May 4th, 2017 · 62 minutes
Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, the future of TV and cord-cutting as seen by streaming services and cable companies, Facebook hiring thousands of people to detect disturbing content, and recent quarterly earnings from three tech giants.
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In short, this version of Windows will only run apps from the Windows Store. Microsoft says this allows the OS to run leaner, be faster at login and give users greater battery life. For those who need more, the full version of Windows can be unlocked for $49.
Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is a notebook in the traditional form factor; no screens are popping of here. It's designed to run Windows 10 S, and the company is pitching it hard to college students, a crowd where products like the MacBook Air have enjoyed great popularity.
A behind-the-scenes look at the two-year design process that went into the new Microsoft Surface Laptop.
The Verge chopped down Microsoft's keynote, highlighting the most important segments.
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Twitter is building a streaming video service featuring content from nearly a dozen partners, including Bloomberg, Live Nation, BuzzFeed, Vox Media and the WNBA.
The new service combines live TV and Hulu's ever-growing library of content. ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, ESPN, CNN and more are present in the beta.
With its subscriber base continuing to shrink, cable networks may be continue to warm to skinny bundles like those offered by Hulu and YouTube.
The Writers Guild of America negotiations show just how much has changed in the business of TV.
After a series of crimes were live-streamed on the social network, Facebook's team to review and remove content is getting a boost in headcount.
Microsoft’s Azure cloud hosting business grew by 93 percent from the year-earlier quarter. And the cloud version of its productivity software Office 365, sold to companies as an online service, grew by 45 percent.
Google parent company Alphabet beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter earnings, but it continued to lose more money on its experimental division that includes its self-driving car business and its life sciences group.
It as business-as-usual in Cupertino this time around, but Apple blames iPhone rumors for slightly suppressed sales.
98% of AirPod owners said they were very satisfied or satisfied. Remarkably, 82% said they were very satisfied. The overall customer satisfaction level of 98% sets the record for the highest level of satisfaction for a new product from Apple.