Microsoft Acquires Big Data Silo-Breaker — Redmond Snaps Up Startup Metanautix

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Microsoft Acquires Big Data Silo-Breaker — Redmond Snaps Up Startup Metanautix

Microsoft Acquires Big Data Startup Metanautix. Microsoft has acquired a young Palo Alto startup called Metanautix, a firm specializing in helping large enterprises filter through their hordes of in-house data. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed Cofounded in 2012 by Theo Vassilakis and Toli Lerios, who previously worked at Google and Facebook respectively, Metanautix launched in September 2014 shortly after raising $7 million and after two years in development. The company sells its technology to big firms wishing to pool its myriad of data sources from across departments and divisions, covering databases and business systems such as Salesforce, to serve up meaningful insights. When ...

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Microsoft HoloLens dev previews available at NYC via appointment

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Microsoft HoloLens dev previews available at NYC via appointment

Microsoft HoloLens dev previews available at NYC via appointment. At the studio, software developers will see a video and get hands-on demonstrations. Good news for those who want a hands-on preview of the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset – the company’s New York City store is offering these immersive previews. According to Microsoft, software developers observe a hands-on demonstration of the device, and they will have an opportunity to experience HoloLens first hand. Another shows the technology’s potential in presentations and sales, using a luxury watch as an example of how holograms can give potential customers more insights into features. As the idiom says, seeing is ...

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Microsoft Lumia 550 launched in India at Rs 9399, sale starts December 23

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Microsoft Lumia 550 launched in India at Rs 9399, sale starts December 23

Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL now on sale in Jordan. Microsoft Lumia 550 has been launched in India for Rs 9,399 and the phone will go on sale starting December 23. Microsoft’s new smartphone flagships have continues their roll-out round the world, with the latest country to receive stock being Jordan, where the handsets are now on sale. Despite forecasting a rollout of the Windows 10 smartphone update in December several months ago, Microsoft now says the upgrade will take place next year on select devices.Microsoft has silently starting shipping the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile to Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the Windows Insider program or not. ...

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Microsoft opens NY studio to showcase HoloLens headset

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Microsoft opens NY studio to showcase HoloLens headset

Microsoft opens NY studio to showcase HoloLens headset. At the studio, software developers will see a video and get hands-on demonstrations. Another shows the technology’s potential in presentations and sales, using a luxury watch as an example of how holograms can give potential customers more insights into features. The new studio in New York was designed as a long-term home for the demos.Microsoft, Microsoft HoloLens, Microsoft HoloLens Studio, Microsoft HoloLens, augmented reality, virtual reality, tech news, technology Microsoft Corp. will start selling developers editions of the headset early next year for $3,000. ...

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Instant Analysis: Microsoft Corporation Acquires Metanautix

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Instant Analysis: Microsoft Corporation Acquires Metanautix

Microsoft Acquires Big Data Startup Metanautix. Microsoft has acquired a young Palo Alto startup called Metanautix, a firm specializing in helping large enterprises filter through their hordes of in-house data. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed Cofounded in 2012 by Theo Vassilakis and Toli Lerios, who previously worked at Google and Facebook respectively, Metanautix launched in September 2014 shortly after raising $7 million and after two years in development. The company sells its technology to big firms wishing to pool its myriad of data sources from across departments and divisions, covering databases and business systems such as Salesforce, to serve up meaningful insights. When ...

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review: Problems and Potential

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review: Problems and Potential

7 Days: A week of Redstone delights, Windows 10 Mobile delay, and Microsoft’s pushy upgrade. Microsoft Lumia 550 has been launched in India for Rs 9,399 and the phone will go on sale starting December 23. Microsoft’s new smartphone flagships have continues their roll-out round the world, with the latest country to receive stock being Jordan, where the handsets are now on sale.Despite forecasting a rollout of the Windows 10 smartphone update in December several months ago, Microsoft now says the upgrade will take place next year on select devices.Microsoft has silently starting shipping the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile to Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices, regardless of whether they ...

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Developers Can Check Out HoloLens at Microsoft’s NYC Store

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Developers Can Check Out HoloLens at Microsoft’s NYC Store

Microsoft opens HoloLens showcase in its New York City flagship store. At the studio, software developers will see a video and get hands-on demonstrations. After spending most of the year whetting the public’s appetite with demonstration videos, is giving people the chance to try out its HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset devices. It’s been nearly a year since we first strapped a prototype to our faces, and as the tech goliath prepares to unleash a first batch of units to developers in the coming months, I was invited to check out just how far the technology has come. Another shows the technology’s potential in presentations and sales, using a luxury watch as an example of how holograms ...

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Microsoft Corporation Furthers Cloud Push with Metanautix Acquisition

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Microsoft Corporation Furthers Cloud Push with Metanautix Acquisition

Microsoft Acquires Big Data Startup Metanautix. Terms were not disclosed, but Palo Alto, California-based Metanautix had raised about $7 million in venture funding from Sequoia Capital and others since its founding in 2012. Microsoft has acquired a young Palo Alto startup called Metanautix, a firm specializing in helping large enterprises filter through their hordes of in-house data.This is accomplished through private and public clouds -such as traditional data warehouses, business systems like Salesforce, and NoSQL databases like Cassandra- without undergoing the complex and expensive process of bringing all data to a centralized system. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed Cofounded ...

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Microsoft’s Biggest Problem, in a Single Chart

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Microsoft’s Biggest Problem, in a Single Chart

Facebook Dominates Nielsen List of 2015’s Most Popular Apps. Facebook did it again: The social network’s mobile app was once again the most-used app for U.S. smart phone users in 2o15, attracting close to 128 million monthly users on average this year, according to new data released by Nielsen this week.Facebook this year continued to hold the number one position as the top app installed on U.S. smartphones based on the average number of unique users, according to a new report out this week from Nielsen, but its mobile messaging application clocked in as the fastest-growing app of 2015. Another one of the company’s apps, Facebook Messenger, jumped to the third spot in 2015 with ...

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Microsoft partners with Chinese state-owned defense conglomerate to promote …

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Microsoft partners with Chinese state-owned defense conglomerate to promote …

Windows 10 tuned for Chinese government. Microsoft Corp is forming a joint venture in China to tailor a version of its new Windows 10 computer operating system for use by the Chinese government. “We’re announcing a new joint venture that will license, deploy, manage and optimize Windows 10 for China’s government agencies and certain state owned enterprises and provide ongoing support and services for these customers,” Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi said late on Wednesday in an online post. If the joint-venture succeeds, state-owned enterprises cleared to buy Windows 10 would include key infrastructure fields such as energy, telecommunications and transportation, Mehdi said. The joint ...

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