Microsoft introduces new tools for artificial intelligence and blockchain tech

Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain easier for businesses to use. Microsoft released the tools ahead of its software developer conference next week in Seattle. Once known mostly for its Windows personal computer operating system, the company now relies on revenue… Read More Microsoft introduces new tools for artificial intelligence and blockchain tech

Israel set to end licensing contract with Microsoft

​The Israeli government will not renew a contract for various Microsoft desktop software at the end of the year, it said on Tuesday, citing a change in license terms it said would double the price. Under its current framework agreement with Microsoft, Israel pays more than 100 million shekels (an equivalent of $27 million) a… Read More Israel set to end licensing contract with Microsoft

Microsoft to partner with InMobi for provision of marketing insights to enterprise customers

​Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it will partner with India-based mobile ad tech company InMobi, seeking to provide Azure cloud customers artificial intelligence-backed marketing insights. InMobi, which has around 40,000 to 50,000 enterprise customers, enables companies to gather insight on its customer base thereby helping them gauge marketing possibilities. Under the partnership, InMobi will expand… Read More Microsoft to partner with InMobi for provision of marketing insights to enterprise customers

Microsoft to undergo sales and marketing teams reorganization

Microsoft will undergo a reorganization that will impact its sales and marketing teams, company executives told employees on Monday. The re-shuffling will impact those under Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela, Executive Vice Presidents Judson Althoff and Jean-Philippe Courtois, all of whom sent messages to their teams describing how the structure redesign will work. The… Read More Microsoft to undergo sales and marketing teams reorganization

Accenture team up with Microsoft to build digital ID network using blockchain technology

Accenture Plc. and Microsoft Corp. are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents. The companies unveiled a prototype of the network on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York during… Read More Accenture team up with Microsoft to build digital ID network using blockchain technology

Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite in $100million deal

Microsoft has agreed to acquire cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million, Israeli financial news website Calcalist reported on Wednesday. Hexadite, headquartered in Boston with its research and development center in Israel, provides technology to automate responses to cyber attacks that it says increases productivity and reduces costs for businesses. Microsoft officials declined to comment.… Read More Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite in $100million deal

Microsoft’s market value tops $500billion since 2000

Microsoft Corp’s market capitalization topped $500 billion for the first time since 2000 on Friday, after the technology giant’s stock rose following another quarter of results that beat Wall Street’s expectations. Shares of the world’s biggest software company rose as much as 2.1 percent to $65.64, an all-time high, in early trading, valuing the company… Read More Microsoft’s market value tops $500billion since 2000