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Windows 10 Build 14393 Rollout, Cloud Revenue: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/23/2016
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Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/22/2016
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Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/20/2016
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Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/20/2016
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Google Reportedly Still Working On Mixed VR, AR Headset
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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While Google may be retooling its virtual reality roadmap, the company is still dedicated to producing a standalone headset that blends the boundaries between VR and augmented reality.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/18/2016
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EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/18/2016
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Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2016
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Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2016
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Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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IT pros need to stay updated on the latest trends in technology and management to remain relevant and competitive. Here's a look at eight online learning platforms that offer free tech courses that can help with that.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/14/2016
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Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Alpha On Linux, Chrome
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/13/2016
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Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/13/2016
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Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/12/2016
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Microsoft, GE Partnership Targets Industrial Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/11/2016
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Microsoft's Project Malmo Public Release Brings AI To Minecraft
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has released the code behind Project Malmo so Minecraft users can explore the world of artificial intelligence.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/9/2016
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Dynamics 365 Unveiled, Skype Meetings Launched: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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This week Microsoft launched Skype meetings for small businesses and combined its CRM and ERP offerings into a cloud service called Dynamics 365.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/9/2016
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Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/7/2016
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Microsoft's Skype Meetings Aimed At Small Businesses
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Microsoft is offering Skype Meetings, a free, pared-down version of Skype for Business. It's aimed at small businesses, and it offers tools including HD video conferencing.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/6/2016
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Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service  
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/6/2016
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iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/5/2016
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9 Digital Tools For A Productive Summer
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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These digital tools will help you stay more organized, productive, and efficient this summer, leaving plenty of time for fun in the sun.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/3/2016
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