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Tom Warren / The Verge:
PC shipments in Q2 grew 2.7% according to IDC, while Gartner estimates 1.4% increase; both firms agree this quarter's YoY growth was the best since Q1 2012   —  Gartner and IDC agree  —  Shipments of PCs are definitely growing, for the first time in six years.
Jul 13, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts its collaborative Whiteboard app on Windows 10, says versions for iOS and the web are coming soon, and an Android version is in the works   —  You can doodle with hundreds of people in real time  —  Microsoft is launching its collaborative Whiteboard app on Windows 10 today …
Jul 12, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft is working on a pocketable Surface device, codenamed Andromeda, with a wraparound display that bridges the gap of the hinge when fully opened   —  A new and disruptive dual-screen device to blur the lines between mobile and PC  —  Microsoft has been working on a new mysterious Surface device for at least two years.
Jun 29, 2018, 1:19 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is integrating Adblock Plus into its Edge browser on iOS and Android, letting users enable it in settings, rolling out to beta testers now   —  Available in beta right now  —  Microsoft is building Adblock Plus directly into its Edge browser for iOS and Android.
Jun 25, 2018, 12:50 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
As Intel looks for its next CEO, its traditional chips business is troubled by delays and the firm is chasing competitors in GPUs ideal for AI computing   —  Brian Krzanich's surprise departure sets Intel on a race to find a new CEO  —  Intel is facing a turning point in its nearly 50-year history.
Jun 23, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft acquires Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used by 20M+ students and teachers in 180 countries, and makes it free for schools to use   —  A YouTube reaction video platform for students is now free to use for schools  —  Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used …
Jun 18, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft begins rolling out Redstone 5 preview of Windows 10 to Insiders with SwiftKey support on desktop, new gaming features, and more   —  Testers can try it out today  —  Microsoft is planning to bring its SwiftKey keyboard to Windows 10 later this year.
Jun 14, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces a redesign for its Office suite, including desktop apps and Office.com, rolling out over the coming months   —  A simplified ribbon leads the way for a billion users  —  Microsoft is bringing its Fluent Design system from Windows 10 over to its Office apps to simplify them for the billion people that use Office.
Jun 13, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft gaming chief Phil Spencer says the company is building a game streaming network “to unlock console-quality gaming on any device”   —  Microsoft has been teasing it's working on game streaming from the cloud recently, but today at E3 the company made it official.
Jun 10, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub for $7.5B; Nat Friedman, the founder of Xamarin, to be the new CEO of Github   —  Microsoft is acquiring GitHub.  After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today.
Jun 4, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context

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