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    Microsoft quietly becomes bigger than Apple


    Not so long ago Microsoft was considered the big loser in tech. Its software model was outmoded, its entry into the mobile space was late and had no hope of beating Apple and Android. Worse, the company seemed stuck in its Windows heyday of the 1990s. Then it got ...

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    Allego launches EV charger control deploying Microsoft Azure Digital Twins


    Electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider Allego is offering a smart charging solution which enables a balancing of driver demand, grid capacity and renewable energy supply.

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    "Our goal is that every vehicle will have Microsoft technologies on board"


    Sabine Bendiek, managing director for Microsoft Germany, outlines strategy with automotiveIT

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    Automotive IT in focus: connectivity, new technology and integration


    The automotiveIT International conference, which concluded in Atlanta last Wednesday, highlighted the breadth of the challenges and opportunities in the auto industry as companies change processes, products and business models.

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    Baidu appoints Microsoft exec to COO position


    Qi Lu was global executive vice president at Microsoft before joining Baidu (Photo: Microsoft) Baidu has recruited a senior Microsoft executive, Qi Lu, to serve as its group president and COO. Lu, an artificial intelligence expert, will be in charge of products, technology, sales, marketing and operations at the ...

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    From Microsoft, a new connected-vehicle platform


    Renault-Nissan is one of the first car companies to use Microsoft's platform (Photo: Microsoft) Microsoft has unveiled a connected vehicle platform designed to be a core building block for future automotive functions. Renault-Nissan will be the first automaker to build connected cars using the platform. The US-based software company ...

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    New Volvos to feature Skype for Business


    Volvo may also add Cortana voice software to its connectivity platform (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars said its new 90 Series cars will offer the Skype for Business communication tool. The option marks a further addition to the auto industry's growing range of connected services. The Swedish premium car ...

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    Renault-Nissan, Microsoft to jointly develop connected services


    Renault and Nissan want to run connected functions on a single platform  (Photo: Renault) The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) and Microsoft will jointly develop next-generation connected services that will run on the software group's Azure platform. The cooperation is part of Renault and Nissan's plan to rapidly move beyond ...

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    Google is preferred employer for European graduates


    Google and other high-tech companies are popular  with graduates (Photo: Google) Google is the preferred employer for graduates of European universities' engineering and IT departments as well as its business schools, according to a new survey. Apple comes second in the rankings for business school graduates and Volkswagen ...

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    Brexit: The fallout for IT and automotive companies


    (Photo: en:User talk: Mewiki -own work) The departure of Britain from the European Union will have an obvious impact on the auto industry, in particular in the area of manufacturing and cross-border sales. Carmakers including General Motors, Ford Motor, Nissan, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda build large ...

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    Toyota forms data science company


    North America CEO Zack Hicks will head Toyota Connected (Photo: Toyota) Toyota has established a separate US-based company to handle global data management and data services development. The new unit, called Toyota Connected, will be the central data science resource for a wide range of new-mobility initiatives. Toyota Connected’s ...

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    BMW unveils 1st version of Microsoft-based connectivity platform


    BMW's new connectivity will initially focus on journey planning (Photo: BMW) BMW used Microsoft’s Build 2016 developer conference to unveil the first version of its BMW Connected mobility platform. The new BMW “Open Mobility Cloud,” which runs on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure and will be available for Apple's iOS ...

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    Volvo Cars tests Microsoft's Hololens technology


    Volvo sees many automotive possibilities for Microsoft's HoloLens technology (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is working with Microsoft to jointly develop next-generation automotive technologies. The cooperation will look at autonomous driving technologies and the use of connected-car data. Volvo and Microsoft this week demonstrated how the use of Microsoft's HoloLens ...

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    Bosch invests 800 million euros in new office software


    Bosch says it is building the "next-generation workplace" (Photo: Robert Bosch) Robert Bosch is investing 800 million euros in new office software as part of its goal of becoming "a globally connected, agile company." The German automotive supplier, whose business focus is moving away from traditional automotive components to ...

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    Nokia: no plans for new phones


    Nokia's Lumia phones are being rebranded Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Nokia, commenting on media speculation, said it doesn't have any plans to get back into the smartphone market. "These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive," the Finland-based network equipment and mapping software maker ...

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    Who would buy Nokia's HERE mapping unit?


    Maps will be more important for autonomous cars (Phote: Nokia) Nokia is considering the sale of its mapping unit, HERE, following its announcement of plans to acquire Alcatel-Lucent. The Finland-based telecommunications equipment maker said in a statement that it had "initiated a review of strategic options, including a potential ...

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    Salesforce expands offering, provides more integration with Microsoft


    This year's Dreamforce gathering has 140,000 registered participants (Photo: Arjen Bongard) SAN FRANCISCO -- opened its annual mega-convention here with a series of announcements that underscored the business software group's determination to continue to grow its business sharply. The company announced at its Dreamforce event here how it ...

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    Microsoft insider Nadella to succeed Ballmer as CEO


    Nadella takes over as CEO immediately (Photo: Microsoft) Satya Nadella, executive vice president of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise division, will succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO of the US-based software group effective immediately. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said ...


    Microsoft to buy Nokia's phone business


    Nokia's Lumia brand, which runs a version of the Windows operating system, will transfer to Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Microsoft is planning to buy Nokia's mobile phone and services businesses, as the US software group makes its most aggressive move to date to broaden its business footprint. Microsoft will pay ...


    Microsoft's Ballmer plans to retire as CEO in next 12 months


    Ballmer earlier this year announced a major strategic reorientation for Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Microsoft said its CEO, Steve Ballmer, plans to retire within 12 months. The US software maker said its board of directors has started the search for a successor. Ballmer will stay on as CEO until that ...