More trouble for Google as employees resign possible Human Rights violation

Sep 15, 2018 at 12:00 GMT The past couple of weeks have been bad for Google as the company is forced to make changes to its policies and guidelines if it plans to re-enter the China market. In case you don’t know, the Chinese government has strict regulations requiring companies to censor and disclose the search history of individuals if needed. With Google trying hard to comply, some of the employees felt that it’s in direct violation of the Human Rights and gave their r...
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Google apps found tracking users even after location turned off

Aug 17, 2018 at 22:40 GMT “Don’t be evil,” Google once said It seems that motto has been discarded as more and more “evil” practices come to light. Today, it was discovered that Google had the practice of maintaining the location history of users, despite them turning off location history in Google Maps and from their privacy dashboards. A report from the Associated Press in conjunction with university researchers confirmed that Google would continue to track users, despi...
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Apple beats Microsoft, Google and Amazon to $1 trillion valuation

Aug 2, 2018 at 17:42 GMT Apple has just won the race to be the first one trillion dollars publicly traded company after it’s share price passed $207.04 a share today. The achievement was due to a solid financial quarter in which the company posted a record $53 billion revenue, and of course a long history of beating expectations despite constant predictions that the company has peaked. The feat has of course been a race because the stock market’s top 10  is currently d...
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Windows 10 turns 3: Here’s how it grew over the last 3 years

Jul 26, 2018 at 16:54 GMT Microsoft announced the public release of Windows 10 on 29th July 2015. However, the journey of developing Windows 10 started back in 2014. This is when Microsoft announced a new program called “Windows Insider Program”. The program was revealed by Joe Belfiore in an event in San Franciso and was later headed by Gabe Aul and now by Dona Sarkar. With the Windows 10 Insider Program, Microsoft planned to target the 1% who loved to test new things. The ...
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Here’s what to expect from Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition

Jun 6, 2018 at 14:18 GMT Microsoft today announced its plan to acquire GitHub for about $7.5 billion. In the official Microsoft blog, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, mentioned the following as the three things we can expect from Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. First, we will empower developers at every stage of the development lifecycle – from ideation to collaboration to deployment to the cloud. Going forward, GitHub will remain an open platform, which any develope...
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Satya Nadella’s Microsoft is winning over millenials

May 11, 2018 at 8:41 GMT In 2015 Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella said he wanted people to not just need Windows, but to love Windows. A recent YouGov survey did not answer that question but did show the love for the company was increasing, particularly amongst those aged 18-34. The YouGov BrandIndex survey from May 2018 found Microsoft’s Impression score, which asks consumers if they have an overall positive or negative impression of a particular brand — has reac...
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Satya Nadella’s smart decisions see MSFT overtake Google’s market cap

Apr 17, 2018 at 13:44 GMT For the first time in a while, Microsoft has overtaken Google’s market capitalization. At the time of writing,  Microsoft’s market capitalization stood at $732 billion beating Google who stood at $731 billion. This is the first time in around 3 years that Microsoft has overtaken Google in terms of market capitalization. Although, this shouldn’t come as a surprise since Microsoft’s share prices have rocketed over 150% since Satya Nadella took ...
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Microsoft distances their Always Connected PC initiative from Windows 10 on ARM issues

Apr 12, 2018 at 11:18 GMT It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Windows 10 on ARM initiative is off to a bad start, with numerous articles where reviewers were not exactly delighted with the devices. Microsoft would, however, like us to know Always Connected PCs encompass more than Windows 10 on ARM devices, and that the initiative does not live and die with how well Qualcomm’s ARM processors run Windows 10. “Today, we have the three devices [the HP Envy x2, Lenovo Miix 630 and ...
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Microsoft predicted to hit $1 trillion valuation within 12 months

Apr 10, 2018 at 20:23 GMT If you ask Morgan Stanley how Microsoft is performing, they would say the company is doing nearly everything right, as they have just predicted the company will hit a trillion dollar valuation within the next 12 months, a year earlier than the rather optimistic 2017 prediction by Evercore ISI, which said the company will hit the landmark in 2020. “Strong positioning for ramping public cloud adoption, large distribution channels and installed customer...
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Updated Microsoft Terms of Service invasive, draconian and likely unenforceable

Mar 29, 2018 at 21:43 GMT In the wake of the passage of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex-Trafficking Act (SESTA), which hold online platforms responsible for users’ speech, illegally shared content, and anything that might be construed as trafficking, Microsoft has updated their terms of service to include language which has raised alarm for many. Microsoft has banned offensive language, nudity, graphic violence and pornography, not just ...
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