Microsoft Debuts Azure Sphere for IoT Security From Chip to Cloud | News & Opinion

For the first time in its 43-year history, Microsoft has announced a Linux-based operating system. The company announced its new holistic Azure Sphere platform for end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) security, which contains three levels: new custom microcontroller chips, the Azure Sphere Security Service for connecting and security IoT devices, …

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Microsoft will use Linux to secure internet of things devices

Last month, Microsoft announced a major reorganization that led to a leader of Microsoft’s Windows organization losing a seat on the company’s senior leadership team, with employees of the group getting split across other teams. In recent years, Microsoft has been moving towards Linux and deemphasizing Windows. Microsoft joined the …

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Xiaomi will reportedly seek $65 billion IPO valuation as soon as next month

Xiaomi is reportedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong which could see the company valued between $65 billion and $100 billion. The news arrives via TechNode and Bloomberg, both of which suggest the company may submit the application as early as next month. Rumors began circulating …

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Microsoft unveils secure MCU platform with a Linux-based OS

Microsoft announced an “Azure Sphere” architecture for high-end microcontrollers that run a Linux-based Azure Sphere OS and include end-to-end Microsoft security technologies and a cloud service. Products based on a MediaTek MT3620 Azure Sphere chip are due by year’s end.Just when Google has begun to experiment with leaving Linux behind …

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