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Microsoft Corp. joined an investment round of more than $100 million in VerSe Innovation Pvt, maker of India’s Josh short-video app and Dailyhunt news aggregator(REUTERS)

Google, Microsoft Invest in booming India made TikTok rival

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Josh is a TikTok rival tailored to its home nation and variety of local languages, touting it’s “Made in India” at a time when TikTok and dozens of other China-made apps have been banned over privacy and national security concerns.
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NSO’s spyware was also been linked to the slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.(REUTERS)
NSO’s spyware was also been linked to the slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.(REUTERS)

Hacking company NSO faces legal battle from Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 05:55 AM IST
The brief, filed before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, opens up a new front in Facebook’s lawsuit against NSO.
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The Noida-based company became India’s first unicorn of 2020 with a reported valuation of $1.6 billion in January when it raised money from Mastercard.(Reuters/ Representative image)
The Noida-based company became India’s first unicorn of 2020 with a reported valuation of $1.6 billion in January when it raised money from Mastercard.(Reuters/ Representative image)

Pine labs raises about $100 million, valuation hits a stellar $2 billion

By Tarush Bhalla | Livemint, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 12:05 AM IST
The Noida-based company became India’s first unicorn of 2020 with a reported valuation of $1.6 billion in January when it raised money from Mastercard.
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The Microsoft store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US.(Reuters)
The Microsoft store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US.(Reuters)

Microsoft designing its own chips for servers, surface PCs

By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:41 PM IST
The move is a major commitment by Microsoft to supplying itself with the most important piece of the hardware it uses.
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The hack hijacked ubiquitous network management software made by SolarWinds Corp. Kaspersky decrypted online web records left behind by the attackers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The hack hijacked ubiquitous network management software made by SolarWinds Corp. Kaspersky decrypted online web records left behind by the attackers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hackers’ broad attack sets cyber experts worldwide scrambling to defend networks

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Microsoft, one of the thousands of companies to receive the malicious update, said it had notified more than 40 customers whose networks were further infiltrated by the hackers.
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The Microsoft store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
The Microsoft store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US.(Reuters/ File photo)

Microsoft says it found malicious software from SolarWinds in its systems

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 11:39 AM IST
The Redmond, Washington company is a user of Orion, the widely deployed networking management software from SolarWinds Corp which was used in the suspected Russian attacks on vital US agencies and others.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said there is a need to ensure that the public sector is being supported in their modernisation.(Reuters file photo)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said there is a need to ensure that the public sector is being supported in their modernisation.(Reuters file photo)

Public institutions, pvt sector together can help developing economies overcome pandemic: Satya Nadella

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Satya Nadella highlighted the innovation in India around digital infrastructure across fields — from financial services to healthcare to retail.
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IIT Delhi. (Agency file photo)
IIT Delhi. (Agency file photo)

IIT Delhi placement 2020: 300 jobs offered on Day 1

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:25 PM IST
Top recruiters on day one included companies like Microsoft, Intel, Goldman Sachs, they added. The institute also said that students had received around 300 placement offers including 150 pre-placement offers (PPOs) by the end of the first day.
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IIT Kharagpur.(Getty images)
IIT Kharagpur.(Getty images)

IIT Kharagpur students secure 276 pre-placement offers

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Companies such as Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Microsoft, MasterCard, Dr Reddy, Tata Steel offered more than 10 PPOs each, the institute’s Career Development Centre chairperson professor A Rajakumar said.
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Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. (ANI file)
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. (ANI file)

IIT Guwahati Placements 2020 begin, highest package offered already more than that of last year

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:43 PM IST
IIT Guwahati Placements 2020: A total of 133 students from the institute have got Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs), which is equivalent to that of last year.
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IIM Calcutta. (HT File)
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)

IIM Calcutta records 100% summer internship placements amid pandemic

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:40 PM IST
The whole process was carried out virtually with the students and corporates participating from their home locations, it said in a statement.
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The tech guru gives tips on switching softwares and how to get the best lighting possible for video calls
The tech guru gives tips on switching softwares and how to get the best lighting possible for video calls

