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Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability, Finds Consumer Reports Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Consumer Reports surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners Breakage rate for Surface devices is worse compared to other brands Microsoft devices were found to freeze, unexpectedly shut down The breakage rate for Microsoft’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers’ laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its “recommended” designation for Surface products. The non-profit publication surveyed ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 percent increase over the same period last year – made $188,498 (roughly Rs. 1.2 crores) per employee, according to a report in ReCode. ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook made $188,498 per employee Microsoft made $52,400 and Alphabet Inc $46,610 per employee Twitter lost nearly $36,000 per employee Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Expected at ‘What’s Next’ Event on May 23 in Shanghai

HIGHLIGHTS Panos Panay has confirmed his presence for the event Panay used “#Surface” tag in his tweet for the event Surface hardware is expected to be launched Microsoft has announced that the company will be holding an event later this month on May 23 in Shanghai and “will show the world what’s next.” While the company has not shared any further ... Read More »

Microsoft, Experts Push for Global NGO to Expose Hackers

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO It will be aimed at unmasking the hackers behind several cyber-attacks Microsoft already floated the idea of an anti-hacking NGO in June 2016 As cyber-attacks sow ever greater chaos worldwide, IT titan Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO tasked with the tricky job ... Read More »

Why You Must Consider Buying Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft’s latest take on a desktop computer is truly impressive. The new Microsoft Surface Studio is designed for creative process with top-of-the-line features and specifications. You will be in awe when you get a hold of it and try using it for the first time. The Microsoft Surface Studio boasts a 28” PixelSense display, allowing you to perform things on ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Visit India in February for Future Decoded Event

Microsoft’s India-born chief Satya Nadella will be in India later this month to address a conference on ‘Future Decoded’ in Mumbai. While Nadella has visited India a number of times since assuming the leadership role, this visit takes on added significance as the global debate on US’ clampdown on visas and its impact on flow of skilled manpower rages. Nadella ... Read More »

Navigating the Storm: 100 Days to Cloud with Microsoft Partner Network

There was heavy snowfall in and around Seattle for the first time in years, but the weather-watch didn’t stop 50-plus attendees and 10-plus speakers from engaging in Microsoft Partner Network’s 100 Days to Cloud workshop. The future of technology as a whole, and IT is in the cloud and the workshop was geared to help individuals and companies align themselves ... Read More »

Eve V Crowdfunded Windows 10 Tablet Reportedly Has Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Attention

HIGHLIGHTS Eve V has a starting price of $1,399 (Rs. 96,093) Device already back-ordered till April 2017 Company ditched slim design for larger battery Even though Microsoft’s Surface tablets are considered to be one of the best in their class, there is a new hybrid tablet that has peaked the curiosity of Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. Eve V, a Windows ... Read More »