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Microsoft Windows boss on how its new 'unique' service will protect its most valuable customers

It's a mouthful of a name, but Advanced Threat Protection is a "very unique" cloud-powered service, coming soon to Microsoft's Windows Insider beta program, that helps protect against a very real and expensive, problem, Microsoft VP of Windows and Devices Terry Myerson told Business Insider.<p>Once …

Evan Spiegel

Yahoo may write down goodwill value of Tumblr

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Yahoo said it may have to write down the goodwill value of Tumblr, more than two years after the web pioneer spent $1.1 billion to buy the microblogging site.<p>Yahoo said earlier in the month it took a $230 million impairment charge related to Tumblr and was considering strategic …

Advertising

Emily Blunt set to play Mary Poppins in Depression-era sequel

British actor hopes to reunite with Into the Woods director Rob Marshall on the Disney follow-up, set 20 years after the original film<p>Emily Blunt is in talks to play Mary Poppins in Disney’s forthcoming sequel to the Oscar-winning children’s film about a magical nanny in Edwardian London, according …

Microsoft wants you to one day Skype the DMV

Technology may soon eliminate one of the most-hated human experiences: the line at the DMV.<p>Microsoft is developing a program that could allow users …

20. The Lobster

As 2016's cinematic pickings are still pretty slim for the most part ahead of blockbuster season, what better time to catch up with all of those 2015 …

The Death March of Yahoo’s Core Products

The number of people visiting Yahoo’s three most important products—Yahoo Mail, the Yahoo.com home page and Yahoo Search—on a daily basis declined …

Microsoft rolls out massive Outlook.com overhaul out of preview

Microsoft today announced that its massive Outlook.com update first unveiled in May 2015 is now out of preview. There are a ton of new features in this release, and a big change on the back end: Outlook.com is now powered by Office 365.<p>Although Microsoft is removing the preview label today, the …

Apps

Google Launches Fresh-Grocery Deliveries

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is expanding its same-day delivery service to fresh groceries, the latest example of the tech titan’s increasing push into consumers’ daily lives.<p>Google said it would begin delivering produce, meat, eggs and other perishable goods on Wednesday in parts of San Francisco and …

Alphabet Inc.

Google Makes It Easier To Take Machine Learning Models Into Production

Google launched TensorFlow Serving today, a new open source project that aims to help developers take their machine learning models into production. Unsurprisingly, TensorFlow Serving is optimized for Google’s own TensorFlow machine learning library, but the company says it can also be extended to …

Exclusive: Nextdoor Expands to First Market Outside U.S.

More than four years after launching in the United States, Nextdoor, the social networking site for neighbors, is finally expanding abroad. But …

Tim Cook Says Apple Won’t Create Universal iPhone Backdoor For FBI

Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will appeal a California judge’s order to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino shooting. Following the request, Cook argued, would “threaten the security of our customers.”<p>The device in question — an …

Apple is going to war with the US government to protect its customers

"The government is asking Apple to hack our own users"<p>Apple has formally opposed an order from a US judge to help law enforcement break into an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters. In a rare open letter published on Apple.com, CEO Tim Cook says the FBI is essentially asking the …

Privacy

Yahoo just pulled the plug on its Google-like research group

As Business Insider previously reported, Yahoo's in-house research laboratory, Yahoo Labs, is going through a tough time — and the company just announced reorg plans that put most researchers into product groups rather than the standalone unit.<p>In a blog post, Yahoo wrote that the researchers will …

Advertising

.Cloud domains are now on sale

If you've been hanging on for the perfect domain name for your cloud computing, skydiving, or weather forecasting website, now's your chance — you can now buy .cloud domain names. Major domain name registrars including 1and1 and GoDaddy are now offering the suffix for around $20 to $25, more than a …

Italy

'Leaked' Samsung video rumours waterproof Galaxy S7 with wireless charging

Samsung appears to have pre-empted its own big reveal of the Galaxy S7 by releasing an advert demonstrating the smartphone's waterproof and wireless charging capabilities.<p>The company's Indonesian branch uploaded a video to YouTube starring Indonesian archer Dellie Threesyadinda using an unspecified …