Technical Guruji: How to look your best on video calls

By Gaurav Chaudhary | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Perfect the lighting and where you sit: it’s simple!
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Microsoft says state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers have in recent months tried to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and Covid-19 vaccine researchers.(AP)
Microsoft says state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers have in recent months tried to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and Covid-19 vaccine researchers.(AP)

Microsoft says Covid-19 researchers were targeted by Russian, North Korean hackers

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 04:55 AM IST
Microsoft said the majority of the targets were organizations that were in the process of testing COVID-19 vaccines. Most of the break-in attempts failed but an unspecified number succeeded, it added.
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Hackers from Russia and North Korea are trying to steal Covid-19 data of global pharmaceuticals.(AP)
Hackers from Russia and North Korea are trying to steal Covid-19 data of global pharmaceuticals.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccine: Indian pharma company on Russian, North Koean hackers’ radar, says Microsoft

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Microsoft has not revealed the name of the targets. But it has revealed that all these companies are either involved in vaccine trial or developing a Covid-19 test etc.
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Xbox Series XIS - Microsoft's next generation gaming consoles are seen in this handout image dated September 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Xbox Series XIS - Microsoft's next generation gaming consoles are seen in this handout image dated September 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Microsoft sets sights on Sony’s home turf in console clash

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:16 AM IST
New Xbox and PlayStation devices launching this week will likely face an uphill battle in Japan, where Nintendo Co.’s Switch enjoys dominance with a family-friendly lineup of games.
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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney said the IT industry showed resilience during the lockdown, with up to 97 per cent of its workforce working from home or anywhere to serve domestic and global clients.(Bloomberg)
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney said the IT industry showed resilience during the lockdown, with up to 97 per cent of its workforce working from home or anywhere to serve domestic and global clients.(Bloomberg)

About 75% of industry workforce may continue to work from outside office, says IT Secretary

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 07:19 PM IST
The government on Thursday announced simplified guidelines for BPOs and ITES companies to reduce the compliance burden on them and to facilitate “Work From Home” and “Work From Anywhere” framework.
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Mobile apps help any business to grow and reach their targeted audience anytime and anywhere.
Mobile apps help any business to grow and reach their targeted audience anytime and anywhere.

Top 10 mobile app development companies in Saudi Arabia 2021

UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Let’s look at the top 10 mobile app development companies in Saudi Arabia to work with in 2021 – Researched by TopAppDevelopmentCompanies.com.
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Maruti Suzuki India in association with Microsoft Research India has developed a smartphone-based technology for testing applicants seeking driver’s license.(Representative image)
Maruti Suzuki India in association with Microsoft Research India has developed a smartphone-based technology for testing applicants seeking driver’s license.(Representative image)

Maruti, Microsoft develop tech for testing applicants seeking driver’s license

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 01:39 PM IST
The technology - HAMS (Harnessing Automobile for Safety) - has been deployed at Automated Driving Test Centre (ADTC), Dehradun, in association with the Transport Department, Government of Uttarakhand, Maruti Suzuki India said in a statement.
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Google controls about 90% of global web searches. The company has been bracing for the government’s action and is expected to fiercely oppose any attempt to force it to spin off its services into separate businesses.(Bloomberg file photo)
Google controls about 90% of global web searches. The company has been bracing for the government’s action and is expected to fiercely oppose any attempt to force it to spin off its services into separate businesses.(Bloomberg file photo)

US Justice department sues Google in groundbreaking antitrust case

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:52 PM IST
The lawsuit marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago.
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The partnership with SpaceX Starlink will provide high-speed satellite broadband for Microsoft’s cloud computing data centers, the company said.(REUTERS)
The partnership with SpaceX Starlink will provide high-speed satellite broadband for Microsoft’s cloud computing data centers, the company said.(REUTERS)

Microsoft, Elon Musk’s SpaceX tie up to woo space customers

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Earlier this month, SpaceX won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, its first government contract to build satellites.
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File photo of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.(Reuters)
File photo of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.(Reuters)

‘Normalcy only when second generation of Covid-19 vaccine is out’: Bill Gates

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Last week, Bill Gates had said that rich countries could be back to close to normal by late 2021 if a Covid-19 vaccine works, is ready soon and distributed properly at scale.
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In its memo, the company co-founded by Bill Gates said it is possible for its workers to relocate across the United States or perhaps overseas.(Reuters)
In its memo, the company co-founded by Bill Gates said it is possible for its workers to relocate across the United States or perhaps overseas.(Reuters)

Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington, United States
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 10:27 AM IST
US tech news website The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company doesn’t expect to reopen its US offices until January of next year at the earliest.
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The Surface Go Laptop, starting at $549, is smaller and lighter than the company’s other notebooks and has a fingerprint scanner to log in. The device comes in three metallic finishes — ice blue, platinum and a pinkish-gold color that Microsoft calls sandstone, and has 13 hours of battery life and an Intel Corp. processor.(Amazon)
The Surface Go Laptop, starting at $549, is smaller and lighter than the company’s other notebooks and has a fingerprint scanner to log in. The device comes in three metallic finishes — ice blue, platinum and a pinkish-gold color that Microsoft calls sandstone, and has 13 hours of battery life and an Intel Corp. processor.(Amazon)

Microsoft launches cheapest Surface laptop model starting at $549

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 08:18 PM IST
 Customers can pre-order Thursday ahead of the laptops’ availability  on Oct. 13, Surface Vice President Pete Kyriacou said. 
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Problems with some of these services were reported earlier on Monday by Downdetector, which aggregates user reports of issues.(Bloomberg)
Problems with some of these services were reported earlier on Monday by Downdetector, which aggregates user reports of issues.(Bloomberg)

Microsoft says Office 365, teams, other online services down

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 06:33 AM IST
A company spokesman confirmed the outages, which are also impacting Exchange Online and OneDrive. He didn’t have any information on the reason or the time it will take to get the services up and running again.
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Gates, who co-founded Microsoft and also the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said he has not travelled for work this whole year.(AP file photo)
Gates, who co-founded Microsoft and also the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said he has not travelled for work this whole year.(AP file photo)

Work from home culture to continue even after pandemic ends: Bill Gates

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Various parts of the world have been under strict lockdowns following the Covid-19 outbreak, forcing organisations to let their employees work from home.
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The administration would expect to have them in place for maximum impact before elections on November 3. Reuters reported that these measures were being fast-tracked and the final bunch of orders could also include restriction on international students.(AP)
The administration would expect to have them in place for maximum impact before elections on November 3. Reuters reported that these measures were being fast-tracked and the final bunch of orders could also include restriction on international students.(AP)

US set to make it tough for firms to hire H-1B holders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington, Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:45 AM IST
The H-1B visa programme has been on the cross-hairs of the Trump administration from the beginning and it has been changed and altered incrementally since, through executive orders.
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Bill Gates also hopes that Covid vaccine will be rolled out from India next year.(AFP)
Bill Gates also hopes that Covid vaccine will be rolled out from India next year.(AFP)

India likely to play key role in manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccine: Bill Gates

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:06 PM IST
“India’s willingness to play big role in manufacturing vaccines, send some of these to developing countries will be critical,” Bill Gates added.
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Microsoft said it was informed by Bytedance that it would not be selling TikTok’s US operations to it.(HT File Photo)
Microsoft said it was informed by Bytedance that it would not be selling TikTok’s US operations to it.(HT File Photo)

Microsoft says ByteDance won’t sell TikTok’s US operations to it

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Microsoft, which was working with Walmart Inc., had been seen as the more likely winner earlier in the process, but its talks have cooled, a person with knowledge of the matter said earlier today.
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 phone screams innovation and sophistication at the same time
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 phone screams innovation and sophistication at the same time

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: Two sides of the folding phone war

By Rajiv Makhni | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:05 AM IST
Which kind of folding screen do you have in your future? That secret will unfold very soon
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Microsoft reported that about 200 organizations directly or indirectly tied to the US election and political organizations in Europe were affected by a Russian-operated group, called Strontium, including US-based consultants serving Republicans and Democrats.
Microsoft reported that about 200 organizations directly or indirectly tied to the US election and political organizations in Europe were affected by a Russian-operated group, called Strontium, including US-based consultants serving Republicans and Democrats.

Russia, China hackers boost election attacks, says Microsoft

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 05:15 AM IST
The findings emerged hours after the US sanctioned Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker who met with Trump’s personal lawyer last year, alleging he’s a Russian agent trying to influence the 2020 election.
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