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Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition gets an all-clear from the EU
Dec08

Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition gets an all-clear from the EU

Apparently Salesforce has lost in its bid to frustrate Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Recall that Salesforce had appealed to the European Union a while ago to stop Microsoft from closing the deal. Salesforce built its case on comments made by EU competition chief Margarethe Vestager, that the agency would directly look at a company’s use of data whether it’s bad for competition. That’s in the past now as the deal could soon be...

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EU says Twitter and Facebook not doing enough to tackle hate speech
Dec05

EU says Twitter and Facebook not doing enough to tackle hate speech

Apparently Twitter and Facebook are not doing enough to tackle hate speech, and the EU has vowed to go tough on them. The European Commission said it will force both companies to go hard on trolls if they fail to act or adopt stricter measures to deal with the issue that is fast assuming an alarming dimension. Vera Jourova, the EU Justice Commissioner was quoted in the Financial Times as urging the companies to expedite action on hate...

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Microsoft to compete with Amazon’ Echo with Windows 10 Home Hub
Dec05

Microsoft to compete with Amazon’ Echo with Windows 10 Home Hub

Watch your back Amazon because Microsoft is building a new feature to take on Echo. According to The Verge, the software giant is working on a HomeHub feature that will be built right into Windows 10 updates. When launched, HomeHub will place Microsoft in a better position to compete with big players like Google Home and Amazon Echo. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the report said the feature is currently in designing stages;...

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Skype audio and video calling features can now be used without an account
Nov15

Skype audio and video calling features can now be used without an account

Technology has changed the way we do things—the way we communicate with one another has never been this easy. The consumer is indeed the king; every tech firm wants to have a fair share of the market. WhatsApp on Tuesday added a video-calling feature to its app; but not before Skype threw its gate wide open to everyone to use its service without opening an account. “Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve made it easier than ever...

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Microsoft launches Outlook Customer Manager
Nov15

Microsoft launches Outlook Customer Manager

Microsoft on Monday launched Outlook Customer Manager, a new product to help companies keep track of relationships with both current and potential customers. With the new tool, Microsoft said companies will no longer need to go beyond Outlook. Outlook Customer Manager is available at no cost to companies that pay for Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions. According to VentureBeat, the first set of companies to enroll in the “First...

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Microsoft Teams is official and Slack gives a friendly advice
Nov03

Microsoft Teams is official and Slack gives a friendly advice

Microsoft has a new family member and everyone is talking about the best rival for Slack. But is Microsoft Teams the future of business communication?   Yesterday Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams. It was an announcement that everyone was waiting for. The new chat-based workspace in Office 365 is Microsoft’s proposal for collaboration and team building. Since yesterday Microsoft Teams is available in preview in 181 countries...

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