Apple and Google both take steps to solidify their self-driving car ambitions.
Microsoft's support for ARM-powered Windows PCs that can run existing apps will create fresh competition for Intel. And its new VR platform stands to undercut Facebook's Oculus Rift.
The floodgates have opened for a lot of companies -- even for growing marijuana.
It's on Microsoft now to execute on its ambitious long-term plans to use LinkedIn to strengthen its empire and avoid the fate of its previous multibillion-dollar blunders.