Gillmor Gang: The Whole Truth

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the new Microsoft and its Outlook reboot, the Gang on Women in Tech, why XML, RSS, and Notifications change everything, and why @kevinmarks disagrees. Shortly after this recording, Robert Scoble announced a health-focused hiatus. We wish him success. Read More

Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

 Amazon has a new product called WorkMail debuting today (via Forbes), which is an email and calendaring service that aims to provide those tools for corporate customers. The tech is based on Amazon Web Services, and aims to best the reigning cham…

Microsoft Wants You To Store And Manage Your Photos On OneDrive

 When Dropbox introduced Carousel, it made a bid to be the home for all your photos. Microsoft wants to make a similar pitch. Today, the company outlined new ways to import, manage and share your photos on OneDrive, its cloud storage platform. Aga…

Microsoft Closes Down 9.25% After Its Earnings Report Fails To Impress The Street

microsoft-earnings Today, Microsoft shed tens of billions of dollars in value, after its earnings failed to impress the investing classes. Microsoft closed down 9.25 percent in regular trading. The company’s shares slipped after-hours yesterday by several points in the immediate aftermath of the report, which indicated that Microsoft had earned $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.5 billion. The latter… Read More

Surface And Lumia Clock Record Numbers For Microsoft During Holiday Season

msft-sun1 In its most recent quarter, Microsoft sold 10.5 million Lumia handsets, and the Surface line generated $1.1 billion in revenue. Both figures are all-time highs.
Microsoft did break out total phone revenue — $2.3 billion, down from $2.6 billion in the sequentially preceding quarter — but that figure includes the sale of tens of millions of dumbphones, so it’s slightly… Read More

Gillmor Gang: HoloCraft

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Benedict Evans, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the future of sunglasses, why iWatch is the hub of the Notification OS, and the battle for the next 5 years is already over. And then, of course, what the Gang thinks. Plus, David Sifry joins the ladies of G3 to launch the new Handle priority mail/todo/scheduling app. Read More

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

TC-weekly-roundup1 Some of this week’s tech news consisted of Microsoft’s Windows 10 event and a $1B funding announcement from SpaceX. We got the chance to interview a few prominent figures in tech. TechCrunch sat down with Chris Poole, aka Moot from 4chan, the folks at TaskRabbit, and Paulina Raguimov, the teen designing games for JumpStart. These are our best stories from this week (1/17-1/23). Read More

Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics To Bolster Its Analytics Services

6a010534b1db25970b01b8d0c62f08970c Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Revolution Analytics, an open-source analytics company with a strong focus on the highly popular R programming language for statistical computing. Microsoft says that it made this acquisition “to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics.” The two companies did not… Read More