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Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network

Microsoft announced today that it’s joined open-source patent group Open Invention Network in an effort to help shield Linux and other open-source software from patent-related suits. As part of the

Google’s latest hardware innovation: Price

With its latest consumer hardware products, Google’s prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, tablet and smart home device, a

Microsoft shows off government cloud services with JEDI due date imminent

Just a day after Google decided to drop out of the Pentagon’s massive $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract bidding, Microsoft announced increased support services for government clients. In

Microsoft invests in Grab to bring AI and big data to on-demand services

Microsoft has made a strategic investment in ride-hailing and on-demand services company Grab as part of a deal that includes collaborating on big data and AI projects. Under the agreement, Singapore-

Google Slides gets real-time automated captions

Google is adding an interesting new feature to its Slides presentation tool today that allows you to enable real-time automated captions to your live presentations. That’s a great feature for th

Microsoft announces an Xbox game streaming service

A week after Google launched a game streaming service “Project Stream“ in beta, Microsoft’s touting its own take on the category. Project xCloud is, naturally, an Xbox game streaming service

Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports

A few day after making the latest version of Windows 10 available to users, Microsoft has suspended the update, citing multiple reports of user data loss. “We have paused the rollout of the Windows

GitHub gets a new and improved Jira Software Cloud integration

Atlassian’s Jira has become a standard for managing large software projects in many companies. Many of those same companies also use GitHub as their source code repository and, unsurprisingly, t

Microsoft joins the LOT Network to help fight patent trolls

The LOT Network has been around for a few years now. Its mission is to fight patent trolls and it does so by having all of its members commit to a pledge that ensures that whenever they sell a patent

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

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KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets

KZen, a company run by former TC editor Ouriel Ohayon, has raised $4 million in seed to build a “better wallet,” obviously the elusive Holy Grail in the crypto world. Benson Oak Ventures,

Here are the newest additions to Microsoft’s Surface line

Want excitement? Here’s something approaching that. Today’s Microsoft October event wasn’t exactly a blockbuster, but product lead Panos Panay did mention that this is the most new Surface produ

Microsoft’s Surface Headphones up close and hands-on

In an event defined largely by spec bumps to existing product lines, the Surface Headphones were certainly a surprise. For one thing, the company did an admirable job keeping them under wraps, in spit

Microsoft launches new monthly financing plan for its Surface devices starting at $25

While it looked like all the major news from Microsoft’s Surface event today had already leaked ahead of time, the company still managed to surprise us with the launch of its new noise-canceling

Microsoft’s Surface line now includes headphones

Granted, most of today’s big announcements were iterative updates on devices we’ve seen in past years. Even so, Microsoft did sneak one surprise into today’s event. The simply titled

This is Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2

One last piece of hardware from today’s Microsoft event. The company issued an update to what is arguably the most compelling member of the Surface family. The company’s innovative iMac co

Microsoft announces the Surface Laptop 2

Another bit of expected news at today’s big Microsoft event. Here’s the latest version of the Surface Laptop. Once again, not a lot of changes on the outside of the product — which m

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now available

Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 update is now available. The company made the announcement at a small press event in New York, though it’s obviously no surprise that M

This is the Surface Pro 6

Surprises? Later, perhaps. But for now, we’re getting pretty much what we expected out of today’s big Surface event — which is to say some refreshing of existing Surface products. Fi

What to expect from Microsoft’s Surface event

It’s fall. That means every big to mid-sized tech company is holding an event to debut its latest offerings in time for the holidays. Even if said offering is just a laptop made out of leather. Not
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