of the professional social networking site LinkedIn.
November 18, 2016
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Microsoft Q2 FY2017: Strong quarter for Cloud and Office; Xbox revenue dips, Phone plummets
Microsoft has published its latest financial results, covering the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year (the fourth quarter of the 2016 calendar year).
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft reports rising revenues thanks to Office, Surface, and cloud services
Microsoft posted its first quarter of its 2017 fiscal earnings today, reporting revenue of $20.5 billion and net income of $4.7 billion. the highlights of Microsoft's latest earnings come in the form of Office and Cloud.
October 20, 2016
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Microsoft touts all the good it's done with the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report
Microsoft has published its Corporate Social Responsibility report for the 2016 fiscal year, which ended this summer. In it, the company espouses the work it has done to address social, environmental, technological, and economic issues around the world.
October 19, 2016
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Microsoft unveils new offerings to empower IT and drive digital transformation
At its annual Microsoft Ignite conference on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced new products and services spanning security, productivity, intelligence and the cloud that will make it easier for IT professionals to drive digital transformation throughout their organizations. In addition, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen announced that Adobe is bringing its Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure and making it the preferred digital marketing solution for Dynamics 365 Enterprise.
September 26, 2016
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Microsoft's Azure cloud business almost doubled in the past year
Windows sales picked up a bit, too, allowing the company to beat sales and earnings estimates.
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft's cloud business continues to shine as earnings again top estimates
The company said its purchase of LinkedIn should close in the current quarter.
October 20, 2016
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Misc. - N

New development environment helps bridge the gap between Dev and Ops
As the development cycle evolves, things like testing, monitoring and compliance need to be delivered earlier in order to speed up service delivery.
June 14, 2017
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New service helps enterprises buy and manage software
As enterprises grow in size it becomes harder for them to manage their software assets. Systems get decentralized and employees aren't always sure what tools are available, which can lead to the adoption of shadow IT.
June 26, 2017
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Misc. - O

Oracle will pay more than $850 million for Moat
A big bet on ad tech.
April 20, 2017
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Oracle buys DNS provider Dyn
Oracle is showing no desire to slow down it's spending spree after announcing the acquisition of DNS provider Dyn for an undisclosed sum.
November 23, 2016
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Outlook versus native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android
Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients
June 6, 2017
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Misc. - P

Public cloud services market will reach $246.8 billion in 2017
The global public cloud services market is expected to grow 18 percent this year, according to Gartner's latest report. Totaling $246.8 billion (up from $209.2bn last year), the growth will mostly come from IaaS, which is expected to grow 36.8 percent and reach $34.6 billion.
February 24, 2017
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Misc. - S

SaaS makes our jobs more difficult say IT pros
There is a perception in the IT business that adopting software-as-a-service models will make life easier for tech teams and end users alike.
October 4, 2016
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Sprinklr takes on the big boys of customer experience
It's a busy space with some high-profile players, so you'd be forgiven for being unaware of Sprinklr.
April 11, 2017
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Sure, it's easy to criticize software -- but can I write it?
It's easy for me to poke holes in other people's software, at least some of the time: oddball interfaces, missing functions, horrible performance, whatever it might be. But does that mean I have enough understanding of software to do any better myself?
November 24, 2016
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Misc. - T

Technology for human rights: UN Human Rights Office announces landmark partnership with Microsoft
As communities around the world face continuing human rights challenges, the agreement demonstrates the potential to use technology to help tackle issues, and highlights the opportunity for greater private-sector support for the work of the UN Human Rights Office.
May 16, 2017
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The human side of the data revolution
We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?
April 17, 2017
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The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Ultimate Software
This company's "people-first" culture offers IT employees challenging assignments and family-friendly policies.
June 12, 2017
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Three Big Data experts talk about the various issues in monitoring and managing data analytics.
Big Data offers enormous competitive advantages, yet managing Big Data presente an array of logistical and ethical concerns. To shed light on these issues, we discussed the following questions:
August 1, 2017
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Misc. - U

Udacity buys CloudLabs in its first-ever acquisition to enable collaborative programming
In the market for online education, Udacity remains focused on teaching its students about software development, data science and machine learning. to this avail, Udacity brought out its M&A team for the first time to strategically acquire CloudLabs, a small shop building interactive coding environments that let groups collaboratively code from within their browsers.
March 1, 2017
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Misc. - V

Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr
It's been written on the wall for a while, but now US network operator Verizon has confirmed its acquisition of Yahoo in a deal worth $4.48 billion. This also means that Yahoo's online image sharing platform Flickr is now in the hands of Verizon. With both AOL and Yahoo now owned by Verizon it seems the network giant is planning to combine the two companies and a few of its other subsidiaries into a new service called Oath.
June 15, 2017
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VMware says, "We're not dead," updates Fusion and Workstation for free
A simple upgrade to support a new OS shouldn't cost you, VMware says.
August 30, 2016
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Misc. - W

Weaveworks Adds release Automation and Incident Management to Weave Cloud Continuous Delivery SaaS
Weaveworks has released new features for the Weave Cloud SaaS platform that aim to simplify deployment, monitoring and management for containers and microservices, including: incident management with historical audit, instant query, and customisable analytics and dashboards; release automation and point-in-time rollback for Kubernetes and continuous delivery pipelines; and advanced Kubernetes troubleshooting including resource-container mapping.
May 15, 2017
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What Apple and Microsoft Can Teach Google and Facebook
Can companies that focus solely on advertisers create value for more than just themselves?
May 31, 2017
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WhatsApp has hired its first COO: Facebook exec Matt Idema
Idema will help WhatsApp manage its business ambitions.
February 14, 2017
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Why Intel's Unite software survived last year's brutal product purge
Intel's Unite collaboration software is breaking away from PC-only product and into the data center, IoT, and virtual reality
February 6, 2017
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With all the excitement over Windows on ARM, don't forget about Google's Andromeda
The excitement over full Windows 10 on ARM reminds me of Google's Andromeda.
December 13, 2016
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