Wiki Actu en

July 28, 2016

Verizon to acquire Yahoo!

Verizon to acquire Yahoo! – Wikinews, the free news source

Verizon to acquire Yahoo!

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Economy and business
Euro coins and banknotes.jpg
Related articles
Collaborate!
  • Pillars of Wikinews writing
  • Writing an article

On Monday, US telecom giant Verizon announced acquisition of Yahoo! for a reported amount of US$4.83 billion (4.36 billion). Per the all-cash deal, Verizon would own only the core web business — in particular, Yahoo! Japan and Alibaba would not be acquired by Verizon.

Going public in 1996, Yahoo! provided e-mail service a year later. Once having a worth of US$ 125 billion, Yahoo!’s value on Friday’s closing was about $37 billion. Eight years ago, Microsoft offered US$44 billion for Yahoo!’s acquisition. The deal is expected to complete next year.

File photo of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, 2011.
Image: Magnus Höij (Flickr).

Last year, Verizon gained ownership of Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and Engadget as it purchased their owner America Online (AOL) for US$4.4 billion. Acquisition of Yahoo! means Verizon would own micro-blogging website Tumblr which was purchased by Yahoo! under ex-Google employee and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer in 2013. Tumblr was formed by school dropout David Karp in 2007. Verizon would also own photo sharing site Flickr, acquired by Yahoo! in 2005.

Yahoo! received bids from the owner of The Daily Mail as well as from AT&T — another American telecom giant. After handing over ownership to Verizon, Yahoo! would be selling about 3,000 patents at auction.

Though Mayer has expressed she would like to remain the CEO, CNBC reported Verizon CEO Marni Walden is yet to decide the leadership team. Mayer said it was a big day for Yahoo!.

This acquisition would end Yahoo!’s 20 years as an independent company and an early-emerging company in Silicon Valley, California. The company started as “Jerry and David’s Guide To The World Wide Web” in 1994, by Jerry Yang and David Filo based at Stanford University.



Sources[]

External link[]

Bookmark-new.svg

This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

June 19, 2016

Microsoft to track legal marijuana with new partner Kind Financial

Microsoft to track legal marijuana with new partner Kind Financial

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Microsoft
Related articles

Microsoft buildings EU.jpg
Collaborate!
  • Pillars of Wikinews writing
  • Writing an article

Microsoft announced on Thursday they are partnering with KIND Financial to help governments track the production and distribution of legal marijuana. Kind Financial, a California-based start-up company, began selling its Agrisoft Seed to Sale software three years ago. Microsoft is admitting Kind’s software on the Government portion of its Azure cloud service.

Although Kind Financial CEO David Dinenberg stressed to The Guardian they “absolutely do not touch the plant”, his company does business with growers and distributors of marijuana, as well as the governments that regulate it. State law in twenty-five US states — but not US federal law — has legalized marijuana, whether medicinally or for recreational use. Kimberly Nelson, Microsoft executive director of state and local government solutions, said they expect significant demand for technology to help states make sure cannabis distribution within their state is done according to their laws.

Kind also provides kiosks similar to automated tellers (ATMs) to facilitate marijuana transactions in dispensaries. The distribution of marijuana is often done only with cash or through machines like the ones Kind offers since many banks in the United States shy away from the marijuana industry entirely. Microsoft is not interacting with this part of Kind’s operations, however.

Microsoft and Kind will apply for contracts with state governments for their software. Currently, they have applied to Puerto Rico, a US territory, where medical marijuana has recently been made legal. BioTrackTHC, a company similar to Kind Financial, already has contracts with Washington, New Mexico, and Illinois.

Dinenberg said his company’s partnership with Microsoft is a major step in advancing the legitimacy of cannabis-related businesses.



Sources[]

Bookmark-new.svg

This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

June 17, 2016

Microsoft will track legal marijuana with new partner Kind Financial

Filed under: Drugs,Microsoft,North America — admin @ 5:00 am

Microsoft will track legal marijuana with new partner Kind Financial

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Friday, June 17, 2016

Microsoft
Related articles

Microsoft buildings EU.jpg
Collaborate!
  • Pillars of Wikinews writing
  • Writing an article

Delete this line, and start typing your article in its place



Sources[]

This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

June 15, 2016

LinkedIn to be acquired by Microsoft

LinkedIn to be acquired by Microsoft – Wikinews, the free news source

LinkedIn to be acquired by Microsoft

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Microsoft
Related articles

Microsoft buildings EU.jpg
Collaborate!
  • Pillars of Wikinews writing
  • Writing an article

On Monday, US business-oriented social networking company LinkedIn announced its agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft estimated the deal at US$26.2billion.

