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Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

Microsoft Posts Stronger-Than-Expected Results on Cloud, Business Service Growth

Microsoft on Thursday delivered stronger-than-expected earnings for the past quarter, lifted by gains in cloud computing and other business services. For its first fiscal quarter to September 30, the tech giant said profit was up 16 percent from a year ago to $6.6 billion (roughly Rs. 42,911 crores). Revenue meanwhile rose 12 percent to $24.5 billion (roughly Rs. 1,59,304 crores) for the one-time ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook Complete the Highest-Capacity Subsea Cable to Cross the Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft, Facebook, Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second Speed delivered by Marea can stream 71 million HD videos simultaneously In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of ... Read More »

This free Windows 10 update offer has been extended by Microsoft until next year

A Windows 10 free update offer has been extended by Microsoft Windows 10 is set to ramp up its user base numbers after a free update period was extended by Microsoft until March 2018. Microsoft have run a number of schemes to incentivise users of their flagship OS series to make the jump and upgrade to Windows 10. Those using Windows ... Read More »

Microsoft Memo Shows High Return Rates for Surface Book: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Surface chief Panos Panay sent out this memo He claims that Consumer Reports heavily relies on two products’ data Return rates on the Surface Book and Pro 4 were very high at launch Microsoft’s Surface products came under the scanner when Consumer Reports released a survey report claiming that the laptops and tablets in this series were not reliable. The non-profit publication surveyed ... Read More »

Microsoft 365, a Bundle of Office 365 and Windows 10, Launched for Enterprises

Microsoft on Monday at its keynote for its partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, announced Microsoft 365, a service that allows customers to purchase the Office 365 productivity suite, Windows 10 and other services in one bundle. The product announcements, part of the company’s Inspire customer conference in Washington, come just days after news that Microsoft plans to lay off thousands of sales reps. ... Read More »

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Form Global Working Group to Combat Terror Content

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube announced anti-terror partnership It’s called the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’ All platforms will mutually share each other’s resources to fight terror Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to ... Read More »

Computex 2017: Microsoft Details Asus, Dell, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets

HIGHLIGHTS Asus’ headset will come with a “futuristic” head-mount Dell’s headset will focus on affordability and comfort Lenovo’s headset will have built-in sensors for inside-out tracking We’ve known since last year’s Computex that Microsoft is working on mixed reality (MR) devices and has been over the year joined hands with HP, Acer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo for headsets. Windows 10 ... Read More »

Build 2017: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Tech Sector Needs to Prevent a ‘1984’ Future

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s Nadella announced that 500 million devices run Windows 10 He made the announcement at ongoing Build 2017 developers conference Microsoft also revealed new AI tools Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said Wednesday tech developers have a responsibility to prevent a dystopian “1984” future as the US technology titan unveiled a fresh initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »