Is this the end of typing? The internet's next billion users want video and voice

The internet’s global expansion is entering a new phase, and it looks decidedly unlike the last one.

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Hands on with the HP ZBook 17 G3 portable workstation

HP ZBook 17 G3 front view
Unless you have to have a very-high-end GPU or internal expansion slots, HP’s new G3 ZBook 17 likely delivers all the compute power you’ll ever need, all at less than 7 pounds, and with all-day battery life.

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Amazon Pushes Dash Buttons as Customers Give Them the Gong


Amazon on Tuesday announced a wide expansion of its Dash Button on-touch retail sales program, despite indications of relatively low acceptance among its key base of Prime customers. The company added more than 50 retail products to its lineup of Dash thumb-drive size buttons, which let consumers reorder things like detergent and toilet tissue when their supply is getting low. “This expanded brand list is a result of Dash Button’s growing popularity,” said Amazon spokesperson Katie McFadzean.

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Amazon's Bold Indian Strategy


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced an expansion of the company’s investment in India to the tune of $3 billion — that was in addition to the $2 billion in investments it announced in 2014. Bezos announced the new investment during the 41st annual U.S.-India Business Council Leadership Summit, which was attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several top business leaders. “We have already created some 45,000 jobs and continue to see huge potential in the Indian economy,” Bezos said at the summit.

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Apple Watch Hermes bands to be sold separately, come in 4 new colors on April 19

Article Image Apple and French fashion house Herm?s on Thursday revealed an upcoming expansion to their collaborative Apple Watch effort, unveiling four new band colors and announcing that each luxury leather accessory will be available for individual purchase later this month.

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Apple Watch Hermes bands to be sold separately, come in 4 new colors on April 19

Article Image Apple and French fashion house Herm?s on Thursday revealed an upcoming expansion to their collaborative Apple Watch effort, unveiling four new band colors and announcing that each luxury leather accessory will be available for individual purchase later this month.

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Apple patents a new type of LiDAR system for 3D mapping

Article Image With Apple’s aggressive expansion into geospatial data has come a new focus on research into foundational sensors and systems related to the field, including a newly granted patent that covers an in-house LiDAR device for more accurately capturing three-dimensional scenes.

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Apple rolls out @AppleSupport account to offer tech tips on Twitter

Article Image After many years as a bystander, Apple’s rapid social media expansion continued Thursday with the launch of @AppleSupport on Twitter, a new account designed to offer users tips and tricks for their Apple products.

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Apple execs met with Malaysian prime minister to discuss R&D investments, app development center

Article Image Amidst an expansion into secondary and tertiary markets, Apple executives recently met with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to discuss potential investment opportunities in the region, including R&D and app development centers.

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App Analytics data now available for tvOS apps

Article Image Overshadowed by Monday’s tsunami of iOS, Mac and tvOS beta releases, Apple announced an expansion to its App Analytics tool that lets developers measure user engagement and monetization of tvOS apps.

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Two new Chinese Apple Stores set to open in Nanjing & Guangzhou on Jan. 16

Article Image Continuing an accelerated expansion in the region, Apple will launch two more Chinese stores this Saturday, the first in Nanjing and the second in Guangzhou, both at 10 a.m. local time.

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Apple to open 30th Chinese retail outlet next week in Xiamen

Article Image Forging ahead with an aggressive retail expansion into China, Apple on Thursday announced it will open the doors to a new Xiamen Apple Store on Jan. 14, the company’s 30th in the region.

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Apple on verge of major retail push into Latin America, first stores to open in Mexico City

Article Image Apple is preparing an aggressive brick-and-mortar retail expansion into Latin America that will see new Apple Stores open across Mexico and eventually South America, to be led by two massive outlets — one a flagship — in Mexico City, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Smart Homes Meet Connected Cars: X Marks the Spot


Several factors have contributed to the sudden expansion of connected car services available or coming to the market, notably the expansion of mobile broadband networks, high penetration of smartphones in the consumer market, and auto manufacturers’ re-evaluation of connected services as a competitive advantage and means to generate new revenues. While the connected car and smart home ecosystems haven’t yet entered the mainstream, neither is in its infancy. Crossover between the markets offers a unique opportunity for the ecosystem players.

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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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Microsoft Doubles Down on Open Source


Microsoft this week announced at its Connect conference in New York City an expansion of its developer tools with a focus on Linux, Android and open source. The move is an effort to help close the gap between Microsoft’s developer platforms and the open source world. The programs involve free access for developers who are just getting started, a new subscription to Microsoft services, a marketplace for extensions, updates to .NET, and the renaming of Visual Studio Online.

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Apple Watch to debut in Ireland, Austria & Denmark Sept. 25

International expansion of the Apple Watch continues, with a trio of countries –?Ireland, Austria and Denmark — to gain access to the wearable this coming Friday, Sept. 25.

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Apple, Best Buy alliance grows with more Apple Watch locations, expanded in-store service

Electronics retailer Best Buy on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of its partnership with Apple, a move that will include hundreds of new Apple Watch points of sale as well as a larger Apple presence in Best Buy stores.

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Apple throws clout behind Equality Act blocking discrimination against LGBT Americans

Via a press statement, Apple on Thursday officially backed the Equality Act, an expansion of 1964’s Civil Rights Act that — if voted in — would add gender identity and sexual orientation to non-discrimination protections for Americans.

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The Great and Tragic Lives of OTT Video Service Providers


Being on the cutting edge is exciting… so long as you are not the one getting cut. The global expansion of over-the-top video services has been rapid and extensive, but not always successful. Besides Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, three of the top OTT video players in the world, many new service providers have entered the market, particularly over the past six to nine months. Yet most have struggled to find success. Importantly, not all of the companies that are scrambling for users and profitability are small players new to the marketplace.

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