Microsoft Bizspark expands Singapore programme

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Microsoft has expanded its Singapore-based Microsoft BizSpark programme, with the introduction of two new features to boost support for the 4000-strong local technology startup community, including the launch of a residency programme and an enhanced BizSpark Plus programme. Microsoft Singapore has launched a BizSpark Residency programme that houses startups deemed to have promising market potential at the Microsoft… Read more »

Microsoft’s Nadella pays up for LinkedIn to speed cloud push

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Microsoft Corp.’s $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp. is the most expensive move so far in Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s push to remake the company for a future when most business computing happens over the Internet. Yet LinkedIn would increase Microsoft’s annual sales by just 3 percent and there… Read more »

Microsoft introduces Slack rival to lure business-chat users

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Microsoft Corp. unveiled a corporate team-chat service that works with its cloud-based Office and Skype products, aiming to take on Slack Technologies Inc. and Atlassian Corp.’s HipChat in a growing market. The new product is “designed to facilitate real-time conversations and collaboration while maintaining and building up that institutional knowledge… Read more »