Students love it. Teachers, maybe, depending on whether they are a user or a marker. ChatGPT has been the talk of the town since its introduction in November. The AI chatbot has transformed the way […]
NVIDIA collaborates with Microsoft on massive cloud AI computer
NVIDIA and Microsoft have teamed up to build one of the most powerful AI supercomputers in the world, powered by Microsoft Azure’s advanced supercomputing infrastructure combined with NVIDIA GPUs, networking and full stack of AI […]
Microsoft to add Activision Blizzard
Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard to its gaming portfolio, a move that should power growth in its gaming business and entry into the metaverse. When the US$68.7 billion deal is completed end of fiscal […]
Informatica expands APAC footprint with Azure
Informatica has launched its Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) platform on Microsoft Azure to expand its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. The move follows Informatica and Azure’s collaboration which grew 109 percent year-on-year in 2020. […]
Marriage over for Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates have pulled the plug on their 27-year marriage. In a tweet, they that they could no longer grow together as a couple. But, the couple will continue their philathrophic together at […]
Microsoft takeover ends in Discord
It seems like Microsoft’s rumoured acquisition of Discord is over. Just a month ago, rumours emerged that the software giant was in talks to buy the game messaging platform for US$12 billion. According to reports, […]
Microsoft establishes its first data centre region in Malaysia
Microsoft will establish its first data centre region in Malaysia as part of the “Bersama Malaysia” (Together with Malaysia) initiative to advance the country’s digital transformation across the private and public sectors. With this move, […]
Microsoft in Discord acquisition talk
Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Discord over a US$10 billion acquisition. According to sources, the messaging platform has been on the lookout for either a deal or even to go public. It seems that […]
Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm up in arms against NVIDIA deal
NVIDIA’s US$40 billion acquisition of Arm has gotten Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm all worked up. According to reports, the three tech companies have made their concerns known to regulators in China, the European Union, the […]
Hitachi forms Lumada Alliance
Hitachi has gathered a team of leading technology players for its new Lumada Alliance Program to collaborate on digital solutions that deliver economic growth as well as social, environmental, and quality of life innovations. Named […]
Johnson Controls opens S$50m innovation centre in NUS
Johnson Controls has opened its S$50 million OpenBlue Innovation Center to create a future-ready built environment for Singapore and the region.
ByteDance picks Oracle for TikTok
Move aside, Microsoft and Walmart. It seems that ByteDance has decided to partner with Oracle to solve its TikTok challenge in the US.
Advantage China: TikTok sale hits roadblock
China has just thrown a spanner into the TikTok sale of its US operation. By announcing an additional 23 new categories to its regulations on technology export, the China government has gained an advantage in the deal.
Apple ejects Epic from App Store
The Apple-Epic Games plot continues to thicken. In the latest development, Apple has cancelled the game developer’s account from App Store.
TikTok interests Walmart
First, it was Microsoft. Now, Walmart has decided to join the Redmond-based software company is buying TikTok.
Micosoft backs Epic in Apple fight
Software giant Microsoft has stepped into the ring and taken the side of Epic Games in its fight against Apple. This makes for a more intense legal tussle between Microsoft and Epic at one corner and Apple (and possibly Google) at the other.
Microsoft to establish data centre region in NZ
Microsoft to set up data centre in NZ. (Photo by Dan Whitfield from Pexels)Microsoft will be expanding its global data centre footprint by establishing its first data centre region in New Zealand. With the new addition, it will have 60 regions around the world with Microsoft Azure available in more than140 countries.
Qualcomm introduces IoT modem with extremely low power consumption
Source: QualcommQualcomm Technologies, has announced the Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT Modem that requires under one micro-amp (1uA) of sleep current for extremely low average power consumption.
Microsoft cans Inspire event
Another major tech event has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Even before registration has begun, Microsoft has axed the Inspire 2020 partner conference in Las Vegas from July 19 to 23.
Micosoft shutters all stores globally
Microsoft has announced the closure of all its stores across the global with immediate effect due to COVID-19 health concern.
Glue introduces VR-first collaboration platform
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are letting staff work remotely as part of the social distancing efforts. Collaboration platforms have become increasingly popular with many turning to the likes of Webex and Zoom. Finland-based Glue Collaboration has taken this a step further with the introduction of the next generation of its VR-first collaboration platform.
Microsoft plots hijack of Google search engine for Office 365 users
Netscape used to be the king of browsers in the 1990s until Microsoft came along and bundled Internet Explorer from Windows 95. This swayed many PC users to the Microsoft browser and marked the demise of Netscape.
End of Windows 7
Today marks the end of Windows 7. Microsoft is stopping support and updates for this highly-popular operating system.
NVIDIA announces EGX edge supercomputing platform for AI, IoT and 5G
NVIDIA has announced the NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform which lets organisations deliver next-generation AI, IoT and 5G-based services at scale and with low latency. Along with annoucing this at his keynote address at the opening of Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles, NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang declared that we have entered a new era, where billions of always-on IoT sensors will be connected by 5G and processed by AI.
Microsoft buys jClarity to improve Azure
Microsoft has acquired AdoptOpenJDK project contributor jClarity to drive increased performance for Java workloads on Azure.
APAC GPUaaS market poised for 40 CAGR by 2025
The global GPU as a Service (GPUaaS) market is expected to jump tenfold from around US$700 million in 2018 to US$7 billion by 2025, according to Global Market Insights. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to lead this charge with a compounded annual growth rate of more than 40 percent between 2019 and 2025.
The future of database is in the cloud
Unsurprisingly, a Gartner report is predicting that three quarters of all databases will reside in the cloud by 2022. Only five percent of migration will remain on premises.
Consortium introduces standard to simplify VR headset connectivity
NVIDIA, Oculus, Valve, AMD, and Microsoft have come together to introduce VirtualLink, an open standard that simplifies next-generation virtual reality (VR) headset connectivity to PCs and other devices. Instead of a range of cords and connectors, the new standard adopts the single, high-bandwidth USB Type-C connector.
Google faces massive fine over Android
It happened to Microsoft in 2013 and it looks like history is repeating itself, albeit with Google being the one under the spotlight. The European Union (EU) is expected to decide on a record fine for forcing Android smartphone makers to pre-install its search and web browsing tools and use them by default unless they want to lose access to the Play Store.
Microsoft acquires Semantic Machines
Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines, which has developed a new approach to building conversational artificial intelligence (AI).