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Misc. - Numbers

40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020
More than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by citizen data scientists, according to Gartner, Inc.
January 17, 2017
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A drone software firm has hired two execs from Salesforce and NetSuite
DroneDeploy, a data management platform for drones, has new VPs of engineering and business development.
February 9, 2017
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Alphabet beat profit estimates for its first-quarter earnings but lost more money on its 'Other Bets'
The non-Google businesses are costing more to run.
April 27, 2017
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Aparavi Debuts New Multi-Cloud Data Retention Platform
The startup's SaaS platform enables scalable, easy-to-manage data retention across hybrid cloud environments.
October 25, 2017
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App platform company MuleSoft files for IPO
MuleSoft is the latest "unicorn" to file for an IPO. the company, which helps businesses like Netflix and Spotify with their APIs, has unveiled its financials to the public in an S-1 filing, suggesting that they are targeting a debut as soon as March.
February 17, 2017
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Apple going all-in on original programming, to the tune of $1 billion a year
Apple could "procure and produce" as many as 10 new shows next year.
August 16, 2017
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Apple reportedly sets $1 billion budget for original programming development
Apple has reportedly set a budget of $1 billion for purchasing and producing original shows for the next year. The company is apparently looking to produce as many as 10 programs in that time.
August 16, 2017
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AWS Launches Cloud9 Integrated Developer Environment
Cloud9, which AWS acquired in 2016, is tightly integrated with a wide range of AWS services to allow users to write their code in the cloud.
December 4, 2017
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Misc. - B

Blockchain: Overhyped buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?
IT vendors are rolling out blockchain-based capabilities, often in response to high levels of customer interest
April 19, 2017
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Bugsnag snares $9 million Series B, now gives you a software stability score
Bugsnag, the cloud service that helps developers find bugs inside their software, announced a $9 million Series B today. They also released a new version of their dashboard that features a stability score than can give customers an unbiased grade of the current stability of their software.
January 10, 2018
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Misc. - C

Chime in: Is Windows or macOS better for tech newbs?
This is Windows Central, so most of us on the team would recommend a Windows PC over a Mac computer just about every time. But the fact is, in some cases, Macs may be a better fit for certain types of users.
August 7, 2017
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Citrix buys Unidesk for massive Microsoft Windows rollouts
Clouds, Win 10 and app 'layering'
January 10, 2017
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Congressman Ro Khanna says Silicon Valley needs to give back to all Americans
Khanna's district, CA-17, includes the headquarters of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay.
April 17, 2017
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Containers have long-term value in the enterprise
In an era where the preferred application platform is the cloud and DevOps is set to drive performance in today's digital economy, industry skeptics still view containers as "over-hyped," with no long-term value in the enterprise.
August 11, 2017
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Misc. - D

Descript gets $5M to make sound editing like a Word document
Right before jumping on the phone Friday afternoon, Andrew Mason, who then ran a walking tour startup called Detour and ran Groupon, was hand-correcting a transcription of a speech by John F. Kennedy -- which was transcribed by some new software he and his team built in-house.
December 12, 2017
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Developer Social Network StackShare Raises $5.2 million from e.Ventures
Web development is complicated. What was once the relatively uniform LAMP stack of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP years ago has been replaced by nearly infinite variations. Multiple cloud providers, dozens of databases, hundreds of developer tools, and that is not even getting into the world of libraries. NPM, the Node Package Manager, lists about half a million packages that can be imported alone.
January 9, 2018
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Don Jayamanne, creator of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, joins Microsoft
I'm delighted to announce that Don Jayamanne, the author of the most popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code, has joined Microsoft! Starting immediately, Microsoft will be publishing and supporting the extension. You will receive the update automatically, or visit our Visual Studio Marketplace page and click "Install".
November 9, 2017
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Disability Inclusion at Microsoft: A Personal Journey -- Joey Chemis
"When you work at Microsoft, you get to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology," said Joey Chemis, a data scientist at Microsoft Worldwide Operations.
August 23, 2017
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Misc. - E

Error tracking tools shine a light on just how crappy software really is
I love to learn about all the latest and greatest tech innovations alongside my work as a software developer at Raygun. But as I flick through these articles, something troubles me. While pushing forward with new software technology is great, we might not even have gotten the basics right yet.
December 5, 2017
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Evolving Application Performance Management (APM) to Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM)
Application Performance Management (APM) tools have traditionally provided organizations with key performance metrics, including the speed, reliability, and capacity utilization of datacenter systems. But without clear visibility into the actual experience of users, these metrics mean very little. Just because your servers measure as 100 percent available, doesn't mean users in all geographies are having a fast, reliable experience.
July 27, 2017
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Misc. - F

Flexera to Acquire BDNA, Reimagining How Data Powers the Software Supply Chain
Flexera has just announced that on September 7, we signed an agreement to acquire Mountain View, CA-based BDNA. Why is this such a great fit for Flexera?
September 12, 2017
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Misc. - G

