Thursday, June 25, 2015

Microsoft mission, mobile first cloud first

Microsoft chief rallies employees around mission of empowerment | TechRadar

In an email sent internally, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out the mission of Microsoft: 
"To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more."

"Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world," Nadella said, emphasizing that mobile-first means the "mobility of experiences" that are "orchestrated by the cloud," and not just about mobile devices.

smart device: Amazon Alexa voice control, $100m fund for innovation

​Amazon throws in $100 million, developer tools to open Echo's Alexa ecosystem | ZDNet
"The technology behind Amazon's Echo is being opened up to developers and third party hardware vendors as the e-commerce giant moves to expand the Alexa ecosystem."alexa-sdk.png

Amazon Media Room: Press Releases
"Amazon Introduces the Alexa Fund: $100 Million in Investments to Fuel Voice Technology Innovation"