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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft joins The Linux Foundation as a Platinum member; John Gossman, architect on the Microsoft Azure team, will sit on the foundation's Board of Directors   —  At its Connect(); 2016 developer event in New York City today, Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation.
Nov 16, 2016, 10:37 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft rolls out guest accounts on Skype for Web so users can chat or call without a Skype account; conversations last 24 hours, can be saved via sign-in   —  Microsoft today announced a small but significant update to Skype for Web: Guest accounts.  If you want to start a Skype conversation …
Nov 14, 2016, 10:30 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
YouTube adds HDR video support, for higher color contrast and more detailed shadows and highlights on compatible devices   —  YouTube today added support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos.  This means you can now watch YouTube videos in HDR on supported devices, including HDR TVs …
Nov 7, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says it has no plans for a free or consumer version of Teams; cheapest option for access is Office 365 Business Essentials at $5 per user per month   —  Microsoft today launched a preview of Microsoft Teams, an obvious Slack competitor (even Slack thinks so).  The big difference?
Nov 2, 2016, 1:52 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google discloses actively exploited Windows vulnerability just 10 days after reporting it to Microsoft   —  Google today shared details about a security flaw in Windows, just 10 days after disclosing it to Microsoft on October 21.  To make matters worse, Google says it is aware …
Oct 31, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft announces high-end Surface Book i7 with 16-hour battery life, for $2,399; pre-orders open today, ships in November   —  At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book i7, succeeding the 13.5-inch Surface Book laptop released last year.
Oct 26, 2016, 11:33 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows 10 “Creators Update” coming early 2017 for free, featuring 3D and mixed reality, 4K gaming, more   —  At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10.  The company detailed a slew of new features coming to its latest and greatest operating system, for free.
Oct 26, 2016, 10:25 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Facebook updates Instagram Windows 10 app to support PCs and tablets, requires touchscreen and rear-facing camera to upload photos and videos   —  Facebook today updated its Windows 10 app for Instagram to support PCs and tablets.  You can download the new version now from the Windows Store.
Oct 14, 2016, 9:15 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google debuts Project Fi group plan to add up to 5 people for $15/month per user for texts and calls   —  Starting today, Google's Project Fi now offers a group plan.  Fi users can now have up to six people on one plan, inviting new members at any time for $15 per month.
Oct 11, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Snapchat unpublishes its Facebook Page, which had over 6.5M Likes   —  Snapchat has unpublished its official Facebook Page.  Snapchat declined to comment as to why the page is no longer available, but a person close to the company told VentureBeat that the main reason was simply due to the lack of use.
Aug 30, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context

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