Microsoft awards $4M to two companies in Female Founders Competition – CNET

Tech Industry Microsoft awards $4M to two companies in Female Founders Competition The tech giant’s venture fund wants to bridge the funding gap in venture capital. by Abrar Al-Heeti December 11, 2018 6:00 AM PST The finalists in the Female Founders Competition. The two winners, Mental Canvas and Acerta Analytics, were announced Tuesday.  Rebecca Wilkowski

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Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology – CNET

Tech Industry Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology The tech giant warns the technology could be used to create a 1984-like dystopia. by Steven Musil December 6, 2018 5:00 PM PST Microsoft is urging governments to enact legislation next year that requires facial-recognition technology to be independently tested to ensure accuracy, prevent unfair bias

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Google gains power over web as Microsoft rebuilds Edge browser on Chrome tech – CNET

Software Google gains power over web as Microsoft rebuilds Edge browser on Chrome tech Google’s Chrome project will now become that much more dominant. by Stephen Shankland December 6, 2018 11:26 AM PST Edge is getting a brain transplant with Chrome’s software foundation Microsoft Microsoft will rebuild its Edge browser on Google’s Chromium software, the company

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Microsoft expands rural broadband push to include 1 million more people – CNET

Internet Microsoft expands rural broadband push to include 1 million more people Microsoft plans to offer 3 million people living in rural America wireless broadband using unlicensed TV white spaces by 2022. by Marguerite Reardon December 4, 2018 4:31 PM PST Many parts of rural America lack access to broadband internet speeds.  Shara Tibken/CNET A

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Microsoft adds live captions to Skype and PowerPoint – CNET

Software Microsoft adds live captions to Skype and PowerPoint The programs also support live subtitles in multiple languages. by Gordon Gottsegen December 3, 2018 8:41 AM PST Live captions for Skype use speech-to-text recognition. Microsoft Microsoft announced today it’s adding live captions and subtitles to Skype and PowerPoint, making it easier to understand what people are

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