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Satya Nadella bullish on Microsoft Surface sales
Posted on 2nd February 2019
The revenue from Surface laptops increased 39 per cent in the second quarter and the category delivered strong double-digit growth in both consumer and commercial space, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said. Nadella told analysts during the company’s earnings call late Wednesday that the Surface had its biggest quarter ever this holiday. It continues to innovate and expand the family of devices, setting the bar for the industry with the newest Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Go.

Microsoft seeks to restrict abuse of its AI-based facial recognition tech
Posted on 23rd January 2019
Microsoft Corp. is planning to implement self-designed ethical principles for its facial recognition technology by the end of March, as it urges governments to push ahead with matching regulation in the field.

The company in December called for new legislation to govern artificial intelligence software for recognizing faces, advocating for human review and oversight of the technology in some critical cases, as a way to mitigate the risks of biased outcomes, intrusions into privacy and democratic freedoms.

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants technology to address key aspects in life
Posted on 22nd January 2019
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday asked world leaders to ensure that technology addresses the challenges facing humanity, including access to education and healthcare. Address a press conference here as a co-chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019, the Indian origin business leader said computers have become embedded in the fabric of everyday life.

Microsoft AI powers India’s digital journey
Posted on 21st January 2019
Today, more than 800 million people around the world suffer from hunger. In India, front-line health workers are responsible for tracking 40-60 kids within their intervention areas, but they don’t have the training or resources to accurately assess their overall nutrition. Towards this, a Germany-based private aid agency Welthungerhlife has launched a unique project in India to help address malnutrition in children with a cloud-based,

Microsoft launches e-commerce portal for Telangana's handloom weavers
Posted on 19th January 2019
In a bid to empower handloom weavers in Telangana, Microsoft India on Saturday announced the launch of a new e-commerce portal that will help the weavers optimise operations and engage better with customers.

The "" will host signature collections created by the weaver communities, and showcase traditional designs and products created from natural dyes.

Microsoft pledges $500 million to boost affordable housing
Posted on 17th January 2019
Microsoft Corp. said it will spend $500 million to develop affordable housing and help alleviate homelessness in the Seattle area, responding to a growing regional housing crisis that has strained the finances of many lower- and middle-income residents.

Half the money will be spent to support low-income housing across King County with a further $225 million invested at lower than market rates to subsidize the preservation and construction of middle-income homes, the Redmond, Washington-based company said in a blog post.

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella led company’s biggest turnaround in 2018
Posted on 3rd January 2019
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, it seems, is determined to break free of the company’s current work culture by taking it back to its core roots when it was under its co-founder Bill Gates.

The year 2018 was particularly a good year for Microsoft as the company continues to grow under the stable leadership of its Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella. The company which is headquartered in Redmond finished as the most valuable company in the world in November 2018, surpassing Apple and Amazon, reported Forbes.

Microsoft’s bug bounty: How this Kerala-based security engineer won an undisclosed amount
Posted on 15th December 2018
In a huge achievement, a Kerala-based application security engineer has won bug bounty from global tech-giant Microsoft for discovering a series of vulnerabilities that left over 400 million Microsoft users’ accounts open to hacking. Reportedly, these accounts were from Office 365 to Outlook emails.

Sahad NK, who works as a security researcher with cyber security portal, came across multiple vulnerabilities and reported to Microsoft. Sahad, with the help of fellow security researcher Paulos Yibelo, reported the bug to the company in June and were fixed by November end.

Top Indian-American Microsoft AI executive Joseph Sirosh joins Compass
Posted on 6th December 2018
Microsoft’s Indian-origin artificial intelligence (AI) expert Joseph Sirosh has joined Compass as its Chief Technical Officer (CTO) as the American real estate technology company stepped up its efforts to ease sale and purchase of houses in the United States. In his new role, Sirosh will lead the company’s engineering team and help in developing new AI-powered products for the New York-based firm’s real estate ecosystem.

Microsoft’s market value overtakes Apple’s to close out week
Posted on 1st December 2018
Microsoft Corp’s stock market value closed above Apple Inc’s for the first time in eight years on Friday as the Windows maker benefited from growth in cloud computing while Apple was hit by investor concern about iPhone demand. Shares of Microsoft rose 0.6 percent to end the week at $110.89, putting its market capitalization at $851.2 billion. Apple shares fell 0.5 percent to $178.58 on the day, adding up to a market value of $847.4 billion.

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