Tag: Microsoft

  • How business-to-business startups reduce inequality

    Sibjeet Mahapatra Source: Getty Images/MIKIEKWOODS A path to equal opportunity: Turning fixed costs into variable costs What do AWS, WeWork, Stord, Gusto and RocketLawyer have in common? They provide cloud computing services, office space, warehouse storage, payroll management and access to legal templates, respectively — at first glance, not a particularly congruent set of services. But they are alike in the economic […]

  • Starting with data centers, Carbon Relay is slashing energy costs and emissions using AI

    Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn International is backing Carbon Relay, a Boston-based startup emerging from stealth today that’s harnessing the algorithms used by companies like Facebook and Google for artificial intelligence to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the technology industry’s own backyard — the data center. Already, the computing demands of the technology industry are responsible […]

  • These 10 enterprise M&A deals totaled over $87 billion this year

    M&A activity was brisk in the enterprise market this year, with 10 high-profile deals totaling almost $88 billion. Companies were opening up their wallets and pouring money into mega acquisitions. It’s worth noting that the $88 billion figure doesn’t include Dell paying investors more than $23 billion for VMware tracking stock to take the company […]

  • The White House will meet with tech execs to talk transformational ideas

    Top tech executives from Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Oracle will head to the White House next Thursday to discuss “bold, transformational ideas” focused on U.S. innovation. The meeting, framed as a “roundtable discussion” by The Wall Street Journal, is expected to cover a broad range of emerging tech topics, from 5G to AI to quantum […]

  • Tech giants offer empty apologies because users cant quit

    A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology, it’s a hollow ploy for forgiveness. That’s the kind of […]

  • One billion 3D views and counting

    Alice Lloyd George AD: Three months ago. AMLG: Congratulations. Maybe we can start with a bit your history, how you got into graphics, came over from France for Techstars and the origins of the company. AD: Initially wood sculpture, then for this piece it had to be clay because it was too big for wood […]