File photo of LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
Image: Sylvain Kalache.

Cquote1.svg Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics Cquote2.svg

—Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO

Per the terms, Jeff Weiner would remain the CEO of LinkedIn and the company would continue to enjoy its “distinct brand, culture and independence”. Microsoft is to pay US$196 per share of LinkedIn in cash and anticipates completing the transaction before January.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals […] Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics”.

Accordingly to Microsoft, LinkedIn is visited by over 105 million distinct members per month with 433 million members globally. Previously, LinkedIn had acquired lynda.com, a learning website.

Weiner said “I’m looking forward to leading our team through the next chapter of our story.”

Though the LinkedIn board directors favor this transaction, the deal awaits approval of LinkedIn’s shareholders.



Sources[]

External link[]

This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

July 19, 2015

Softqube technologies under top ten position in it company

Softqube technologies under top ten position in it company

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Softqube is an Indian multinational information technology service company specializing in software product development, based in Ahmadabad, India. It was started in 2004 by seven IT professionals earlier working with Infosys. Softqube is serving to hundreds of National and International clients with support of 50+ skilled employees throughout Australia, UK, and US. The company provides software development and maintenance support to both Fortune 1000 clients and medium-sized businesses.

Softqube Technologies is a worldwide information technology provider of outsourced software product development and application development and maintenance.The company is also is listed in the Red Herring (magazine) top 100 Companies.

Operations[]

Key industry verticals Key services
  • Learning Education
  • E-Governance
  • telecom
  • Insurance
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Application development management
  • Testing services
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Web Development
  • Mobile Solutions

External links[]



Sources[]

This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

November 16, 2012

South Korean presidential candidate promises to stop legally requiring Active X IE-only technology for banking

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Friday, November 16, 2012

Related stories

Spanish Science and technology logo
More information on Science and technology:
  • Science
  • History of science
  • Technology
  • Science portal
  • Technology portal

Ahn Cheol-Soo in 2010.
Image: Jinho Jung.

A current South Korea presidential candidate for this year December elections, Ahn Cheol-soo, promised to allow freedom of choice of encryption technology for online financial transations if he is elected. Ahn revealed the promise in a campaign book released this Monday. This follows over a decade of active legislation requiring the banking websites utilise a South Korean ActiveX technology to operate digital certificates at banking websites.

South Korea developed the ActiveX certificates technology in late 1990s with an expectation of worldwide adoption, which did not happen. ActiveX has only been supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer. Ahn indicated disadvantages of the technology, writing that “South Korea’s unique certificate system, driven by the government, has led to the isolation of South Korea’s IT. Excessive use of Active X is making web browsing less convenient.”

Some commenters noted that the technology requires users to install multiple plugins for Microsoft Internet Explorer, which cause a decrease in overall computer performance. At ZDNet Korean portal, the proposed policy change received comments about possible advances in making banking possible on mobile platforms.



Sources

This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

South Korean presidential candidate promises to legalise non-ActiveX technologies for banking

South Korean presidential candidate promises to legalise non-ActiveX technologies for banking

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Friday, November 16, 2012

Science and technology
Related articles
Wikinoticias Ciencia y Tecnología.svg
Collaborate!
  • Pillars of Wikinews writing
  • Writing an article

Ahn Cheol-Soo in 2010.
Image: Jinho Jung.

A current South Korea presidential candidate for this year’s December elections, Ahn Cheol-soo, has promised to allow freedom of choice of encryption technology for online financial transactions if he is elected. Ahn revealed the promise in a campaign book released this Monday. This follows over a decade of active legislation requiring banking websites to use a South Korean ActiveX technology to operate digital certificates.

South Korea developed the ActiveX certificates technology in the late 1990s with an expectation of worldwide adoption, which did not happen. ActiveX has been supported only by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. Ahn indicated disadvantages of the technology, writing that “South Korea’s unique certificate system, driven by the government, has led to the isolation of South Korea’s IT [information technology]. Excessive use of Active X is making web browsing less convenient.”

Some commenters noted that the technology requires users to install multiple plugins for Microsoft Internet Explorer, which cause a decrease in overall computer performance. At ZDNet Korean portal, the proposed policy change received comments about possible advances in making banking possible on mobile platforms.



