China seeks ultimate weapon of warfare

A research arm of the U.S. intelligence community just wrapped up a competition to see who could develop the best facial recognition technology. The challenge: identify as many passengers as possible walking on an aircraft boarding ramp.

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Google exec discusses new Pixel devices, privacy, artificial intelligence and more

Google has stepped up the competition between itself and Apple and Amazon for consumers’ hard-earned dollars, launching several new products, including the Pixel XL 2. While the products generally have similar features, the search giant is trying to use artificial intelligence as its hook.

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Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity


Competition in telecom price and service packages has been getting a lot of attention lately. However, network providers also have been pursuing other opportunities that consumers might miss if they’re exposed only to traditional advertising. AT&T’s cooperation with the U.S. government in developing a national emergency responder network is a case in point. AT&T moved quickly to take the first steps toward launching the network since late March, when the Commerce Department chose it to be the government’s partner for establishing the system.

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Google is going to bring its assistant to the iPhone, reports say

Slated to hold its developer conference this week, Google is keeping up with the competition and bringing its artificial intelligence assistant to the iPhone, according to news reports.

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Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race


Following decades of slow movement due to cable companies facing no competition, the television world is changing rapidly. Lots of challengers have arisen in the pay-TV space in recent years. One of the latest comes from Verizon, which has improved its FiOS mobile app to offer data-free streaming. AT&T’s DirecTV started this ball rolling with its wireless TV, or mobile TV, offering. It forced all the major competitors — Verizon, Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum — to strategize and pick up their pace.

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AWS Enjoys Top Perch in IaaS, PaaS Markets


Amazon Web Services maintained a commanding lead over the competition in the public Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service businesses during the third quarter, despite rapid growth from rivals Google and Microsoft in the IaaS space, according to a recent report from Synergy Research Group. AWS, which has become an increasingly important segment of Amazon’s operations, continues to dominate the IaaS business with a 45 percent share of the global market, which is more than twice that of the next three competitors combined.

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Amazon, Walmart Gear Up for Summer E-Commerce Throwdown


It’s summer, and Walmart and Amazon are celebrating by escalating their e-commerce competition. Amazon on Thursday announced it would hold its second annual Prime Day on July 12. A shopping day for Amazon Prime members worldwide, it is billed as the biggest global Amazon event ever. The company will offer more than 100,000 bargains, with new deals popping up at five minute intervals throughout the day. Last year’s Prime Day was a bigger day for sales than the biggest Black Friday ever, up to that point, Amazon pointed out.

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Apple's digital helper, Siri, needs help

In the face of stiff competition from Android, Apple continued its push to make the Siri digital assistant useful to a large chunk of its users at its WWDC this week. But will it be enough?

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France says Apple owes 48.5 million euros for unfair iPhone contracts with carriers

Article Image France’s competition, consumer, and fraud agency — the DGCCRF — has reportedly launched a court case against Apple seeking 48.5 million euros ($55.3 million), saying the company is maintaining unfair carrier contracts that grant it too much control.

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Under pressure from Apple Music, Spotify tries to buy new subscribers' love with free Chromecast

Article Image In the face of intense competition from Apple Music and free alternatives like YouTube, streaming provider Spotify is working to entice consumers to sign up for its premium service by offering Google’s Chromecast gratis to new subscribers.

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GoPro works to stem losses with 'connected and convenient' Hero5

Article Image Facing increasingly fierce competition in the industry it helped create, GoPro this week announced plans to simplify its product line and innovate on usability, with what CEO Nick Woodman called “the most connected and convenient GoPro we have ever made.”

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MIT wins design competition for Elon Musk's Hyperloop

MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’s idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed.

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Microsoft represents only serious competition for Apple hardware, Steve Ballmer says

Article Image Microsoft is the only company poised to give Apple serious competition in terms of hardware, former Chief Executive Steve Ballmer commented on a Bloomberg TV show Friday morning.

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Misfit, Speedo team up for new Apple Store-exclusive Shine swim tracker

People who swim for fitness or competition will have a new option for tracking their progress some Sept. 1, when the Speedo Shine swim tracker –?a collaboration between wearables firm Misfit and swimwear brand Speedo –?will hit Apple Store shelves.

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Apple's iOS drives 75% of Google's mobile advertising revenue

Despite the ever-increasing competition between Google and Apple, iOS remains an exceptionally important advertising platform for the search giant, with one Wall Street estimate attributing as much as three-quarters of Google’s mobile ad revenue to users of Apple’s devices.



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Apple Pay to face mobile payments competitor CurrentC in mid-2015

Apple’s iPhone-based Apple Pay service will soon see its first major competition in the mobile payments space as MCX consortium-backed solution CurrentC prepares to go public.



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iOS, Android dominate smartphone market with 96% combined stake

Apple and Google have all but destroyed the competition in the smartphone space, with the two companies’ flagship mobile operating systems — iOS and Android — combining to power 96.3 percent of the smartphones shipped in 2014, new data indicates.



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