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Microsoft's 'next billion dollar business' is launching today

According to a press release, PowerApps gives developers the ability to build custom native apps that can run across mobile and web.<p>The goal of the service is to let businesses find, and harness, data throughout the organisation — which includes both on-premise and Software-as-a-Service apps — …

Apps

Google has gotten incredibly good at predicting traffic — here's how

The robotic voice played over the speakers in my car, directing me to take surface roads rather than get on the highway, which is typically the fastest way.<p>But Google somehow knew that there was a traffic jam ahead on the highway.<p>As I drove on the frontage road, I looked up at the interstate. It …

Startup That Makes Connected Workout Shirts Just Raised $35 million

Fitness trackers and smartwatches that count the number steps taken and calories burned are increasingly common. Athos, a startup clothing maker, is …

Airbnb executive brags it's 'so big that no army could ever stop it'

PARIS — “Together we’re moving to a new reality, a day when home sharing is embraced by every city around the planet,” said Belinda Johnson, Airbnb’s …

Apple Music’s new Android app is a clever gamble

Over the years, Apple has made a habit out of hating on Android, publicly criticizing the platform as it urges users to switch to iPhones.<p>But Tuesday’s (Nov. 10) beta launch of Apple Music for Android turns all of that around.<p>The app offers more or less the same features as Apple Music on iTunes or …

Apple Music

Apple girl goes to Microsoft HQ

Driving into Microsoft's Redmond campus you would be excused for thinking it was just another suburb of Seattle.<p>The campus is impressive. It has its …

One month on, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is running on just 0.3% of Android devices

It’s been about a month now since Android Marshmallow started rolling out to a variety of Android devices (mostly just the Nexus line), and according to this month’s distribution numbers, only 0.3% of Android phones are running the latest version. That’s just plain depressing.<p>And what’s worse is …

Android News

Apple patents ‘panic mode’ tweak for Touch ID

Thanks to innovations like Apple Pay, Touch ID has become increasingly useful as of late. But Apple’s got another idea it’s been toying with also — in the form of a “panic mode,” which can be entered by unlocking your iPhone with a certain finger.<p>Apple offers a few differing versions of what this …

Apple Pay

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 to launch in India in January: Satya Nadella

MUMBAI, India—Microsoft is finally launching its Surface tablets in India, CEO Satya Nadella announced at his keynote session at the company's <i>Future</i> …

Microsoft Takes Six Billion Dollars From Android

A long time ago, Microsoft purchased Nokia's Devices and Services division. In the period between the deal being announced and the deal closing, Nokia’s engineers pushed out one last hurrah. The Nokia X range of handsets, powered by Nokia’s own fork of Android, tied into Nokia’s ID system as …

Mobile

The traditional auto industry could beat Google on driverless cars

It's a fascinating read for one key reason: it vividly highlights the huge conceptual gap that exists between the traditional auto industry and the tech-centric disruptors, chiefly Google, with its self-driving vehicle.<p>This is the crux of the story:<p>Naughton has General Motors executive Mark Reuss …

Autonomous Cars

Microsoft, losing the mobile race, see its future in the cloud

If mobile and cloud are the two key technology markets of the future, it's good that Microsoft seems to have a handle on at least one of them.When the company reported its quarterly financial results Thursday, something stuck out of its statistics: phone hardware revenue had dropped 58 percent year …

Mobile

Reviewers have a big problem with the hinge on Microsoft's new laptop

Reception towards the Surface Book, Microsoft’s first laptop, is generally very positive, but there’s one thing on the laptop itself that has some …

Heads In The Cloud: Amazon And Microsoft Up, EMC Not

The latest spate of tech earnings reveals a simple truth — upside surprise flows from winning the cloud.<p>That’s why Amazon and Microsoft delivered better than expected results. And why EMC continues to be so lackluster. (I have no financial stake in these companies).<p>Before getting into that, it is …

EMC

Amazon's Secret Weapon Is Making Money Like Crazy

Outside of its core retailing business, Amazon has had its share of stumbles. Its tablet has disappointed, its original programming (excepting</i> …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google stock soared on news of an earnings beat and monster buyback program.</b> The company beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter and is buying back as much as $5 billion of Class C stock, sending stock shooting up 10% after-hours.<p><b>2. Amazon shares went wild after an earnings beat.</b> The stock …

Wall Street

Sony adds new tricks to its smartwatch-like fitness tracker

Sony just unveiled the second generation of its fitness-tracking wearable, which stands to be a solid compromise between a fitness tracker and …