Sources

Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

July 16, 2012

Microsoft reveals the all new Office 15

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Monday, July 16, 2012

Technology company Microsoft revealed the latest iteration of its Office line of products, named Microsoft Office 2013.

Updates in the newest iteration include PDF editing and a behind-the-scenes Presenter View in PowerPoint.



Sources

This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

July 7, 2012

WorldPride London 2012: In pictures

WorldPride London 2012: In pictures – Wikinews, the free news source

WorldPride London 2012: In pictures

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Radical ‘Queer Resistance’ marchers brought a political edge to Pride.
Image: Tom Morris.

Despite allegations that the Mayor of London‘s office exerted pressure on the organisers of WorldPride in London to change the start time of the event to reduce the number of people attending, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their supporters marched from Portman Square to Whitehall today. The event celebrated forty years since the first gay pride march in London in 1972.

Veterans of the 1972 march led the parade, and were followed by groups representing LGBT charity and campaigning groups including Stonewall and Terrence Higgins Trust, trade unions, student groups and corporations including Tesco, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Ernst and Young, Smirnoff, and KPMG.


WorldPride 2012 - 015.jpg Walking groups gathering together in Portman Square before the march started.
Image: Tom Morris.

London Gay Pride 2012 Brian Paddick.jpg Brian Paddick, former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and candidate for London mayor, marching with other elected Liberal Democrats.
Image: Fæ.

WorldPride 2012 - 011.jpg Marchers with Stonewall with placards reading “Some people are gay. Get over it.”
Image: Tom Morris.
WorldPride 2012 - 114.jpg Workers from Tesco marching in the parade.
Image: Tom Morris.
WorldPride 2012 - 138.jpg Members of the gay swimming group Out To Swim.
Image: Tom Morris.
WorldPride 2012 - 143.jpg LGBT students from Middlesex University.
Image: Tom Morris.
WorldPride 2012 - 146.jpg London Raiders, a gay and lesbian softball team.
Image: Tom Morris.
WorldPride 2012 - 156.jpg A drag queen hands out condoms followed by a group of men in lederhosen.
Image: Tom Morris.
WorldPride 2012 - 167.jpg Transgender campaigners marching down Oxford Street.
Image: Tom Morris.
WorldPride 2012 - 168.jpg Leathermen marching down Oxford Street.
Image: Tom Morris.
London Gay Pride 2012 London gothic.jpg Members of London’s gothic community joined the parade.
Image: Fæ.
WorldPride 2012 - 182.jpg A small group of anti-gay Christians protested in Haymarket.
Image: Tom Morris.



Sources

Wikinews
This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.
Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

June 7, 2011

Skype suffers downtime in Europe

Skype suffers downtime in Europe – Wikinews, the free news source

Skype suffers downtime in Europe

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Internet
Related stories
  • Supreme Court of Sweden agrees to try Bildkonst Upphovsrätt i Sverige versus Wikimedia Sverige
  • Wikinews interviews Asaf Bartov, Head of Wikimedia Grants Program and Global South Partnerships
  • Google shuts down Google News Spain
  • Wikinews interviews Mario J. Lucero and Isabel Ruiz of Heaven Sent Gaming
  • Parts of internet break as ‘512k day’ reached by routers

Graphical map of the Internet
More information at Wikipedia:
  • Internet portal
  • Internet
  • History of the Internet
  • Internet censorship
  • Internet Protocol
  • World Wide Web

Skype logo.
Image: Skype.

The instant messaging (IM) and VoIP communications company Skype has suffered from an unexpected outrage across Europe since 10:00 AM UTC today. Users were not able to log in and Skype did not announce a cause of the problem.

Skype initially left a message on its website and Twitter which reads, “A small number of you may have problems signing in to Skype. We’re investigating the cause, and hope to have more details to share soon.”

It was suggested by many users that Microsoft might be related to the Skype behaviour, however the purchase of Skype by Microsoft is not yet completed — Microsoft do not currently have any operational control over the Skype servers.

Skype investigated a similar issue two weeks ago, its solution for which included an automatic update. This update deleted a file called “shared.xml” on users’ computers. While it seemed to resolve the issue, the reason for this was not clear. Online newspaper The Register reports that today’s issue is not dissimilar from that experienced previously.

Further investigation by Skype showed that the event was caused by “configuration problems”, but Skype has not published further details. The situation was claimed to be “stabilizing” by Skype later in the evening.



Related stories

Sources

Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.
Older Posts »

Powered by WordPress