Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Microsoft

Russian army used cyberattacks to target Ukraine & allies amid invasion, says Microsoft study

The study said that 'Foxblade', a cyber weapon found in multiple government entities across Ukraine, was traced to the Russian Army.

Why $69 billion Activision deal could be a blunder for Microsoft

Looking out a few years, the tech giant may be underestimating the level of damage Activision’s brands have suffered from both workplace scandals and complaints about game quality.

Microsoft to shut LinkedIn China, cities ‘challenging operating environment’

LinkedIn has become the last major US social media provider to pull out of Beijing. Other US-based social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have long been banned.

Amazon, Microsoft line up to harness India’s Rs 1.76 lakh crore farm data trove

Modi govt is betting the private sector can help farmers boost yields with apps and tools built from information such as crop output, soil quality and land holdings.

Microsoft invests $5 million in Oyo to develop AI-driven hotel technologies

Oyo carries a valuation of $9.6 billion after Microsoft's investment, third in the country behind Byju’s and Paytm. The startup is due to file IPO documents in the coming weeks.

Why Apple, Amazon, Microsoft & Google will want to play nice in this post-Snowden era

Tech giants, that once behaved as global actors obligated to protect users across countries, are facing a wave of antitrust probes that could fundamentally crimp how they do business.

Pentagon cancels deal with Microsoft and that makes Jeff Bezos even richer

Jeff Bezos reached a record $211 billion net worth Tuesday. His record haul is even greater than during a 2020 Amazon stock surge, when his net worth topped out at $206.9 billion.

Microsoft first opens its Windows, and then quietly tries to close door on Slack

The move to integrate a burgeoning product into an established one looks like a throwback to the 1990s, when Microsoft bundled other products into Windows and built its dominance.

Microsoft names Satya Nadella chairman, rewards him for turning around tech giant

The company’s shares have soared more than sevenfold and its market value is approaching $2 trillion as Microsoft has been restored to the ranks of the top technology companies.

How Microsoft let Skype lose out to Zoom

Although Skype predates Zoom and is owned by tech titan Microsoft, Zoom has left it in its dust. People don’t say 'I’ll Skype you' as often as they say 'I’ll Zoom you' anymore.

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A pandal with a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga in Chinese-inspired art | Dibayangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty

UNESCO recognition of Durga Puja a big feat. But it was no easy journey for India

Creating the idol for puja is more than just mixing sand and clay. It circumscribes the emotions and efforts of all artisans.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.