Two seemingly unrelated stories should get your attention today. Microsoft's planned $75 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard lays the groundwork for a corporatized, centralized metaverse that will enjoy all the advantages of technical dominance and global brand recognition at birth. Continue Reading →

Xbox & NFTs

Regarding NFTs, Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s head of gaming, told Axios, "I think there's a lot of speculation and experimentation that's happening, and that some of the creative that I see today feels more exploitive than about entertainment." Continue Reading →

AI Everyone Can Use

Microsoft is getting closer to wide release of its OpenAI Service. This service is the commercialization of their business relationship with OpenAI and it is focused on GPT-3. Continue Reading →

Your PC in the Cloud

Windows PCs as a service is now a real thing. Microsoft announced Windows 365 Cloud PC: a way to run Windows on a private, secure, virtual machine and access it using practically any type of device from anywhere you can connect to the internet. This is a big deal. Continue Reading →
The Biden administration and Western allies formally blamed China for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software earlier this year. Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Kerry Drew about what it means and why you should care. Original Airdate: July 20, 2021 Continue Reading →

Will Cortana dream?

Microsoft is not joking. Stick a fork in Cortana... it's done! If you are one of the dozens of Cortana users wondering why the Cortana content you created (such as reminders and lists) aren't working on your mobile devices, it's not an April Fools' joke: Microsoft announced last July that it would end support for the Cortana mobile app on March 31, 2021. Continue Reading →