Microsoft Strengthens Partner Bonds


Microsoft on Monday announced several new offerings aimed at strengthening its position in the cloud marketplace, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and 365 Business, at its Inspire partner conference in Washington, D.C. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed to empower employees of large organizations to be creative and work together securely. Microsoft 365 Business, which targets small and medium businesses with up to 300 employees, includes a console for deploying and securing devices and users in one location.

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Apple expands bet on cutting edge privacy technology

Last year, Apple Inc. kicked off a massive experiment with new privacy technology aimed at solving an increasingly thorny problem: how to build products that understand users without snooping on their activities.

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Can Microsoft's Surface Laptop put some hurt on the Chromebook and MacBook?

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop is aimed at Google’s education-centric Chromebook and a longstanding student favorite, the MacBook. But the Surface Laptop may be a tough sell considering its design.

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$14M initiative to fight fake news includes Facebook, Mozilla

The News Integrity Initiative is aimed at ‘helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online.’

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The Problem With Stowing Lithium-Ion Batteries on Planes

A ban on most electronics in the cabins of some U.S.-bound flights may be aimed at thwarting terrorist attacks, but it also raises questions about the safest place to stow devices with lithium-io…

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Twitter kills off latest safety update after wave of negative feedback

Twitter is reversing a safety update aimed at combatting harassment on its site after it was criticized by users of the social platform. Twitter quickly admitted that the change was a”misstep” on its part.

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China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance


China’s parliament earlier this month passed a law aimed at addressing the country’s concerns about hacking and terrorism, which has spiked concerns among foreign businesses and human rights advocates. One interpretation of the new law is that it only codifies China’s existing cybersecurity practices. However, 46 global business groups across a variety of industries didn’t see it that way. They outlined potential problems in a letter sent to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this summer, when the measure was pending.

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AMD announces new dual-GPU FirePro S9300 x2 designed for HPC and scientific computing

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Earlier this month, AMD announced a new dual-GPU aimed at VR developers — now it’s bringing that same chip to the HPC space. It’s the first time AMD has launched a dual GPU for scientific computing and supercomputer deployments, but the chip’s enormous single-precision performance is somewhat offset by technological limitations.

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How the iPhone SE will help drive Apple's sales internationally

Article Image Arguably, the new iPhone SE is aimed less at Apple’s U.S. home than the international market, where such a device has been a long time coming. Apple’s next-gen 4-inch should perform well as standalone model, drawing overseas customers into the sticky iOS ecosystem.

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iPad Pro Wants to Be Your Next PC


When Apple unveiled its 9.7-inch iPad Pro earlier this week, it aimed the tablet squarely at the PC replacement market, with Phil Schiller, senior VP of worldwide marketing, describing it as the “ultimate upgrade for existing iPad users and replacement for PC users.” More than 600 million PCs in use are 5 years old or more, he said. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s 64-bit A9X processor rivals that of most portable PCs, Apple said, and it supports the Apple Pencil and a new Smart Keyboard cover.

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T-Mobile Sets Hulu Lure to Snag Verizon Customers


T-Mobile last week introduced its latest promotion aimed at attracting subscribers from rival mobile phone carriers: 12 months of Hulu streaming service for Verizon customers who switch to T-Mobile.. The promotion, which the company called the fourth gift in its series of holiday surprises, follows previous attempts to lure customers. In addition to a year’s worth of Hulu service, T-Mobile will give Verizon customers who switch up to $125 off in-store accessories such as smartwatches, speakers, fitness trackers and headphones.

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Twitter Sics Promoted Tweets on Logged-Out Users


Twitter on Thursday revealed it’s testing the expansion of promoted tweets aimed at logged-out users. The company has been searching for ways to monetize the patronage of the roughly 500 million logged-out users per month who hop off Google for a moment to read tweet or two. The glue here is more tweets, more content. The test will enable logged-out users to view promoted tweets and allow organizations to continue using their same marketing techniques.

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Samsung, others seek piece of nascent smartwatch market

Samsung and other tech companies showcased new computerized wristwatches this week — all aimed at challenging Apple, a relative newcomer to selling smartwatches.

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Trouble for Uber after 'driver status' lawsuit gets class-action go-ahead

A federal judge in California has granted class-action status to a lawsuit aimed at getting Uber to recognize its drivers as full-fledged employees and not simply as independent contractors, as the company currently sees them.

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iPhone Users Can Test-Drive Samsung Galaxy for One Thin Dollar


Samsung on Friday kicked off the Samsung Ultimate Test Drive, a new promotion aimed at drawing iPhone users into its fold. For just one dollar Samsung will provide iPhone users with a Galaxy smartphone — models available include the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, as well as the S6 edge+ and Note 5 — plus a month of cellular service. At the end of the month users can opt to buy the Samsung device or simply return the handset and go back to their iPhone with no further obligation.

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Amazon's new Prime Day celebration promises 'more deals than Black Friday'

In a deft move aimed at attracting more online shoppers to its subscription-based Prime service, Amazon said Sunday it’s holding a special one-day sale for members that promises “more deals than Black Friday.”

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MediaTek makes it official: New Helio X20 packs 10 cores, three CPU clusters

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MediaTek has taken the lid off its new Helio X20 SoC and the chip is unabashedly aimed at the high-end of the market — but MediaTek is going to have to do some substantial back-end work to make its deca-core darling work effectively in shipping hardware.

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