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Microsoft to acquire chatbot startup as it pushes for 'responsible AI' - CNET

10 hours ago   |   CNET

XOXCO is the creator of Slack bot Howdy and Botkit on GitHub.
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Microsoft to acquire XOXCO for its conversational AI and bot development capabilities

11 hours ago   |   WMPoweruser   |   6 articles

Microsoft today announced that it is acquiring XOXCO, the developer behind popular Howdy, the first commercially available bot for Slack that helps schedule meetings. Microsoft...
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Microsoft is acquiring a Texas-based AI startup as it prepares for the next wave of the cloud wars

Microsoft is acquiring a Texas-based AI startup as it prepares for the next wave of the cloud wars

14 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   6 articles

Microsoft announced Wednesday it would acquire an Austin-based software product design and development studio called XOXCO. XOXCO is known for Howdy, a bot for the popular...
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Microsoft brings AI-assisted IntelliSense to Java in Visual Studio Code

1 day ago   |   WMPoweruser   |   2 articles

Visual Studio IntelliCode allows developers to save time by offering the most relevant suggestions at the top of their completion list. IntelliCode suggestions are based on...
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Installing Vundle: The Plugin Manager For Vim

2 days ago   |   Linuxtoday

This guide will present a step-by-step guide of how to install and configure Vundle from GitHub, and what issues you may face when installing Vundle.
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C language update puts backward compatibility first

2 days ago   |   InfoWorld

A working draft of the standard for the next revision of the C programming language, referred to for now as “C2x,” is now available for review. Most of the changes thus far...
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Enterprise shopping season starts early with almost $50B in recent deals

2 days ago   |   TechCrunch   |   9 articles

Black Friday may be still be 10 days away, but shopping season started early in the enterprise this year. We have seen acquisitions totaling almost $50 billion in the last...
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Microsoft made $1.3 billion in cash payments in GitHub deal

5 days ago   |   Reuters

Microsoft Corp said in a filing late Thursday that it had made $1.3 billion in cash payments in connection to its acquisition of coding hosting startup GitHub.
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Researcher exposes VirtualBox zero-day vulnerability

Researcher exposes VirtualBox zero-day vulnerability

6 days ago   |   TechRadar   |   2 articles

A Russian security researcher fed up with the current state of infosec has published details about a zero-day vulnerability affecting Oracle's popular virtual machine software...
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GitHub now hosts over 100 million repositories

GitHub now hosts over 100 million repositories

6 days ago   |   The Next Web

Today, the immensely popular social coding platform GitHub announced it now hosts over 100 million repositories. In addition, the platform announced new information about its...
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Fallout 76 Release Date, Buying Guide For PS4, PC, Xbox One

Fallout 76 Release Date, Buying Guide For PS4, PC, Xbox One

Don't look now, but the apocalypse is upon us. That's because Fallout 76 is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The earliest game in the series' timeline, Fallout 76 puts... Read more ...

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Path Of Exile Reveals New Expansion Betrayal, Launching In December

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Send messages to your favourite businesses using Google Maps

Send messages to your favourite businesses using Google Maps

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Black Friday 2018 Full Early Deals List: Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy Sales...

Black Friday 2018 Full Early Deals List: Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy Sales On Games, TVs, Movies, And More

Black Friday 2018 is officially a week and a half out, but with some stores offer deals early , it's technically just a few days away. With the new year fast approaching, the... Read more ...

This huge 5.8QT air fryer has a 5-star rating and a $100 price tag, but it's...

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We're fairly certain that you've never heard of the KiLi Beam 5.8QT Power Air Fryer XL before. Once you snag one in this killer Black Friday 2018 deal though, it's a name you... Read more ...

Microsoft introduces system-wide light theme in Windows 10 19H1

Microsoft introduces system-wide light theme in Windows 10 19H1

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