Computers

Microsoft’s Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce – Reuters

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company’s long-term strategy for building specialized business software. The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft’s sales software is called, are a challenge to market leader Salesforce.com (CRM.N) and represent the first major product initiative to spring from Microsoft’s $26…

Microsoft earnings: Strength in Office expected to lead to a meet or beat – MarketWatch

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Microsoft Inc. reports third-quarter earnings Thursday after the market closes on a tech-heavy day. Amazon Inc. AMZN, +0.99% Alphabet Inc. GOOG, +2.32% …

Microsoft’s Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce – Reuters

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company’s long-term strategy for building specialized business software. The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft’s sales software is called, are a challenge to market leader Salesforce.com (CRM.N) and represent the first major product initiative to spring from Microsoft’s $26…

What’s wrong with Microsoft To-Do: 8 things lacking in Wunderlist’s replacement – PCWorld

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Last week, Microsoft made the inscrutable decision to retire Wunderlist, the beloved to-do list app it acquired in 2015, and replace it with a new offering called Microsoft To-Do. Wunderlist isn’t going away yet, but it’s no longer getting feature updates, and its long-term fate is sealed. In a blog post, Microsoft said it will retire the app after incorporating “your valued feedback and the best elements of the Wunderlist experience…

Digital Life: ‘Nobody’s got to use the internet.’ Let’s at least debate that – Kansas City Star

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

“Nobody’s got to use the internet.” That’s an interesting notion. U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican, made the statement to a constituent pounding him for letting the companies that sell internet connections collect web surfing data from customers — most profitably for sale to advertisers. Yet the congressman’s declaration that internet use falls below the level of necessity is worth pondering at least as much as the debate over…

There Will Always Be Limits to How Creative a Computer Can Be – Harvard Business Review

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Jennifer Maravillas for HBR Artificial intelligence is disturbing the workforce, and will continue to do so as its capabilities increase. Inevitably, “artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost.” But, when it comes to more complex and creative tasks such as innovation, the question still remains whether AI can do the job better than…

Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and ‘oops fixes’ – The Register

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

The Register hasn’t needed to spend much time covering Linux 4.11 because hiccups haven’t happened and Linux daddy Linus Torvalds’ comments have been sparse and measured, other than a slightly terse lesson on how to Pull properly. But today he’s posted that this version of Linux has hit a speed bump in the form of “NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines.” “It’s not entirely clear what…

Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and ‘oops fixes’ – The Register

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

The Register hasn’t needed to spend much time covering Linux 4.11 because hiccups haven’t happened and Linux daddy Linus Torvalds’ comments have been sparse and measured, other than a slightly terse lesson on how to Pull properly. But today he’s posted that this version of Linux has hit a speed bump in the form of “NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines.” “It’s not entirely clear what…

Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and ‘oops fixes’ – The Register

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

The Register hasn’t needed to spend much time covering Linux 4.11 because hiccups haven’t happened and Linux daddy Linus Torvalds’ comments have been sparse and measured, other than a slightly terse lesson on how to Pull properly. But today he’s posted that this version of Linux has hit a speed bump in the form of “NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines.” “It’s not entirely clear what…

Microsoft Ups The Ante In Enterprise IoT and Edge Computing – Forbes

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Microsoft has added new capabilities to its Internet of Things platform making it one of the first to support emerging industrial use cases such as Edge Analytics and device management. Source: Microsoft Azure IoT Suite Microsoft is one of the few companies to deliver end-to-end IoT capabilities covering the entire spectrum of solutions. From Windows 10 IoT Core to Power BI, the company offers a compressive set of IoT services…

Clinton email probe reportedly caused rift between Comey, Lynch – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

FBI Director James Comey reportedly did not trust former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other senior officials at the Justice Department, speculating they might provide Hillary Clinton some political cover over her email scandal during the presidential election. Comey’s so-called “go-it-alone strategy” in the Clinton investigation emerged from suspicions that Lynch and other Justice Department officials might look to down play the email probe, The New York Times reported…

Spring cleaning your computer – MyDaytonDailyNews

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

As you’re doing spring cleaning around the home, don’t forget about your computer! It needs taken care of, too. Here are a few things you should consider doing to keep your computer in tip-top shape: Run a malware scanner to remove junk: Along with having an anti-virus installed, consider a secondary anti-malware program. They can catch things missed by your anti-virus, in addition to other junk not classified as…

Europe may harmonize how internet companies fight hate speech – Engadget

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Internet companies are already taking action against hate speech, but it’s no secret that they don’t always tackle it in the same way. One may delete the hostile material immediately, while the other might spend days reviewing it before taking action. That wildly inconsistent approach might not fly in European Union countries before long. Reuters says it has obtained a draft European Commission document proposing that the EU implement measures…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – The … – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

Hacker, 15, who brought down Microsoft and Sony from his bedroom … – The Sun

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

A LAD who created a computer bug at age 15 and made almost £400,000 by selling it to cyber criminals was motivated for “status”, a court has heard. Adam Mudd, now 20, faces jail after admitting to hacking and money laundering, with the court hearing his sophisticated hacking software led to more than 1.7million attacks on websites worldwide. Adam Mudd, now 20, designed a hacking program that affected almost every…

Hacker, 15, who brought down Microsoft and Sony from his bedroom sold his computer bug to criminals for £386000 – The Sun

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

A LAD who created a computer bug at age 15 and made almost £400,000 by selling it to cyber criminals was motivated for “status”, a court has heard. Adam Mudd, now 20, faces jail after admitting to hacking and money laundering, with the court hearing his sophisticated hacking software led to more than 1.7million attacks on websites worldwide. Adam Mudd, now 20, designed a hacking program that affected almost every…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

How The Most Productive CEOs Keep Email In Check – Fast Company

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Related: How This MailChimp Employee Limits His Email Time To 90 Minutes A Day Getting To Inbox Zero . . . Some people find the idea of “inbox zero” a totally unwarranted holy grail of email productivity; others swear by and achieve it. Many CEOs strive to clear their inboxes daily, or at the very least weekly, a goal that forces them to stick to certain habits for staying on top of their incoming messages….