Fired Google employee who wrote anti-diversity memo threatens to sue; legal expert says he doesn't have a case

The Google software engineer fired Monday for publishing an anti-diversity memo on an internal company site is reportedly pursuing legal remedies, but one law expert says he probably does not have a first amendment case

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N-word used on Walmart website to describe product color

Walmart was apologizing on Monday after an appalling description of a product by a third-party vendor made its way onto the retail giant’s website.

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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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Hootsuite Adds New Social Selling Tool


Hootsuite on Monday launched Amplify for Selling, a mobile-first solution that helps sales teams succeed on social by generating leads and fostering revenue-driving relationships. The new tool is an extension of Hootsuite’s Amplify employee advocacy product, which is focused on the business-to-business market. Amplify for Selling integrates with Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, so sales reps can import contacts from these systems and follow them on Twitter.

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Welcome back! SpaceX's Dragon capsule makes history with second visit to ISS

SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon capsule made history on Monday as it became the company’s first spacecraft to reconnect with the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon’s second supply mission comes three years after its first.

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Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train


Alphabet shares reached a new record high on Monday, surpassing the $1,000 benchmark just a week after Amazon accomplished the feat. Investors placed bets that Google’s core search and emerging artificial intelligence technology will help maintain the company’s dominance over its Silicon Valley rivals. The stock price surged after Pacific Crest securities analyst Andy Hargreaves advised investors in a research note to get out of Apple and invest in Alphabet, which he sees as having a great risk/reward profile and more potential upside.

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Genesys Launches G-Nine CX Framework


Genesys on Monday introduced G-Nine. “Think of G-Nine as the Genesys innovation framework that guides many aspects of our business — product strategy being one of those,” said Genesys CMO Merijn te Booij. “Within the G-Nine innovation framework, we have defined our themes related to technology and consumer trends that we’ll focus on in the next two years,” he said. Included in G-Nine’s initial rollout are smart app automation, asynchronous messaging, next-generation engagement, and more.

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North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say

Cyber security researchers said Monday they may be able to link North Korea to the unprecedented global cyberattack that took more than 300,000 computers hostage in 150 countries last week.

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WannaCry ransomware hits 'limited number' of U.S. companies, DHS official says

Department of Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited number” of U.S. companies were hit by the “WannaCry” malicious software over the weekend.

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New Deals Turn Twitter's Content Stream Into a River


Twitter on Monday announced a partnership with Bloomberg Media to launch a 24-hour streaming news service — one of a dozen new content deals Twitter has entered to drive user engagement. CEO Jack Dorsey and a group of top executives announced the slate of programming agreements — which include concerts from Live Nation, sports from Major League Baseball and the WNBA, and a morning news show from BuzzFeed. Starting this fall, Bloomberg will offer a live, streaming 24-hour, exclusive news feed that will include user-generated news content.

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Horrific Facebook baby killing casts spotlight on social media savagery

A 20-year-old man streamed the murder of his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live Monday, before committing suicide. Wuttisan Wongtalay filmed the gruesome act on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in Thailand.

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Imagination's Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose


Imagination on Monday announced that Apple would no longer use its intellectual property, and the company’s stock sank faster than a bottomless boat on the news. Apple planned to discontinue its use of the company’s IP in new products in 15 months to two years, ending the companies’ license and royalty agreement, Imagination said. Those royalties currently account for about half the company’s revenue. Imagination’s technology and intellectual property is used in the GPUs in Apple’s phones, tablets, iPods, TV products and watches.

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Trump says his Twitter power is why Kaepernick is a free agent

President Trump took a swipe at Colin Kaepernick Monday, taking credit for the controversial NFL quarterback’s free-agent status.

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Salesforce, IBM Kick Off New Artificial Intelligence Era


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on Monday announced a global strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions leveraging artificial intelligence. Einstein, the AI that powers Salesforce applications, will be connected seamlessly with IBM’s Watson AI platform. The integration is scheduled for availability in the second half, and pricing will be announced at that time. “This brings together two powerhouses — at least in branding — in the AI space,” observed Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

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Oreo just flew 5 'cookie drones' over NY City in a wacky milk dunk stunt

Monday marked the 105th anniversary of the Oreo cookie and to celebrate the longevity of your favorite chocolate sandwich snack, the brand performed a wacky milk dunk stunt in New York City using five “cookie drones.”

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FBI defends decision to withhold info about how it hacked into terrorist's iPhone

The FBI on Monday defended its decision to withhold documents on how it unlocked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, saying the information could be exploited by “hostile entities” if released to the public.

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New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Vows to Kill Net Neutrality Rules


President Donald Trump on Monday named Ajit Pai chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Pai, who has been a Republican commissioner for the agency since 2012, replaced Tom Wheeler, whom President Obama appointed to the top FCC post in late 2013. With the new administration, Republicans gain the expected majority of the commission. Pai has been known to be a foe of former President Barack Obama’s Net neutrality rules, stating the policy could lead to new taxes while giving less consumer choice.

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