Not since Steve Jobs' Next computers did Wolfram Research offer Mathematica, its premium mathematics, processing, and analysis software, for free.
The Next was an expensive, higher-end workstation. This time around, Wolfram is giving away Mathematica for computers at the opposite end of the spectrum: the diminutive, $25 Raspberry Pi.
It's a nice horse to hitch your cart to. Two million Raspberry Pi machines have been sold so far, and they're popular in the educational circles that Wolfram also targets.
Has Microsoft already chosen its next heir -- or heirs -- to the CEO throne? One Web site says yes.
Citing information from unnamed sources, Chinese blog site WPDang said Thursday that current Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner will be tapped to succeed Steve Ballmer as the software giant's next CEO. But wait, there's more.
Two to three years later, Turner will then be replaced by former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
I was immersed in learning that Lady Gaga doesn't care that Madonna doesn't like her when I had this thought: "Physics doesn't seem that interesting anymore."
No sooner had this vexing notion entered (and exited) my head than I learned I was not alone. For famed physicist Stephen Hawking feels the same way.
Stephen Elop has major plans in store for Microsoft if he's appointed chief executive, according to a new report.
Elop, who is resigning as Nokia's CEO and will head a new devices-focused division at Microsoft when Nokia's Devices operation is finally sold off to Microsoft, could decide to sell off the software company's Xbox division if he becomes CEO, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of his thinking. Elop would also consider ending Microsoft's Bing search engine.
According to Bloomberg's sources, Elop would want to shrink Microsoft's business, … Read more
Microsoft has shortened its list of potential successors to replace CEO Steve Ballmer, according to Reuters.
In this group is Ford CEO Alan Mulally, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, Microsoft Executive VP Tony Bates, and Microsoft cloud and enterprise chief Satya Nadella. Reuters was unable to get other names, but a source familiar with the matter said there was at least one other internal candidate and a total of more or less five contenders.