With an effort to promote the Indian startup ecosystem, Microsoft for Startups has launched a new initiative called ‘Highway to a Hundred Unicorns’ that aims to empower startups with mentoring and technology support for enterprise readiness. As part of this initiative, Microsoft will engage with innovators and entrepreneurs through a series of outreach programmes across tier 2 cities. The American tech major will work closely with state governments to strengthen the startup ecosystems in each state.
Google, in its fifth annual ‘Google For India’ event on Thursday, announced a series of new plans for its Indian market. The company announced that it will setup an AI lab in Bengaluru which will focus on applying AI research to solve problems in healthcare, agriculture & education. Google has become the second international IT firm in India after Microsoft to open an AI lab.
US technology companies including Facebook Inc, Alphabet's Google, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc met with US intelligence agencies on Wednesday to discuss security strategies ahead of the November 2020 election.
The companies' security teams met representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of Homeland Security at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park.
Quantum computing, with its power to solve intricate challenges in no time, has been catching the attention of tech researchers and students for some time now. Students today are aware of quantum computing’s ability to run a myriad of conflicting parameters and variables at a pace that is unparalleled. This, however, also begets the need to provide this body of emerging programmers with direct access to quantum programming in course of their education.
After Dark mode made it to WhatsApp, it appears that Microsoft too does not want to be left behind. Led by Satya Nadella, the tech giant has finally introduced the new color mode to its Office suite of apps on the mobile. It is being reported that Outlook for Android will switch to the new mode when the device is kept on Battery Saver.
Heralding a new 5G era of mobile computing, Samsung has launched Galaxy Book S for $999 that harnesses the mobility and connectivity of a smartphone and the powerful productivity of a PC, thanks to Microsoft.
Developed in collaboration with Microsoft and Qualcomm, the 13.3-inch device offers Gigabit LTE connectivity, Windows 10 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx compute platform.
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a gaming phenom who draws millions of fans to watch him play via streaming, is jumping to Microsoft Corp.’s Mixer platform.
The move is a blow for Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch, a rival streaming service where Blevins has dominated viewership over the past two years. At 14.7 million followers, he has more than twice as many as the next-closest streamer. Earlier this year, he set a record of 667,000 viewers watching at once, breaking his own previous record of 628,000.
Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals have set up a National Clinical Coordination Committee (NCCC) for the AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API (application program interface), as part of Microsoft’s AI Network for Healthcare initiative.
The committee consists of leading doctors from Apollo Hospitals; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; and King George’s Medical University, Lucknow.
SoftBank Group’s founder Masayoshi Son launched a second Vision Fund, seeking to extend his reign as the world’s most influential technology investor.
The Japanese conglomerate will commit $38 billion to Vision Fund 2 with the goal of raising a total of $108 billion, SoftBank said Friday. Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, sovereign wealth fund of Kazakhstan and a number of Japanese finance companies are also expected to contribute capital, SoftBank said.
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