Electronics Industry

When Facebook gives Internet to the poor, the real winner will surprise you

He's called lifting 400 million out of poverty "perhaps one of the greatest things we can do in the world." Zuckerberg regularly says that for every 10 people who gain Internet access, one person is raised out of poverty. Facebook launched Internet.org to seize these huge benefits for humanity.<p>Yet …

Marc Andreessen

Amazon Acquires Emvantage To Build Its Online Payment Platform In India

Amazon will acquire startup Emvantage for an undisclosed amount to develop its Indian e-commerce site’s payment platform. In a press announcement, Amazon said the Noida-based company’s employees will start working for Amazon’s payment team after the transaction is completed.<p>Founded in 2012 by chief …

How a billionaire who wrote Google’s original code created a robot revolution

Then, the lights went down and music rumbled on. With blue spotlights flashing, the robots began a coordinated dance to the '80s hit "Mr Roboto," swiveling their heads, waving flags clutched in their "hands," and moving with flaunts and flourishes that had the crowd hooting with glee.<p>This raucous …

Robotics

Youngster Are Abandoning Facebook or Twitter for Good Reasons

The new generation who made the Social media giants; Facebook and Twitter popular are starting to quit using them. Now, when they are checking up the …

Pew Research Center

Yahoo is ditching a plan that caused turmoil within Tumblr

Tumblr, the popular blogging service that Yahoo acquired for $1.1 billion in 2013, was supposed to be Yahoo's ticket to growth with younger, mobile users.<p>But the storyline was officially dashed last month when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer acknowledged that the site had fallen short of its revenue goals …

Advertising

Google and Alphabet's 20 most ambitious moonshot projects

Google went through a massive reorganization October 2015 when Alphabet became its parent company.<p>Projects that weren't part of Google's core business (Google search engine and Android) were spun out into separate Alphabet companies with their own CEO. All of these "moonshot" projects cover …

Project Loon

Facebook India's Managing Director Steps Down

Facebook's managing director in India Kirthiga Reddy is stepping down.<p>Reddy, who leads Facebook’s global sales efforts in India, announced in a post on the social network on Friday that she will be leaving the position she has held for six years. She plans to officially depart within six to 12 …

India

10 most important things in advertising

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and CEO of Twitter. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Twitter's user growth stalled in Q4.</b> Twitter had 320 million monthly active users in Q4, the same amount as in the previous quarter and below the …

Marc Andreessen

Microsoft's big plan to dominate Android and win mobile is coming together

In a blog post announcing the milestone, Nick Parker, the man in charge of relationships with smartphone makers, wrote that Microsoft had been "working hard to win over the hearts and minds of our partners and customers," culminating in 74 original equipment manufacturers signing up.<p>The partners, …

Mobile

Watch Steve Jobs Launch His Biggest Product Failure

Until the video below was discovered by researchers working on Aaron Sorkin’s <i>Steve Jobs,</i> the only known recording of Jobs from his NeXT years was a …

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley.<p>The convergence will occur March 18-20 in San Jose, California, …

Silicon Valley

Facebook shuts down Free Basics in India

After losing the battle to run its zero-rating Free Basics service in India, Facebook has decided to shut it down in the country altogether after roughly a year in operation.<p>Government agencies agencies including the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) spent several months over the past …

Internet

LinkedIn's CFO: Recent Stock Crash 'Was A Surprise'

LinkedIn's recently had its biggest one-day fall when the stock closed down nearly 45% last Friday, the day after the company reported fourth quarter earnings with 2016 guidance that missed analysts’ forecasts.<p>To LinkedIn’s CFO Steve Sordello that crash came as a shock.<p>”I was pretty surprised at …

Markets

Facebook Execs Say It's Still Early Days For Virtual Reality

As Facebook readies to ship its Oculus virtual reality headsets, the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, cautioned investors that …

Anonymous App After School Raises $16.4 Million One Year After App Store Ban

After School raised a sizable round despite nearly running itself off the road.<p>What a difference a year can make. One year ago, anonymous messaging app After School was in the middle of a four-month-long ban from Apple’s App Store for violating the company’s safety guidelines.<p>Now After School is …

Apps