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Cortana can now do price comparisons when you’re shopping online

Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana will now be able to save you money when you’re shopping online. The company announced today that it will begin a pilot test of a new Cortana feature that will pop up the best price and availability of similar products, when you’re shopping the websites of …

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Crunch Report | Big Layoff Coming to AOL and Yahoo

Big layoff coming to AOL and Yahoo after the merger, Microsoft buys Hexadite, Erica Baker is now director of engineering at Kickastarter and Essential raises $300 Million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source link

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Microsoft acquires Israeli security firm Hexadite, sources say for $100M

Yet more activity in the world of cybersecurity. Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Hexadite, an Israeli startup that uses AI to identify and protect against attacks. We and others reported last month that this deal was in the works, for a price sources tell us is $100 million. The idea …

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Microsoft trademark filing may reveal ‘Project Scorpio’ logo

Today in trademark news, Microsoft has filed for a trademark that may give us our first glimpse of the new Project Scorpio… logo. No, it’s not nearly as exciting as pre-E3 leaks/spottings could be, but it’s something. As first spotted by FragHero, Microsoft filed for a trademark with the European …

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Take a closer look at Microsoft’s Project Scorpio Xbox dev kit ahead of E3

We don’t have to wait too long to see Microsoft’s Project Scorpio as it will ship to consumers, and we’ve already seen the developer hardware being used to get software ready for the console being unveiled in full at E3. But in case you wanted an appetizer ahead of the …

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Skype’s Snapchat-inspired makeover puts the camera a swipe away, adds stories

Microsoft today is launching a completely revamped version of its Skype application, with a new set of features that draw obvious inspiration from messaging rivals, like Messenger and Snapchat. Yes, that means Skype now has its own Stories-like feature, which it’s calling Highlights, as well as a redesign that puts …

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Social media giants making progress on illegal hate speech takedowns: EC

It’s been a year since the four major social platform players agreed with Europe’s executive body to a voluntary Code of Conduct for removing illegal hate speech within 24 hours of a complaint being received. A lot has happened on this front since then, with a series of content moderation scandals …

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Microsoft releases version 2.0 of its deep learning toolkit

Microsoft today launched version 2.0 of what is now called the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. This open-source toolkit, which was previously known as CNTK, is Microsoft’s competitor to similar tools like TensorFlow, Caffe and Torch, and, while the first version was able to challenge many of its competitors in terms of …

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Crunch Report | High Times Sells 60% of Company

High Times magazine sells 60 percent of company, Skype gets a complete revamp, Apple has paid $70 billion to developers and Walmart’s fix for last-mile delivery. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source link

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