Microsoft shows off a new input method with the Surface Dial

surface-studio-pen Okay, this is cool. Microsoft kind of powered past the Surface Dial in all of the pomp and circumstance around the new Creators Update version of Windows 10 and the Surface Studio all in one, but the new wireless peripheral offers up some interesting new methods for interacting with the company products The name and form factor tell you lot about what you need to know here – the dial… Read More

GitHub is raising a secondary round

Workers install a billboard for GitHub Inc. in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. GitHub, which provides open-source code hosting services and has raised more than $100 million from investors, is among tech startups boosting demand for billboard space around Silicon Valley. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images We’re hearing from several sources that a secondary financing round is in the works for GitHub, following its last $250 million financing round that valued it at $2 billion in July last year. However, there’s a little bit of interesting chatter beyond that they’re raising a secondary for potential liquidation of investors or employees, we hear. There are two parts to the… Read More

Microsoft will introduce a new Surface device on October 26

MS Event On the 26th day of the 10th month of the year, Microsoft will be showcasing some big Windows 10 news at an event in New York City. The company just sent out invites, and while they don’t reveal a heck of a lot about what’s going down (just a lot of backwards text), we hear that the company will be launching a new Surface device at the event — exactly what remains to be seen.… Read More

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