GoDaddy acquires Sucuri
GoDaddy has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a provider of website security products and services. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
March 24, 2017
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Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO
There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior VP of Google Cloud in November 2015.
November 30, 2017
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Google may be mulling over parting ways with Zagat
Google is reportedly thinking hard about selling off the restaurant review company.
January 4, 2018
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Misc. - H

Hortonworks aims to entice enterprise with simple data management service
Hadoop-flinger promises one service to manage multiple platforms and use cases
September 25, 2017
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How to set up your new computer
Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.
December 20, 2017
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How to transfer your data from an old PC to a new PC
How do I move my data from an old computer to a new computer?
January 19, 2017
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Misc. - I

Interview with Harini Gupta, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft
In this episode of GALs, Soumouw interviews Harini Gupta, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft.
December 12, 2017
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IT analytics platform uses machine learning to improve VMware efficiency
Maintaining performance of business systems is essential, particularly as more applications move to virtual environments.
May 31, 2017
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Misc. - J

Joe Belfiore officially announces his return to Microsoft
Joe Belfiore is back at Microsoft, and this is what his new job has him doing
April 12, 2017
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Misc. - L

Last time, Microsoft targeted Apple's creatives. Now, education.
What do Microsoft's Windows S and Surface Laptop mean for Apple in the education market?
May 2, 2017
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Linux flagship Munich's U-turn: Install Windows 10 everywhere by end of 2020
A meeting next week looks likely to spell the end of Munich's Linux desktop experiment and a return to Windows for the city's staff.
February 10, 2017
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Misc. - M

Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits
Mapbox, the SoftBank-backed developer of mapping applications that competes with Google Maps, TomTom and Here, has acquired the developers behind Mapzen's Valhalla project in a bid to strengthen its navigation toolkits.
January 4, 2018
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Microsoft acquires Avere Systems, file-storage vendor for Windows and Linux
Microsoft plans to integrate Avere's file system and caching technologies for Windows and Linux clients with its Azure cloud.
January 3, 2018
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Microsoft acquires cloud-computing orchestration vendor Cycle Computing
Microsoft is buying Cycle Computing, which develops software for orchestrating workloads in the Azure, Amazon, and Google clouds, for an undisclosed amount.
August 15, 2017
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Microsoft acquires 'living photo' app maker Swing's people, technology
Microsoft is getting the technology and people from Swing Technologies, a photo app startup, and is merging them into the Skype team.
November 7, 2017
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Microsoft acquires storage vendor Avere Systems to boost its hybrid cloud offerings
Microsoft has bought file systems company Avere Systems for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of Microsoft's continuing shift to the cloud, and sees the company improving its enterprise products.
January 4, 2018
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Microsoft acquires team and tech behind photo app startup Swing
Microsoft has acquired the technology and team behind Swing, a photo app startup whose app, SWNG, focused on creating "living photos."
November 7, 2017
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Microsoft announces debt offerings
Microsoft Corp. on Jan. 30 announced the pricing of its offering of $17.00 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. the notes consist of the following tranches:
January 30, 2017
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Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date
Microsoft to host earnings conference call webcast.
January 6, 2017
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Microsoft at the forefront of enterprise SaaS market
Enterprise SaaS market has seen growth of almost a third (31 percent) compared to last year.
September 4, 2017
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Microsoft cloud continues to grow, powers first quarter results
Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate reaches $20.4 billion
October 26, 2017
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Microsoft helps to empower students and teachers to create the world of tomorrow; unveils new education offerings
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced a set of educational products and services, inspired by teachers and students, including a new Windows experience -- Windows 10 S -- along with new experiences in Microsoft Teams for a modern collaborative classroom, new features in Minecraft and mixed reality that spark creativity, a range of Windows 10 S PCs for K‒12 classrooms, and the perfect Windows 10 S device for college students -- Surface Laptop.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft holds annual shareholders meeting
Speaking to shareholders at Microsoft Corp.'s annual meeting on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella highlighted how digital technology is driving transformation, and the opportunity for Microsoft to help its customers and partners thrive in this evolving world.
November 29, 2017
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Microsoft proposes election of new board members
Microsoft Corp. on Monday released its annual proxy statement and announced two nominations to its board of directors. The nominees are Penny S. Pritzker, founder and chairman of PSP Capital and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International. Both are accomplished leaders and will bring significant global experience to Microsoft. They will be presented for election at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Nov. 29, 2017.
October 16, 2017
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Microsoft Q2 FY2017: Strong quarter for Cloud and Office; Xbox revenue dips, Phone plummets
Microsoft has published its latest financial results, covering the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year (the fourth quarter of the 2016 calendar year).
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft's Azure cloud business almost doubled in the past year
Windows sales picked up a bit, too, allowing the company to beat sales and earnings estimates.
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft’s broad near-term vision of our very different technology future
The near-term future of personal technology strategy from Microsoft comprises five distinct areas.
January 16, 2018
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Mobile application testing service HeadSpin launches from stealth
HeadSpin, a mobile application testing service, launched today to give developers a one-stop shop for quality assurance and control for mobile application development.
November 27, 2017
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Misc. - N

