Microsoft Strengthens Partner Bonds


Microsoft on Monday announced several new offerings aimed at strengthening its position in the cloud marketplace, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and 365 Business, at its Inspire partner conference in Washington, D.C. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed to empower employees of large organizations to be creative and work together securely. Microsoft 365 Business, which targets small and medium businesses with up to 300 employees, includes a console for deploying and securing devices and users in one location.

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AMD Racks Up Ryzen Revenue, Narrows Q1 Loss

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AMD’s Q1 2017 results are in, and they show a dramatic improvement in the company’s overall position thanks to its new Ryzen CPU core.

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Intel may cut prices in response to AMD’s Ryzen 1700, 1700X, and 1800X launch

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Intel may be mulling price cuts to position its Core i5 and i7 processors more aggressively against AMD’s Ryzen. The cuts would reposition multiple SKUs, but how much impact would it have on this competitive match-up?

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Is Salesforce Getting Serious About the Back Office?


Even as Salesforce aggressively seeks to consolidate its position as the leader of cloud-based front-office applications via a series of acquisitions, it is possible that 2017 could be the year the company uses some of the same purchases to make a strategic move. Salesforce soon may become a major player in the back-office financial management and ERP market as well. Speculation that Salesforce might expand its offerings to address the back-office needs of its corporate customers has been plentiful for a long time.

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Huffington Leaves Post to Focus on Health Startup


Arianna Huffington on Thursday announced she would leave her position as editor-in-chief of the eponymous publication she cofounded 11 years ago to focus on her latest project — Thrive Global, a lifestyle, health and wellness site. The reasons for her exit from The Huffington Post may be more complicated than that, however. Possible contributing factors include restiveness among staff over her leadership and judgment, reported clashes with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, and concerns over Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo last month.

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Apple Pay to feature website integration later this year, report says

Article Image Apple is taking steps to position Apple Pay as a comprehensive digital payments platform, and will later this year move beyond touchless transactions and in-app purchases with support for mobile websites, a report said Wednesday.

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Gates Sees Both Sides in Apple vs. FBI Ruckus


Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Tuesday attempted to clarify his position regarding Apple’s conflict with the FBI, telling Bloomberg he was disappointed that his earlier comments had been construed as taking sides with the government. Apple has sparked a public debate through its resistance to a court order to unscramble the data on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The FBI has sought to access the data in the course of its investigation.

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User security, privacy issues draw sharp contrast between Apple iOS, Google Android in FBI encryption case [u]

Article Image The resolute position of Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook to defend the security of iOS encryption has drawn sharp contrast with a deafening silence from Google, Microsoft and their hardware partners in Korea and China, where individuals’ security and privacy is commonly overlooked as being a critical feature.

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Harvard Business Professor: Apple's iPhone isn't as important as it used to be

A recently published article from the Harvard Business Review takes the position that Apple’s influence in and impact on the smartphone industry is waning. Whereas Apple once set the tone for the smartphone industry at large, Professor Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere now argues that Apple “has begun to compete on the same terms as Samsung and the other smartphone providers.”

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Apple names Jeff Williams new chief operating officer, places Phil Schiller in charge of App Store

Article Image Apple announced an executive shakeup on Thursday, promoting Jeff Williams to the position of chief operating officer, and placing marketing chief Phil Schiller in charge of the App Store on all platforms.

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iPad's dominance continues to fade in shrinking tablet market, latest IDC data shows

While the Apple iPad held on to its position as the leading tablet brand worldwide during the June quarter, the gap with other tablet makers shrank — as did the market overall, according to IDC research data released on Wednesday.

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Apple's Jony Ive promoted to Chief Design Officer

Longtime Apple designer Jony Ive has been promoted from SVP of Design to a new position called Chief Design Officer, which will see the star designer relinquish day-to-day oversight of industrial design and user interface operations to take on a wider array of projects.



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Google Search designer Jon Wiley moves to lead role on virtual reality tech

The lead designer on Google Search has taken up a new position as the lead designer on Cardboard, the company’s low-cost, smartphone-based virtual reality headset project.



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Apple's iOS App Store widens revenue lead over Google Play in Q1 2015

Apple strengthened its position over Google in mobile app market revenue during the first quarter of 2015, helped along by massive growth in China, a country that now downloads more apps than the U.S., according to a report by analytics firm App Annie issued on Tuesday.



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Did chip espionage, IP theft give Samsung its 14nm manufacturing lead?

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Samsung’s ascendancy to the pole position of semiconductor manufacturing was surprising, but there are allegations that the company achieved it through less-than savory means. Did Samsung hit its 14nm goals by luring away TSMC engineers?

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Apple captured half of U.S. mobile phone activations in Q4, demand still at record high

Record sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus propelled Apple to a dominant position in the U.S. smartphone market over the holidays and demand continues to reach record highs, twin reports issued Friday indicate.



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How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple's Ax ARM Application Processors

Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world’s leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here’s how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.



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