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Past articles by Mike:

Meta intends to win metaverse wallet race with Meta Pay

Meta plans to let metaverse users pay for digital items, retain the proof of item ownership and manage their identities with the newly rebranded Meta Pay. → Read More

Meta pumps the brakes on metaverse, long-term spending

Meta will launch a new headset and broaden its metaverse platform's accessibility this year, but the company plans to reduce spending on immersive tech. → Read More

Salesforce pushes automation for Slack

Salesforce's low-code automation tool Flow and programming language Apex will soon work on Slack. The company said the move will help workers avoid rote tasks. → Read More

Zoom launches AI tool for sales departments

Zoom's AI insights help sales teams by analyzing video call transcripts for information to determine the next step in negotiations with prospective customers. → Read More

Amazon launches audio communication app Amp

Businesses could use Amazon's Amp to promote their brand on shows created with the app. The iPhone-only software resembles products from Clubhouse, Spotify and Twitter. → Read More

Microsoft, Meta tackle harassment in virtual worlds

Microsoft and Meta have introduced personal space in their virtual worlds to combat the downside of virtual reality, sexual harassment and other bad behavior. → Read More

Microsoft integration tightens bonds between Teams, Outlook

Microsoft's upcoming integration will add Teams' collaboration capabilities to the Outlook email client. The update should save time for corporate workers. → Read More

Meta makes frontline worker push with Workplace, WhatsApp

Meta will allow businesses to send Workplace announcements over WhatsApp this year. The integration lets HQs use a popular consumer app to communicate with frontline workers. → Read More

Activision Blizzard deal positions Microsoft for the metaverse

Microsoft's acquisition of game maker Activision Blizzard would bring knowledge and technology for building virtual worlds that could evolve into the metaverse. → Read More

Microsoft bolsters Teams for frontline workers

The latest Microsoft Teams features add walkie-talkie functionality to Zebra Technologies devices and integrate scheduling and training to frontline worker apps. → Read More

8x8 buys Fuze to expand UCaaS customer base

8x8 plans to acquire fellow UCaaS provider Fuze for $250 million as it looks to increase its global reach and accelerate the addition of new features. → Read More

Microsoft, Meta integrate Teams with Workplace

Using the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform, corporate employees can access news feeds and other content from Meta's Workplace social network for business. → Read More

Microsoft pairs Mesh with Teams for VR collaboration

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said VR would make Teams collaboration feel closer to meeting in person, making the experience more engaging and less tedious than video sessions. → Read More

Google pushes Meet features for hybrid work challenges

Google lags rivals Cisco, Microsoft and Zoom in addressing the needs of a hybrid workplace, analysts said. The latest catch-up features are in Google Meet. → Read More

Zoom bolsters collaboration capabilities beyond video

Zoom became the brand name for video conferencing during the pandemic. The company wants to expand that dominance to other areas of collaboration, like chat and whiteboards. → Read More

Microsoft buys Peer5 to ease Teams' network demands

Microsoft's purchase of Peer5 adds to Teams an enterprise content delivery network that reduces the strain large video meetings place on corporate networks. → Read More

Microsoft puts its OS in the cloud with Windows 365

Microsoft said Windows 365 gives companies a simple way to use cloud-based desktops at a predictable price. The company will release two versions of the product in early August. → Read More

Microsoft buys ReFirm Labs to bolster IoT firmware security

Microsoft has bought ReFirm Labs in an IoT security play. The company said Refirm's open source-based products would help it address firmware vulnerabilities in IoT devices. → Read More

Microsoft announces developer tools for Teams

Microsoft has introduced tools that let developers manage apps, charge for subscriptions and use audio and video feeds on Teams. Some tools are available today, others in the summer. → Read More

Otter.ai launches assistant that joins Zoom meetings

Otter.ai released an assistant that attends and transcribes the Zoom meetings on an employee's calendar. The feature keeps everyone up to speed, even when they miss a session. → Read More