Google in legal trouble in India for including PM Modi in top criminals search results

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An Indian court has issued a notice to Google, its CEO and India head for listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the world's top ten criminals in its image search results and registered a criminal case against the company. SEE ALSO: India's Supreme Court tells Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to stop hosting sex selection ads The complainant, an advocate named Sushl Kumar Mishra, has argued that a Google search for the "top ten criminals of the world" showed Modi's photograph in the search results. Mishra has said that while he wrote to Google to remove Modi's name from the list, he got no response. Read more... More about Google , Narendra Modi , India , and Tech Read more »

Microsoft’s Q4 earnings beat Street with $22.6B in revenue, $0.69 EPS

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 Microsoft today reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, its first earnings report after announcing its proposed acquisition of LinkedIn. The company’s earnings came in at a non-GAAP revenue of $22.6 billion ($20.6 billion GAAP) and $0.69 of non-GAAP per-share profit ($0.39 GAAP), and were well above expectations. Like in previous quarters, the results reflect strong… Read More Read more »

The email, data and privacy implications of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn

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 We all took a collective gasp when we saw the price tag of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can pause and reflect on what this means from a data, privacy and email perspective — given that all three are potential strengths, weaknesses and concerns arising from the merger of two giants. Read More Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Malmo is teaching AI to build stuff in Minecraft

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 There’s plenty of precedent for the use of Minecraft in an educational setting. Hell, Microsoft issued an Education Edition of the popular PC game earlier this year targeted at use in a classroom setting. Turns out the game could also prove a useful tool for helping artificial intelligence be more, well, intelligent. Back in March, Microsoft Research showcased the work it was doing… Read More Read more »

Microsoft now helps businesses use the data that powers Bing Predicts

   A few years ago, Microsoft launched Bing Predicts, a project that aims to correctly predict sporting events and elections by combining lots of data with machine learning algorithms. Until now, though, there wasn’t really a product that made Bing Predicts available to users. Today, however, the company launched its Cortana Intelligence with Bing Predicts service. Sadly, this… Read More Read more »

The things any startup could be doing to get Fortune 500 customers

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 New-market disruption is a rare phenomenon and usually comes in waves in conjunction with some form of dramatic technological advance. Many disruptive companies (both new and existing) created new markets in periods following the introduction of PCs (Apple, Microsoft), mobile phones (Apple, Samsung) and cloud computing (Facebook, Airbnb). And this is what we are seeing in the enterprise… Read More Read more »

Five companies considered buying LinkedIn

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 A new SEC filing posted Friday gives more clarity about what led up to Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for over $26 billion. And they prove that Microsoft wasn’t the only prospective buyer. It shows that the talks between LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella began on February 16 of this year, just 12 days after the earnings debacle where LinkedIn shares plummeted. And… Read More Read more »

Box Shuttle helps ferry legacy file stores to cloud

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 Box announced Box Shuttle today, a new service that combines software and consulting to help customers move large — as in millions or even hundreds of millions — of legacy files to the Box service. Previously, companies with files stored in network file shares or legacy content management systems like Microsoft SharePoint, EMC Documentum or OpenText were on their own when it came… Read More Read more »

Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Berlin Demo Day here

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 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Berlin Demo Day on June 29th. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding customers and scaling to global markets. There are seven accelerators located around the world, from Seattle to Beijing, from Berlin to Tel-Aviv. Read More Read more »