Microsoft says the rural broadband divide is worse than you think

Politicians and regulators like to say they’re increasing access to broadband in rural areas, but the reality might be far less rosy. Microsoft has conducted a study showing that far fewer Americans have broadband access than FCC data suggests. While the FCC is currently focused on availability and notes that 24.7 million people can’t get […]

Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019

Enlarge / Visual Studio 2019 has a new icon; the left one for the release version, the right one for previews. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft today made a number of developer-oriented announcements that continue its theme of the last few years: the company wants its tools—and ultimately its platforms, especially Azure—to be the choice of every […]

Microsoft briefly dethrones Apple as the most valuable US company (AAPL, MSFT)

Reuters/Shannon Stapleton Microsoft briefly surpassed Apple as the most valuable US company. It passed Apple on Monday with a market value of about $ 812 billion. Watch Microsoft and Apple trade live. Microsoft on Monday briefly surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the US, with a market capitalization of about $ 812 billion. […]

Microsoft joining Qualcomm and Google to bring Chrome to Windows on ARM

Enlarge / The Asus NovaGo is one of the first generation of Windows 10 on ARM systems, using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. (credit: Asus) A couple of Microsoft engineers are contributing code to Google’s Chrome browser to help make it a native Windows on ARM application, as spotted by 9to5google. Windows 10 on ARM, […]

The Microsoft Surface Go is one of the best work-focused tablets — and it’s currently $50 off for Black Friday

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Microsoft The Microsoft Surface Go is one of the best work-focused portable tablets out there. It’s a great way to get a desktop-class operating system in a portable and inexpensive […]

Meet the 22-year Oracle veteran executive who’s going to lead Google in the cloud wars against Amazon and Microsoft (ORCL)

Shutterstock On Friday, Diane Greene announced she would be stepping down as Google Cloud’s chief exec.  Greene’s replacement will be the 22-year Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian, who before resigning in September, was president of product development with the company, and a key player in its cloud efforts. When he steps into the role in January, […]