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  • Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

    When Microsoft announced that it would be offering consumers a free upgrade to Windows 10, it got a lot of people talking. After all, the company charged US$199 per license for consumers to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional just six years ago. So clearly, a free upgrade to a new OS would have to have a big impact on Microsoft's business, right?

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank15 Aug. 15 02:55
  • Microsoft's Surface Hub collaboration tool delayed until 2016

    People who pre-ordered the Surface Hub from Microsoft were notified Wednesday that their mega-display and conference room collaboration tool won't arrive until 2016, at least four months after Microsoft originally planned.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank13 Aug. 15 07:16
  • Four knowns and four unknowns in Google's Alphabet soup

    When Google announced on Monday that it would create a new holding company called Alphabet, of which Google Inc. will be just one part, Larry Page said the new structure would allow the company to get more ambitious things done. But there was still a lot that he didn't say.

    Written by Zach Miners12 Aug. 15 09:50
  • Google's restructuring will let new ventures shine

    Google may be best known for its ubiquitous search engine, but it has long been associated with seemingly whimsical ventures into areas as diverse as self-driving cars, drones and human aging. On Monday, it took a step toward making those "side" ventures more legitimate -- and more transparent.

    Written by Katherine Noyes11 Aug. 15 09:53
  • Meet Sundar Pichai, Google's new CEO

    As part of a corporate reshuffle announced Monday, Sundar Pichai has been named the CEO of Google as it becomes a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet. It's yet another step up for the 43-year-old executive who has been on a meteoric rise through Google's corporate structure.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank11 Aug. 15 09:39
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