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Valence Security raises new cash to secure the SaaS app supply chain

Valence Security, a company securing business app infrastructure, today announced that it raised $25 million in a Series A round led by M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture arm, with participation

Microsoft says GitHub now has a $1B ARR, 90M active users

As part of its earnings call, Microsoft today announced a number of new data points for GitHub, the massively popular code repository service it acquired for $7.5 billion in 2018. According to Microso

Microsoft’s Windows Dev Kit 2023 lets developers tap AI processors on laptops

At its Build conference in May, Microsoft debuted Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform designed to let developers explore “AI scenarios” via Qualcomm’s

Microsoft looks to build an Xbox mobile gaming store with Activision and King content

As the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigates Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft recently revealed in its filings with the CMA that it

Microsoft’s Edge browser gets shared Workspaces, new security features and more

It’s Microsoft Ignite this week and while a lot of the announcements this week target the kinds of IT professionals and admins who really need more deployment options for Azure Kubernetes Service th

Microsoft expands Azure OpenAI Service with DALL-E 2 in preview

When Azure OpenAI Service launched in 2021, the service — a part of Azure Cognitive Services — provided enterprise-tailored access to OpenAI’s API through the Azure platform for appl

Microsoft announces Syntex, a set of automated document and data processing services

Two years ago, Microsoft debuted SharePoint Syntex, which leverages AI to automate the capture and classification of data from documents — building on SharePoint’s existing services. Today mar

Thanks to AI, you can now create automations in Power Automate by simply describing them

Power Automate, Microsoft’s Power Platform service that helps users create workflows between apps, is getting new AI smarts. During its Ignite conference, Microsoft rolled out capabilities power

Microsoft Teams gains animated avatars and AI-powered recaps

At its Ignite conference this week, Microsoft announced updates heading to Teams, its ever-evolving videoconferencing and workplace collaboration app. New avatars are available, and more details were

Apple brings more of its services, including iCloud and Apple Music, to Microsoft platforms

During a Surface-focused event this morning, Microsoft announced that it’s integrating Apple’s iCloud storage service with the Photos app in Windows 11. After installing the iCloud for Win

With Places, Microsoft aims to help companies better manage hybrid work setups

Aiming to capture a broader swath of customers who’ve embraced hybrid work, as well as accommodate existing customers, Microsoft today introduced Places, a forthcoming add-on to Microsoft 365 de

Microsoft refreshes the Surface Laptop, Pro and Studio

Microsoft introduced a deluge of upgraded Surface products during a virtual keynote this morning. Detailed in a blog post penned by Chief Product Officer Panos Panay, the Laptop 5 gets top billing her

Microsoft brings DALL-E 2 to the masses with Designer and Image Creator

Microsoft is making a major investment in DALL-E 2, OpenAI’s AI-powered system that generates images from text, by bringing it to first-party apps and services. During its Ignite conference this

Meta partners with Microsoft to bring Teams, Windows apps and games to Quest devices

Meta today announced a partnership with Microsoft to bring new content, including Windows apps and Teams tie-ins, to Meta’s metaverse hardware efforts. During Meta’s Connect conference thi

Microsoft explores investment in Indian gaming platform Zupee

Microsoft has held conversations to invest in the Indian play-to-earn gaming platform Zupee in recent weeks and proposed to potentially lead a funding round of over $100 million, two people familiar w

Microsoft says two new Exchange zero-day bugs under active attack, but no immediate fix

Microsoft has confirmed two unpatched Exchange Server zero-day vulnerabilities are being exploited by cybercriminals in real-world attacks. Vietnamese cybersecurity company GTSC, which first discovere

Microsoft’s M12 led $20M investment in web3 platform Space and Time

Space and Time, a decentralized data platform, has raised $20 million in strategic funding to help businesses grow through smart contract technology. “Our mission is to make smart contracts smarter

Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 update with File Explorer tabs, systemwide captions and more

Microsoft today announced that the next major version of Windows 11, the aptly-named Windows 11 2022 Update, has begun rolling out to the more than 190 countries where Windows is available. The highli

After the Figma-Adobe deal, which design startups are acquisition targets?

News that Adobe will buy upstart design software unicorn Figma for $20 billion was the single largest event in startup land this week, a surprise upset over the Ethereum Merge coming to fruition.

Daily Crunch: Adobe snaps up Figma in proposed $20B deal that has some scratching their heads

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