AT&T and Microsoft Azure Team Up to Release Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit...

In what’s becoming a tech trend over the past few years, two giants of their own fields have teamed up to take advantage of the growth in one of the world’s hottest tech phenomena...

GE IoT Platform Predix to use Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS)

It seems everyone nowadays is doing the “cloud thing” or the “Internet of Things” thing. Conglomerate General Electric, which offers everything from power to business transformation is also on the bandwagon, and they’ve now...

Amazon and Microsoft Cloud Services Get FedRAMP “Highest-Impact” Accreditation

When you see a press release by one major technology company matched by another from a different company - and both contain an endorsement from the Federal Government - then you know that industry...

Microsoft Hires “Oreo Queen” to Put Office Over the Top

Do you know Eliza Esquivel? You should, considering she is now the Senior Director of Brand Strategy and Naming for Office marketing at Microsoft.Though her title may sound a bit outlandish at a corporate...

Microsoft Edge Wallops Chrome on Battery Usage

If you’re a Google Chrome user, you probably know that the browser eats laptop batteries for lunch. It’s a well-documented problem that Chrome has suffered from for a long time.According to a new test...

The Wand That Microsoft Bought: A Friend for Cortana?

Hot on the heels of the still-smoking $26 billion dollar acquisition of LinkedIn, Microsoft has done it again. This time, it’s messaging app developer Wand Labs. Unlike the highly publicized LinkedIn deal, this buyout...

Will Google address the Microsoft Challenge?

Ever since word came out that Microsoft would acquire LinkedIn, there has been speculation that Google may well respond with an acquisition of its own. What options does Google have, and will leveraging a...

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn: A Marriage Made in the Cloud?

One of the biggest advantages of sitting pretty on a cash pile of $105 billion is that you can pretty much spend it on what you like. The bigger the spend, however, the returns...

Facebook and Microsoft Partner to Build 160Tbps Undersea Cable to Spain

In what is becoming a regular feature for deep-pocket tech companies, Facebook and Microsoft have recently announced a collaborative effort with Telxius (Telefonica’s new infrastructure division) to deploy, operate and manage a subsea cable...

Nadella’s Minecraft: Building a Floor for Microsoft’s Future

 When Microsoft bought Mojang - the creators of Minecraft - nearly two years ago for $2.5 billion, their motive was clear: that the deal would put muscle behind their gaming segment and continue to deliver...