Microsoft inks patent license deal with Toyota for connected cars

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Microsoft has announced a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota Corp for connected car technologies. The latest  agreement builds on Toyota and Microsoft’s strong partnership, which includes their collaboration on the Azure-based Toyota Big Data Center. Continue reading “Microsoft inks patent license deal with Toyota for connected cars”

Microsoft to ship Acer Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset to developers this month

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At the Microsoft Surface event back in October last year announced that its new Windows 10 Creators Update will bring support for VR headsets and mixed reality. At that time it said that it will be partnering with HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer and ASUS who will sell their first VR headsets capable of mixed reality through the Creators Update starting at US$ 299 (Rs. 19,990 approx.). Continue reading “Microsoft to ship Acer Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset to developers this month”

Microsoft Skype Lite with Aadhaar integration launched in India

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Microsoft has announced the launch of Skype Lite mobile app which is aimed at low end Android devices. The company CEO Satya Nadella introduced the app at Future Decoded event in Mumbai. The app which weighs just 13MB and works on phones with slower data connections. Furthermore, Skype Lite comes with Aadhaar integration. Continue reading “Microsoft Skype Lite with Aadhaar integration launched in India”

Flipkart and Microsoft enter into Azure cloud partnership

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Microsoft and Flipkart have announced a strategic partnership under which the e-commerce major will adopt Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart Group CEO and co-founder Binny Bansal announced the news at an event in Bangalore. Continue reading “Flipkart and Microsoft enter into Azure cloud partnership”

Tata Motors and Microsoft sign a deal for connected cars

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Tata Motors and Microsoft India has announced a strategic agreement to improve connected car experience for Indian customers. The company will leverage Microsoft’s connected vehicle technologies that bring together artificial intelligence (AI), advanced machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities. Continue reading “Tata Motors and Microsoft sign a deal for connected cars”

Windows 10 will get a new Game Mode for high gaming performance

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Microsoft has announced that it will start rolling out a new Game Mode on Windows 10 for a high performance gaming experience. The Game Mode will improve the performance of games on traditional Win32 games as well as UWP (Universal Windows Platform) games from the Windows Store.  Continue reading “Windows 10 will get a new Game Mode for high gaming performance”

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

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Microsoft has made its first acquisition of 2017. The company has scooped up deep learning startup Maluuba that focuses on natural language processing, machine reading comprehension, dialogue understanding, and general (human) intelligence capabilities such as memory, common-sense reasoning, and information seeking behavior.
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Microsoft extends mapping deal with HERE

Here MapsHERE Maps has signed a multi-year strategic commercial agreement with Microsoft to where the later will leverage former’s map data and platform services in the development of its products and services. In fact, Microsoft was already using Here data in Bing Maps (Bing.com, Cortana and other services) and Bing Maps API. With this agreement, the company will use HERE data in its future connected cars as well. Continue reading “Microsoft extends mapping deal with HERE”

Microsoft Translator gets real time translation feature for face-to-face conversation

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Microsoft has rolled out an update to its translator app that lets users translate multi-lingual conversation in real time. This feature allows users to communicate in different languages directly using their own language and the conversation pops up as text on your device. Continue reading “Microsoft Translator gets real time translation feature for face-to-face conversation”

Microsoft officially completes $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition

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Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition is a done deal six months after it was official announcement in June this year. The deal recently got a green signal from EU regulators. As a result of the acquisition, Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Continue reading “Microsoft officially completes $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition”

Microsoft, Qualcomm partner to bring Windows 10 to next-gen Snapdragon processors

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Microsoft and Qualcomm just announced at the WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Community) event in Shenzhen, China that Windows 10 is coming to the next-generation of Snapdragon mobile processors, years after it failed to bring Windows to ARM chips in the form of Windows RT with Surface with Windows RT and Nokia Lumia 2520. Continue reading “Microsoft, Qualcomm partner to bring Windows 10 to next-gen Snapdragon processors”