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Microsoft’s AutoTag leverages your Facebook account to automatically tag friends in all your other photos

Microsoft this weekend quietly revealed AutoTag ‘n Search My Photos, a new Windows 8.1 app that leverages the photos tagged in your Facebook account to help you tag your own personal photos. The new tool learns about the face models of your friends and can then automatically tag photos stored in your Pictures Library on Windows.

Why a 5-year plan is a suicidal practice

The five-year plan is not only unworkable, it is seriously counterproductive. And its death is signaled by the advent of Exponential Organizations, or ones that grow disproportionately larger than peers because of new organizational techniques that leverage accelerating technologies.

Cortana gets new features powered by Bing: Evening alerts, concerts, flights, and local app recommendations

Microsoft today announced improvements to Cortana that take advantage of recent Bing advancements in speech recognition, entity understanding, and stream processing. As a result of the search engine’s ability to better index the real world, Cortana can now better handle evening alerts, concerts, flights, and local app recommendations.