Amazon Starts the Clock on Prime Day Hoopla


Amazon has set its third annual Prime Day promotion for July 11, promising its biggest-ever promotion with 30 hours of deals starting at 6:00 p.m. PT on July 10. The company has expanded the event to China, India and Mexico, to reach a total of 13 international markets. Amazon will go head-to-head with some of its most important international rivals, including Chinese e-commerce player Alibaba, as overseas sales have become an increasingly important share of the e-commerce mix.

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SOFIC slideshow: 13 eye-popping weapons on display

The annual four-day Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) was jam-packed with options to give SOF teams new tech advantages they can use against the enemy. We look at some of the most awe-inspiring weapons on display.

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Google I/O 2017: Here are the biggest announcements

At its annual developer conference in California, tech giant Google showed off several new wares, including new computer chips and more uses for artificial intelligence.

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NRA event: Inside the acres and acres of guns on display

More than 80,000 Americans are converging in Atlanta for the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia that kicks off Friday.

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Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling

Apple-Cycling

Apple has released its annual environmental report and challenged itself to build an iPhone from fully recyclable materials, but it also explicitly refuses to allow its iPhones or Macs to be repaired or reused.

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Banking Customer Satisfaction Barometer Inches Up


Customer satisfaction with banking institutions improved last year, based on the annual Bank Satisfaction Barometer CFI Group released Thursday. Customers were more likely to remain bank loyal to their bank and even recommend it to others, according to the annual survey of bank customers across the United States. Banks improved their standing with customers and maintained stronger relationships, with the Bank Satisfaction Barometer reaching a four-year-high of 82, up three points from 79 in 2015.

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Apple cuts CEO's salary after missing sales, profit goals

Marking a rare stumble, Apple Inc. on Friday revealed it missed its own annual sales and profit goals for the first time since 2009, putting a dent in Chief Executive Tim Cook’s annual paycheck and pressuring the company to deliver a blockbuster with its next iPhone.

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AUSA: New tanks, stealth Chevy trucks, flying radios and more

The U.S. Army converged on Washington D.C. for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center that kicked off Monday.

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Outdated Federal IT Gobbles Up Vendor Opportunities


U.S. government agencies spend an overwhelming amount of their annual information technology budgets simply to maintain old and out-of-date systems. As a result, the amount of money available for investing in modernizing IT keeps shrinking, thus depriving vendors of major marketing opportunities at the federal level. The official federal IT budget has remained at about $82 billion per year for several years. However, that figure does not cover all agencies — intelligence and the U.S. court system are notable exclusions — and some estimates project annual IT spending above $100 billion.

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Comcast Hopes a Cell-Phone Service Will Keep You From Cutting the Cord

Cable companies have typically taken a beating in our annual surveys, earning low scores for value and overall satisfaction.

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Oracle's Earnings Call


Oracle is flying high as it goes into its annual Oracle OpenWorld customer conference, based on the news from its earnings call on Thursday. It’s clear that the company has succeeded in pivoting from on-premises to cloud software offerings. The revenue acceleration from cloud products and services suggests that Oracle will derive an increasing share of its future revenues from cloud solutions. The quarter’s $816 million in combined revenue from cloud, SaaS and PaaS was up 82 percent from the prior year, noted Co-CEO Safra Catz.

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Amazon's Big Day: All for Prime, Prime for All


Amazon on Tuesday launched its second annual Prime Day promotion, offering tens of thousands of deeply discounted lightning deals for top customers and ratcheting up the e-commerce competition. Walmart and others struck back in an aggressive effort to hold onto their key customers. Prime Day had a slightly bumpy start, with Some customers reported having problems checking out purchases. Amazon tweeted acknowledgment of the issue and said that it was working to resolve it quickly.

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Apple CEO's tearful Orlando tribute

Apple CEO Tim Cook started the company’s annual developer conference, WWDC, by paying tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

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Elon Musk thinks we should insert 'neural laces' into our brains so we can become cyborgs

This week, in a conversation at Recode’s annual Code Conference, Musk shared a tentative idea for something called “neural laces,” which he imagines could mitigate the risk of humanity becoming something of a pet to superintelligence.

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