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internetMicrosoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion

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Microsoft announced an agreement to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. GitHub is the world’s leading software development platform. The era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is upon us. Computing is becoming embedded in the world, with every part …

amazonMicrosoft climbing back toward most valuable company in the world

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Microsoft has a market valution of $760 billion. Google has a market capitalization of $745 billion. Google and Facebook are facing up to $9.3 Billion in fines on first day of new European privacy law. Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) rose …

artificial intelligenceIn AI we trust – implementing empathy in digital assistants – C2 Montreal

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Samuel Moreau, Microsoft AI Lead and Ruth Gil, Microsoft Design Architect from the Office Experience team, lead an AI workshop at C2 Montreal. Samuel Moreau is a Partner Design Director – Cortana & Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft. If the future …

futureMicrosoft wants low error topological quantum computers on its Azure cloud within 5 years

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Microsoft is leading the development of topological quantum computing which it claims is far less error-prone than rival quantum computing approaches. Microsoft wants to apply 1000 low error topological quantum qubits in about five years on the Azure cloud computing …

amazonBig 4 Tech giants are within 14-38% of surpassing $1 trillion in market value

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Morgan Stanley predicts Microsoft could hit $1 trillion in market value in 2019. Microsoft has a valuation of $722 billion today. Apple is at $877 billion. Amazon is at $753 billion Google – alphabet is at $731 billion.

chinaBill Gates has a joint venture with China Nuclear Corp to build Traveling Wave Nuclear Reactor

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TerraPower, chaired by Bill Gates, has a joint venture to build traveling-wave reactors with China National Nuclear Corp. TerraPower has been leading the charge in the development of cutting-edge nuclear energy technologies that offer scalable, sustainable, safe and cost-competitive energy …

alibabaAlibaba and Microsoft Artificial Intelligence read better than Humans

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Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test. Alibaba asked the AI to provide exact answers to more than 100,000 questions comprising a quiz that’s considered one of …

amazonAmazon’s Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion

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Jeff Bezos is worth $100.3 billion, as Amazon shares jumped more than 2 percent on optimism for Black Friday sales. Online purchases for the day are up 18.4 percent over last year. The $100 billion milestone makes Bezos, 53, the …

educationCommon core education has been a bigger failure than Microsoft Office Clippy

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Bill Gates and Gates Foundation were one of the main backers of the Common core education program. The US education system had been bad before Bill Gates, George HW Bush and Obama and No child left behind and Common Core. …

computers40 years too late- Bill Gates says ctrl-alt-delete should have been one button

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says if he could go back in time, there’d be something more intuitive than the two-handed Ctrl-Alt-Delete command to interrupt a process. In 2013 Gates said it was “mistake” requiring the three keys before logging in …