Twitter launches on Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One

twitter apple tv Twitter needs to figure out a way to continue to grow — and it certainly seems open to looking into a lot of new places outside your phone to figure out how to do that. Today, the company said it is launching an app on the Apple TV, Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV, which will allow users to view Twitter content through the apps on their televisions. That includes live streams of 10 NFL… Read More

Microsoft opens its UK data center region to Azure and Office 365 customers

microsoft_cloud_logo Microsoft today announced that its U.K. data center region is now online. The new region, which the company announced last November, currently offers support for Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and Office 365, with support for Dynamics CRM Online slated for the first half of 2017. With the new data centers in the U.K. coming online, Azure now offers its users 28 regions and it… Read More

Microsoft announces new resources to reduce hate speech

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 10:  A general view of the Microsoft booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 13 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 140,000 attendees.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) Microsoft today pushed out in a blog post for users of its consumer services new resources to reduce hate speech. Users will now be able to communicate directly with the company to report hate speech, and petition for reinstating content via new online forms. Most people are familiar with efforts by social networks like Twitter and Facebook to ensure safety within their respective online… Read More

Why AI consolidation will create the worst monopoly in US history

vintage toy robots Forget Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — we need a trust-buster like Teddy Roosevelt, who in 1902 attacked the Northern Securities Company, a railroad holding company led by J.P. Morgan and James J. Hill. Consolidation in any market is expected, but AI is consolidating at such a rapid clip, at such an early stage and by so few companies that there are strong reasons to be concerned. Read More

Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard takes on Google with integrated GIF and Bing search

wordflow If customized keyboards for mobile devices are to be the next-gen interface for accessing the wider web – including information you’d normally turn to a search engine to find – then Microsoft today has stepped up its fight with Google with the rollout of a new version of its predictive keyboard app Word Flow. While the app previously offered intelligent word suggestions… Read More

Microsoft helps Mac users ditch Evernote for OneNote with new tool

onenote-importer Microsoft is making it easier for Mac users to ditch Evernote in favor of OneNote, its rival note-taking app, and a part of the Microsoft Office suite. The company has today released a new app called the OneNote Importer tool, which allows Mac users to move all their saved items from the Evernote for Mac application into OneNote automatically. This is not the first time Microsoft targeted… Read More

How to tell if your small company needs to expand through acquisitions

jigsaw shutterstock The market for mergers and acquisitions, particularly in software, is red-hot: Big private-equity firms, flush with cash, did 170 software deals worth $27.22 billion in the first half of 2016 alone. But the software M&A frenzy also highlights how smaller tech companies can turbocharge their growth by pursuing highly strategic, add-on acquisitions. Read More