TGIF, amiright? Here are some tech stories you should be aware of before you jaunt off for your summer weekend.
Microsoft’s earnings up on strong cloud revenue
Microsoft’s ongoing reorganization seems to be heading in the right direction, at least in terms of its fourth-quarter earnings. The company reported revenue of $24.7 for the quarter, exceeding analyst expectations. The company attributed its sales surge on its Azure cloud-computing platform and on strong sales of its Office 365 apps, reports Bloomberg.
Note 8 may help put Samsung’s fiery debacle behind
The wait is finally over for those burned (some literally) by the Galaxy Note 7 device fiasco. The Note 8 is expected to be announced by Samsung on Aug. 23 at a New York press event, reports Droid Life and many other outlets. Invitations have gone out and the company didn’t do a very subtle job in suggesting what product will be unveiled.
Tip the waitstaff, but snap a photo first, please
Apart from having great food, a good location and great service, what are restaurants lacking that they could be doing better? Making themselves more Instagrammable, of course! The Verge reports on the trend of dining entrepreneurs making over the eating experience to make it more friendly to the filters and Stories of the Instagram social network. Some of the efforts are more subtle than others.
This video will make you go “Wow!”
Because you need to see this before the weekend, here is “Star Wars” with Owen Wilson doing all the lightsaber sound effects as “Wow! You’re welcome!
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