Category Archives: Microsoft

The Rise of the ‘Tech’ Giants

Financial Times: [August 1, 2016] was something of a red-letter day for the tech industry. When the stock market closed, the five most valuable companies on the planet were, for the first time, technology concerns. And they all hailed from … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence: An Overview by Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research (Video)

Definition of AI: Study of computational mechanisms underlying thoughts and intelligent behavior. “AI Winter” has been very productive. I tell researchers on our team that if you can just build the thumb and forefinger into computational systems, you can build … Continue reading

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12 Apps with 1 Billion Users

Jeff Desjardins: So far, the only companies in possession of apps or programs with more than one billion active users are Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Amazingly, Google alone has seven of them: Search, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Android, Chrome, and Play. … Continue reading

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Satya Nadella, New Microsoft CEO, on the Digitization of Everything (Video)

Satya Nadella on the Microsoft Blog: On Tuesday at LeWeb’13 in Paris, I joined Om Malik on stage to talk with thousands of entrepreneurs, startups and large companies about technology and where we’re headed as an industry. The theme of … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week

“These new technologies and approaches have done much more than just solve the problems around petabytes of data and thousands of events per second. They are the right way to do data. That’s why I’m not convinced the term ‘big … Continue reading

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