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Salesforce Makes $400 Million Deal for Amazon’s Cloud Services

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, led a 2-hour Dreamforce keynote that included Stevie Wonder and lots of talk about the coming Internet of Things invasion. (Photo: Jakub Moser Photography)
Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, led a 2-hour Dreamforce keynote that included Stevie Wonder and lots of talk about the coming Internet of Things invasion. (Photo: Jakub Moser Photography)

Amazon’s AWS cloud division has scored another win with an announcement that Salesforce will use it to expand services internationally. Continue reading “Salesforce Makes $400 Million Deal for Amazon’s Cloud Services”

Apple Reportedly Considered Acquiring Time Warner

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Apple reportedly considered making a bid for media giant Time Warner, owners of properties including Warner Bros. and HBO.

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Facebook to Retrain Online News Staff to Address Anti-Conservative Bias Concerns

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Facebook is retraining employees that work on its Trending Topics news feature in response to official queries from Republicans about reports that the company suppressed conservative-leaning articles, although the company denied allegations of systematic political bias. Continue reading “Facebook to Retrain Online News Staff to Address Anti-Conservative Bias Concerns”

Apple Reportedly Building ‘Siri Speaker’ to rival Amazon’s Echo

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Apple is planning to launch a rival to Amazon’s popular Echo connected speaker that will be powered by its voice-activated digital assistant Siri — a feature the company is also planning to finally open up to developers, sources told the Information. Continue reading “Apple Reportedly Building ‘Siri Speaker’ to rival Amazon’s Echo”

Twitter Making More Changes to Its 140-Character Limit

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Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or less.

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Frances Arnold Wins Millennium Technology Prize

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US engineer Frances Arnold has won the Millennium Technology Prize for pioneering “directed evolution”.

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Nokia May Cut Up to 15,000 Jobs Worldwide

A photo taken on September 7, 2012 shows a company flag outside the flagship store of Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia in Helsinki. Nokia announced on September 3, 2013 the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft for 5.44 billion euros (7.17 billion US dollars), bringing to an end its days as a phone maker. Nokia will grant the US software giant a 10-year non-exclusive licence to its patents and will itself focus on network infrastructure and services, which it called "the best path forward for Nokia and its shareholders." (PHOTO CREDIT: Sari Gustafsson/AFP/Getty Images)
A photo taken on September 7, 2012 shows a company flag outside the flagship store of Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia in Helsinki. Nokia announced on September 3, 2013 the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft for 5.44 billion euros (7.17 billion US dollars), bringing to an end its days as a phone maker. Nokia will grant the US software giant a 10-year non-exclusive licence to its patents and will itself focus on network infrastructure and services, which it called “the best path forward for Nokia and its shareholders.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Sari Gustafsson/AFP/Getty Images)

Nokia could be planning to cut 10,000 to 15,000 jobs worldwide, according to Reuters. That number is far greater than the company’s earlier announcement that it would layoff around 2,4000 jobs in Finland and Germany in a cost-cutting effort.

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Tesla, Jaguar Found to Have Most Software Glitches

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Software glitches are increasingly bedeviling automakers with Tesla Motors and Jaguar Land Rover leading the pack when it comes to the highest rate of defects, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

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What Is ‘Variety’ Thinking? Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Depicted as Failed Jesus Carrying Y-Shaped Cross on Magazine Cover

From the May 24, 2016 issue of Variety, an illustration of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. (Photo: Variety)
From the May 24, 2016 issue of Variety, an illustration of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. (Photo: Variety)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been embattled. But religiously doomed savior? Continue reading “What Is ‘Variety’ Thinking? Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Depicted as Failed Jesus Carrying Y-Shaped Cross on Magazine Cover”

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