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Microsoft says using Edge instead of Firefox and Chrome enables your battery last longer
Jun21

Microsoft says using Edge instead of Firefox and Chrome enables your battery last longer

Microsoft wants you to know that its Edge browser prolongs the hours of your laptop battery compared to Chrome, Opera and Firefox. The company founded its claim on a recent research it carried out where some common websites were cycled. After testing popular websites like YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and Amazon, the Edge browser lasted seven hours and 22 minutes on a Surface Book system. However, Google’s Chrome browser only lasted...

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Microsoft Buys Wand Labs to Develop Conversational Intelligence
Jun17

Microsoft Buys Wand Labs to Develop Conversational Intelligence

Microsoft just announced that it has acquired Wand Labs, a startup company that focuses on messaging and chatbots. Unfortunately, the two parties didn’t disclose the terms of the deal yet. According to Microsoft: “Wand Labs’ technology and talent will strengthen our position in the emerging era of conversational intelligence, where we bring together the power of human language with advanced machine intelligence — connecting...

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Xiaomi acquires patent to bundle Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets
Jun01

Xiaomi acquires patent to bundle Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets

Microsoft has further strengthened the brand Xiaomi as the Chinese smartphone maker prepares to enter the US market. Xiaomi is concluding plans to storm the US and other advanced market—and a patent deal with Microsoft will help it achieve its market plans. Xiaomi is expected to buy around 1,500 patents from Microsoft, according to reports. The Chinese phone giant is also expected to seal a cross-licensing agreement for a couple of...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and MacBook Pro 2016 May be Released in the Same Month – What to Expect?
May30

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and MacBook Pro 2016 May be Released in the Same Month – What to Expect?

Apple holds its annual Worldwide Developers Conference every June. At this event, the company will announce its upcoming Macbook Pro 2016. However, its release will happen in October, as always. Last year, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was released on October 26. Now, if the company would follow the same pattern, then the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 would be released in the same month as the Macbook Pro 2016. But rumors are circulating that the...

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Microsoft and Facebook team up to build new subsea cable across the Atlantic
May27

Microsoft and Facebook team up to build new subsea cable across the Atlantic

You don’t get to hear or read news of two tech giants joining forces to build infrastructure for their customers—it’s always a case of rivalry to edge the other out. Microsoft announced on Thursday on its Server & Cloud Blog that it is teaming up with Facebook to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic. Called MAREA, the subsea cable according to Thursday’s announcement, will connect Virginia Beach, Virginia, with Bilbao, Spain....

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Microsoft backs out of phone business as 1,850 employees set to lose jobs
May25

Microsoft backs out of phone business as 1,850 employees set to lose jobs

Microsoft’s foray into smartphone business has proven to be a very expensive one as the Redmond Washington-based company on Wednesday announced plans to disengage 1,850 employees. This is coming on the heels of the company’s retreat from manufacturing smartphones. For many observers, this won’t come as a surprise considering the downturn being experienced in the sales of the company’s smartphones. Microsoft said it would eliminate up...

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