Google Cloud cuts jobs in restructure, despite growth

Earlier this month Google announced that Google Cloud had hit a $10bn annual revenue run rate, but the company on Friday admitted it is cutting its headcount in the enterprise unit as part of a restructure.  The restructuring effort will involve eliminating some roles, a Google spokesperson told CNBC on…

Microsoft could add new ‘Spaces’ organizational tool to Outlook

Credit: The Walking Cat (@h0x0d) Microsoft is working on a new organizational feature that could debut first as part of Outlook. That feature, currently known as “Outlook Spaces,” allows users to pull together their calendar appointments, to-do lists, emails, Sticky Notes, files and documents and other information into a single…

Microsoft pulls security update after reports of issues affecting some PCs

Update 15-Feb-2020: The mess gets messier: Judging from a series of cryptic tweets by security experts, this update and its revocation are tied to a situation involving Kaspersky Rescue Disk and a signed bootloader that can circumvent the Secure Boot feature that is the bedrock of security on modern PCs. I’m…

Microsoft may debut Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 this spring

For a while now, Microsoft has introduced new Surface hardware primarily at two dedicated Microsoft hardware events each spring and fall. Given the expected spring hardware event is likely a couple of months away, it’s time for the leaks and guesses to begin in earnest as to what Microsoft may…

Next for Windows 10: What to expect from the version 2004 update

It’s early 2020, and Microsoft is getting ready to release … Windows 10 version 2004? No, that’s not a typo, and no, we have not passed through some weird time warp to the previous decade. Microsoft’s next Windows 10 feature update follows the same yymm naming syntax as its predecessors…

Microsoft says more than 25 percent of Office 365 licenses now sold through Microsoft 365

Credit: Microsoft t’s no secret that Microsoft is working to get more of its business users to buy Windows, Office and its mobility/security offerings as a single subscription bundle, rather than as separate point products. The company has a few different strategies it’s pursuing to try to make this happen.…

Microsoft: Chromium Edge is about to get even faster, as these speed tests show

Microsoft’s Edge team used to have a little obsession about comparing Edge with Google’s Chrome. But following the switch to Chromium, the focus is now on measuring the performance of the latest version of Edge with an older one.  Using the Speedometer 2.0 benchmark, Microsoft has recorded a 13% performance…

New Windows 10 preview: These new Calendar and Graphics features arrive

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview with improvements to Graphics settings and a sneak peek at a new and improved Calendar app. The new build 19564.1000 for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring is not a massive update feature-wise, but it does have a bunch of bug…

Feds launch a probe into Big Tech’s smallest acquisitions

Enlarge / FTC Chairman Joe Simon speaking at a press conference in September, 2019.MANDEL NGAN | AFP | Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission this week announced another set of probes to add onto the heaping mound of antitrust investigations the nation’s biggest tech firms now face. This time around,…

US Federal Court judge grants AWS request to temporarily block JEDI contract work

A US Federal Court judge has granted Amazon Web Services’ request that work on the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud contract be temporarily halted. The Feb. 13 decision comes at a point when Microsoft, which won the $10 billion, 10-year JEDI deal, has already started staffing up for JEDI.…