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  • Microsoft Will Rebrand Its Lync Enterprise Communication Tool ‘Skype for Business’

    Microsoft Will Rebrand Its Lync Enterprise Communication Tool ‘Skype for Business’

    Microsoft will rebrand Lync, its enterprise communications tool ‘Skype for Business.’ The change will see Lync’s interface harmonized to something close to the current Skype’s interface. Skype for Business won’t be available until next year. Lync won’t fold into Skype entirely — instead, it will remain a separate application. I saw a demo of an… Read More

  • The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

    The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

    Gartner is predicting a 30 per cent jump in the number of connected objects in use in the wild from this year to next as sensing connected devices proliferate in an Internet of Things (IoT). In a forecast put out today, the analyst predicts there will be 4.9 billion connected things in use in 2015, up from 3.8 billion this year. Read More

  • UpWest Labs Nurtures Promising Israeli Startups In Silicon Valley

    UpWest Labs Nurtures Promising Israeli Startups In Silicon Valley

    UpWest Labs was founded in 2012  with a simple idea. Israel has tons of startup talent, but much of the funding is in the U.S. The founders decided to put the two together and bring a small group of promising Israeli entrepreneurs to the U.S. for four months to meet customers, partners and investors. Today marks the 8th graduating class. Today’s graduating group is comprised of 7… Read More

  • Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

    Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

    Microsoft is a company with a new cloud focus, a new CEO, and new re-org, and a massive new hardware business that brought in around $3.5 billion in revenue in its most recent across two device categories alone. So if you aren’t completely sure what the hell Microsoft is, I don’t blame you. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, speaking to the media last week at an event on… Read More

  • Here’s What Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Thinks Apple And Google Do Best

    Here’s What Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Thinks Apple And Google Do Best

    At a recent event on its Redmond campus, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella detailed his views on what Google and Apple do best. His comments, as the chief executive of the company worth less than Apple, but more than Google, are notable. For context, in his thus-short tenure at Microsoft , Nadella has completed its purchase of Nokia, and also continued the company’s push into cloud… Read More

  • Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity

    Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity

    At a recent event on its Redmond campus, Microsoft executives explained their views on the future of productivity to a small press cadre. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, opened the day’s happenings with an explanation of the company’s core focuses, listing platform work, and productivity itself as two of its chief efforts. The executive indicated that productivity… Read More

  • Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

    Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

    Suddenly major brands are looking to get into the startup funding game, whether we’re talking GE, Yammer or even non-tech brands like McDonald’s. Coca-Cola is another consumer brand looking for an edge by funding new startups. Coke isn’t doing it for pure investment purposes necessarily, but because they believe lean startups can give them the creativity, agility and speed… Read More

  • The Race To Zero Is Awesome

    The Race To Zero Is Awesome

    It’s Sunday, so let’s stretch our legs a little bit. Earlier today Julie Bort of Business Insider wrote an interesting piece detailing the rapidly approaching end game of the storage wars: The prices consumers and businesses pay for cloud storage are racing to zero, and that’s forcing new jockeying inside the crowded industry. Read More

  • Okta Catches SpydrSafe In Its Enterprise Web

    Okta Catches SpydrSafe In Its Enterprise Web

    Update: Okta has still not explicitly confirmed the acquisition of SpydrSafe, but its cofounder today retweeted our story about the sale after Okta unveiled a new Mobility Management service. That new product is much of what I describe below, combining Okta’s existing ID management service with a larger product that will let businesses manage permissions and security and data… Read More

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