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Microsoft search engine Bing is blocked in China

Microsoft search engine Bing is blocked in China

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From Microsoft via CNN From Microsoft via CNN (CNN) - Microsoft's Bing search engine has hit a wall in China."We've confirmed that Bing is currently inaccessible in China and are engaged to determine next steps," a Microsoft spokesman said Thursday. Bing was the last major foreign search engine operating in China after Google pulled out in 2010.Bing appears to have joined a growing list of global internet platforms that are shut out of China's huge market, demonstrating that even tech companies that submit to Beijing's strict internet censorship regime can still run into trouble in the country.Microsoft's setback comes as China and the United States are locked in a widening confrontation over technology and access to each other's markets that experts warn c...
Microsoft seeks more Cortana distribution, deeper integrati…

Microsoft seeks more Cortana distribution, deeper integrati…

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is a pragmatist. Unlike his predecessor, he embraced iOS and Android for Microsoft software distribution when Windows Phones failed as a platform. And he’s been seeking to do the same thing for Cortana with Alexa and potentially the Google Assistant/Home.Let’s get interoperable. Nadella has for some time been pursuing a reciprocal partnership with Amazon for assistant interoperability. It went live last August with mixed results so far. In the past Nadella said he wanted this sort of relationship with Google and Apple as well.Amazon and Microsoft’s respective interests are aligned in that each wants access to the other’s audience for distribution. Amazon has now sold more than 100 million Alexa devices globally (most in the US). And Microsoft has, according t
How Microsoft has avoided tough scrutiny over privacy issue…

How Microsoft has avoided tough scrutiny over privacy issue…

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Quietly but confidently, Microsoft is back.For the first time in almost a decade, it’s the most valuable company in the world while its archrival Apple stumbles. It’s been lauded for its smart pivot into AI and cloud services in recent years and its acquisition of the popular GitHub software development platform. And it’s almost completely avoided the privacy debacles and questions about monopolistic tendencies that have dogged Facebook, Google, and Amazon, which have resulted in those companies facing negative headlines on a daily basis, nasty lawsuits, and their top executives being grilled in U.S. Congress.Microsoft sells targeted ads against search results, and users have complained about how their data is secured in the cloud, the company hasn’t received nearly the same level of sc
Tech birthdays: How old will be Google, Apple, Microsoft, F…

Tech birthdays: How old will be Google, Apple, Microsoft, F…

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How old will be some tech giants this year | Image Credit: Pixabay&nbsp Almost everyone would be familiar with names such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Snapchat, Tesla, Netflix, IBM and more. Well, these are some of the leading tech companies of the world which introduce new technologies and advancements in the industry every now and then. The year 2019 has just begun and for all tech enthusiasts, all the leading tech giants are gearing up to introduce new technologies, products and advancements in order to take us one step closer to the next technological evolution by humans. For hundreds of years, technology and science have become two of the most vital forces in the evolution of humans an
With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft…

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft…

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After a years-long pummeling, Microsoft this week surrendered in the browser war, saying that it will junk Edge's home-grown rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google's Chrome.With Edge pulling code from the Chromium project, the browser will also be able to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as well as macOS."We intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers," wrote Joe Belfiore, a corporate vice president in the Windows group, in a post to a company blog.Belfiore's announcement was a stunning humiliation for Microsoft, which in the early years of this century ruled the browser world...
Google Chrome Code Will Power The Next Microsoft Edge Brows…

Google Chrome Code Will Power The Next Microsoft Edge Brows…

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Once upon a time, Internet Explorer ruled the World Wide Web. As time went on, IE languished and was knocked off its perch by Firefox and Google Chrome. Then Microsoft fought back with a new browser called Edge. Image: MicrosoftImage: Microsoft Edge was new inside and out, built to provide the best browsing experience on Windows 10. That was three years ago. Today, despite the fact that it's an excellent browser, Edge is still struggling to draw much of a crowd. Clearly Microsoft decided that it was time for a dramatic shift in strategy. The company has announced that it's going to completely overhaul Edge. To do that, Microsoft will be building it around the same code that drives Google Chrome. In a blog post today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore announced that ...
Microsoft is working on a Chrome-like browser to replace Ed…

Microsoft is working on a Chrome-like browser to replace Ed…

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Well, here’s an unexpected turn of events. It’s being reported that Microsoft will be giving up on the core technology used in its Edge browser, replacing it with Google’s browser technology.The upcoming browser uses software from Chromium, Google’s open-source project that forms the basis of not only Chrome but many other web browsers. The replacement for Edge is currently being developed under the Anaheim codename and is said to use Google’s Blink, which is Chromium’s rendering engine.With sources speaking to CNet, Windows Central, and The Verge, it certainly looks like this is the path Microsoft will be using going forward. An announcement about the change could come as early as this week.Is more Google actually a good thing?I have mixed feelings about this move if indeed it comes to
How Microsoft, Google, IBM are Preparing for a Blockchain F…

How Microsoft, Google, IBM are Preparing for a Blockchain F…

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Many blockchain analysts and experts believe that crypto adoption and integration will only be possible on a grand scale when major multinational companies jump on the proverbial bandwagon. But did you know that some of the world’s largest companies are already planning and plotting for this eventuality, even if they’re publically criticizing cryptocurrencies? (We’re looking at you, Google, Facebook, and Mastercard). Did you know that the Bank of America already has almost 50 blockchain patents, just in case? When talking to one of the financial industry’s leading news websites, Fortune, back in January, the Bank of America’s chief technology officer, Catherine Bessant said: “We’ve got just under 50 patents in the blockchain/distributed ledger space. While we’ve not found large-scale o
Microsoft Edge Google Chrome Scam

Microsoft Edge Google Chrome Scam

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Have you heard the joke about Microsoft Edge, the web browser that replaced Internet Explorer a few years ago? It goes something like this: The only reason to use Microsoft Edge is to download Google Chrome.Yet, there is a major problem with Microsoft Edge when it comes to downloading Chrome and it's no laughing matter. It's a dangerous trick that fools you in a similar way that phishing emails entice you to click on a link only to find out that it's malware or worse. The problem is that malware and adware will likely be installed onto your device. If you're using Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you could be in danger.Note: Keep reading for clues to this attack.Watch for this red flagYou know how phishing email scams work. Hackers send you links in email...
Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome — Unless You …

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome — Unless You …

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For many people who purchase a new Windows 10 PC, Microsoft's built-in Edge browser has one purpose: to download an alternate browser like Google Chrome. The most common way to do this for people who don't have the URL memorized? Type "download Chrome" in the address bar and click the first result provided by Bing search. Unfortunately those unsuspecting users have a high chance of downloading malware and adware. That's because Bing has been serving up malicious but highly visible Google Chrome ads for months . Deceptive site ahead. Google and Firefox know this. Bing can't be bothered, apparentlyJason Evangelho This weekend, Twitter user Gabriel Landau enjoyed his first few hours with a Windows 10 laptop by doing this exact thing (video in Twitter l...