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.

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Dell Launches AMD-Powered All-in-Ones, Gaming Desktops

Dell has unveiled new desktops and AIOs in partnership with AMD. These types of deals are critical to AMD’s long-term economic health.

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Qualcomm Inks Deal to Build Snapdragon 835 PCs With HP, Lenovo, Asus

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Qualcomm has announced new mobile systems in partnership with multiple OEMs. After years of dancing around each other, are ARM and x86 finally ready to fight?

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Spotify now has a birthing playlist for when you go into labor

Spotify announced their partnership with New York City-based OB-GYN Dr. Jacques Moritz to create an “ideal Birthing Playlist that is scientifically designed (and delivery room tested and approved) to accompany women through childbirth.”

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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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Nintendo is bringing its toys back to McDonald's Happy Meals

Ever the king of nostalgia, Nintendo is entering a partnership with McDonald’s to bring its toys to Happy Meals, following a similar deal from the 1990s.

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Apple keeps AIDS charity branding off new red iPhone in China

While Apple’s websites around the globe touted the company’s partnership with the HIV/AIDS charity (Red), the Chinese website was suspiciously devoid of any mention of the (PRODUCT)RED brand in in its marketing of the newest addition to the iPhone family.

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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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IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership

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The Partnership on AI is one of the biggest and most forward-thinking tech collaborations ever proposed — so why is neither Apple nor Intel involved?

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Google will now give you information on that earthquake you think you just felt

Google has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey to add detailed earthquake information to its search results. Google says this will allow people to get timely information to help them stay safe.

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Microsoft Sees Fertile Ground in Cannabis Compliance


Microsoft has entered a partnership with Kind Financial to create an entity that will obtain government contracts to track seed-to-sale compliance in the legalized marijuana business. The new entity, Kind Government Solutions, will provide state, county and local municipalities with tracking information on marijuana sales to keep them in compliance with government regulations, said Kind Financial CEO David Dinenberg. Microsoft selected Kind to be a part of its newly created Microsoft Health and Human Services Pod for Managed Service Providers.

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Study seeks to prevent strokes with Apple Watch, Cardiogram HealthKit-enabled app

Article Image Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, in partnership with developers of Apple Watch app Cardiogram, are conducting a study to determine whether heart rate sensing hardware in consumer devices can detect atrial fibrillation, a serious medical condition that can lead to stroke.

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CES: IBM teams with Under Armour to create 'Internet of athletes'

IBM’s Watson supercomputer, famous for its appearance on the quiz show ‘Jeopardy,’ is at the core of a new partnership between the tech giant and Under Armour.

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Apple SIM gets support for Mexico, Russia, South Korea, more with AOW partnership

Article Image Owners of Apple’s iPad can now use Apple SIM to get online in 12 new international locales thanks to a partnership with AlwaysOnline Wireless, a global LTE roaming network supported in 45 countries.

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Cisco and Ericsson Hook Up for IoT Network


Cisco and Ericsson on Monday announced a partnership to build out a next-generation network for smart things and the carriers and enterprises that want to support such devices. The deal plays to the companies’ strengths in cloud, data center, mobility, management and control, networking, routing and global services, they said. Each company expects to earn about $1 billion in revenue by 2018 from the deal, if all goes according to plan. The relationship is not quite a marriage, but it’s much more than friends with benefits.

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Microsoft Recruits Dell, HP to Expand Enterprise Surface Area


Microsoft on Tuesday launched the Surface Enterprise Initiative, a partnership program designed to encourage adoption of Windows 10 in the enterprise. This follows a strong first month of general availability, with 75 million devices already running the new operating system. First in line to participate in the Surface Enterprise Initiative were Dell and HP. Both companies have agreed to sell Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet and accessories in their respective online stores.

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Apple Doubles Down on the Enterprise With Cisco Deal


Apple on Monday announced a partnership with Cisco that bolsters its commitment to the enterprise. Under the deal, Cisco will optimize its networks for iOS devices and apps, and the companies will integrate Apple’s iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments. The alliance also will provide “unique collaboration” on the iPhone and iPad, the companies said. The partnership aims “to improve the experience between mobile devices and desk and softphones, which is today fragmented,” said Cisco spokesperson Linda Horiuchi.

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