The 2014 innovation march in business tech included 3D printing advances, Apple mojo, big changes at Microsoft, and the wearables explosion. ZDNet's top editors break it down.
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For the first time, the Microsoft-funded Software Engineering Innovation Foundation realizes the importance of datacenters.
Microsoft is building a Special Projects team expected to be headed by former DARPA innovation boss Norman Whitaker, which will focus on 'disruptive next-generation technologies.'
A new research paper by Microsoft has indicated that small and medium-sized enterprises are the drivers that will keep Australian globally competitive, with the potential to inject AU$6 million into the Australian economy.
Microsoft is calling its fiscal 2014 its biggest year of innovation ever. Here's the slide that shows why.
The new Nokia Lumia 928 and 925 devices are the best Windows Phone devices available, but this also makes it painfully clear that Nokia is being held back by Microsoft's mobile platform.
Software giant signs an agreement with the Hainan provincial government to set up an innovation center to attract and foster software development in tourism and agriculture.
Microsoft is opening 14 new innovation centres at academic institutions across India this week that will be used to train students in using Microsoft technologies and aid local start-ups.
OpenOffice's graduation to a top-level project at Apache now clears he way for faster cloud innovation, especially as Microsoft Office 365's debut nears. Plans for "Cloud Apache OpenOffice" will be discussed at ApacheCon Europe in weeks
Microsoft is poised to launch a new startup/accelerator incubation effort designed to bring innovation to the company's Online Services Division.
Microsoft has selected Brisbane as the location for its first local innovation centre, which will be launched in July, as the company looks to establish a foothold in the local start-up ecosystem.
As the major browsers become more similar, Microsoft says that users and developers are benefiting from a focus on speed and quality instead of incompatible features
The past 30 years have been spent replacing people with technology in the quest for higher efficiency; however, it's time to bring people back into the equation, recognising that without them, innovation isn't possible, according to Microsoft Australia CTO Greg Stone.
Microsoft has overhauled its innovation pipeline from both a technology and process standpoint. Here are five slides that explain some of the changes made.
Breathe easy, Google. Microsoft Office 365 is proof that cluelessness still trumps innovation in Redmond.
Microsoft is full of incubators designed to more quickly transfer research projects to the product groups. Thanks to a tipster, I just learned this week of another of these labs: Microsoft's Healthcare Innovation Lab.
In a speech to fellow CEOs at Microsoft's 14th annual CEO Summit, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer said something that gives us an insight into what went wrong with Vista.
I think a lot about which companies that I've been covering for zillions of years will be around 10 years from now, as the Internet moves into its next phase of innovation around things like machine to machine communications, which is sort of personified in the smart grid. If you think Microsoft and IBM and Hewlett-Packard are invincible, pause a moment to memorialize Digital Equipment Corp.
Former Softies are weighing in publicly about Microsoft's culture of innovation -- or lack thereof -- in the past couple of days. What they aren't doing is offering any real suggestions about how Microsoft can make a company of 90,000 or so employees more agile, less insular and more innovative.
Is age is more than just a number when it comes to tech innovation and ideas? As we enter the 10s, the majority of top leaders at Microsoft are in their 40s and 50s. Are they too old to keep Microsoft at the cutting edge in our Tweet-happy, Foursquare-obsessed world?
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