As Alexa, Google Assistant dominate CES, Apple and Microsoft face tough decisions

Alexa continued to rack up integration wins at CES this year, and Google is struggling to keep pace. Is it too late for Microsoft and Apple? Unless they make some changes, the answer’s likely yes.

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Fitbit May Pick Up Pebble


Fitbit, the leader in the wearables category, is close to an agreement to buy struggling smartwatch maker Pebble for up to $40 million, in a move to gain the firm’s intellectual property and software. The negotiations follow several months of financial turmoil at Pebble, which reportedly slashed its workforce by 25 percent in March and has rebuffed several prior offers to be acquired. It’s rumored that Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky turned down Citizen’s $740 million acquisition offer, as well as a $70 million bid from Intel.

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WhatsApp to cut off BlackBerry users by the end of 2016

Article Image Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry suffered another blow on Monday as megapopular messaging service WhatsApp announced that it would no longer offer support for any BlackBerry platform after the end of this year.

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Tech Q & A: Tablet vs. laptop, photographing New Year's fireworks

Struggling over whether buy a tablet or laptop or maybe you want to snap the perfect New Year’s photo? If so, read this column.

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GE Blazes Trail to Industrial Internet


The Internet of Things market has been struggling to get untangled, despite the hype regarding unprecedented business opportunities. GE’s latest initiative to capitalize on those IoT opportunities might be the catalyst many corporate executives have been waiting for to advance their own goals. GE has been in the vanguard of efforts to build a new, more scalable and secure Industrial Internet. It started the Industrial Internet Consortium a year and a half ago to accelerate the development, adoption and use of Industrial Internet technologies.

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Cisco, IBM Bet Big on OpenStack


OpenStack, a free and open source cloud controller package that has been struggling to gain acceptance in the enterprise, took a giant stride forward when IBM and Cisco opened up their wallets last week. IBM announced it would buy hosted OpenStack private cloud provider Blue Box Cloud. Cisco announced plans to purchase Piston Cloud Computing, developer of the CloudOS operating system, which rapidly transforms clusters of commodity servers to turn them into a production-ready unified OpenStack environment.

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First Look: Dish's Sling TV web-based television service

Even as Apple is reportedly struggling to put together its own long-rumored web television initiative, satellite provider Dish Network has begun to roll out its competing Sling TV over-the-top offering to a select group of early adopters. AppleInsider was given access to the invite-only beta and brings some first impressions of the impressive service.



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Sony to shutter iTunes & Beats Music competitor Music Unlimited, partner with Spotify

Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sony has conceded defeat in the digital music market, announcing on Wednesday that it will close its cross-platform Music Unlimited service at the end of March and refer customers to another iTunes & Beats Music competitor, Spotify.



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Apple partners with Miami-based marketing firm to push iAds in Latin America

Apple continues to work behind the scenes to grow its struggling iAd platform, with its latest efforts focused on improving the service in Latin America.



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Is this the future of parenting?

Babies are unpredictable, messy and constantly changing. Sleep-deprived parents struggling to make sense of their tiny humans’ behaviors are starting to take a scientific approach, collecting data in the hopes of solving problems like not sleeping through the night.

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Is this the high-tech future of parenting?

Babies are unpredictable, messy and constantly changing. Sleep-deprived parents struggling to make sense of their tiny humans’ behaviors are starting to take a scientific approach, collecting data in the hopes of solving problems like not sleeping through the night.

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Feds Struggle to Corral Data


U.S. government agencies are struggling to manage the huge amount of data they generate or process, despite the goals of a program designed to operate thousands of data centers more efficiently. The idea behind the FDCCI was to save space, energy and IT costs by consolidating woefully underutilized electronic data storage centers into fewer sites and servers. The battle is ongoing, with some advances here, and some retreats there. However, on the whole, federal agencies are far from meeting data management challenges.

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