Microsoft is planning to start storing its data on strands of DNA within the next few years, the company's computer architects have revealed. Microsoft expects to have an operational storage system using DNA within a data centre by the end of the decade, according to a report in MIT Technology...
Software giant Microsoft is in the process of trying to reinvent itself, and part of that reinvention evidently involves acquiring startups that have created products that compete with its own. The latest acquisition is calendar app maker Sunrise, which Microsoft shelled out at least $100 million for according to...
According to TechCrunch, Microsoft’s professional-networking site LinkedIn is today launching a new Tinder-style service that matches people who are looking for mentorship in a specific area with potential mentors. It is reported that LinkedIn has hand-selected a list of potential mentors. This list of mentors will be shown to people who are interested...
A group of PhD students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with a temporary tattoo with which you can control your smartphone. The wearable can turn into a touchpad to remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC (Near Field Communication). The technology...
Software giant Microsoft announced ‘Microsoft for Startups’, a new program that will help startups co-sell their products and grow their customer base by providing them with access to its technology, customer base, partners, and marketing expertise. The company also announced that it is committing $500 million over the next two years...
Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. is calling upon African game developers to participate in their annual Microsoft’s Dream.Build.Play Challenge. A challenge that pushes game makers to maximize their creativity and create experiences that engage gamers from across the world. The challenge isn't limited to Africans, but open to all creators, working...
Software giant Microsoft has today announced two major developments for Microsoft Office in the cloud storage area. Third-party storage providers can now integrate their service into the Office apps for iOS, via an open API, and has introduced a new Cloud Storage Partner Program for Office Online.
If your main form of communication with a friend is via Skype, it’s been frustrating for Android users to send photos while that friend is offline. Well beginning today, you can send as many photos as you like and know that they will receive them when they sign on...
Software giant Microsoft is rolling out a free cloud version of its PhotoDNA service, to help law enforcement services and websites detect illegal images including those depicting child sexual abuse from massive photo libraries. Launched in 2009, PhotoDNA was developed by Microsoft in collaboration with Dartmouth College and it has helped...
Yesterday, Microsoft officially launched the latest version of its Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE). The Visual Studio IDE was launched together with an update to its .NET framework, and is now available for download (and purchase). Microsoft also released a couple of new download numbers for various tools in the Visual...