500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal

500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal This year's conference - known as Build 2017 - started off a little different. Improving programs with artificial intelligence that could tap into services in the internet "cloud" and even take advantage of computing power in nearby machines, was part of a vision unveiled as the U.S. [Full Article...]

New Microsoft Surface Laptop: Specs, Design and New Windows 10 OS

New Microsoft Surface Laptop: Specs, Design and New Windows 10 OS Microsoft's Surface Laptop runs Windows 10 S, which is a new version of Windows 10 that Microsoft announced at today's event. While the Surface Laptop will probably be the most popular product from the Microsoft EDU event, the company also made some other key announcements during the course of the event. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Cortana has 140m MAUs

Microsoft Cortana has 140m MAUs The kit had originally only been available for select developers. However, that list should grow rapidly - today at its Build conference, its holding a training session, showing developers how to design, build, test and publish Skills using the Azure Bot Framework. [Full Article...]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Expected To Report Earnings On Thursday

Google's "other revenues", a category that includes hardware and cloud services, hit almost $3.1 billion in the most recent quarter, a gain of about 50% from the same quarter a year earlier. With the traditional business of search advertising maturing, the company is looking to YouTube as its next driver of growth. The business, categorized as "Other Revenue" in its earnings report , posted a ... [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Now Empowers 500 Million Devices

Microsoft today announced it is augmenting its data and cloud services offering with Azure Cosmos DB , a database service that the company says scales horizontally with guaranteed uptime, throughput and virtually no latency. In the big picture, it makes sense for Microsoft to lock down what apps are used on its education-focused Windows spin-off and, like Chrome OS, preventing third party brow... [Full Article...]

Snap Inc.'s stock tanks after $2.2 billion first-quarter loss

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. saw its shares slide on May 10, 2017 after posting a loss of $2.2 billion in its first quarterly results since its share offering earlier this year. But there are also other small changes to the app with this update . It's unclear how Snapchat's young user base, which Spiegel famously said he does not want to send "creepy" ads to, will respond. [Full Article...]

Upgrade the Surface Laptop to Windows 10 Pro for Free

One of the changes from the Pro or Home version of Windows 10 is that 10 S will only let you install applications from the Windows Store. Microsoft says this ensures your device will stay "fast and secure day in and day out" since the company verifies all the apps in the Windows Store for security and performance. [Full Article...]

Snapchat parent company 'set to post big loss'

The new features enable users to loop videos for repeated play or to re-view an incoming Snap for as long as they like without the normal automatic deletion kicking in after one viewing. Facebook's fierce competition with Snapchat has only heated up in the months since Snap's IPO. They included new products such as Stories, Memories, Lenses and, most recently, Spectacles, camera-equipped su... [Full Article...]

Natural disaster kills 8 people in China's Xinjiang region

Natural disaster kills 8 people in China's Xinjiang region The quake struck Taxkorgan county on Thursday morning. At least eight people were killed and 23 others injured on Thursday after an natural disaster measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted China's Xinjiang region, officials said. Earthquakes are common in China's west. The mountainous county reportedly has a population of 33,000. Witnesses said frequent tremors have been felt after the quake... [Full Article...]

Snap Inc. Reports Slow User Growth, Shares Drop More Than 25 Percent

The camera company behind the Snapchat photo messaging app listed on the U.S. stock market for the first time in March and the company's value initially rose beyond £25 billion when it began trading. Since the Snap IPO, Facebook has been very aggressive about copying Snapchat . Speaking of Instagram, Snapchat Stories had a big head start over Instagram Stories. [Full Article...]

Microsoft offers free Windows 10 Pro upgrade to Surface Laptop buyers

Microsoft says this provides a Windows experience focused on security and performance. With that one, you can choose from burgundy, cobalt blue, graphite gold, or platinum, but in all the others, the sole color option is platinum. Panos Panay, the Microsoft executive in charge of its Surface products, was clear about the target audience: students who would otherwise buy Apple's MacBooks. [Full Article...]

Yelp Inc (YELP) Price Target Cut to $0.00 by Analysts at Wedbush

Yelp Inc (YELP) Price Target Cut to $0.00 by Analysts at Wedbush Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP)'s price target was revised on 04/11/17 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $52 while the bearish estimates kept at $27.50 over the next one year. [Full Article...]

Samsung fans rejoice, Galaxy Note 8 confirmed

Some user who had early access to the smartphone for various purposes were reporting that they are facing a red tint on the device. Separately, Samsung said it Board of Directors approved plans to cancel the existing treasury shares held by the Company. [Full Article...]

Amazon Echo Show latest rumours - Release date, United Kingdom price and features

With a $229.99 price tag and the ability to work seamlessly with other devices from the Echo family , Echo Show is a pretty appealing device. Amazon's Echo is expected to continue its dominance, with a share of almost 71 percent, though eMarketer expects Google's Home speaker to cut into that share in the coming years. [Full Article...]

Amazon's new Echo smart speaker with a touchscreen launches tomorrow

Alexa's functionality remains the same as from the audio-only Echo devices. The idea for a smart digital display isn't new: The Chumby attempted to perform similar functions almost a decade ago, but ultimately the technology wasn't quite there yet. [Full Article...]

FCC to reverse net neutrality, rejects 'hysterical prophecies of doom'

FCC to reverse net neutrality, rejects 'hysterical prophecies of doom' However, net neutrality advocacy groups believe such a scenario would occur only after regulations are reversed, as internet service providers would be free to create a two-tier pay-to-play internet, where websites are charged extra fees for faster load speeds and other preferential treatments. [Full Article...]

A $999 take on a regular old laptop — Microsoft Surface Laptop

Office Suite is coming to Windows Store as well. The project is expected to help developers transition over 60 million "classic" Windows applications over to UWP, according to company executives. The cooling vapor chambers are integrated into the chassis, something that Microsoft says substantially improves cooling performance and makes for a quieter laptop overall. [Full Article...]

Apple's 2Q profit at $11B; iPhone sales slip

The results beat analysts' estimates of selling 42.31 million iPhones. Though the company could generate year-over-year revenue growth from most of the regions, it suffered a setback in Greater China where it suffered 14 percent drop in revenue. [Full Article...]

Apple acquires sleep-tracking app 'Beddit'

Apple acquires sleep-tracking app 'Beddit' Beddit's latest model - Beddit 3 - is a thin strip of sensors that sits along the bed between the mattress and sheets. It then syncs your sleep data to your iPhone and Apple Watch. Its hardware also has a serious price tag: $149 (£129, AU$224). The accompanying Beddit app can tell users how long they slept and breaks down your night into categories such as "restless sleep", "snoring" and "awake... [Full Article...]

Apple reports surprise decline in iPhone sales

Apple said its revenues rose to $52.90 billion from last year's $50.56 billion. Apple managed to sell 50.8m iPhones in the second quarter of its fiscal year, down from 51.2m in the same period last year. The star of the show, again , was Apple's services business, which includes the likes of the App Store , Apple Pay, Apple Music, iTunes, iCloud, and similar programs. [Full Article...]

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