Online travel booking service Webjet has built a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) solution with Microsoft to manage online payments and records for hotel bookings. “Every day there are millions of transactions taking place and a single hotel stay could involve five or more transactions in the distribution chain. This marketplace can

Adobe and Microsoft have revealed plans for a strategic partnership to help enterprise companies embrace digital transformation. Announced at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Atlanta, the relationship will focus on personalisation and customer experience. Which-50 and ADMA are introducing a one day classroom-based digital transformation education program for senior executives lead by visiting

Ros Harvey, CEO, The Yield

The Internet of Things (IoT) is still approaching the ‘peak of inflated expectations’ on the Gartner Hype Cycle and there are limited examples of how the technology has been operationalised and is delivering real business value. That’s the opinion of Ros Harvey, managing director and founder of agtech business The

Remember when former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer became a sweaty viral web celebrity? Somewhere in the mid-2000s a video surfaced showing Steve stomping across a stage in a sweat-soaked shirt chanting “Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!” It’s compelling stuff, and the interwebs duly rewarded him with dance track remixes. Subscribe today:

Throughout the day yesterday after the deal was announced we listened to financial and market analysts speculate about the announced acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft. Their ruminations ranged from: “I don’t see how this service is worth $26B dollars,” to “Microsoft clearly wants LinkedIn cloud capabilities,” to “Microsoft is finally

After years of sniping at each other in the ERP space, Netsuite and Microsoft have buried the hatchet… to an extent, forming an alliance that will see close integration between Netsuite’s platfrom and Microsoft’s cloud based Office 365. The arrival of former Office boss Fred Studer at Netsuite as CMO

The only thing the rumour mill got wrong was the price. Microsoft has paid more for Minecraft developer Mojang than the widely speculated $2B price tag – half a billion dollars more! The deal was announced overnight. In a company blog, Phil Spender Microsoft’s head of xBox wrote, “Today is

Is Minecraft on the block? (Sorry about that). A report in the WSJ says that Mojang, the maker of the popular computer game beloved by the under 10 set (and their parents) is in the sites of Microsoft’s new management team – and potentially the first major acquisition for the

The Internet sector’s biggest names (including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter) are fighting back against plans to scrap net neutrality — the practice of treating all users equally on the Internet. Recent court rulings, and commentary from new FCC chief (and former cable industry lobbyist) Tom Wheeler, suggests

Google’s two greatest enemies are hubris and antitrust. Fear and company culture have kept the first in check, but nothing will ever sate the hungry lawyers. The world’s greatest dotcom should prepare for decades of litigation in a war without end — something the tech sector’s last great monopolist, Microsoft,