EU Approves Microsoft's LinkedIn Acquisition
The European Union today approved Microsoft's proposed $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn. The Union set several conditions in allowing Microsoft to proceed. For one, it must allow other professional networks to link into Office, and must let PC makers choose whether or not to preinstall LinkedIn on their machines. Last, Microsoft must let rival networks access the Microsoft Graph for mining data. The U.S. has already approved the transaction, which can now move forward.
Google Search to Improve Symptom Search Results
Jun 20, 2016
Google plans to change the results shown when people search for symptom-based information. Moving forward Google will show a list of related conditions to symptoms like stuffy nose, cough, or headache.
Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion
Jun 13, 2016
Microsoft today said it has agreed to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. LinkedIn is well known as a professional networking and employment resource for companies and job seekers alike.
Samsung Max Offers Data Savings and Security for Android
Feb 23, 2018
Samsung today announced Samsung Max, a free app for Android devices that will provide new data conservation and security tools. The app, a reborn version of the former Opera Max app, includes Data Saving Mode to help people stretch their mobile data buckets a bit further each month.
Apple Says Apps Can't Be Used to Mine Cryptocurrency
Jun 12, 2018
Apple doesn't want iPhones and iPads to be used by developers to mine Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. The company recently updated its App Store guidelines with specific bans on mining.
Skype Brings Messaging to Office and OneDrive Online
Mar 7, 2016
Microsoft today expanded Skype's calling and messaging functions to the online versions of Office and OneDrive. People will be able to initiate Skype conversations when using the web-based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive apps.