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May 12, 2017 1:34 PM Japan's SoftBank invests $500 mln in UK tech start-up Improbable

LONDON, - British technology start-up Improbable, which specialises in virtual simulation, has raised $502 million from Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, it said on Friday. The investment gives SoftBank a non-controlling stake in Improbable, and, according to the Financial Times, values the British company at over 1 billion pounds ($1.29 billion). The deal is the second 16

May 12, 2017 8:25 AM Softbank leads $500 million investment into UK virtual reality start-up

U.K.-based virtual reality start-up, Improbable, has raised $502 million in one of the largest investments for a European technology business at the embryonic stage of its development. Japanese technology conglomerate, SoftBank, opted to back Improbable in a funding round which has valued the business at approximately $1 billion. "We believe that the next major 21

May 10, 2017 11:50 PM Microsoft CEO: tech sector needs to prevent ‘1984’ future

MICROSOFT chief executive Satya Nadella said Wednesday tech developers have a responsibility to prevent a dystopian “1984” future as the US technology titan unveiled a fresh initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the mainstream. At the start of its annual Build Conference, Microsoft sought to showcase applications with artificial intelligence 65

May 10, 2017 4:33 PM Microsoft's Cosmos DB adds Graph support to cloud database manager

DocumentDB evolves to add Apache Tinkerpop support BUILD Microsoft has announced Cosmos DB, an evolution of its existing DocumentDB NoSQL database service, with new support for graph and key-value database types. Microsoft calls Cosmos DB a "multi-model" database service because it lets you choose from several different APIs. These are DocumentDB, which 57

May 10, 2017 10:46 AM Why Windows must die. For the third time

Microsoft knows Windows is obsolete. Here's a sneak peek at its replacement. Last week, a key event occurred in the history of personal computing. It marks the beginning of the death of the operating system that we recognize today as Microsoft Windows. This euthanizing of Windows has been planned for at least five years, and Microsoft knows that it is necessary 100

May 1, 2017 8:18 AM Sundar Pichai's Pay Package Rises to Nearly $200 Million in 2016

Sundar Pichai's salary and stock award in 2016 totalled nearly $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,286 crores), double the amount he got in 2015. The India-born Google CEO's lavish compensation was attributed by the company to his promotion to CEO and "numerous successful product launches," CNN reported. While Sundar Pichai's salary of $650,000 (roughly Rs. 4.1 crores) 46

April 27, 2017 10:15 PM Microsoft quarterly profit up 28% at US$4.8b

WASHINGTON: Microsoft on Thursday (Apr 27) reported a strong jump in profits in the just-ended quarter but revenue fell short of expectations in the tech giant's first earnings report incorporating social network LinkedIn. Net profit rose 28 per cent to US$4.8 billion while revenues edged up eight per cent to US$22.1 billion in the quarter ending Mar 31, Microsoft 55

April 19, 2017 2:37 AM Facebook F8: Four things worth your attention

Facebook’s annual developers’ event, held this year in San Jose, is the social network's chance to bring together all of the people that work with the site to create the apps and other features used by the almost two billion people. The event is a launching pad for new features. After a busy first day, here's my pick of the most interesting and significant 52

April 19, 2017 12:19 AM In Facebook's Future, You Live Through Your Phone

Today at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out the company’s vision for the future. The short version: augmented reality blanketing a digital layer over everything you see and touch. The long version? A potentially thorny tangle of interactions in which your smartphone offers not just access to the world around you, but becomes 53 4

April 18, 2017 10:06 PM How Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order May Affect Tech Worker Visas

The H-1B program grants 65,000 work visas a year to foreigners, with 20,000 more visas granted to foreigners with advanced degrees and an unlimited number of extra visas available for universities, teaching hospitals and other nonprofit organizations. The program is aimed at highly skilled workers, and most of the visas are awarded to technology companies 28