The 2013 Expo & Conference theme is “Bio-Growth Through Bio-Innovation,” and will feature prominent keynote/plenary speakers and panelists who will focus on the latest in technology and business practice innovation and company growth across the spectrum of sectors. The Conference promises to be an incredible opportunity for knowledge-sharing, information gathering and networking for Michigan’s bio-industry representatives. …
But tech blog AllThingsD said Friday that Mulally now “has vaulted to the forefront of the candidates.” Mulally’s talks with Microsoft haven’t “entered formal contract negotiations,” but the discussions are “serious,” according to AllThingsD’s unnamed sources.
Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) would not comment. Ford (F, Fortune 500) declined to comment on “speculative reports.” Shares of Microsoft were up nearly 3% Friday while Ford’s stock fell about 1%.
A Ford spokesman insisted that “nothing has changed from what we announced last November” — that is, Mulally will remain Ford CEO at least through the end of 2014. ButReuters reported earlier this month that Ford’s board was mulling letting Mulally step down earlier than planned.
However, even if Microsoft wants Mulally, that doesn’t …
Michigan is breaking onto the national scene as one of the leaders in the battle for Cyber Security thanks to our Nerd in Chief, Gov. Rick Snyder. Dan will outline some of the highlights of this conference that has room for both business and individuals.
Darlene Trudell, ESD President shares the scope of The Engineering Society of Detroit, community outreach activities, such as The Michigan Regional Future City Competition and Engineering SMArT Detroit to promote students’ interest in science and technology.
Mich Bio Tech: Michigan at the Vanguard of Healing Technology
Summary: Those running Windows 8 now will be able to get Windows 8.1 for free. But 8.1 will cost everyone else between $119.99 and $199.99 (for Pro).
By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft |September 17, 2013 — 19:06 GMT (12:06 PDT)
Microsoft announced a few months ago that Windows 8.1 will be free upgrade for anyone already running Windows 8 . That still holds true.
But today, September 17, company officials shared more on how much Windows 8.1 will cost for those running an older version of Windows . For those running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, Windows 8.1 will cost $119.99. Windows 8.1 Pro will cost $199.99. These prices or for either a download from Windows.com or as retail-packaged DVD product sold at retail. These are the same prices Microsoft charged users of older versions of Windows for the Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro upgrades.
The new release to the free offering for iPhones and iPads brings two important improvements to the online retail giant’s video streaming service: The first is compatibility with Apple’s AirPlay technology, which means that you can now play video on your iOS device and stream it wirelessly to your Apple TV…. …
September 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Monday, Sept.23 Micorosoft Launches 2nd Generation of Surface Tablets
By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft |September 20, 2013 — 13:49 GMT (06:49 PDT)
On Monday, September 23, Microsoft will be launching (but not shipping) its next-generation Surface tablets at an invitation-only event in New York City .
In the past few weeks, lots of leaks have revealed much of what’s expected to debut at the launch. Although Microsoft officials haven’t commented on or confirmed these specs, I’ve heard and seen information that leads me to believe they are correct.
The new Surfaces are going to look almost identical to the current Surfaces, as they are going to use the same 10.6-inch screens and VaporMg casing and be compatible with the same snap-on keyboard/covers that the current Surfaces use. Full Article …
September 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Cumulus/Rdio Deal Charts Future of Radio and Streaming Music
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Rdio may be on the path to a free, ad-supported streaming music service thanks to a deal with radio behemoth Cumulus.
According to the New York TImes , Cumulus will sell the advertising for a free version of Rdio in the United States, and will promote the service across its 525 radio stations. In exchange, Cumulus will get a significant equity stake in Rdio’s parent company, Pulser Media. Cumulus is the second-largest radio operator in the United States behind Clear Channel.
Rdio’s current service costs $5 per month for desktop access, and $10 per month with phone and tablet access. Similar to Spotify, Rdio offers millions of on-demand songs with no listening limits. You can create your own playlists and collections, listen to entire albums or create “stations ” tailored to your interests.
The verdict is finally in on the new iPhones and the new mobile OS from Apple. Here is a comprehensive report that will hopefully help you to decide whether to buy the new phone or to upgrade your current iPhone.