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NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more

04 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more

Even as Clubhouse tries to be a hipster and keep Android users from experiencing its new take on social media, Twitter has cloned the experience for them with Spaces.

Microsoft takes on Fiverr, Upwork with LinkedIn Marketplaces

23 Feb 2021

Microsoft takes on Fiverr, Upwork with LinkedIn Marketplaces

Professional social networking platform LinkedIn will soon give the likes of Fiverr and Upwork a run for their money. The Microsoft-owned company will enter the gig economy with a new service called Marketplaces.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, Hub 2S launched in India

22 Feb 2021

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, Hub 2S launched in India

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ laptop-cum-tablet, which was announced in January this year, is now up for grabs in India. It carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 83,999 and is available only for educational institutions and enterprises.

Microsoft's quantum computing dreams shattered by dodgy Majorana particle research

14 Feb 2021

Microsoft's quantum computing dreams shattered by dodgy Majorana particle research

In 2018, Microsoft employee and physicist Leo Kouwenhoven published a paper claiming to have observed a particle called the Majorana fermion. The breakthrough could've benefited Microsoft's quantum computing technology greatly.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more

13 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more

From your political preferences to buying habits, Facebook's spying of its users is comprehensive. However, there's always some scope for improvement.

NewsBytes Briefing: After Apple, Microsoft goes after Google, and more

12 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: After Apple, Microsoft goes after Google, and more

If you can't beat someone fair and square, get the government involved. After almost snatching away Australia from under Google's nose, Microsoft is lobbying the US government to adopt the same Australian media rules that Google and Facebook hate.

Volkswagen partners with Microsoft to develop autonomous driving technology

12 Feb 2021

Volkswagen partners with Microsoft to develop autonomous driving technology

Volkswagen has announced that it will use Microsoft's cloud computing services to develop software for its upcoming self-driven cars.

Microsoft will remove Edge browser, replace it with open-source avatar

07 Feb 2021

Microsoft will remove Edge browser, replace it with open-source avatar

In a news that will affect virtually no one, Microsoft is sending its existing Edge browser to the scrap heap.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google pays for systemic racism, misogyny, and more

02 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google pays for systemic racism, misogyny, and more

It looks like we've figured out why Google removed the "don't be evil" clause from its motto in 2018.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

Microsoft's new Password Monitor feature coming in Edge browser update

23 Jan 2021

Microsoft's new Password Monitor feature coming in Edge browser update

Microsoft is rolling out the stable build (version 88) of its Chromium based Edge browser. The new features in this update include a Password Generator and Password Monitor.

Apple quietly headhunts top cloud computing talent; Hints at self-reliance

22 Jan 2021

Apple quietly headhunts top cloud computing talent; Hints at self-reliance

Apple has reportedly been headhunting high-profile cloud computing engineers, while focusing on engineers specializing in container and Kubernetes technologies. These form the building blocks of cloud computing infrastructure underpinning Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure.

Will Android 12 change your gaming experience? Perhaps yes!

22 Jan 2021

Will Android 12 change your gaming experience? Perhaps yes!

Folks using game controllers on their Android devices would agree that haptic feedback on wired and wireless controllers is a long way off from their console counterparts. Android games either have no rumble, or rather basic rumble support. XDA-Developers reports that will soon change.

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

21 Jan 2021

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

Microsoft has jumped headlong into the driverless car space by investing $2 billion in Cruise. Microsoft's stake in General Motors' autonomous vehicle subsidiary takes its total valuation to an impressive $30 billion.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, with Intel Tiger Lake processors, launched

12 Jan 2021

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, with Intel Tiger Lake processors, launched

Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro 7+ tablet-cum-laptop at a starting price-tag of $899 (approximately Rs. 66,000).

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

07 Jan 2021

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

'Cyberpunk 2077' investors file lawsuit against developer CD Projekt

03 Jan 2021

'Cyberpunk 2077' investors file lawsuit against developer CD Projekt

The year 2020 has been really bad for CD Projekt, the Polish video game developer.

