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  • Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports.While many reports forecast the changes would result in thousands of job cuts, Microsoft on Monday only confirmed to AFP that changes were on the way."Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners," a Microsoft spokesperson told AFP.Tech news website GeekWire published what it indicated were excerpts from the Microsoft memo, which referred to an enormous business opportunity helping its customers with "digital transformations."Chief Executive Satya Nadella has sought to reduce the tech giant's focus on software, shifting to cloud computing and business services."From large multinationals to small and medium businesses to non-profits all over the world, organizations are using Microsoft's cloud platforms to power their digital transformation," Nadella said when the c..

    Microsoft Confirms Changes Are Coming as Layoff Rumours Abound

    Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports.While many reports forecast the changes would result in thousands of job cuts, Microsoft on Monday only confirmed to AFP that changes were on the way."Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners," a Microsoft spokesperson told AFP.Tech news website GeekWire published what it indicated were excerpts from the Microsoft memo, which referred to an enormous business opportunity helping its customers with "digital transformations."Chief Executive Satya Nadella has sought to reduce the tech giant's focus on software, shifting to cloud computing and business services."From large multinationals to small and medium businesses to non-profits all over the world, organizations are using Microsoft's cloud platforms to power their digital transformation," Nadella said when the c..
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  • Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganizing its global sales operations."Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated," Microsoft said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.Earlier, CNBC television said the company would be cutting some 3,000 positions, mostly from its non-US sales staff."Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re-deployment in others," the company said in a statement.The layoffs come as the US software colossus refocuses its sales force on making Microsoft a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports.Microsoft had more than 121,000 employees worldwide at the end of March, according to its website.Chief executive Satya Nadella has sought to reduce the tech giant..

    Microsoft Confirms Layoffs, Said to Be Cutting 3,000 Jobs, Mostly From Non-US Sales Staff

    Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganizing its global sales operations."Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated," Microsoft said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.Earlier, CNBC television said the company would be cutting some 3,000 positions, mostly from its non-US sales staff."Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re-deployment in others," the company said in a statement.The layoffs come as the US software colossus refocuses its sales force on making Microsoft a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports.Microsoft had more than 121,000 employees worldwide at the end of March, according to its website.Chief executive Satya Nadella has sought to reduce the tech giant..
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  • Tony Pulis confirmed West Brom have rejected a bid from Manchester City for defender Jonny Evans.It has been reported that Pep Guardiola's side had bid £18million for the 29-year-old, although Pulis would not comment on the figure offered.City have already spent upwards of £200million on new players this summer, including a handful of other defenders.Pulis insists he wants to keep Evans at The Hawthorns but conceded that every player has a price."They made an offer and we've turned it down," said the Baggies head coach."I think every player is for sale at the right price. It would be crazy to say a team like West Brom won't sell if a team are going to put a huge amount of money in front of you." Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Pulis confirms City bid for Evans rejected but adds every player has a price

    Tony Pulis confirmed West Brom have rejected a bid from Manchester City for defender Jonny Evans.It has been reported that Pep Guardiola's side had bid £18million for the 29-year-old, although Pulis would not comment on the figure offered.City have already spent upwards of £200million on new players this summer, including a handful of other defenders.Pulis insists he wants to keep Evans at The Hawthorns but conceded that every player has a price."They made an offer and we've turned it down," said the Baggies head coach."I think every player is for sale at the right price. It would be crazy to say a team like West Brom won't sell if a team are going to put a huge amount of money in front of you." Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Essential Phone, which garnered headlines for its attractive bezel-less design, was unveiled in June earlier this year and today, the company's founder and Android co-creator Andy Rubin has announced that the handset is now available for purchase on the company's own website, Sprint, and Amazon. The unlocked model of the smartphone is available for purchase at $699 (roughly Rs. 44,800) from the company's own website.In order to impart confidence to the Essential Phone buyers, Andy Rubin has also written a blog post where he has announced that the new smartphone will get guaranteed Android OS updates for 2 years and will get monthly security updates for 3 years. This brings the Essential Phone at par with Google Pixel in terms of software support and also ensures that the handset remains secure and is updated with latest features.Rubin has also announced that the company is also planning to introduce new wireless accessories (like the snap-on 360-degree Camera) every fe..

