Microsoft Stock Blows Away Critics With Huge Buyback Plan – CCN.com

Quick, guess the world’s most valuable company? Apple, Facebook, Google? It’s none of those. Instead, Microsoft has claimed the title. The software giant is now worth $1.1 trillion, narrowly edging out Apple for the top spot. And Microsoft’s lead is likely to grow in the coming days. That’s because the company just announced a huge …

Billionaire Mark Cuban Preps US for a Future Dominated by AI

Artificial Intelligence will not be stopped, and the smartest guys in the room know it. Billionaire Mark Cuban, of Shark Tank and Dallas Mavericks fame, is starting to focus his resources on this transformational technology. Cuban teamed up with Microsoft and Walmart to create a program that will give coming generations a head start on …

Microsoft Wants to Help Make Your ICO a Success

ICOs are not dead. Not when one of the world’s biggest tech corporations is venturing into it. Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service created by Microsoft, recently listed Stratis in its products’ section. The platform, created by London-based Stratis Group, offers a web-based application that enables initial coin offering projects to manage token distribution. It …

Why Andreessen Horowitz Made its Biggest Investment in Crypto to Date

Created by Google, Microsoft, and Intel engineers, Dfinity Foundation is set to be the crypto sector’s biggest private token sale of 2018 valued at $2 billion. Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) made its largest investment in the crypto sector to date through its two-month old cryptocurrency fund. A16Z was amongst five investment firms including the $1 billion …

Microsoft Launches Enterprise Blockchain Partnership in Taiwan

Microsoft Taiwan has entered a partnership with Digital China and Hot Cool in the hope that the three companies can use blockchain technology to improve the financial, e-commerce, entertainment, and other industries. The three-party blockchain alliance unveiled the initiative at a conference on June 28 at the Le Méridien Hotel in Taipei City. Sun Jikang, …

Remove Bitcoin Source Code from GitHub [Eventually]: Core Dev.

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Bitcoin Core developer Wladimir van der Laan said that Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub should spur discussion about moving the Bitcoin code repository off GitHub and to an independently-hosted platform. Reports first emerged over the weekend that Microsoft had reached an acquisition agreement …