Microsoft Corp is a technology company. It develop, license, and support a wide range of software products and services. Its business is organized into three segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing.
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2020-04-01 Microsoft’s Mahjong-winning AI could lead to sophisticated finance market prediction systems In a paper, Microsoft researchers detail Suphx, an AI system that beat 99.99% of human players in a series of online matches.
2020-04-01 A Slack investor predicts that any productivity startup that doesn't become a 'daily use tool' won't have the 'engagement' to survive whatever comes next in the market (WORK) Index Ventures partner Sarah Cannon said that enterprise and productivity startups may not be able to weather an upcoming economic downturn — despite the current hype around remote-work tools like Slack and Zoom. That's contrary to the view of many other VCs, who think that this is the time for productivity startups to shine. In a conversation with Business Insider, the Slack investor said the industry's momentum prior to office shutdowns will help keep some companies afloat , but ultimately only a handful will successfully navigate a prolonged economic downturn or recession . Even remote workers can only handle between five and 10 productivity apps to manage workflow, so there isn't room in the market for tens or hundreds of disparate apps, Cannon said. Click here for more BI Prime stories . The venture capitalists that lived through market downturns in 2001 and 2008 have started dumping money into enterprise startups, and their relatively trustworthy revenue streams, in anticipation of yet another protracted down market and the uncertainty it brings.