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Skype Lite for low connectivity launched first in India
Feb23

Skype Lite for low connectivity launched first in India

Anyone surprised that India seems to be the center of attraction for most tech companies these days? That’s because the country has one of the biggest markets in the world. That explains the reason why Microsoft has decided to launch Skype Lite; a lighter version of its voice and video calling app in India. Built for the Indian market, the new Skype Lite will enable users in that country to easily access the app and its features at...

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Google and Microsoft join forces to crack down on Piracy
Feb20

Google and Microsoft join forces to crack down on Piracy

Two giants in the tech industry, Google and Microsoft have both signed up to crackdown on piracy, reports the Telegraph—a British newspaper. According to the report, the two American companies have reached a truce with the government and the creative industry t end a long-drawn dispute over links to pirated films and music online. With this development, Google and Microsoft will now collaborate to clampdown on piracy, while the...

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Skype trying to fight off competition with four new features to enhance video chats
Feb18

Skype trying to fight off competition with four new features to enhance video chats

Somewhere along the line, Skype managed to lose its rating as one of the most used video chat apps. While WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other chat apps were spicing up their services with some amazing new features to make chats more attractive, Skype didn’t do much on its part. The competition became so stiff that only few video chat apps became the toast of millions of people all over the world. Perhaps, there is a little...

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Microsoft patents AR technology that will help us find lost items
Dec29

Microsoft patents AR technology that will help us find lost items

If you constantly misplace your car keys or your wallet in the house Microsoft could help you find them with the aid of HoloLens Augmented reality will have a strong presence in 2017. And AR systems are here to integrate with the physical world and combine it with digital data. So, with this in mind Microsoft has a brilliant idea. According to a MSPU report the tech company is working on an AR technology that could identify inanimate...

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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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