    Essential Phone to Get Android Updates for Two Years, Andy Rubin Confirms

    Essential Phone, which garnered headlines for its attractive bezel-less design, was unveiled in June earlier this year and today, the company's founder and Android co-creator Andy Rubin has announced that the handset is now available for purchase on the company's own website, Sprint, and Amazon. The unlocked model of the smartphone is available for purchase at $699 (roughly Rs. 44,800) from the company's own website.In order to impart confidence to the Essential Phone buyers, Andy Rubin has also written a blog post where he has announced that the new smartphone will get guaranteed Android OS updates for 2 years and will get monthly security updates for 3 years. This brings the Essential Phone at par with Google Pixel in terms of software support and also ensures that the handset remains secure and is updated with latest features.Rubin has also announced that the company is also planning to introduce new wireless accessories (like the snap-on 360-degree Camera) every fe..
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  • Micromax has started sending 'Block your Date' invitations to media for a launch event on August 22 where the company is expected to reveal the all-new Infinity series. Micromax, taking a page out of Samsung's book, is likely to launch multiple phones in its Infinity range to counter the high-end Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.The teaser image sent by the domestic handset maker confirms that the new Micromax Infinity series will sport a display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The teaser has a tagline that says, "Let's put a number to infinity" along with the India launch date and the smartphone's image.Looking at the image, it seems that the Micromax Infinity smartphone series will have all phones with slim bezels, and may be targeted at users who like to watch a lot of multimedia on their devices. There's no home button at the front, and it seems that the entire Infinity range will feature on-screen navigation button.For the uninitiated, Micromax's Infinity ser..

    Micromax Confirms Infinity Smartphone Series Launch on August 22

    Micromax has started sending 'Block your Date' invitations to media for a launch event on August 22 where the company is expected to reveal the all-new Infinity series. Micromax, taking a page out of Samsung's book, is likely to launch multiple phones in its Infinity range to counter the high-end Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.The teaser image sent by the domestic handset maker confirms that the new Micromax Infinity series will sport a display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The teaser has a tagline that says, "Let's put a number to infinity" along with the India launch date and the smartphone's image.Looking at the image, it seems that the Micromax Infinity smartphone series will have all phones with slim bezels, and may be targeted at users who like to watch a lot of multimedia on their devices. There's no home button at the front, and it seems that the entire Infinity range will feature on-screen navigation button.For the uninitiated, Micromax's Infinity ser..
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  • When it comes to software support, OnePlus users are always wary whether the next update will arrive on their smartphones or not. Same is the case with OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users, who have been flooding forums asking about the future of software support on these devices launched just last year. To bring more clarity, OnePlus Product Head Oliver Z has taken to the forum to answer many software queries. Most notably, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users will see Android O as the last big software update on their devices.On the forum, Oliver has confirmed Android O is going to be the last Android version update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users. He promised security patches 'for the foreseeable future', but confirmed the end of Android version updates for the two smartphones.Considering OnePlus 3T was launched at the end of last year, this means that version support didn't last for the two years that most other OEMs promise - as well as Google itself. In Oliver's word..

    OnePlus 3, 3T’s Android O Update Will Be Their Last, Product Head Confirms

    When it comes to software support, OnePlus users are always wary whether the next update will arrive on their smartphones or not. Same is the case with OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users, who have been flooding forums asking about the future of software support on these devices launched just last year. To bring more clarity, OnePlus Product Head Oliver Z has taken to the forum to answer many software queries. Most notably, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users will see Android O as the last big software update on their devices.On the forum, Oliver has confirmed Android O is going to be the last Android version update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users. He promised security patches 'for the foreseeable future', but confirmed the end of Android version updates for the two smartphones.Considering OnePlus 3T was launched at the end of last year, this means that version support didn't last for the two years that most other OEMs promise - as well as Google itself. In Oliver's word..
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  • After confirmation of the long-range Tesla Model 3's battery size was leaked in an EPA document on Monday, rumors began to circle about the capacity of the car's standard-issue battery. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the true figures to potential investors during a conference call on Monday, according to Electrek, admitting the regular and long-range cars come with 50- and 75-kilowatt-hour batteries.The company's new reticence to reveal battery sizes in public comes in sharp contrast to its past cars. Every aspect of each Model S or Model X was the same, apart from its battery and motor options, and it was fairly simple to figure out which one was which: the higher number variant you buy, the farther you can drive without a charge. And if your model had the designation of a "D" trim, it had dual motors—an option to put the power to all four wheels and sprint ahead of most cars on the road.With the Model 3's, Tesla "took lessons" that it learned from the initial prod..

    Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Model 3 Battery Comes in 50 and 75 kWh Sizes

    After confirmation of the long-range Tesla Model 3's battery size was leaked in an EPA document on Monday, rumors began to circle about the capacity of the car's standard-issue battery. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the true figures to potential investors during a conference call on Monday, according to Electrek, admitting the regular and long-range cars come with 50- and 75-kilowatt-hour batteries.The company's new reticence to reveal battery sizes in public comes in sharp contrast to its past cars. Every aspect of each Model S or Model X was the same, apart from its battery and motor options, and it was fairly simple to figure out which one was which: the higher number variant you buy, the farther you can drive without a charge. And if your model had the designation of a "D" trim, it had dual motors—an option to put the power to all four wheels and sprint ahead of most cars on the road.With the Model 3's, Tesla "took lessons" that it learned from the initial prod..
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  • Image copyright PA Image caption Scottish fishermen are largely supportive of Brexit Michael Gove has confirmed that some foreign trawlers will still have access to UK waters after Brexit. Mr Gove, the UK environment secretary, said British fishermen would not have the capacity to land all of the fish in British territorial waters.And he said that some access would therefore be granted to vessels from other countries.He was speaking during a fact-finding mission to Denmark, which was largely focused on the Danish food industry. The Danish fishing industry is currently highly-dependent on fish caught in UK territorial waters. 'Being realistic'The meeting was attended by Niels Wichmann, chief executive of the Danish Fishermen organisation, who told BBC Scotland that there was no suggestion from Mr Gove that Denmark would receive preferential treatment.And he said Mr Gove "did not say numerous countries, he just said other countries" would be granted access. Mr Wichmann a..

    Brexit: Gove confirms foreign access to UK fishing grounds

    Image copyright PA Image caption Scottish fishermen are largely supportive of Brexit Michael Gove has confirmed that some foreign trawlers will still have access to UK waters after Brexit. Mr Gove, the UK environment secretary, said British fishermen would not have the capacity to land all of the fish in British territorial waters.And he said that some access would therefore be granted to vessels from other countries.He was speaking during a fact-finding mission to Denmark, which was largely focused on the Danish food industry. The Danish fishing industry is currently highly-dependent on fish caught in UK territorial waters. 'Being realistic'The meeting was attended by Niels Wichmann, chief executive of the Danish Fishermen organisation, who told BBC Scotland that there was no suggestion from Mr Gove that Denmark would receive preferential treatment.And he said Mr Gove "did not say numerous countries, he just said other countries" would be granted access. Mr Wichmann a..
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  • So what was the moment when Microsoft's hoped for success in mobile turned? Was it when Steve Jobs walked out on stage with the Apple iPhone on January 9th, 2007? After all, during the presentation, Apple's co-founder and CEO managed to get some jabs in on certain smartphones powered by Wi..

    Microsoft’s latest SEC filing confirms that it has given up on mobile and is focusing on AI

    So what was the moment when Microsoft's hoped for success in mobile turned? Was it when Steve Jobs walked out on stage with the Apple iPhone on January 9th, 2007? After all, during the presentation, Apple's co-founder and CEO managed to get some jabs in on certain smartphones powered by Wi..
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  • The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T still isn't official, despite the pouring rain of leaks we've seen about it over the past few weeks. We got official press renders and full specs already, but the carrier seems intent on postponing the launch as much as possible. Funnily, though, that hasn't prevented AT&T from confirming the fact that the Galaxy S8 Active is a real device indeed, and one that's definitely coming soon. Seen below is an excerpt from the FAQ section for a promotion that's gone live at AT&T. This, by the way, is still available on the company's website, at the Source linked below. It's a list of Samsung smartphones that are eligible to get you a $500 coupon to use toward the purchase of a Samsung TV for use on DIRECTV, the carrier's TV service. The S8 Active should come with a ruggedized MIL-STD-810G compliant body, a 5.8-inch 2,960x1,440 18.5:9 Super AMOLED non-curved touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 5, the Snapdragon 835 chip..

    AT&T confirms Galaxy S8 Active is on the way, still won’t make it official

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T still isn't official, despite the pouring rain of leaks we've seen about it over the past few weeks. We got official press renders and full specs already, but the carrier seems intent on postponing the launch as much as possible. Funnily, though, that hasn't prevented AT&T from confirming the fact that the Galaxy S8 Active is a real device indeed, and one that's definitely coming soon. Seen below is an excerpt from the FAQ section for a promotion that's gone live at AT&T. This, by the way, is still available on the company's website, at the Source linked below. It's a list of Samsung smartphones that are eligible to get you a $500 coupon to use toward the purchase of a Samsung TV for use on DIRECTV, the carrier's TV service. The S8 Active should come with a ruggedized MIL-STD-810G compliant body, a 5.8-inch 2,960x1,440 18.5:9 Super AMOLED non-curved touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 5, the Snapdragon 835 chip..
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