Neowin News Feed for: Milestone Neowin News Feed for: Milestone en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 PayPal just announced it has over quarter of a billion users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just 18 months after reaching 200 million users, PayPal has revealed that it now has a 250 million users around the world. The firm stated that it is growing at three million users per month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 05 Sep 2018 18:46:01 +0000 Discord hits 87 million registered users, outlines changes coming in 2018 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Gaming-focused Voice-over-IP client Discord has just announced it reached the 87 million registered users milestone. Furthermore, next year will bring improved screen share, Rich Presence, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:46:01 +0000 Let's Encrypt issues 100 million certificates giving us a more secure web <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The automatic certificate authority, Let&#039;s Encrypt, has passed a huge milestone of issuing 100 million certificates. It said 58% of the internet is using HTTPS and that it&#039;s proud to have contributed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:38:36 +0000 Spotify has amassed 140 million active users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last week, Apple announced that is had amassed 27 million paid subscribers for its Apple Music streaming service. Now, Spotify has offered up its numbers, touting a healthy 140 million active users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:52:01 +0000 Sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge hit 55 million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>New data shows that over the first quarter of 2017, Samsung has sold 7.2 million units of the previous generation flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, bringing total sales to 55 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Mon, 01 May 2017 23:36:01 +0000 Overwatch soars past 30 million players <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Blizzard Entertainment has announced that more than 30 million players have joined up to play Overwatch. This feat speaks volumes of the game&#039;s popularity, considering it is less than a year old. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:48:01 +0000 Rocket League now has over 30 million players <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Over 30 million players now own Rocket League, with the developer, Psyonix, confirming it has hit the new milestone over Twitter, just three months after it crossed 25 million players. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:18:01 +0000 Minecraft has sold 122 million copies worldwide <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mojang&#039;s block-building game has crossed a pretty incredible milestone with over 122 million copies of the game sold. The game is being played by about 55 million active monthly users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gurkaran Singh) Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:00:01 +0000 Microsoft achieves lowest word error rate in speech recognition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that it has achieved the lowest word error rate (WER) in speech recognition in the industry, which bodes well for its AI solutions, Cortana and Skype Translator. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:38:01 +0000 Uber reaches two billion ride milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber&#039;s CEO has posted to Facebook announcing that his company has delivered two billion rides to customers. This is impressive, as it took Uber five years to reach its initial billion rides. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:22:01 +0000 Apple reaches new milestone with 93% of its facilities running on renewable energy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>One of the first things that the Cupertino tech giant has announced at the Apple event is an update on the environmental progress that the company has made with its renewable energy initiatives. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:46:01 +0000 Windows 10 is now running on 110 million devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At its devices event today, Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 10 is now installed on more than a hundred million devices which includes Windows Insiders and Enterprise users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:09:14 +0000 Windows 10 installations are approaching 100 million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A report claims Windows 10 installations now stand at 81 million - but that would indicate a dramatic slowdown in Microsoft&#039;s rollout. Neowin understands the true total is actually closer to 100m. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:56:01 +0000 WhatsApp is now serving 600 million monthly active users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Surpassing yet another major milestone, the WhatsApp CEO has just announced that the platform independent messaging app is now serving an astonishing six hundred million users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:47:31 +0000 Apple celebrates 1 billion podcast subscriptions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/752959206overview_store20110504.jpg" alt="" /></div>Apple is celebrating a new milestone: 1 billion podcast subscriptions. This format has become on of the most popular entertainment mediums out there with countless episodes being released every day. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:50:25 +0000 Facebook app for feature phones surpasses 100m users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1890457378facebook2_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Feature phones need some lovin&#039; too; Facebook has announced that they have now recorded over 100 million users accessing the social network using their Facebook for Every Phone app. