Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

French data watchdog CNIL has closed its investigation of Microsoft and Windows 10 after updates to the OS cut its telemetry gathering by 50 percent.

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Softbank Vision Fund Attracts $93B From Gulf States, Apple, Others


The Softbank Vision Fund has closed its first major funding round raising more than $93 billion in capital from the Gulf states, as well as tech stalwarts Apple, Qualcomm and others. Softbank, which last fall launched the fund with backing from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, said it has received new commitments from the Mubadala Investment Fund from the United Arab Emirates. The Softbank Vision Fund, which has targeted a $100 billion close within six months, also received commitment pledges from Foxconn and Sharp.

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LinkedIn Begins New Chapter Under Microsoft's Wing


Microsoft last week closed its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. LinkedIn will remain a separate company and Jeff Weiner will continue as its CEO, but he now reports to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Integration of the companies’ products is under way. Among many other things, a user’s LinkedIn identity and network will be made available in Microsoft Outlook and the Office suite. “Working across private and public sectors, we can create more opportunity for everyone to participate and share in economic growth,” Nadella said.

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Amazon Builds Fulfillment Centers, Investors Grouse


Amazon shares closed at $785.14 on Monday, having failed to rebound from last week’s slide. The company’s stock had closed at $818.36 last Thursday, just before the company reported third-quarter earnings that fell surprisingly short of Wall Street estimates and warned of future revenue weakness. The share price dove $40-plus on Friday. Amazon’s net income rose to $252 million, or 52 cents a share, in the quarter, but analysts had expected 78 cents a share. Operating income rose to $575 million, compared with $406 million a year ago.

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Apple's Q3 Report Expected to Be Light on Good News


Apple shares closed at $105.08 Monday — down 60 cents — as the market steeled itself for what’s expected to be a gloomy quarterly earnings call on Tuesday. Apple will underperform the smartphone industry and become the only global top-five brand to see shipments decline in 2016, predicted Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst who previously has made several accurate calls on the company. Global iPhone shipments will fall short of the estimates of 210 million to 230 million units this year, Kuo wrote in a note to investors, totaling 205 million in the best case.

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Apple returns to over $100 per share ahead of Q1 2016 earnings report

Article Image Shares of AAPL closed above $100 on Friday, as investors bought in ahead of earnings and once again returned the iPhone maker’s stock to three-digit territory.

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Microsoft lays off Israeli HoloLens team, shifts focus to US development

HoloLens
Microsoft has closed the Israeli division responsible for its initial HoloLens research and is moving all work on the technology to the US, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear. Either way, the company needs a better use-case around its new AR technology than it offered for Kinect.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/218769-microsoft-lays-off-israeli-hololens-team-shifts-focus-to-us-development

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Microsoft acquires iOS calendar app Sunrise for $100M – report

Microsoft has reportedly closed a deal to acquire popular iOS calendar app Sunrise for “at least” $100 million as the software giant continues to invest in rival mobile platforms under CEO Satya Nadella.



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With $50M Investment from Andreessen, BuzzFeed Eyes Expansion

BuzzFeed just closed a $50 million Series E investment from Andreessen Horowitz, valuing the new media company at a reported $850 million.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/08/11/with-50m-investment-from-andreessen-buzzfeed-eyes-expansion/

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Steam In-Home Streaming: At last, you can play PC games on the toilet (video review)

Steam In-Home Streaming: Dark Souls 2
After a few months of closed testing, Valve has released a public beta version of Steam with In-Home Streaming enabled. In-Home Streaming allows you to stream any game from a host PC to a client (a Mac laptop or wimpy Windows netbook, for example). This will eventually be a key feature that allows for cheap, low-power Steam Machines in the living room that can stream games from a more powerful gaming PC. Read on for our hands-on impressions, and a video demo of me streaming Dark Souls 2 to my laptop while sitting on the toilet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/182996-steam-in-home-streaming-at-last-you-can-play-pc-games-on-the-toilet-video-review

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Charity auction for lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook sells for over $330K

Bidding on a lunch with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook closed on Tuesday after the opportunity reached a price of more than $330,000, all of which will be donated to a good cause.



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