Nokia to re-enter smartphone market in 2017; to be powered by Android

nokia-pixabayNokia officially announced that it will re-enter the smartphone market in early 2017 with a range of new smartphones in a blogpost on Thursday. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown around the world for the return of the Nokia brand to smartphones. The HMD Global team has the ambition, talent, and resources to bring […]

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GoDaddy India MD Rajiv Sodhi quits

Rajiv Sodhi, GoDaddy’s India and Australia managing director and vice president, has quit the web hosting platform to join tech giant Microsoft. Sodhi had joined GoDaddy from Microsoft, where he served as India director for SMB (server message block), cloud and software sales. He will be rejoining Microsoft in December to head its cloud and […]

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Brigade Enterprises ties up with Intel, Microsoft for startup accelerator

Brigade EnterprisesBengaluru-based developer Brigade Enterprises has tied up with tech giants Microsoft and Intel India for its real estate-focussed accelerator programme that it started in October. The developer said in a statement that, as part of the association with Microsoft Accelerator, the startups selected as part of Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Programme (REAP) will benefit from […]

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Companies can’t have long-term life without digital roadmap: Ram Charan

Ram CharanEvery company that has a vision needs to be digitised because there is no long-term life without a digital roadmap, says renowned coach, speaker and author Ram Charan. And, for being relevant in the digital age, more investments are needed in technologies than focus on cheaper costs. In an exclusive conversation with Techcircle, Charan says […]

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Microsoft unveils Surface Studio; price starts at $2999

Surface_Studio_Overview_2_HeroFullBleed_V2Tech giant Microsoft Corp unveiled its desktop PC Surface Studio, with prices starting at $2,999 (Rs 2 lakh), and going up to $4,199 (Rs 2.8 lakh). The all-in-one Microsoft Surface Studio is available immediately for pre-orders and will be shipped by this holiday season. Microsoft’s Surface Studio also comes with Surface Dial and Surface Pen […]

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Microsoft’s speech recognition system achieves parity with humans

microsoft_pixaMicrosoft’s experimental speech recognition software has made a technological breakthrough that recognises the words in a conversation as well as a person does. “Even five years ago, I wouldn’t have thought we could have achieved this. I just wouldn’t have thought it would be possible,” said Harry Shum, executive vice president, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and […]

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Facebook unveils Workplace to take on Slack

facebookAfter dominating the personal lives of more than a billion users, Facebook now wants to enter the workspace too. The social networking giant has launched its enterprise messaging service Workplace which will compete with Slack, Google Hangouts, Microsoft’s Yammer, Salesforce’s Quip and Evernote. “At Facebook, we’ve had an internal version of our app to help […]

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Cardekho.com owner Girnar Software & Microsoft to settle legal dispute amicably

Girnar Soft owns CarDekho.com, Gaadi.com, Zigwheels.com and BuyingIQ, among other propertiesIn what can be termed as a happy ending in the dispute between the US tech giant Microsoft and domestic business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Girnar Software — which also runs popular auto portals such as cardekho.com and gaadi.com — over the alleged use of unlicensed software products, both the companies have agreed to settle […]

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Twitter starts talks to explore sale; Google, Salesforce potential suitors

Twitter2Struggling microblogging platform Twitter Inc. seems to have inched closer to getting acquired. The San Francisco-based company has held preliminary talks with several technology companies, including Google and Salesforce, and could soon receive a formal buyout bid, international media reports said. CNBC quoted anonymous sources as saying that Twitter’s board of directors is “largely desirous […]

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