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Microsoft’s Build developer conference returns to Seattle May 6-8

Microsoft’s Build developer conference is returning to Seattle May 6 to 8. This is a bit of a surprise since Microsoft itself leaked May 7 to 9 as Build’s dates last month, after all. But then Google’s announced exactly those dates for its I/O confab and like last year, Microsoft

Grab raises $200M from Thailand-based retail conglomerate Central Group

Grab’s fundraising push continues unabated after the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm announced that it has raised $200 million from Central Group, a retail conglomerate based in Thailand. Central’s business covers restaurants, hotels and more than 30 malls in Thailand, while it has operations in markets that include Vietnam and Indonesia. Its public-listed holding

7 of the best laptop brands of 2019

To survive in today's world, a laptop is almost a necessity. Whether you're a contractor using a 2-in-1 to show off floor plans or a college student who needs a Chromebook for class, they make life that much easier.  But with all the name brands offering every laptop you could possibly

Fine, we want the Windows Ugly Sweater

I hate that I love it. In a pun-filled tweet, the Windows Twitter account announced that it's giving away a select amount of "ugly sweaters" adorned with the blocky Windows 95 logo.  SEE ALSO: No, you don't need an iPhone X scarf but it 100% exists It's chunky. It's knit. It's filled with

Microsoft calls on companies to adopt a facial recognition code of conduct

Over the summer, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for governments to take a closer look at how facial detection technology is being implemented across the globe. This week, he returned with a similar message — only this time the executive is calling out fellow technology purveyors to help address myriad

The White House will meet with tech execs to talk ‘transformational ideas’

Top tech executives from Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Oracle will head to the White House next Thursday to discuss “bold, transformational ideas” focused on U.S. innovation. The meeting, framed as a “roundtable discussion” by The Wall Street Journal, is expected to cover a broad range of emerging tech topics, from

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

Grant Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Grant Miller is the co-founder of Replicated As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com. This model has been validated

Microsoft tests underwater datacenter in the Scottish sea

Off the coast of Scotland's Orkney Islands, waves crash, winds whip, and a damp fog from the sea hovers in the air nearly year round. And now, underneath Scotland's cold, turbulent waters, a data center hums away, providing the Scottish isles' coastal communities with high speed cloud computing capabilities and internet

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