Software

Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite – TechCrunch

Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite – TechCrunch

Google has hired Microsoft’s former Cortana and Outlook VP, Javier Soltero, to head up its productivity and collaboration bundle, G Suite — which includes consumer and business tools such as Gmail, Hangouts, Drive, Google Docs and Sheets. He tweeted the news yesterday, writing: “The opportunity to work with this team on products that have such […]

Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook – TechCrunch

Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook – TechCrunch

More than two years after Julie Bornstein–Stitch Fix’s former chief operating officer–mysteriously left the subscription-based personal styling service only months before its initial public offering, she’s taking the wraps off her first independent venture. Shortly after departing Stitch Fix, Bornstein began building The Yes, an AI-powered shopping platform expected to launch in the first half […]

We review the Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

We review the Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Pixel 4 review: Google ups its camera game Brian Heater was impressed by the improvements in Google’s latest smartphone, including camera […]

EU contracts with Microsoft raising “serious” data concerns, says watchdog – TechCrunch

EU contracts with Microsoft raising “serious” data concerns, says watchdog – TechCrunch

Europe’s chief data protection watchdog has raised concerns over contractual arrangements between Microsoft and the European Union institutions which are making use of its software products and services. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) opened an enquiry into the contractual arrangements between EU institutions and the tech giant this April, following changes to rules governing […]

Google ups its camera game – TechCrunch

Google ups its camera game – TechCrunch

Google’s first-party hardware has always been a drop in the bucket of global smartphone sales. Pixel devices have managed to crack the top five in the U.S. and Western Europe, but otherwise represent less than 1% of the overall market. It’s true, of course, that the company got a late start, largely watching on the […]

Windows 7 Pro gets nag patch KB 4524752 with a couple of eerily familiar registry keys

Windows 7 Pro gets nag patch KB 4524752 with a couple of eerily familiar registry keys

Sharp-eyed AskWoody reader @Zathras sounded the alarm last night: The Win7 Pro “support notification” urging you to upgrade to Win10 has arrived. Woody Leonhard/IDG It’s KB 4524752 and the Knowledge Base article says: After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020 is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers that run Windows […]

Is it time to rethink Windows?

Is it time to rethink Windows?

[Disclosure: Many of the firms mentioned are clients of the author.] It’s easy to forget that Windows was initially a shell for DOS before it went through a massive change in 1995 (after Apple made GUIs the next big thing). Microsoft dominated the market that resulted, of course. But this was a market defined by […]

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