Twitter uncovers $274K in ad spending by Russian operatives tied to 2016 election

Twitter announced it has uncovered several accounts linked to the same Russian activity on Facebook, as well as $274,000 being spent on ads by a company with ties to the Russian government during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/twitter-uncovers-274k-in-ad-spending-by-russian-operatives-tied-to-2016-election.html

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New Cloud Tools Aim to Streamline, Monetize Partner Relationships


AppDirect on Tuesday announced new products and functionality for its Cloud Commerce Platform.
The new tools, AppReseller and Cloud Management Suite, enable software vendors to launch reseller partner programs quickly. Software as a Service providers can use the new capabilities to help their small and mid-sized business users manage and leverage their software more effectively. AppReseller helps software vendors monetize partner relationships by enabling channel partners to spin up customer accounts and place orders in real time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84839.html?rss=1

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Twitter tests expanding character limit to 280, up from 140

Twitter announced that it would be testing a new feature “with a small group” that would let them send tweets of up to 280 characters, double the current amount.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/twitter-tests-expanding-character-limit-to-280-up-from-140.html

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Microsoft ignites show floor with Office 2019 announcement

Microsoft has announced the next standalone version of its Office suite of software, Office 2019, will make its first public appearance in the middle of 2018 and will add a number of new features, including inking.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/microsoft-ignites-show-floor-with-office-2019-announcement.html

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AMD Will Use ‘New’ GlobalFoundries 12nm Node for Future CPUs, GPUs

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GlobalFoundries has announced a new 12nm node, and AMD is planning to use it starting in 2018.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256213-amd-will-use-new-globalfoundries-12nm-node-future-cpus-gpus?source=Computing

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Facebook revamps policies after anti-Semitic ad targeting scandal

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the social networking giant would strengthen its ad targeting policies after a recent scandal which let ad buyers target anti-Semitic categories.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/facebook-revamps-policies-after-anti-semitic-ad-targeting-scandal.html

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iPhone X: How does it stack up against the Galaxy S8?

Announced on Tuesday, the iPhone X will compete with Samsung’s newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S8. Here’s how the two phones break down on key features and price.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/12/iphone-x-how-does-it-stack-up-against-galaxy-s8.html

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Apruve Allies with Matrix to Reduce B2B Credit Risk


Apruve last week announced a strategic alliance with Matrix Payment Systems to create a turnkey solution to mitigate the risk of advancing a revolving line of credit to business customers.
Under the agreement, the companies will help businesses streamline the extension of credit with less financial risk and fewer back office overhead expenses. “Apruve and Matrix have partnered to expand the reach of B2B payment solutions for distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers,” said Apruve CEO Michael Noble.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84799.html?rss=1

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Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps

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Google has announced the impending shutdown of the desktop Drive app, which some have interpreted as a massive loss of functionality. What’s actually happening is that Google is moving users to a pair of new desktop apps, which it began testing a few months ago.

The post Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255283-google-replacing-desktop-google-drive-app-two-new-apps?source=Computing

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Taking Business Communication in Stride


Atlassian has announced the development of Stride, a new Slack-like workplace tool designed to streamline the communication process for business users. Stride enables teams to take action via both a smart text-based messaging service and a fully featured video and audio service. The latter functionality is made available thanks to Atlassian’s recent acquisition of Jitsi. The idea is to allow team members to convene instantly with built-in voice and video meetings that integrate conversations with collaborative tools.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84791.html?rss=1

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Ten Billion


Salesforce announced the partial attainment of one of its long-range goals in its second-quarter earnings announcement last week: It eclipsed its goal of a $10 billion run rate. This will be followed by similar announcements over the next year — first $10 billion year, etc. — and why not? The company should celebrate. Second quarter revenue hit $2.56 billion, a 26 percent increase year over year. Despite all the fanfare, anyone watching the evolution of the company and the market should not be surprised.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84773.html?rss=1

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Walmart, Google Enter Voice-Shopping Fray


Walmart and Google, two of Amazon’s biggest rivals, on Wednesday announced a partnership that will let customers use Google’s Home speaker and a number of voice-assisted mobile devices to shop online at Walmart. Their mutual goal is to eat away at Amazon’s dominant share in the e-commerce shopping space and the smart speaker space, in order to curb the growth of its giant ecosystem, which threatens to smother competition in both industries. The partnership is an indication of just how powerful a rival Amazon has become.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84760.html?rss=1

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T-Mobile Starts Building Low-Band Wireless Network in the Sticks


T-Mobile last week announced that it has begun the long-anticipated rollout of its new 600-MHz LTE premium low-band spectrum network in Cheyenne, Wyoming, kicking off a massive rollout designed to provide wireless coverage to rural communities across the United States. T-Mobile acquired about 45 percent of the low-band spectrum licenses the FCC made available two months ago. It spent about $8 billion to gain access to millions of potential wireless customers in small communities where access to wireless and broadband coverage has been limited.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84750.html?rss=1

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Oracle Unveils Exadata Database as a Service


Oracle has announced the availability of its Exadata platform on its next-generation cloud infrastructure, which essentially means the company is providing Exadata as a Service. The Oracle Cloud infrastructure is a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based services that let business run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud managed by Oracle. It enables self-provisioning of multiple bare metal servers in less than five minutes, with each supporting more than 4 million IOPS. It also allows block storage that scales linearly.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84745.html?rss=1

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iPhone 7s and 7s Plus may be less advanced than the iPhone 8, but they may have a lower price

The Phone 7s and 7s Plus, expected to be announced alongside the iPhone 8, may be the more practical choices for most consumers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/iphone-7s-and-7s-plus-may-be-less-advanced-than-iphone-8-but-may-have-lower-price.html

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Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens

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Intel has announced it’s killing the semi-custom chip that powers Microsoft’s HoloLens. It’s a good bet that they’ve done so with MS’ agreement, but what does that mean for the future of Microsoft’s augmented reality platform?

The post Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254028-intel-kills-atom-soc-powering-microsofts-hololens?source=Computing

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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Microsoft has announced a high-end Windows 10 SKU that’s meant to bridge the gap between server variants of the operating system and professional workstation alternatives.

The post Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254031-microsoft-launches-new-windows-10-variant-windows-10-pro-workstations?source=Computing

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Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks

Microsoft has announced the first shipping laptops with Windows 10 S at a price tag under $300, but its own partners don’t seem to have gotten the message.

The post Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253619-microsoft-lenovo-team-ship-sub-300-windows-10-s-notebooks?source=Computing

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Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017

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Microsoft has effectively announced a pivot away from mobile and towards AI and deep learning in its latest 10-K filing. But is this a rebrand or a serious attempt to tackle the nascent AI market?

The post Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253615-microsoft-declares-ai-top-priority-2017-dumps-mobile-references?source=Computing

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IBM Stuffs a Whopping 330TB of Data into a Tiny Cartridge

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IBM just announced a new record in data storage density — 201 gigabits per square inch on a magnetic tape.

The post IBM Stuffs a Whopping 330TB of Data into a Tiny Cartridge appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253528-ibm-stuffs-330tb-data-single-tape-drive-cartridge?source=Computing

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