The word of the day for Microsoft is: platform. On Wednesday, CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenants ran through a nearly three-hour keynote presentation to kick off the company’s annual Build developer conference in San Francisco, and no word came from executive lips more often than “platform.”Nadella called Microsoft a platform company. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s […]Continue reading

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Facebook Inc. doesn’t yet have an intelligent assistant, like the iPhone’s Siri. But the social-networking company says it’s aiming higher, in what has become one of the biggest battles raging between Silicon Valley’s behemoths: How to commercialize artificial intelligence.The once-niche field is aimed at figuring out how computers can make decisions on a level approaching […]Continue reading

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