How Google, Apple and Microsoft want to get rid of passwords

The three tech giants have agreed to build a system to authenticate without a password. The ordeal of passwords could end within a year: Google, Apple and Microsoft announced Thursday an agreement to build a system allowing authentication without having to memorize a series of cabalistic signs. “With the new feature, consumers will be able … Read more

Google disappoints and Microsoft reassures

Differing performances. While Microsoft’s quarterly results beat analysts’ expectations, those of Alphabet (Google) disappointed. The Redmond firm saw its net profit climb 8.2% in the third quarter of its staggered fiscal year, to $16.73 billion. Earnings per share came in at $2.22, versus $2.19 expected by analyst consensus by FactSet. The group’s turnover for its … Read more