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Microsoft appoints LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman to board

Microsoft has appointed Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, to its board of directors. Mr. Hoffman will be appointed to the Regulatory and Public Policy Committee. Mr....

AMD, Microsoft collaborating to advance open source cloud hardware

AMD is collaborating with Microsoft to incorporate the cloud delivery features of its next-generation "Naples" processor with Project Olympus -- Microsoft's next-generation hyperscale cloud hardware design,...

Microsoft opening cybersecurity center in Mexico to fight botnets

Microsoft is opening a cybersecurity center in Mexico. The center will serve Mexico and other Latin American countries, says the company. The cybersecurity center will...

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

Microsoft has acquired Maluuba, a Montreal-based deep learning company working on natural language understanding. In a blog post, Harry Shum, executive vice president, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence...

Bsquare inks $4.8 million IoT software and services deal

Bsquare has entered into an agreement with a global supplier of smart grid and smart city solutions to utilize its DataV Internet of Things...

Sarcos Robotics secures investment from Caterpillar, GE and Microsoft

Sarcos Robotics, a company that makes dexterous industrial robots for use in unstructured environments, has secured a round of funding from a group of investors including...

Microsoft buys AI-powered scheduling app Genee

Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Genee, an artificial intelligence-powered scheduling app for meetings. Genee uses natural language processing and optimized decision-making algorithms,...

Microsoft spending over $1.5 billion in largest data center deployment in US

West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer announced Microsoft will begin construction this spring of a data center in West Des Moines. This marks the...

.NET Core 1.0 release biggest transformation since its inception, says Microsoft

Microsoft has released .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0, available on Windows, OS X and Linux. This release includes the .NET...

Red Hat, Codenvy, and Microsoft collaborate on Language Server Protocol

Codenvy, Microsoft and Red Hat announced adoption of a language server protocol project, representing a collaborative effort to provide a way to integrate programming...

Microsoft opens technology centre in Vancouver, British Columbia

Microsoft opened the doors of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre (MCEC) in Vancouver, a state-of-the art development facility that the company says will "create...

Microsoft acquires Wand Labs

It has been a busy week for Microsoft. The company said was acquiring professional social network LinkedIn on Monday. On Thursday, the company announced it...

Read LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner’s email to his employees

Microsoft is buying professional social networking company LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Here is the email LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner sent out to the company's...

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft  and LinkedIn have entered into a definitive agreement, under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion. This...

Microsoft adds enhancements to its Computational Network Toolkit

Microsoft is adding language enhancements, an expanded toolbox, and improved readers for text and speech to its open source Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK), a...