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Former Siri chief is leaving Apple to join Microsoft’s AI division

Former Siri chief is leaving Apple to join Microsoft’s AI division

Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple’s Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly 1a decade to join Microsoft’s artificial intelligence division, reports The Information. Although Stasior left Apple in May, he’s only joining Microsoft later this month as a corporate vice president, reporting to Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott. Stassior worked at Apple…
NASA chief alienates Senators needed to fund the Moon program

NASA chief alienates Senators needed to fund the Moon program

Houston gets spaced — "I really think this is a great day for the Johnson Space Center. And I mean that." Eric Berger - Aug 16, 2019 10:13 pm UTC Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks in front of a large hydrogen tank Friday at Marshall Space Flight Center.NASAWhen Jim Bridenstine became administrator of…
Microsoft’s Xbox chief says no plans for streaming-only console

Microsoft’s Xbox chief says no plans for streaming-only console

Microsoft’s head of Xbox and gaming, Phil Spencer, has confirmed the company isn’t working on a streaming-only console. Rumors previously suggested that Microsoft’s next-generation Project Scarlett console would ship with both a high-end version, and a “cloud console” with limited amounts of local compute for things like like controller input, image processing, and collision detection.…
Ex-NSA chief Mike Rogers and Team8 founder Nadav Zafrir will be at Disrupt SF

Ex-NSA chief Mike Rogers and Team8 founder Nadav Zafrir will be at Disrupt SF

What happens when two former spies meet the startup world? We’re about to find out. We’re pleased to announce former National Security Agency director Adm. Mike Rogers will be at Disrupt SF on October 2-4. The former U.S. intelligence head oversaw the shadowy agency during one of its most tumultuous times in its history in…
Samsung chief says he pushed Galaxy Fold ‘before it was ready’

Samsung chief says he pushed Galaxy Fold ‘before it was ready’

Don't expect an answer on when (or if) the Fold might come back, though. He noted that Samsung had over 2,000 devices in the field and "defined all the issues," but wouldn't narrow down when the foldable handset might resurface. The company has largely been mum on its plans to revive the device ever since…
Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot

Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot

Years ago, a mobile app for email launched to immediate fanfare. Simply called Mailbox, its life was woefully cut short — we’ll get to that. Today, its founders are back with their second act: An AI-enabled assistant called Navigator meant to help teams work and communicate more efficiently. With the support of $12 million in…
Instagram chief Adam Mosseri: breaking up Facebook would make Instagram less safe

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri: breaking up Facebook would make Instagram less safe

Want to break up Instagram and Facebook? That could mean even more bad content on Instagram, according to Adam Mosseri, the new head of Instagram. Speaking onstage at the Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday, Mosseri pushed back on the idea of breaking up Facebook into its component parts by arguing it would cut…
US budget chief requests two-year delay on parts of Huawei ban

US budget chief requests two-year delay on parts of Huawei ban

The White House’s acting budget chief is pressing for parts of the US’s Huawei ban to be delayed an additional two years, The Wall Street Journal reports. The ban could dramatically reduce the number of telecom manufacturers capable of supplying services to the government, says Russell T. Vought, the acting director of the Office of…

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo 3: ODST will cost .99, all other...

Microsoft has revealed the price for each individual Halo game that will be coming on the PC via the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. According to the team, each title can be purchased individually and almost all of them, Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4, will be offered…
Uber’s chief operating and marketing officers are both leaving the company

Uber’s chief operating and marketing officers are both leaving the company

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has announced that chief operating officer Barney Harford and chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina are both departing the company. In a Friday email to employees, Khosrowshahi said, “over the years, I’ve learned that at every critical milestone, it’s important to step back and think about how best to organize for the…

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Inside Google’s bid to launch Stadia and transform the entire game...

Home Features (Image credit: Google / Future) Never underestimate the power of a good demo. When Marc-Alexis Côté, who was then senior producer on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, was told he was going to see Google's new game-streaming tech, he wasn't ready to be impressed. "I was a proud non-believer at the beginning," he tells us.…

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