Category: Microsoft

Report: Microsoft to invest $100 million in ShareChat

ShareChat is an Indian social media platform with over 60 million monthly active users across 15 languages of India. It directly competes with ByteDance’s Helo app in India. Livemint today reported that Microsoft is in talks with ShareChat to invest around $100 million. Interestingly, after the Indian government banned TikTok last year in the country, […]
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Microsoft Q4 2020: Bing Search Business revenue plummets 18% due to COVID-19

Microsoft’s search engine revenue growth, which has already been slowing, has run into a brick wall due to the COVID-19 crisis. Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs decreased by 18% (down 17% in constant currency)  or $353 million, meaning the Bing Revenue was around $1,608 million, around the same size as the Surface division. […]
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Outlook for Windows crashes immediately after starting up, Microsoft is investigating the issue

For many users around the world, Outlook for Windows client is crashing immediately after starting up. Microsoft is aware of this issue and currently investigating to find the cause. The latest update could be the cause of this issue. Meanwhile, users can access their mail through Outlook.com and Outlook mobile apps. We’re investigating whether a […]
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Microsoft Bing Maps is switching to TomTom for base map data

Bing Maps Platform is powered by multiple data providers including HERE, TomTom and OpenStreetMaps. Back in 2016, TomTom first announced a partnership with Microsoft to bring enterprise-grade location-based services to Azure, based on TomTom’s maps, traffic and navigation software. Last year, Microsoft announced an expanded partnership with TomTom to bring TomTom’s maps and traffic data across […]
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Microsoft open sources GW-BASIC interpreter

Microsoft today announced that it is open sourcing GW-BASIC. In 1983, Microsoft released GW-BASIC for the IBM PC XT and compatibles. GW-BASIC is a BASIC interpreter derived from IBM’s Advanced BASIC/BASICA (a port of Microsoft BASIC) You can check out the source code of Microsoft GW-BASIC on GitHub today. The source code of GW-BASIC is written in assembly language. […]
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Microsoft adds dual-screen emulation to Chromium

Microsoft adds dual-screen emulation to Chromium

Microsoft is still launching their Surface Duo dual-screen Android handset later this year, and ideally, they want developers to support the form factor. This includes web developers, and to help them optimise their websites for dual-screens Microsoft is adding dual-screen support to the built-in F12 emulator in Chromium. Gallery Microsoft, of course, is not the […]
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Microsoft to acquire CyberX, an Israel-based IoT security company

Microsoft to acquire CyberX, an Israel-based IoT security company

CyberX is an Israel-based startup that is developing a cybersecurity platform to reduce IoT/OT risk and preventing costly outages, safety and environmental incidents, theft of intellectual property, and operational inefficiencies. CyberX clients include three of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, three of the top 10 US energy utilities; multiple government agencies including the US Department […]
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