Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday asked world leaders to ensure that technology addresses the challenges facing humanity, including access to education and healthcare. Address a press conference here as a co-chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019, the Indian origin business leader said computers have become embedded in the fabric of everyday life.
Today, more than 800 million people around the world suffer from hunger. In India, front-line health workers are responsible for tracking 40-60 kids within their intervention areas, but they don’t have the training or resources to accurately assess their overall nutrition. Towards this, a Germany-based private aid agency Welthungerhlife has launched a unique project in India to help address malnutrition in children with a cloud-based,
In a bid to empower handloom weavers in Telangana, Microsoft India on Saturday announced the launch of a new e-commerce portal that will help the weavers optimise operations and engage better with customers.
The "re-weave.in" will host signature collections created by the weaver communities, and showcase traditional designs and products created from natural dyes.
Microsoft Corp. said it will spend $500 million to develop affordable housing and help alleviate homelessness in the Seattle area, responding to a growing regional housing crisis that has strained the finances of many lower- and middle-income residents.
Half the money will be spent to support low-income housing across King County with a further $225 million invested at lower than market rates to subsidize the preservation and construction of middle-income homes, the Redmond, Washington-based company said in a blog post.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, it seems, is determined to break free of the company’s current work culture by taking it back to its core roots when it was under its co-founder Bill Gates.
The year 2018 was particularly a good year for Microsoft as the company continues to grow under the stable leadership of its Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella. The company which is headquartered in Redmond finished as the most valuable company in the world in November 2018, surpassing Apple and Amazon, reported Forbes.
In a huge achievement, a Kerala-based application security engineer has won bug bounty from global tech-giant Microsoft for discovering a series of vulnerabilities that left over 400 million Microsoft users’ accounts open to hacking. Reportedly, these accounts were from Office 365 to Outlook emails.
Sahad NK, who works as a security researcher with cyber security portal Safetydetective.com, came across multiple vulnerabilities and reported to Microsoft. Sahad, with the help of fellow security researcher Paulos Yibelo, reported the bug to the company in June and were fixed by November end.
Microsoft’s Indian-origin artificial intelligence (AI) expert Joseph Sirosh has joined Compass as its Chief Technical Officer (CTO) as the American real estate technology company stepped up its efforts to ease sale and purchase of houses in the United States. In his new role, Sirosh will lead the company’s engineering team and help in developing new AI-powered products for the New York-based firm’s real estate ecosystem.
Microsoft Corp’s stock market value closed above Apple Inc’s for the first time in eight years on Friday as the Windows maker benefited from growth in cloud computing while Apple was hit by investor concern about iPhone demand. Shares of Microsoft rose 0.6 percent to end the week at $110.89, putting its market capitalization at $851.2 billion. Apple shares fell 0.5 percent to $178.58 on the day, adding up to a market value of $847.4 billion.
Microsoft Corp surpassed Apple to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. All it took was a $300-billion rout. After briefly claiming the top spot on Monday, Microsoft shares rose 0.6% on Tuesday, pushing the company’s market value to $828.1 billion at the close. That exceeded by more than $1 billion the value of Apple, which has tumbled this month on concern about iPhone unit sales.
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