Microsoft Targets Revenge Porn With Link Removal Form

Microsoft Falling in step with various recent industry moves, Microsoft has set up a formal process for removing links to so-called ‘revenge porn’ from its Bing search engine, allowing victims to notify it via a dedicated web form to have access to the content cut off. Read More

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

weekly roundup USE This week, Uber added a bold feature, major changes took place at Reddit, and Amazon Prime Day made a lot of people really mad. These are the stories to catch you up on everything that happened in tech this week. Read More

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Windows 10 Is Reportedly Done

windows 10 According to The Verge’s Tom Warren, Windows 10 is done, having reached RTM status with build number 10240. The timing is not surprising. Microsoft will release Windows 10 to its testing community on July 29, followed by volume partners, and, after, the general public through an update process. RTM builds, in contrast, are designed for equipment manufacturers, who need the code ahead of… Read More

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Windows Server On Google Compute Engine Hits General Availability

Google data center It still feels like an odd combination, but Google today announced that Windows Server support on Google’s Compute Engine platform has now hit general availability. With this, Cloud Engine users are now covered by Google’s Compute Engine SLA when they run their applications on Windows Server 2012 R2 and the older Windows Server 2008 R2. Read More

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Microsoft Shows The Augmented Future Of HoloLens

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 10.02.02 AM Microsoft has posted a bit of CG describing what it will feel like to use the HoloLens, their augmented reality helmet, in real life. The resulting video, shot at Case Western Reserve University, shows doctors examining bodies as they float in midair, creating a new way to teach anatomy. The resulting interaction – pinching to hide images, swiping through musculature – is… Read More

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Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

9a125a96 Microsoft may have sold off some of its mapping assets to Uber last week, but almost as if to show that it’s still taking Bing Maps seriously, the company today announced a new preview release of Bing Maps for the web. Read More

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Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

tossup2 A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP.… Read More

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The Martial Arts Of Customer Relationship Management

dojo After spending six years with startups in the Salesforce.com ecosystem, I’ve spent the last six months as an EIR at Foundation Capital. One of the things I hear repeatedly from entrepreneurs as they illustrate their startup’s potential is their plan to “disrupt Salesforce.” Read More

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