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You can now surf in Microsoft’s Edge browser

You can now surf in Microsoft’s Edge browser

Browser developers love to add small Easter Eggs to their apps to help you while away the hours when your interent is down, for example. Chrome has long had the Dino game, that you can start from the “No internet” error screen, for example. With its surf game, Microsoft’s Edge team built something similar into […]

Microsoft’s quantum computing platform is now in limited preview

Microsoft’s quantum computing platform is now in limited preview

Microsoft today announced that Azure Quantum, its partner-centric quantum computing platform for developers who want to get started with quantum computing, is now in limited preview. First announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019, Azure Quantum brings together the hardware from  IonQ, Honeywell, QCI and Microsoft, services from the likes of 1QBit, and the classical computing capabilities […]

Microsoft launches new tools for building fairer machine learning models

Microsoft launches new tools for building fairer machine learning models

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today put a strong emphasis on machine learning. But in addition to plenty of new tools and features, the company also highlighted its work on building more responsible and fairer AI systems — both in the Azure cloud and Microsoft’s open-source toolkits. These include new tools for differential privacy […]

Microsoft acquires robotic process automation platform Softomotive

Microsoft acquires robotic process automation platform Softomotive

During his Build keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today confirmed that the company has acquired Softomotive, a software robotic automation platform. Bloomberg first reported that this acquisition was in the works earlier this month, but the two companies didn’t comment on the report at the time. Today, Nadella noted that Softomotive would become part of […]

Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils its Shops e-commerce platform

Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils its Shops e-commerce platform

Facebook and Instagram are making a bigger push into e-commerce, MasterClass raises $100 million and Microsoft launches a new project management tool called Lists. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 20, 2020. 1. Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts Both Facebook and Instagram already supported a degree of e-commerce — […]

The mystery of RGV2cw, Microsoft’s extremely nerdy secret message to developers

The mystery of RGV2cw, Microsoft’s extremely nerdy secret message to developers

When he was still running Microsoft, Steve Ballmer caused quite the stir in the tech world by screaming “Developers! Developers! Developers!” Since the executive retired to spend more time with his basketball team, however, the tech giant’s current CEO is decidedly more…subtle in his approach. In the kickoff keynote to the first all-virtual Build conference, […]

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