62% of cybercrime complaints linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police

25 Dec 2020

62% of cybercrime complaints linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police

At least 62% of the cybercrime complaints lodged in 2020 were related to financial frauds, Delhi Police said in a statement.

Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding

22 Dec 2020

Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding

VerSe Innovation, the parent company of local language news aggregator Dailyhunt, has received more than $100 million in funding from tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Falcon Edge's Alpha Wave Incubation

Microsoft Surface Duo coming to Canada and Europe in early-2021

16 Dec 2020

Microsoft Surface Duo coming to Canada and Europe in early-2021

Microsoft is all set to launch its dual-screen smartphone, the Surface Duo, in Canada, France, Germany, and the UK in early-2021, the company has confirmed via a blog post.

Salesforce is buying Slack for $28bn, its biggest acquisition yet

02 Dec 2020

Salesforce is buying Slack for $28bn, its biggest acquisition yet

Salesforce.com Inc is buying workplace messaging app Slack Technologies Inc for a whopping $27.7 billion, making this acquisition its biggest ever.

Microsoft Surface Duo to be launched in Europe in 2021

23 Nov 2020

Microsoft Surface Duo to be launched in Europe in 2021

Microsoft is planning to launch its Android-powered dual-screen phone, the Surface Duo, in Europe and the UK in early-2021. As per the reports, the tech giant is in talks with mobile carriers to introduce the device in those two markets.

Trump fires official who rejected conspiracy theories about election fraud

18 Nov 2020

Trump fires official who rejected conspiracy theories about election fraud

In his quest to convince everyone that Joe Biden won United States Presidential Elections only because of fraud, incumbent President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired an official, whom he had appointed.

Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 launched in India

17 Nov 2020

Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 launched in India

Microsoft has launched the Surface Book 3 convertible laptop and Surface Go 2 tablet in India.

Microsoft Surface Pro X goes on sale in India

14 Oct 2020

Microsoft Surface Pro X goes on sale in India

Microsoft's flagship tablet-cum-laptop, the Surface Pro X, is now up for grabs in India at a starting price of Rs. 1,49,999. It is currently available for purchase through select authorized retailers and is expected to sell via Flipkart and Amazon in the coming days.

Microsoft is giving its employees permanent 'work from home' option

09 Oct 2020

Microsoft is giving its employees permanent 'work from home' option

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has announced the plan to give its employees an option to work from home permanently.

NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

09 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

Last night, leading Indian lab testing company Dr. Lal PathLabs was caught exposing confidential patient data through an unprotected storage bucket on Amazon Web Services.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

06 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

Last night, Google deferred the enforcement of its Play Store billing policy that requires certain app developers to pay a 30% commission to the tech giant.

Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X models

02 Oct 2020

Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X models

Microsoft has launched an upgraded version of the Surface Pro X and a new entry-level Surface Laptop Go in the US.

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

02 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

#OutageAlert: Microsoft Outlook goes down globally

01 Oct 2020

#OutageAlert: Microsoft Outlook goes down globally

Just two days after suffering from an outage that lasted for hours, Microsoft Outlook is down again.

Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

30 Sep 2020

Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

Google is extending its unlimited access offer for Meet video conferencing service.

NewsBytes Briefing: Outage hits Apple App Store, iCloud, and more

30 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Outage hits Apple App Store, iCloud, and more

Last night, in a rare incident, Apple suffered from a major outage that left many of its services down, including Apple App Store, Music, Apple TV+, Photos, and iCloud.

Soon, Microsoft Teams will offer a 'virtual commute' experience

30 Sep 2020

Soon, Microsoft Teams will offer a 'virtual commute' experience

From Together Mode to Breakout Rooms, Microsoft has announced some pretty unique features for its Teams work collaboration platform.

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

29 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

25 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

23 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

Even as TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart came close to finalizing a deal, China is not ready to let the service off the hook.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

21 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

16 Sep 2020

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

William H. Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died at the age of 94, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the family announced.

Not herd-immunity; vaccine critical for ending pandemic, says Bill Gates

15 Sep 2020

Not herd-immunity; vaccine critical for ending pandemic, says Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that a vaccine for COVID-19 is critical and the herd immunity strategy cannot end the pandemic.