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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
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Q3: Surface revenue up 32% YoY; Xbox software and services up 24% YoY with active users up 13% YoY to 59M; LinkedIn brought in $1.3B, up 37% YoY   —  Cloud and Office still leading the big growth  —  Microsoft posted the third quarter of its 2018 financial results today …
Apr 26, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
iTunes now available from the Microsoft Store for Windows 10, nearly a year after Microsoft announced it would be coming to the store before the end of 2017   —  Apple is finally bringing its iTunes app to Microsoft's Windows 10 app store today.  Microsoft first revealed nearly a year ago …
Apr 26, 2018, 5:08 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Gmail redesign may include Confidential Mode letting users restrict forwarding, downloading, and printing of emails as well as set expiration date on sent items   —  New feature gives you control over how emails are used  —  Gmail on the web is getting a big update in the coming weeks …
Apr 13, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
High-profile accounts and popular music videos on YouTube were hacked and defaced, and the most-viewed video of all time, “Despacito”, disappeared briefly   —  Lots of high-profile music videos have been defaced  —  YouTube appears to have fallen victim to hackers today …
Apr 10, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context

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