Microsoft’s Build keynote showcases the accessibility and awkwardness of online events – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “We’re living through extraordinary times,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella opened his Build 2020 keynote on a somber note. It was an odd tonal shift following the event introduction by hosts Seth Juarez and Dona Sarkar. The pair spent kicked the 48 hour livestream off standing a CDC-approved social distance from one another behind a…

Microsoft acquires robotic process automation platform Softomotive – TechCrunch

[ad_1] During his Build keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today confirmed that the company has acquired Softomotive, a software robotic automation platform. Bloomberg first reported that this acquisition was in the works earlier this month, but the two companies didn’t comment on the report at the time. Today, Nadella noted that Softomotive would become part…