Walmart Throws Down Gauntlet to Amazon


Walmart on Tuesday outlined plans to grow its critically important e-commerce business in the U.S. by 40 percent over the next fiscal year. The company intends to leverage a series of key acquisitions and its more than 4,600 brick-and-mortar locations to mount a direct challenge to Amazon for millennial customers. Walmart — the largest retail operation in the world and the leading U.S. challenger to Amazon — presented its objectives at its annual meeting with Wall Street analysts, where CEO Doug McMillon said the company is committed to turning itself into a digital powerhouse.

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Red Hat, SAP Team on New Integrated Enterprise Linux Platform


Red Hat on Tuesday announced the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions, a new platform that combines two existing systems for analytics and data management into a single offering. The new platform combines the existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA into a single, consolidated platform. “There is no single technology stack to solve every enterprise challenge, and big data analytics is no different,” said Jim Totten, vice president and general manager of the Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat.

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New Cloud Tools Aim to Streamline, Monetize Partner Relationships


AppDirect on Tuesday announced new products and functionality for its Cloud Commerce Platform.
The new tools, AppReseller and Cloud Management Suite, enable software vendors to launch reseller partner programs quickly. Software as a Service providers can use the new capabilities to help their small and mid-sized business users manage and leverage their software more effectively. AppReseller helps software vendors monetize partner relationships by enabling channel partners to spin up customer accounts and place orders in real time.

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Apple iPhone 8 review roundup: What to know before you buy

Apple iPhone 8 reviews hit the web early Tuesday morning, with most of the reviews focused on the upgrades to the iPhone’s internals, including its camera.

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iPhone X: How does it stack up against the Galaxy S8?

Announced on Tuesday, the iPhone X will compete with Samsung’s newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S8. Here’s how the two phones break down on key features and price.

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Should you be worried about an Apple iPhone 8 delay?

With Apple slated to unveil its latest iPhone Tuesday, reports are flying that the company may not have enough supply to meet demand. This has caused some angst among those who closely watch every move (and rumor) surrounding the $800 billion tech titan.

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New Service Promises Help Winning Government Contracts


Onvia on Tuesday launched a new service for companies selling to the public sector. The service provides access to detailed materials associated with a given solicitation, including all submitted proposals, the awarded bid, the final contract, and the agency’s scoring criteria. Onvia “helps clients succeed in pursuing government contracts,” said Ben Vaught, director of Onvia for Government. “We equip them with data and tools that cover the processes of searching and screening leads, then qualifying and pursuing opportunities.”

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Trump says Apple CEO has promised to build three manufacturing plants in U.S.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said in an interview that Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook has committed to build three big manufacturing plants in the U.S., a surprising statement that would help fulfill his administration’s economic goal of reviving American manufacturing.

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The iPhone 8 isn't even here yet and Android owners are already switching to Apple

In a report published on Tuesday, market research firm CIRP revealed that Apple attracted more Android switchers in the most recent quarter than at any other time in the past year.

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OTA Report: Consumer Services Sites More Trustworthy Than .Gov Sites


The Online Trust Alliance on Tuesday released its 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Among its findings: Consumer services sites have the best combined security and privacy practices. FDIC 100 banks and U.S. government sites are the least trustworthy. The number of websites that qualified for the Honor Roll reached a nine-year high. However, the audit identified an alarming three-year trend: Increasingly, sites either take privacy and security seriously and do well in the audit, or they lag behind significantly in one or more critical areas.

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Nintendo just announced a real Pokemon game is coming to Nintendo Switch

At the E3 gaming convention on Tuesday, Nintendo showed off several new games, including the announcement of an upcoming Pokemon game.

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Amazon Shares Hit Milestone as E-Commerce Battle Heats Up


Amazon stock surged to more than $1,000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a milestone for the dominant e-commerce retailer and leaving its closest competitors still trying to figure out a path to closing the gap. Amazon’s shares hovered near $997 in late mid-afternoon trading after reaching $1001.20 earlier in the day, an all-time-high for the stock. Friday’s closing price was $995.78. The key to Amazon’s dominance has been growth in its Prime membership, which has doubled to more than 80 million members in the past two years.

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Salesforce Rejiggers Enterprise Apps Partner Plan


Salesforce on Tuesday launched the AppExchange Partner Program, or APP, for developers, independent software vendors and startups, as a replacement for its current ISV Partner Program. The APP will cost much less. Its baseline percent-net-revenue model for all new APP partners has been slashed from 25 percent to 15 percent. Current partners will be eligible for the new PNR terms on contract renewal. Partner tiers will be eliminated. The APP provides enablement and support based on the partner’s AppExchange Trailblazer Score, a new point-based system.

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Microsoft Aims to School Google With Education Onslaught


Microsoft on Tuesday launched a major effort to bulldoze its way into the educational computing space carved out by Google, with the introduction of a streamlined operating system called “Windows 10 S,” a range of new collaborative programs for K-12 schools, and two new Surface laptops aimed at the college student market. The Surface laptop runs on the Windows 10 S operating system, featuring an Intel Core 7th generation processor, 14.5 hours of battery life, a 13.5 inch PixelSense display, optically bonded Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a keyboard covered in Alcantara material.

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Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley


President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a long-anticipated executive order that addresses a campaign promise to begin shifting the country toward the “Buy American, Hire American” strategy that appealed to much of the industrial working class population in the Rust Belt states. The order calls on the U.S. government to shift purchasing toward domestically produced goods. It also sets in motion a change in immigration policies, which could exclude many qualified foreign professionals from Silicon Valley firms.

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Fresno shooting rampage: How gunfire detection technology alerted police

Police were alerted to the shooting rampage in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday by a sophisticated gunfire detection technology.

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Kingsoft Adds Cloud Support to WPS Office


Kingsoft on Tuesday announced that it has expanded its WPS Office suite to include WPS Cloud. The upgrade enables users to work in a cross-platform office suite environment with added storage, file roaming and sharing capabilities. The cloud-enhanced version is available for PCs and mobile as a fully functional free release and with premium subscriptions. It runs on Linux, Windows, Mac and Android devices. The free version is ad-supported. Today’s mobile users are accustomed to ad-supported apps and other software, according to Kingsoft.

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