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Elon Musk’s OpenAI ties up with Microsoft for cloud computing

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | More »

OpenAI, a non-profit research organisation for artificial intelligence (AI) backed by Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk, has tied up with Microsoft Corp’s flagship cloud service, Azure. “This will make Azure the primary cloud platform that OpenAI is using for deep learning and AI, and w...


Microsoft to write down $7.6B on Nokia business, cuts 7,800 jobs globally

Technology giant Microsoft seems to be the turning the page on its $9.5 billion acquisition of Finnish handset maker Nokia. The technology giant said yesterday that it would cut 7,800 jobs or seven per cent of its workforce and write down the value of its phone business by $7.6 billion. The impact o...

9 July, 2015 | More »


Sony unveils prototype virtual reality headset for Playstation

Sony Corp unveiled a prototype for a new virtual reality headset accessory for its Playstation 4 games console on Tuesday at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, as it bids to further acceptance of the concept. The headset, still in development under the name “Project Morphe...

19 March, 2014 | More »


Ballmer goes out punching at last Microsoft employee meeting

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer took his farewell bow before thousands of applauding employees on Thursday with a typically loud and emotional performance at his last companywide meeting, talking up the software giant’s prospects and taking swipes at rivals. The CEO, whose screec...

27 September, 2013 | More »


Microsoft reverses position on Xbox One Internet, game sharing

Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday that users of its forthcoming Xbox One game console will be able to play games offline without establishing an Internet connection, and will be able to lend or sell used disc-based games. The announcement reverses the company’s position when it unveiled the con...

20 June, 2013 | More »


PC quarterly sales plummet, sharpest drop on record

Personal computer sales plunged 14 per cent in the first three months of the year, the biggest decline in two decades of keeping records, as tablets continue to gain in popularity and buyers appear to be avoiding Microsoft Corp’s new Windows 8 system, according to a leading tech tracking firm....

11 April, 2013 | More »


India, other emerging markets still lag in annual cloud computing scorecard

Brazil, Russia, India and China still lag far behind developed countries in policies considered critical for the future of cloud computing, but each made some progress over the past year, a U.S. industry group said on Thursday. The Business Software Alliance, which represents U.S. industry heavyweig...

8 March, 2013 | More »


PC titans take notes from tablets to regain customers

Personal computer makers, trying to beat back a tablet mania that’s eating into their sales, are making what may be a last-ditch attempt to sway customers by mimicking the competition. Many of the laptops to be unveiled around the world in coming months will be hybrids or “convertibles&#...

17 January, 2013 | More »


How long can Google’s shares stay airborne?

Google Inc’s shares have clung tenaciously near record highs after a three-month, 30 percent rally fueled by rising optimism about Internet advertising, but Wall Street fears it may be running out of steam. Google stock has hovered near an all-time high of $774.38 since touching that peak on O...

18 October, 2012 | More »

Microsoft, Nokia pin hopes on new Lumia as mobile war escalates

Nokia and Microsoft Corp will take the wraps off the struggling European company’s most powerful smartphone on Wednesday, in what may be their last major shot at winning back a market lost to Apple, Samsung and Google. The world’s largest software maker and the Finnish company that on...

5 September, 2012 | More »

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