Post Tagged with: "Microsoft"

Microsoft hints at ‘Minority Report’-style customer recognition for retailers
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Microsoft hints at ‘Minority Report’-style customer recognition for retailers

Mashable reports "Microsoft has teased the ability for retailers to employ its Kinect technology to identify customers through facial recognition, bringing the world one step closer to the weirdly prescient future displayed in the 2002 film Minority Report, which was based on a 1956 short story by Philip K. Dick." . Read More

Microsoft brings Windows Phone carrier billing to China, India, Brazil, and Verizon in the U.S.
/ December 18, 2014 11:01 am
Microsoft brings Windows Phone carrier billing to China, India, Brazil, and Verizon in the U.S.

Venturebeat reports "Microsoft today announced new Windows Phone partnerships for carrier billing, which lets customers charge app and other content digital purchases directly to their phone bill. In fact, the company says it is the first global smartphone platform to bring carrier billing to China, India, and Brazil." . Read More

Xbox One To Get Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix And More Apps This Week
/ December 18, 2014 11:01 am
Xbox One To Get Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix And More Apps This Week

TechCrunch reports "Microsoft might have said that they’re done shipping their big Xbox One software updates for the year — but that doesn’t mean they can’t release a few new toys in the form of apps.". Read More

Microsoft’s Awesome Photo-Sharing App Just Got Even Better
/ December 17, 2014 9:03 am
Microsoft’s Awesome Photo-Sharing App Just Got Even Better

Gizmodo reports "Microsoft's Xim is an awesome way to share photos across devices, no matter whether you're on Android or iOS or even Windows Phone. Now it's getting even better. The newest update to Microsoft Xim adds Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, and web browsers to the mix. That means you can share photos from virtual any mobile device to virtually any TV. That's awesome." . Read More

Microsoft adds video calling between Skype and Lync for Windows, coming to Android and iOS next
/ December 5, 2014 9:39 am
Microsoft adds video calling between Skype and Lync for Windows, coming to Android and iOS next

Venturebeat reports "Microsoft today announced new cross-app integration between Skype and Lync: video calling.". Read More

Barnes & Noble Takes More Nook Knocks As Microsoft Exits $300M Partnership
/ December 4, 2014 8:22 am
Barnes & Noble Takes More Nook Knocks As Microsoft Exits $300M Partnership

Deadline reports "Barnes & Noble continues to tell a sad story this morning. Shares plummeted 13% in opening trading after it said that Microsoft bailed out of a 2012 partnership designed to bolster the book chain’s Nook e-reading line — and unveiled disappointing earnings for the quarter that ended on November 1.". Read More

Microsoft’s presentation app Sway gets Bing Image Search to help find content and offer suggestions
/ December 4, 2014 8:22 am
Microsoft’s presentation app Sway gets Bing Image Search to help find content and offer suggestions

Venturebeat reports "Microsoft today announced Bing Image Search has been integrated into its Office presentation app Sway." . Read More

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