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:38:19 +0000 Microsoft reveals that Windows Phone only has 145,000 apps, growth starts to slow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Inside the recent announcement for the Lumia 928 is a new piece of information: there are now 145,000 apps in the Windows Phone store, up from 120,000 apps in October 2012, but growth has slowed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Sat, 11 May 2013 12:11:53 +0000 Roku celebrates 5 million users and 8 billion video streams <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Roku, the Internet-connected video streaming set top box, have announced a major milestone: 5 million users, who have brought in over 8 billion video streams, or 1,600 streams per user. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:56:28 +0000 Windows Blue public preview coming at BUILD <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/891139240windows-blue.png" alt="" /></div>Following this week&#039;s leak of Windows Blue, it&#039;s emerged that Microsoft will be launching a &#039;public preview&#039; version of the OS at its BUILD developer conference in June. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:09:28 +0000 TechSpot: Celebrating 30 Years of the PC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/3937633081186638369af.jpg" alt="" /></div>Earlier this month the original IBM PC model 5150 celebrated its 30th anniversary. We didn&#039;t want to let the occasion go by without paying our respects to the legacy that the 5150 brought. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Julio Franco) Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:57:36 +0000 Facebook hits 1 trillion page views milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/uploaded/growth_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has managed to hit another large milestone - 1,000,000,000,000 page views. Next up, 2 trillion&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Dwyer) Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:54:23 +0000 Microsoft Office 2012 (version 15) M2 builds now being compiled <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1691134809666360647534307528faa.jpg" alt="" /></div>While Windows 8 may be getting all of the attention lately with its milestone builds, another blockbuster product for Microsoft has just passed into the milestone 2 marker. Microsoft Office 2012 (the 15th version) is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 03 Mar 2011 17:16:43 +0000 IE9 reaches 36 Million downloads; Increases market share <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Since its release on February 10th, the IE9 Release Candidate has been downloaded over 11 million times. Together with the IE9 Beta, IE9 has been downloaded over 36 million times since its initial availability on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:54:22 +0000 1 billion Firefox downloads served <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/570109223logo-only.jpg" alt="" /></div>Mozilla has celebrated a milestone from its great hit Mozilla Firefox, reaching 1 billion downloads. The open source browser released its first version in 2004 with nearly 3 million people already using it before... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Fri, 31 Jul 2009 22:22:37 +0000 Windows 7 hits milestone 3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>Mary-Jo Foley's blog reports some of the new things in Microsoft's internally released Windows 7 milestone. The successor to Windows Vista is only about a year away and scheduled to go into beta next month.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Tue, 16 Sep 2008 23:46:20 +0000 Chips pass two billion milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The first chip to pack more than two billion transistors has been launched by silicon giant Intel. The quad-core chip, known as Tukwila, is designed for high-end servers rather than personal computers. It operates at... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 04 Feb 2008 16:40:11 +0000 Another Milestone for Neowin at 7 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Neowin became seven years old on October 1st. I blogged about it briefly on the 29th and said pretty much all of what I wanted to say on the day so I didn't post about... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 04 Oct 2007 08:35:04 +0000 FreeDOS finally hits 1.0 milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FreeDOS project, an attempt to create an open-source alternative to Microsoft's MS-DOS operating system, has finally reached a major milestone. After years of work, version 1.0 of FreeDOS is now available for download from... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 07 Sep 2006 15:01:13 +0000 IronPython Release Marks Milestone For .Net <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The shipment of IronPython 1.0 this week marks a milestone for the long-running project, aimed at developing a Python implementation on Microsoft's .Net platform, and for developers' goal of expanding .Net support for dynamic programming... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 07 Sep 2006 08:28:12 +0000 International Space Station Nears Milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Wednesday, November 2nd will be an historic date for NASA and the International Space Station as it marks the Stations fifth year anniversary of continuous human presence in space. Since the delivery of the module... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:48:16 +0000 OneCare Beta Updates M12 Milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft announces M12 milestone for OneCare. An email was sent out to all current beta testers notifying them of new updates and features in OneCare. The only downside was that all firewall policies... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:24:33 +0000 PalmSource stealth releases OS milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PalmSource has released version 6.0 of its Palm OS operating system. The new software represents the biggest leap forward in the history of the OS, finally silencing critics (not least amongst current and prospective licensees)... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 14 Jan 2004 16:05:43 +0000 Bluetooth shatters milestone as new standard debuts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new Bluetooth specification improves the wireless technology's ease of use and connection quality, while shipments continue their ascent. Bluetooth, the short-range wireless technology, has passed another landmark in its goal of becoming ubiquitous. Amid... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 07 Nov 2003 15:49:17 +0000