This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Nintendo, And Microsoft Windows 10

gadgets150320 Weeks keep happening with no end in sight, and so we press on with our weekly gadgets podcast. This week, TAG Heuer, Intel, and Google announced a partnership that would bring Android Wear to a TAG Heuer-designed smart watch. Meanwhile, Nintendo finally gave in to pressure and announced it would enter the world of mobile gaming, and Microsoft is making a land grab with Windows 10. We discuss… Read More

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Will Arrive This Summer, Reveals Tests With Xiaomi

windows 10 Microsoft confirmed today that Windows 10 will launch this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Frustratingly, though, the company isn’t dishing an actual launch date for its hotly-anticipated new platform, but an interesting new nugget of information was let out today. Read More

Microsoft Rolls Out Previews Of Office 2016 And Skype For Business

Microsoft Office 365 logo Microsoft this morning announced a preview of Office 2016 for Windows, in a release aimed at putting the software in front of IT professionals and developers for further testing ahead of a broader roll out. Additionally, the company announced the technical preview of its Skype for Business client, which serves to replace Microsoft Lync in the enterprise with a communications experience that… Read More

Pinterest’s Head of Partnerships To Speak At Disrupt NY

pinterest Bookmarking site Pinterest has established itself as one of the top social networking sites on the web with some 70 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore. But the company, whose last funding round valued the business at $5 billion, is still in the early days of experimenting with its revenue model, and building out relationships with advertisers and partners. Playing a key… Read More

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

TC-weekly-roundup This week was Mobile World Congress, so some of our staff was in Barcelona reporting on the latest from the mobile world. Meanwhile, we wrote about Tinder, pretty people, and a pricey new drone. These are our best stories from the week (2/28-3/6). Read More

Microsoft And Google Collaborate On Angular 2 Framework, TypeScript Language

0820.Sublime_Intellisense Here’s a partnership that may come as a surprise to many: Microsoft and Google are working together to help make Angular 2 — the next (and somewhat controversial) version of Google’s JavaScript web app framework — better. shield-largeAngular has been using its own AtScript superset of Microsoft’s TypeScript for a while now. TypeScript is Microsoft’s attempt… Read More

Microsoft Azure Launches Media Services Premium Encoder, Takes DocumentDB And Azure Search Out Of Preview

azure Microsoft is making a number of announcements around its Azure cloud computing platform today. Some of these involve previously announced services coming out of preview, including the NoSQL database DocumentDB, its search-as-a-service solution Azure Search and two new virtual machine instance types. But in addition, the company is also launching its Azure Media Services Premium Encoder, a new… Read More

Office 2016 For Mac Preview Now Available, No Office 365 Subscription Required

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 12.21.12 PM Microsoft already told us Office 2016 for Mac was coming, but the public preview is out now as a free download, without any Office 365 subscription required. The updated software includes support for Retina displays, as well as iCloud syncing, and has a look and feel more in tune with the versions of Office currently available on Windows and mobile. Office 2016 for Mac includes redesigned… Read More