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Snowflake Computing opens data warehouse to the masses

Snowflake Computing announced Tuesday that its cloud-based data warehouse service is available to all users.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 24 June, 2015 07:41

Tags: services, storage, Snowflake Computing, Hosted

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, June 23

Privacy group demands Uber probe... Europol hunts Isis online... Oracle goes all-in on the cloud... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 23 June, 2015 21:13

Tags: U.S. Federal Trade Commission, LOT Polish Airlines, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Box, internet, Oracle, kaspersky lab, Uber Technologies, services, Europol, Instagram, security

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 22

Taylor Swift shames Apple into paying musicians royalties during streaming trial

By IDG News Service staff | 22 June, 2015 21:24

Tags: Apple, services, amazon.com, Google, european commission, robotics, internet, Softbank

Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 preview program as it enters OS's final stretch

Microsoft on Friday said it would soon tweak the Windows 10 preview program as its engineers push toward the July 29 launch of the final code to customers.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 June, 2015 00:34

Tags: skype, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Skype Translator now speaks German, French

The Skype Translator beta app now can help people say "guten tag" to their friends in Germany, thanks to an update it received on Thursday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 19 June, 2015 04:45

Tags: applications, skype, Microsoft, software

Microsoft woos startups with $120K in cloud computing credits

Microsoft is trying to lure more startups onto its Azure cloud services by offering a substantial US$120,000 credit for companies that qualify for its BizSpark Plus program.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 17 June, 2015 10:59

Tags: services, Microsoft

Revisiting Jeb Bush on the H-1B visa -- and the displaced IT worker who asked for help

Florida has a history when it comes to the replacement of U.S. workers with foreign workers on temporary visas. It ought to be a familiar story to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who on Monday announced plans to run for the Republican presidential nomination.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 17 June, 2015 07:12

Tags: siemens, services, outsourcing, H-1B, IT outsourcing

Box shadows rival Dropbox, adds Office Online to its Web UI

Box today followed rival Dropbox to integrate Microsoft's Office Online with its cloud storage service.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 June, 2015 05:10

Tags: services, dropbox, Microsoft, software, Box, cloud storage

Microsoft retreats from Metro, to retire Skype app next month

Microsoft today said it would retire the Modern, née Metro, app for Skype in less than four weeks, abandoning it for the more traditional Windows desktop application.

By Gregg Keizer | 12 June, 2015 04:17

Tags: Windows Apps, skype, Microsoft, Mode, mobile

Microsoft to add real-time translation to Windows' Skype desktop app by summer's end

Microsoft today said that it would add its real-time translation technology to the primary Windows desktop app, giving users of Windows 7 and older editions the chance to test the service.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 June, 2015 04:19

Tags: Windows Apps, skype, Microsoft, software, 21

What outsourcing engagement model is right for you?

Outsourcing should be a strategic partnership, not a simple hand-off of duties to a third-party. Getting that right requires smart preparation.

By By Serhiy Haziyev and Halyna Semenova | 05 June, 2015 10:47

Tags: management, services, outsourcing, Networking, infrastructure management

Skype updates apps to crush crash-causing text bug

Skype today updated the Android, iOS, OS X and Windows versions of its Skype chat client to quash a bug that crashed the apps when a few characters were received.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 June, 2015 03:09

Tags: Apple, skype, Microsoft, mobile, Apple iOS

Microsoft goofs, leaks new Wi-Fi service for consumers and Office 365 Enterprise subscribers

Microsoft is preparing to rebrand and expand its almost-unknown Skype WiFi service to make it both a consumer service and a perk for enterprises already subscribing to Office 365, according to a briefly-available website.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 June, 2015 01:00

Tags: business issues, Mobile & Wireless, skype, Microsoft

Skype to face Belgium criminal court after failure to hand over call data

Skype will have to appear in a Belgian criminal court after ignoring a judge's order to give law enforcement officials access to data from calls between suspected criminals.

By Loek Essers | 27 May, 2015 01:36

Tags: Criminal, skype, legal

CSC to split in two, spin off US public sector work

IT services vendor Computer Sciences Corp. plans to separate its US$4.1 billion U.S. public sector business to form a new company, it said Tuesday.

By Martyn Williams | 20 May, 2015 07:59

Tags: business issues, services, csc, restructuring

IBM, Deloitte bring Big Data to risk management

IBM and Deloitte are betting that computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines more thoroughly, and speedily, than humans.

By Joab Jackson | 19 May, 2015 02:56

Tags: Deloitte, services, outsourcing, IBM, Application services

Microsoft expands Skype Translator beta to all comers

Microsoft today expanded the beta of Skype Translator, the real-time translation service demonstrated last fall, to all interested testers.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 May, 2015 02:44

Tags: skype, Microsoft, mobile, mobile apps

Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

Microsoft loves subscriptions.

By Gregg Keizer | 07 May, 2015 21:23

Tags: enterprise applications, skype, applications, Assurance, Microsoft, enterprise resource planning, software, e3

Intel increases its hiring among women, minorities

Intel is becoming a little more diverse, just several months after announcing an ambitious plan to add more women and minority workers to its ranks.

By Zach Miners | 07 May, 2015 09:20

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, services, personnel, intel, internet

Microsoft won't give up trademark fight over Skype in Europe

Microsoft plans to appeal a EU court ruling that found its Skype brand is too similar to that of British satellite broadcaster Sky, which holds a European trademark on audiovisual goods, telephony and software-related services categories.

By Loek Essers | 07 May, 2015 00:27

Tags: skype, intellectual property, Microsoft, legal

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