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Microsoft’s new CEO is Indian-origin Satya Nadella

After all the days of endless speculations, Microsoft now has an Indian-origin CEO. Satya Nadella becoming the Microsoft CEO also underlines the rising “Indian presence” in top brands all over the world.

Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella takes over the helm at Microsoft from Steve Ballmer.

Satya Nadella, who has a 22 year experience working at Microsoft is yet to have any experience as a CEO, as some of the journalists have flagged him to be too young or inexperienced to adorn the CEO post at Microsoft. But still, majority seems to be favoring the decision, as he has made quite an impact as his department brought in $8.2 billion in operating income and revenues of $20.3 billion in the last financial year.

From the day it was found till now, Micorosft has had only 2 CEO’s; Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Satya Nadell would thus be the 3rd CEO of Microsoft, taking over the charges from Steve Ballmer.

He might actually be the umpteenth Indian to hold the helm or make a global impact when it comes to technology. It might be biasing to name some of the “Global Indians“; but, some of the first names that come to everyone’s mind might be Vinod Dham, the brain behind Pentium chips for Intel; Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo; Vinod Khosla, Co-founder, Sun Microsystems; and many more; the list goes on.

Who else would be the obvious ones in your list of “Technologically Global Indians“? Let us know in the comments below.

Microsoft MoodScope will Detect your Mood from your Smartphone Usage Patterns

Microsoft is currently working on what they call the first of its kind smartphone technology, ‘MoodScope’, that senses your mood and automatically shares it with your friends on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Bill Gates looks to be happy here!

The work of a team at Microsoft Research has resulted in a smartphone app which can detect the moods of its users by analysing phone calls, texts ,browser history and other smartphone commerce. The test was conducted on a group of users from US and China, with the user updating their moods atleast 4 times a day. The app analysed the habits of the users and tracked which applications they used, and what actions they undertook upon certain triggers, for a 2-month period. The researchers found that the usage of the phone differed depending on their moods. It compared this data with the set mood of the user to design a pattern of mood tracking on its own.

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