Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic

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Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius have completed the fastest undersea cable in the world years ahead of schedule. It’s fast, it’s long, and Microsoft says it’s as heavy as a bunch of whales. Also, we evidently measure things in whales now.

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How Jony Ive masterminded Apple's new headquarters

On a sunny day in May, Jonathan Ive —Jony to anyone who knows him—first encounters a completed section of Apple Park, the giant campus in Cupertino, California, that has turned into one of his longest projects as Apple’s chief designer. A section of workspace in the circular, Norman Foster–designed building is finally move-in-ready: sliding-glass doors on the soundproof offices, a giant European white oak collaboration table, adjustable-height desks, and floors with aluminum-covered hinged panels, hiding cables and wires, and brushed-steel grating for air diffusion.

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Verizon Makes New Oath


Verizon last week completed its US$4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business assets, merging it with its existing AOL business to create Oath. The new subsidiary encompasses more than 50 media and technology brands — including HuffPost; Yahoo Sports, Finance and Mail; AOL.com; Makers; Tumblr; TechCrunch; Flickr; and Build Studios. Oath is organized around content: news, sports, finance, entertainment and lifestyle. Oath’s CEO is Tim Armstrong, who was CEO of AOL prior to the merge.

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US Navy destroyer tests new defense system, takes out ballistic missile

The U.S. and Japan successfully completed a ballistic missile intercept in a spectacular test off the west coast of Hawaii last week.

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Amazon Prime Air Zips Through British Countryside


Amazon on Wednesday announced that it had completed its first drone delivery in the UK. During the private customer trial period, packages of up to 5 pounds will be delivered within half an hour. The first live delivery took place a week ago, when a highly automated drone delivered a bag of popcorn and an Amazon Fire TV to a customer near Cambridge. It took 13 minutes from the time the customer clicked the order for it to arrive. So far, only two customers are participating in the trial.

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Salesforce Wraps Up Demandware Acquisition


Salesforce on Monday announced it had completed its $2.8 billion acquisition of e-commerce cloud software platform Demandware. The deal “gives Salesforce the e-commerce piece to compete against Oracle, which already has e-commerce capabilities, as well as SAP,” said Rebecca Wettemann, vice president of research at Nucleus Research. “It also gives Salesforce a cloud transactional platform for B2C purchases to complement its predominantly B2B sales force automation capabilities.”

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Apple's Yokohama, Japan R&D facility opening delayed until early 2017

Article Image Apple’s upcoming research and development facility was originally due to be completed this year, but new details posted at the construction site reveal the facility will now be completed by March of 2017.

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Foxconn's Sharp takeover postponed because of undisclosed liabilities, report says

Article Image Despite indications that Apple supplier Foxconn had completed a deal to take over Sharp, the company is now reportedly putting the acquisition on hold after discovering undisclosed liabilities.

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New glass suspension bridge in China is 980 feet long, 600 feet high, and absolutely terrifying

Engineers in China recently completed work on a mesmerizing 980 ft. long suspension bridge primarily made out of glass. 

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Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan with Safari 9, new Spotlight search, Split View, more

Article Image Apple on Wednesday released to the public the completed OS X 10.11 El Capitan, making a variety of enhancements to features like Safari and Spotlight, while simultaneously ramping up Mac performance.

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Astronauts finish 5-hour spacewalk despite water found in helmet

Astronauts on the International Space Station completed a spacewalk Sunday despite the appearance of water inside an astronaut’s helmet, NASA reported.

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AT&T's Iusacell Deal Could Change Mexico


AT&T recently completed its acquisition of Mexico wireless carrier Iusacell — so what does that mean for the future of AT&T? The growth potential is enormous, if this is done right. The first step is over. AT&T has closed the acquisition. It was one of the quickest deals ever, taking roughly two months from start to finish. The second step is also complete, with AT&T’s Thaddeus Arroyo being promoted to CEO of Iusacell. There will be many more steps ahead as these two companies start to weave their intricate web for growth.

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Apple implements transit encryption for iCloud email to prevent snooping

Apple appears to have completed an initiative designed to increase the security of its iCloud email service by adding end-to-end encryption for messages sent from me.com and icloud.com, according to new data from Google’s Gmail.



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