Articles tagged “microsoft”

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How Connected Employees Can Enhance Customer Experiences in Real Time

How Connected Employees Can Enhance Customer Experiences in Real Time

Microsoft + Skift

Digitizing, streamlining, and simplifying how employees communicate and collaborate is essential to truly empowering firstline workers to deliver results. Providing them with the right tools is key.

2 months ago

Microsoft Invests in Ride-Hailing Platform Grab

Microsoft Invests in Ride-Hailing Platform Grab

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

This seems like a win-win for both sides. Microsoft gets a customer for its in-house cloud services operation and Grab now has a global tech firm as a partner.

12 months ago

Microsoft Bets on Artificial Intelligence to Help It Succeed Again in Travel

Microsoft Bets on Artificial Intelligence to Help It Succeed Again in Travel

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Microsoft thinks that voice-powered internet gives it a shot — via voice assistant Cortana — at upending today's travel search funnel, which is dominated by Google's search results. The theory's plausible, but Microsoft needs to move faster to win.

2 years ago

Microsoft is Latest Tech Company to Release an Artificial Intelligence Translator App

Microsoft is Latest Tech Company to Release an Artificial Intelligence Translator App

Dina Bass, Bloomberg

Microsoft has steep competition going up against Google Translate and despite its heavy investments consumers have yet to demonstrate they care about the company's artificial intelligence ambitions.

3 years ago

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Connected Hospitality: Data Drives Actionable Moments for Travel Ops and Marketing

Connected Hospitality: Data Drives Actionable Moments for Travel Ops and Marketing

Microsoft + Skift

Explore with us where the travel industry is headed, technologically. The time has come to look at what the future holds for hospitality, and every travel vertical, as an industry that uses digital tools to better reach customers — and re-envisions itself along the way.

3 years ago

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Redefining Hospitality With Digital Tools for the Travel Industry

Redefining Hospitality With Digital Tools for the Travel Industry

Microsoft + Skift

Explore with us where the travel industry is headed, technologically. The time has come to look at what the future holds for hospitality, and every travel vertical, as an industry that uses digital tools to better reach customers — and re-envisions itself along the way.

3 years ago

Launching Skift’s Biggest Project Yet: The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

Launching Skift’s Biggest Project Yet: The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

Two decades after the birth of online travel, more than two dozen founders and key players exclusively tell Skift how it all happened. This is a story of a history that changed the future of travel forever. Dig in, this will take a while.

3 years ago

Microsoft Wants to Bring Travel Bots to Skype Messaging

Microsoft Wants to Bring Travel Bots to Skype Messaging

Dan Peltier, Skift

We'll jump at the chance for automated expense reporting whenever we can and Microsoft's Cortana and Skype bots have potential to help travelers book trips. We just need to see whether travelers will trust bots as they've trusted their own booking capabilities in the past.

3 years ago

Microsoft Pitches Its New HoloLens as Evolution of Augmented Reality

Microsoft Pitches Its New HoloLens as Evolution of Augmented Reality

Greg Oates, Skift

The applications for tourism are a long way off, but Microsoft's HoloLens has the potential to impact the travel user experience by providing contextual information with immersive 3D holographic storytelling.

4 years ago

Microsoft Investment in Uber Would Raise Valuation to $50 Billion

Microsoft Investment in Uber Would Raise Valuation to $50 Billion

Dina Bass, Bloomberg

Uber will likely take the investment, and then the best talent it can from Microsoft.

4 years ago

Uber Buys Part of Bing Mapping Technology and Team

Uber Buys Part of Bing Mapping Technology and Team

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Bing also uses Nokia's Here data, so Uber's pursuit of Nokia's business may not be over after all.

4 years ago

Google and Microsoft Team Up Against Hotel Industry on Wi-Fi Jamming

Google and Microsoft Team Up Against Hotel Industry on Wi-Fi Jamming

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google and Microsoft are teaming up against Marriott, Hilton and the rest of the hotel industry over travelers' rights to independent Wi-Fi access when they stay at or visit a hotel.

5 years ago