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Saturday, July 11


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Bill Gates calls for COVID-19 meds to go to people who need them, not 'highest bidder'

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Bill Gates calls for COVID-19 meds to go to people who need them, not 'highest bidder'. (Reuters) - Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the "highest bidder," saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic. "If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we'll have a longer, more unjust, deadlier pandemic," Gates, a founder of Microsoft, said in a video released on Saturday during a virtual COVID-19 conference organized by the International AIDS Society. Gates said efforts begun two decades ago to battle the global HIV/AIDS crisis, when countries came together to eventually make medicines available in most of the world including Africa, can serve as a model for making COVID-19 medicines widely accessible. As examples he pointed to the 2002-created Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the U.S.-based President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief to get medicines to people to combat some of the world's deadliest diseases as examples.

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Friday, July 10


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Bridgestone, Microsoft Create Tire Monitoring System

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It uses the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) cloud framework together with existing sensor data, from hardware that is already installed, and uses algorithms to detect events affecting the tire surface and carcass. The company says the system not only understands when damage has occurred, but also where. Currently, Bridgestone’s new Tire Damage Monitoring System is available to all vehicle fleets and OEMs that use MCVP, the company says. MCVP will provide Bridgestone with a digital infrastructure that will accelerate its delivery of connected mobility solutions, providing access to a multitude of Microsoft Azure cloud, AI, and IoT capabilities, Bridgestone says.

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Thursday, July 09


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OpenText Extends Content Services Technology for Microsoft Teams

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World's fastest-growing collaboration tool adds OpenText information governance, secure collaboration at scale, and content management. WATERLOO, ON, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTEX) today announced the availability of its market leading Content Services technology for Microsoft Teams. This new integration enables use of OpenText Content Services for information governance and control. As organizations adapt to the current global crisis, Content Services technologies allow remote workers to collaborate securely and productively. "We have seen a massive spike in adoption of Microsoft Teams with the shift to remote work. As the nature of work has changed, so has productivity and collaboration, including the tools required to meet the needs and expectations of business," said Jonathan Tinter, Corporate Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft Corp. "By delivering deeper integrations into Teams, OpenText is helping its customers to work in new ways and positioning organizations to respond to the evolving needs of their business."

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Tuesday, July 07


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Guru App for Microsoft Teams: Keeping You Connected, Engaged, and Aligned

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"One of our founding product principles at Guru is 'live where you work.' As more and more of our customers look to Microsoft to solve their messaging needs, we wanted to enable our users with the ability to surface contextual knowledge within Microsoft Teams," said Diane Ruth, VP of Ecosystem at Guru. "We're very excited to help Microsoft customers solve their collaboration needs." Teams users can now search for and share Guru knowledge, verify the accuracy of knowledge, receive important notifications, and collaborate directly on knowledge—all without leaving the Teams chat interface. "Organizations are increasingly looking to be connected across distributed teams, and collaborate using a foundation of shared knowledge. With Guru's add-in for Microsoft Outlook and now the Guru App for Microsoft Teams, we're pleased to help our joint customers collaborate more quickly and easily," said Mike Ammerlaan, Director of Microsoft 365 Ecosystem marketing at Microsoft Corp.

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Magic Leap Taps Microsoft Executive Peggy Johnson as New CEO

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Augmented-reality company names chief who previously handled Microsoft’s venture-capital relationships. Ms. Johnson served as executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, a role in which she handled the company’s relationship with the venture-capital space. Mr. Abovitz will remain as CEO during the transition period.... Magic Leap Inc., the maker of augmented-reality headsets, Tuesday named a top Microsoft Corp. executive, Peggy Johnson, as its new chief executive officer effective Aug. 1. In April, Mr. Abovitz said the company laid off a number of its staff, from Mr. Abovitz’s direct reports to factory employees, as it aimed to cut costs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Magic Leap Taps Microsoft Executive Peggy Johnson as New CEO

