MS ‘office’ reopening is now rescheduled to 7 September

Microsoft has announced to delay the reopening of its offices till September, after it stated to slowly reopen Redmond, Washington-based headquarters and nearby campuses from March 29 with a six-stage hybrid workplace strategy. Continue Reading

GitHub bets big on Indian developers, students

Microsoft-owned open source developer platform GitHub on Friday announced a slew of initiatives for developers, students and startups in India, including open source grants worth Rs 1 crore and a partnership with Nasscom to reskill professionals. Continue Reading

Taking technology to students across India

As part of its social initiative ‘Education for All’. Byju’s has launched ‘Give’, which aims to be a people-driven movement that can take digital learning to as many children as possible, giving them a chance at remote learning. Continue Reading

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates leaves board

Microsoft on Friday announced that co-founder Bill Gates has left its board of directors to devote more time to philanthropy. Continue Reading

Microsoft’s profits rise sharply

Microsoft has said that its profits rose sharply in the past quarter, boosted by improving sales across a range of consumer products and business services, sending its shares higher. Overall profit for the quarter ending December 31 rose 38 per cent from a year ago to $ 11.6 billion, while revenues jumped 14 per cent to $ 36.9 billion. The earnings highlighted Microsoft’s successful transition from a pure consumer software firm to a diversified tech giant focused heavily on business services. Continue Reading

G7CR Technologies partners with Microsoft

G7CR Technologies, a global information technology and cloud services company, recently announced the launch of the SSB 360 program in partnership with Microsoft. According to a press release, the initiative will provide for start-ups and small businesses benefits of up to $3 million and strategic association. Continue Reading

Ola ‘on ride’ with Microsoft for $200 million funding

Ride-hailing major Ola is in advanced talks with tech giant Microsoft to raise about $150-200 million (about Rs 1,050-1,400 crore) in funding, according to sources. The discussions are at an advanced stage and likely to be closed in the next 10-15 days, the sources privy to the development said. Continue Reading

Sundar Pichai announces Google’s $1 bn good neighbour plan

Google has pledged to commit more than $1 billion to help address the severe housing crisis in the region that includes its headquarters and Silicon Valley. Chief executive Sundar Pichai announced the initiative, saying the Internet colossus wants to be ‘a good neighbour’ in the area bursting with technology companies. Continue Reading