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Inside SaaS (Jan 31st, 2019)

Microsoft Stock Falls / Google Voice / Zoom's Not Public Yet

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1. Microsoft's stock fell after its quarterly revenue failed to meet analysts' expectations. The company reported a 12 percent increase in revenue last quarter, reaching $32.47 billion. However, Microsoft's stock fell three percent after its quarterly earnings report this week. —CNN


2. Google Voice for G Suite, a business-centered cloud telephone system, is expected to launch this spring. Google began beta testing the software last year, and it's a sign that the company wants to keep up with the Microsoft Office suite of business products — specifically, Skype for Business. —TECH TARGET 


3. Microsoft announced it's landing more long-term contracts for its Azure cloud service. On a conference call with analysts, Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said the company's commercial bookings have grown 22 percent, and more companies are choosing to secure long-term Azure contracts. —CNBC


4. Zoom, a video conferencing startup valued at $1 billion, is ready to go public — but it hasn't received confirmation from the SEC. Zoom has filed the necessary paperwork for an IPO, but the SEC has yet to approve it after the Commission was shut down throughout the partial federal government shutdown. The company has reportedly chosen Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse for its eventual IPO. —BUSINESS INSIDER 


THROWBACK THURSDAY 

Operating systems are the backbone of most of the tech we use every day. Microsoft's Windows is still the most popular desktop operating system, although it's seen some questionable design choices over the years.

Take a look through time at this promotional video from Microsoft, advertising the very first edition of Windows in 1985. 

—Sean 


5. Millions of websites are made using WordPress' software — which also makes it a popular target for hackers. —SECURITY BOULEVARD

6. Motek Moyen explained why he continues to see Adobe as a safe investment. —SEEKING ALPHA  

7. Google launched Cloud Firestore, its NoSQL database software. —TECH CRUNCH 

8. Github just hired Google Cloud Platform’s former director of product management, Shanku Niyogi. —VENTURE BEAT 

9. Workday's stock jumped after reports alleged the software company scored a contract with Accenture. —INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY 

10. A judge denied Oracle's request for depositions in a lawsuit concerning a Pentagon cloud contract. —THE REGISTER 


Written and curated by Sean Wolfe. He is a tech reporter based in Brooklyn, New York, and has previously worked at Business Insider and GIE Media. Follow him on Twitter at @seanthomaswolfe.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies) and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheeseaccount on Instagram).


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