Ford And Google Sign Six-Year Deal For In Car Connectivity And Cloud Services

Ford and Google are entering a six-year deal that will make the tech giant responsible for much of the automaker’s growing in-vehicle connectivity. Google will also provide cloud computing and other technology services. The partnership announced Monday is designed to streamline Ford’s operations and accelerate an ongoing $11 billion restructuring plan. It marks a major…

Microsoft Invests $2 Billion Into Autonomous Vehicle Company Cruise

Cruise has raised $2 billion in a new equity round that has pushed its valuation up to $30 billion and delivered Microsoft as an investor and partner. GM, Honda and other institutional investors have also put more capital into Cruise as the autonomous vehicle company inches closer to commercializing its technology. While Microsoft’s capital is…

EY Japan To Use Blockchain To Fight Counterfiting of Japanese Sake and Fruits

EY Japan, the Japanese branch of global accountancy firm Ernst & Young, has announced plans to launch a blockchain system for tracking Japanese sake and fruit and preventing the sale of fraudulent or counterfeit products. According to Asian Nikkei Review, EY Japan’s SAKE Blockchain will be rolled out across Asia once the threat of the…

Microsoft Makes JPMorgan’s Quorum the Preferred Blockchain for Azure Cloud

Microsoft will promote JPMorgan Chase’s Quorum blockchain to the global tech giant’s business customers, the companies announced Thursday. The Redmond, Washington-based software firm will support Quorum, JPM’s private enterprise version of ethereum, through Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, the firms said. They will look to support adoption of the network through their new partnership, after signing…

KPMG, Microsoft and R3 Develop Blockchain For Telecoms Settlement

KPMG, a multinational accounting firm, is partnering with software firms TOMIA, Microsoft, and R3 to develop a blockchain for telecom settlements. One of the “big four” accounting firms, KPMG has pursued industry-specific blockchain pilots in the past, always with an eye to settling cross-border, or network, complexities. The latest partnership, with two distributed ledger (DLT)…

Steve Wozniak Joins an Energy Focused Blockchain EFFORCE Startup in Malta

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined a Malta-based blockchain enterprise targeting more efficient use of energy. Speaking at an event on the island Thursday, Wozniak said he has invested in the EFFORCE project – which enables investors to back energy efficient projects around the world – and become a co-founder. According to the Malta Independent,…

Facebook Sets Up Libra Networks in Switzerland

Facebook has reportedly set up a fintech company dubbed Libra Networks in Switzerland. The move clearly correlates with the social media giant’s Project Libra. According to Reuters, the focus of the fintech is on the blockchain, payments, data analytics, and investing. Libra Networks, which was registered in Geneva on May 2, will provide financial and…

Institutions Will Enter Crypto Market – Bakkt CEO

As reported by Ethereum World News last week, those familiar with the matter divulged that Adam White, Coinbase Institutional’s head, had unexpectedly left the San Francisco-based startup to join Bakkt, an up and coming crypto platform that has been endorsed by the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE’s parent company), Microsoft, Starbucks, and a number of leading venture…

The Most Important Turning Points in Microsoft History

With the possible exception of the earliest pioneers of Silicon Valley, such as IBM, Xerox, and Bell Labs, it’s hard to think of a company that has had a more profound, lasting impact on the world of technology than Microsoft. However, despite its role in fundamentally shaping the landscape of modern computing, Microsoft has an…

Hints and Tips For Future Businessman

A businessman on the cover of some fancy magazine seems so unreachable for you. There are a couple of billions between you and him. However, it is far from being a truth. Hard working is the only difference between you and this man. You probably heard that stories about founders of Apple and Microsoft Corporation…

Microsoft and Walmart Team Up to Take On Amazon

Walmart has plenty of competition, but you could argue that its only real rival is Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). And the two massive retailers are engaged in a technological arms race to make shopping as easy and convenient as possible for customers. That’s an area where the e-commerce leader has had an edge. Because Amazon started as…