Microsoft has long been an advocate of White Space technology in the United States, the use of open unused broadcast spectrums (mainly from TV stations) to bring internet to rural areas. In what can be seen as a win for the technology, Microsoft today is pointing out that the company’s partners have used TV White Space tech to assist Puerto Ricans and those in the US Virgin Islands following hurricanes.
Databricks has made a name for itself as one of the most popular commercial services around the Apache Spark data analytics platform (which, not coincidentally, was started by the founders of Databricks). Now it’s coming to Microsoft’s Azure platform in the form of a preview of the imaginatively named “Azure Databricks.”
It's the week before Black Friday, and all over the country, retailers are starting to preview their Black Friday discounts and deals. Sifting through all of them can be a real challenge for the thrifty shopper.
Fortunately — it's Microsoft Bing to the rescue, with the best Black Friday ad repository I've ever seen or used. No muss, no fuss, just a complete and easy-to-use directory of Black Friday ads from pretty much every retailer you can name.
Here, for instance, is Michael's, the craft store:
Other stores include Toys R Us, Best Buy, Amazon, etc. Just click through the flyers you want and make your shopping list. It's the handiest thing around.