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Microsoft to take its ‘mobile first, cloud first’ mantra to partners – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Microsoft shifts its attention cross-country this week, from its Washington state headquarters, overcast with uncertainty, to Washington, D.C., where company leaders will try to make sunny optimism shine at its annual partner conference. The Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), which runs through Thursday, focuses on five areas: cloud computing, big data, mobility and devices, enterprise social software, and sales and marketing. “Partners are core to our success and growth,” said John…

Report: Microsoft Layoffs Expected This Week – PC Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Samsung, Nest, Others Launch Thread Smart Home Network With Silicon Labs, Freescale Semiconductor, ARM, and more, the group will guide the adoption of the … More »

Internet giants press for net neutrality in FCC filing – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

An association of more than two dozen technology companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Netflix urged the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to create strong, enforceable net neutrality rules for wired and mobile networks. The companies want to secure an open Internet for the future, they said in a comment filed by The Internet Association with the FCC. They want to prevent the segregation of the Internet into fast lanes and…

Microsoft to take its ‘mobile first, cloud first’ mantra to partners – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Microsoft shifts its attention cross-country this week, from its Washington state headquarters, overcast with uncertainty, to Washington, D.C., where company leaders will try to make sunny optimism shine at its annual partner conference. The Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), which runs through Thursday, focuses on five areas: cloud computing, big data, mobility and devices, enterprise social software, and sales and marketing. “Partners are core to our success and growth,” said John…

Microsoft’s Memo Isn’t News, But Its Plan to Work With Google Certainly Is – Wired

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft All eyes were on the carefully designed—and carefully publicized—corporate memo from new CEO Satya Nadella. But that same morning, Microsoft released a far better illustration of the way Nadella has so significantly changed the way it operates. At first blush, it doesn’t seem like much—one of those tech world announcements filled with arcane references to things like virtual machine clusters and open source contributions. But…

Google’s Nest, others hatch new Internet of Things group – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Nest thermostat. Colin West McDonald/CNET A handful of companies including Google’s Nest Labs and Samsung combined forces to create another new standards group to try enabling the so-called Internet of Things, joining a growing list of organizations trying to make better sense of the concept. The nonprofit, called Thread Group, launched Tuesday with plans to focus on devices in the home. Its founding members include ARM, Freescale, Big Ass…