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Microsoft Is Bringing New Windows 10 Devices For Oct 6 Media Event In NYC

CaptureWhile it might have been more appropriate to bring the event to the 10th of October (10/10, get it?), Microsoft opted for an October 6 press event in New York City, at 10 AM, where new Windows 10 devices will be announced. Inevitably, one of those devices will be the next generation of the Surface platform, but lest we not forget the Hololens, Xbox, Surface Hub for work team interactions and of course the (shaky) Lumia smartphone line.

Until then, info on the new crop of Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices are up to leaks and speculation.

Google Has A New Logo, And It’s…Playful?

downloadFrom a design perspective, I’m kind of torn with the new Google logo. On one hand, it seems more playful and indicative of the leadership change and the restructuring of Google into Alphabet, but on the other hand, it seems like something one might out via a Wacom tablet in just a few hours (which was definitely not the case here). It can also be said that the previous logo had more class and and a sense of modernity.

So, take it or leave it, the new Google logo is here to stay for some time — moving on, then.

Via: Official Google Blog 

Some Project Manager Software For Business Management

Keeping track of all the different versions of project manager software for small business operations can get overwhelming, but Marketcircle’s Daylite application has introduced their latest version of sales tracking software that takes the guesswork out of complete business management. Designed for use with Macs, iPhones and iPads, the newest update to the system allows managers to see their entire schedule, complete with tasks, projects and upcoming events for the following week.

Google Expands Its Same-Day Delivery Service To LA And NYC

png_base643167aee51d81fe97Oh yes, it’s happening: same-day delivery service competition between Google and Amazon. In the latest iteration of this ongoing journey towards the best same-day delivery, Google has expanded its Google Shopping Express service to Culver City, Inglewood, Marina del Ray, Santa Monica, Venice, West Los Angeles, Westwood, and the entire island of Manhattan. In the coming months, Google also plans to extend that coverage into Brooklyn and Queens, as well as other areas of LA.

By the way, a refresher as to what Google Shopping Express is: it delivers groceries and non-edibles on the same platform, so purchases can be made with Costco, Target, Walgreens, L’Occitane, Toys ‘R Us, and others, which then are delivered the very same day.

Via: Google Commerce

Google’s Barge Is Now Docked In Stockon, California

Google BargeGoogle’s large barge was the subject of much speculation, as well as legal trouble for its mere presence in the San Francisco Bay (it’s four stories tall). So, after agreeing to a lease within the port, Google Barge has a new home: by docking in Stockton, California.

So, how long was the trip? Well, from Treasure Island in San Francisco to the new port in Stockton, it took 80 miles of nautical travel. Currently, there are claims that Google has agreed to pay in the area of $10,000 to $12,000 per month, while also paying the minimum port rental of three months.

Meanwhile, Google still has yet to announce when the Google Barge might open, if at all — hopefully it’s not a big empty box for storage.

Via: SF Gate

Microsoft’s New CEO Is: Satya Nadella, A 22-Year Microsoft Veteran

01_lowThe CEO search for Microsoft is officially over. Taking control immediately is Satya Nadella a 46-year-old man who has now transformed to one of the world’s most powerful company leaders.

Starting off at the company over 20 years ago, Nadella was born in India, in 1969. He then studied Electrical Engineering at the Mangalore University before moving to the US to study computer science at the University of Wisconsin. He originally worked at Microsoft rival Sun Microsystems before heading to Redmond to work on research for Microsoft’s online services division.

As he takes the helm, it is crucial to realize that he comes in at a strategic move of Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia, in the middle of a market full of competition and rivals taking silent jabs at one another, in smartphone, console, and operating system wars.

Meanwhile, Bill Gate retains a new technology adviser role while Nadella’s new role at the company was announced, thus stepping down as chairman.

Via: Microsoft

Amazon Unveils Package Delivery Drones, Is Called Prime Air

primeairAmazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, is anything but an enterprising man, and his company’s latest creation is nothing different. With Amazon Prime Air, octocopter drones capable of carrying packages up to five pounds will deliver to customer’s houses in less than half an hour. The drones sit at a conveyor belt, and a package meets them, which is then carried to the house of the customer, which can be as far as 10 miles away.

Bezos added the fact that 86 percent of Amazon’s packages are under five pounds, which makes this a viable shipping solution. But it isn’t ready for the holiday season: it will be four or five years from drones being able to deliver small packages, because Amazon has to work with the FAA to make sure it’s legally allowed to run the Prime Air drones.

But, Amazon’s head is optimistic: “It will work, and it will happen, and it’s going to be a lot of fun”, he said.

Check out a video of it in action, after the break.

Via: 60 Minutes, Amazon