Topic: Microsoft

Voice Search Could Become Mainstream Within the Next 5 Years

Or so Bing's 'search evangelist' would have you believe

Even though people are pretty accustomed by now to talking into their smartphones, smart watches and other devices like Amazon Echos, voice search is still somewhat of a novelty. However,…

Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft Team Up to Make Artificial Intelligence Less Scary

Digital giants to develop standards and best practices

The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was unveiled today by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft. Indeed, that's quite a name and quite a list of…

How to Fix the Problem When Big Data Fails in Digital Media Planning

Building a closed, symbiotic loop with creativity

Natural systems have a closed loop. Think about a tree: Its roots gather water and nutrients, enabling the tree to grow limbs and leaves that capture sunlight and provide shelter…

These Upstarts Are Taking on Big Tech in the Rapidly Expanding Artificial Intelligence Field

Watch out, Google, IBM, Amazon and Microsoft

The next time you see Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with an unflattering look on her face in a TV spot supporting GOP rival Donald Trump, it's all but certain…

From Microsoft to Self-Driving Cars, Invention Springs From Data

True breakthroughs come from product insights

In June, Microsoft bought LinkedIn, one of the largest acquisitions in the history of tech, and it boils down to one thing: data. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said as much in…

How Innovation and Integration Continue to Shape the Future of Marketing

New brand-based Clio jury weighs more than 600 submissions

Bali, Indonesia—In its inaugural year at the Clio Awards and the first time brand executives have judged work as part of the overall awards program, the Innovation & Integrated jury…

Why Microsoft Could Challenge Salesforce for CRM Market Share After Buying LinkedIn

MSFT shifts gears

When Microsoft bought LinkedIn today for $26.2 billion, it essentially married the two biggest names in curriculum vitae. Professionals nowadays generally type up resumes on Microsoft Word and update their…

Microsoft Is Buying LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Both companies' boards of directors support the deal

Microsoft wants to add LinkedIn to its professional network. According to joint a statement today from both companies, Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, or $196 per share. LinkedIn CEO…

Google Now Controls 12 Percent of All Global Media Spend

Nearly half of the companies in the report lost revenue

Alphabet—Google's reorganized holding company—is the world's largest media owner in the world, according to a new report from Zenith Media today. Alphabet controls 12 percent of all global media spend, which…

Will Facebook Messenger's Updated Platform Cause a Rise in Chatbots?

How brands can benefit from the change

Yesterday, Facebook unveiled a major update to its Messenger app, that allows developers to create chatbots for brands through its chatbot API. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's announcement has major implications for…