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

Microsoft makes $26.2billion deal to buy LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp agreed to buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, combining the software giant’s fast-growing cloud services business with an online network of 433 million professionals. The offer of $196 per share represents a premium of 49.5 percent to LinkedIn’s Friday closing price. LinkedIn’s shares soared 48 percent to $194.00 in… Read More Microsoft makes $26.2billion deal to buy LinkedIn