Microsoft’s cloud business Azure is expanding to the ACT, opening two new data centres in Canberra next year. Through a strategic partnership with Canberra Data Centres (CDC), Microsoft will be the only major cloud provider in Australia to deliver hyperscale cloud services to handle unclassified and protected government data. Sign

It’s ok to scrape data from public profiles on LinkedIn, a US court has ruled. Microsoft, which acquired LinkedIn last year for $26.2 billion, was seeking to prevent a startup called HiQ Labs collecting LinkedIn profile data which it uses to create algorithms to predict employee behaviour, like when they

The University of Sydney and Microsoft have signed a multi-year partnership to create an environment where the building blocks for quantum computers can be developed and tested. The long-term Microsoft investment will bring state of the art equipment, allow the recruitment of new staff and significant research funding into the

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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have formed the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. According to those companies, it will help “continue to make our hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists.” The social networks are increasingly facing public scrutiny over the role of tech companies in fighting

Accenture and Microsoft have created a prototype based on blockchain technology with the aim of creating a digital identity for 1.1 billion people around the world who don’t have a formal ID. Approximately one-sixth of the world’s population cannot participate in cultural, political, economic and social life because they lack

India ecommerce

Flipkart has secured the biggest investment in its 10-year history with Tencent, eBay and Microsoft between them directing $1.4 billion to India’s leading online marketplace. The latest funding round from the three global technology giants, at a post-transaction valuation of $11.6 billion, adds to an existing group of marquee investors

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City Beach is making its biggest technology investment in a decade in a bid to improve the customer journey. The retailer has overhauled its information systems with the customer experience driving the strategy. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance to win a pair

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Microsoft Teams is now available to all Office 365 business customers following a successful trial. Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool for businesses that creates a digital workspace. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance to win a pair of Sony H.ear Bluetooth headphones

Silicon Valley’s leadership has reacted swiftly in its opposition to harsh immigration rules in the US targeting refugees and immigrants from seven countries with predominantly Muslim populations.  The leaders of Facebook, Google, Tesla and Airbnb among others have all criticised the move. Lyft donated $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union –

Google and Microsoft are delving deep into the world of AI, while Apple is working on its core device and hardware business, and Amazon is plotting its expansion above and beyond ecommerce. That’s according to a high level analysis of the patents filed by the five US companies. The ‘Big