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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
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft shows off how its social chat bot Xiaoice, which is in use across platforms in China, can place phone calls to humans, similar to Google's Duplex   —  Similar to Google Duplex, but only in China  —  Google demonstrated a jaw-dropping new capability in Google Assistant earlier this month …
May 22, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft and Google disclose Speculative Store Bypass CPU flaw that exploits speculative execution and is similar to Spectre and Meltdown   —  New firmware updates are on the way  —  Microsoft and Google are jointly disclosing a new CPU security vulnerability that's similar to the Meltdown …
May 21, 2018, 9:40 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Interview with Microsoft's Jon Friedman, now chief designer for Office 365, on its failed products: 2004 SPOT watches, KIN phone, Courier tablet, and more   —  Microsoft's had a variety of weird and wonderful consumer devices over the years that haven't gone so well.
May 9, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 test build shows a new File Explorer dark mode and cloud clipboard for multi-device copying and pasting, coming to the public later this year   —  Insiders get to test the new changes today  —  Microsoft is testing a new build of Windows 10 today (17666) that includes some new features …
May 9, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context

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