New development environment helps bridge the gap between Dev and Ops
As the development cycle evolves, things like testing, monitoring and compliance need to be delivered earlier in order to speed up service delivery.
June 14, 2017
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New service helps enterprises buy and manage software
As enterprises grow in size it becomes harder for them to manage their software assets. Systems get decentralized and employees aren't always sure what tools are available, which can lead to the adoption of shadow IT.
June 26, 2017
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Misc. - O

One of Microsoft's top female executives exits the company
Julie Larson-Green, who led the Windows 8 redesign, is moving on from Microsoft after 25 years.
November 1, 2017
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Oracle will pay more than $850 million for Moat
A big bet on ad tech.
April 20, 2017
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Outlook versus native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android
Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients
June 6, 2017
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Misc. - P

Public cloud services market will reach $246.8 billion in 2017
The global public cloud services market is expected to grow 18 percent this year, according to Gartner's latest report. Totaling $246.8 billion (up from $209.2bn last year), the growth will mostly come from IaaS, which is expected to grow 36.8 percent and reach $34.6 billion.
February 24, 2017
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Misc. - S

Sprinklr takes on the big boys of customer experience
It's a busy space with some high-profile players, so you'd be forgiven for being unaware of Sprinklr.
April 11, 2017
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Misc. - T

Technology for human rights: UN Human Rights Office announces landmark partnership with Microsoft
As communities around the world face continuing human rights challenges, the agreement demonstrates the potential to use technology to help tackle issues, and highlights the opportunity for greater private-sector support for the work of the UN Human Rights Office.
May 16, 2017
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The human side of the data revolution
We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?
April 17, 2017
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The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Ultimate Software
This company's "people-first" culture offers IT employees challenging assignments and family-friendly policies.
June 12, 2017
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The Value of Logging within Cloud Native Applications: A Q&A with Kresten Krab
December 4, 2017
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Three Big Data experts talk about the various issues in monitoring and managing data analytics.
Big Data offers enormous competitive advantages, yet managing Big Data presente an array of logistical and ethical concerns. To shed light on these issues, we discussed the following questions:
August 1, 2017
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Misc. - U

Udacity buys CloudLabs in its first-ever acquisition to enable collaborative programming
In the market for online education, Udacity remains focused on teaching its students about software development, data science and machine learning. to this avail, Udacity brought out its M&A team for the first time to strategically acquire CloudLabs, a small shop building interactive coding environments that let groups collaboratively code from within their browsers.
March 1, 2017
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Misc. - V

Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr
It's been written on the wall for a while, but now US network operator Verizon has confirmed its acquisition of Yahoo in a deal worth $4.48 billion. This also means that Yahoo's online image sharing platform Flickr is now in the hands of Verizon. With both AOL and Yahoo now owned by Verizon it seems the network giant is planning to combine the two companies and a few of its other subsidiaries into a new service called Oath.
June 15, 2017
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Visualizing Data and Other Big Ideas with Dr. Steven Drucker
In a wide-ranging interview, veteran Microsoft Researcher, Dr. Steven Drucker talks about his work in data visualization, the importance of clear communication in a world of complex algorithms and big data, and the long, slow work of big breakthroughs. He also offers some pro-tips to aspiring researchers, and tells us why stand-up comedy is an important skill for computer scientists.
December 20, 2017
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Misc. - W

We've reached the cloud computing tipping point
Between technology waves there is always a tipping point. It's not that moment when the new tech becomes dominant but the moment when that dominance becomes clearly inevitable. For cloud computing I think the tipping point arrived a month ago. That future is now.
October 31, 2017
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Weaveworks Adds release Automation and Incident Management to Weave Cloud Continuous Delivery SaaS
Weaveworks has released new features for the Weave Cloud SaaS platform that aim to simplify deployment, monitoring and management for containers and microservices, including: incident management with historical audit, instant query, and customisable analytics and dashboards; release automation and point-in-time rollback for Kubernetes and continuous delivery pipelines; and advanced Kubernetes troubleshooting including resource-container mapping.
May 15, 2017
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What Apple and Microsoft Can Teach Google and Facebook
Can companies that focus solely on advertisers create value for more than just themselves?
May 31, 2017
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WhatsApp has hired its first COO: Facebook exec Matt Idema
Idema will help WhatsApp manage its business ambitions.
February 14, 2017
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Why Intel's Unite software survived last year's brutal product purge
Intel's Unite collaboration software is breaking away from PC-only product and into the data center, IoT, and virtual reality
February 6, 2017
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Misc. - Z

Zenefits brings on its first chief HR officer
Zenefits, the human resources software company, is continuing to overhaul its leadership team with the addition of Beth Steinberg as its first chief human resources officer. Steinberg has previously held human resources and people operations positions at companies like Electronic Arts, Facebook and Nike. She's also the founder of Mensch Ventures, a people and talent advisory firm.
August 25, 2017
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