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Augmented-reality company names chief who previously handled Microsoft’s venture-capital relationships. Ms. Johnson served as executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, a role in which she handled the company’s relationship with the venture-capital space. Mr. Abovitz will remain as CEO during the transition period.... Magic Leap Inc., the maker of augmented-reality headsets, Tuesday named a top Microsoft Corp. executive, Peggy Johnson, as its new chief executive officer effective Aug. 1. In April, Mr. Abovitz said the company laid off a number of its staff, from Mr. Abovitz’s direct reports to factory employees, as it aimed to cut costs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Friday, July 03


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Microsoft (MSFT) Receives a Sell from Credit Suisse

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In a report released yesterday, Brad Zelnick from Credit Suisse maintained a Sell rating on Microsoft (MSFT), with a price target of $195.00. According to TipRanks.com, Zelnick is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 20.5% and a 78.0% success rate. TipRanks has tracked 36,000 company insiders and found that a few of them are better than others when it comes to timing their transactions. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform.

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Microsoft to help NZ job seekers acquire new digital skills for the COVID-19 economy

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Teresa Moore, CEO of Adecco Group New Zealand, says the new partnership aims to give tens of thousands of New Zealand job seekers access to the technical skills necessary to apply for some of the countr'ys most in-demand jobs, combined with Adecco's career coaching services. "We understand the prospect of reskilling can be intimidating, that is why we are excited to work with Microsoft to bring this new initiative to candidates and associates across the Adecco Group," she says. "Today, were bringing together resources from Microsoft inclusive of LinkedIn and GitHub to reimagine how people learn and apply new skills and help 25 million people facing unemployment due to COVID-19 prepare for the jobs of the future," he says. "A key step in accelerating economic recovery and ensuring that recovery is inclusive is to provide easier access to digital skills for those hardest hit by job losses, including people with lower incomes, women, and underrepresented minorities," he says.

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Thursday, July 02


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Head Mounted Display Market Top Players are Sony Corporation, SAMSUNG, Microsoft, BAE Systems, Elbit Systems Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. And More – Bandera County Courier

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The latest 100+ page survey report on Head Mounted Display Market is released by Data Bridge Market Research covering various players of the industry selected from global geographies like U.S., Canada, Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Saudi Arabia & U.A.E. A perfect mix of quantitative & qualitative Market information highlighting developments, industry challenges that competitors are facing along with gaps and opportunity available and would trend in Head Mounted Display Market. The study bridges the historical data from 2016 to 2019 and estimated till 2026. Some are the key & emerging players that are part of coverage and were profiled in current version are Alphabet, Sony Corporation, SAMSUNG, Microsoft, BAE Systems, Elbit Systems Ltd., FUJITSU, HTC Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., LG Electronics, Optinvent SA, Collins Aerospace, Seiko Epson Corporation, Thales Visionix Inc., Avegant Corp., FOVE Inc., Magic Leap Inc., Meta View Inc., CINOPTICS, Kopin Corporation, VUZIX, Shoogee GmbH & Co. KG and SA PHOTONICS INC among others. Global head mounted display market is set to witness a healthy CAGR of 41.73% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026.

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Wednesday, July 01


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Worldwide Industry for VR in Healthcare to 2026 - Featuring Microsoft, Alphabet & SyncThink Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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The global VR in healthcare market was valued at $240.91 million in 2018 and is projected to reach $2,383.68 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 33.18% from 2019 to 2026. Virtual treatment has certain advantages over conventional methods of treatment such as virtual treatment often eliminates the use of drugs and complex invasive surgical procedures for treatment; thus, saving the cost and time. The major factors that drive the growth of the global virtual reality in healthcare market include rise in incidences of neurological disorders, increase in demand for innovative diagnostic techniques, and increase in awareness regarding the benefits of VR technologies. Moreover, recent advancement in the field of information technology such as advanced computer, laptop, internet connectivity, and mobile applications further fuel market growth. However, high cost of treatment, data privacy concerns of the users, and inaccessibility to virtual reality technology in developing economies are expected to hinder market growth.

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