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Amazon Spark
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Amazon is doing al it can to bring in more sales with the launch of Spark, the eCommerce king’s very own social media site for shoppers. Spark is a cross between Instagram and Pinterest, featuring a feed within its Amazon app to showcase products that are available for purchase. “Spark is a place to discover things […]

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Google app feed update
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Google is launching an updated feed experience in the Google app that places the emphasis on personalization for every user. Formerly known as Google Now, the app uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate what you want to see. The updated feed, which is coming to both the Android and iOS apps, will offer up articles, videos […]

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Myspace may not be cool anymore, but if you do have an account, now may be the time to rethink that decision. Security researcher Leigh-Anne Galloway discovered a major bug that enables anyone to access any Myspace account with just one piece of information: the account holder’s birthdate. Although Galloway informed Myspace of the flaw back in April, […]

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LinkedIn app for Windows 10
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Microsoft has released its new LinkedIn app for Windows 10 to give users of the software a more customized experience. “The LinkedIn app for Windows 10 provides a more engaging and fully integrated LinkedIn experience that is quickly accessible from your Start menu and taskbar,” LinkedIn product manager Hermes Alvarez said in a blog post. […]

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Facebook is fighting the U.S. government over the ability of federal agencies to secretly access data of the social network’s users. Facebook is not fighting alone, however. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union, the coalition of technology companies and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are siding with the social network against […]

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Google Drive
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The wait is over. Google has launched its new Backup and Sync tool that will enable you to back up files and photos from your PC or Mac. The new tool, which replace the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC, is a combination of the two software programs in one app. “Backup and Sync is an app for […]

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Six million Verizon customers have had their account information exposed online due to a security screw-up by a company partner. Verizon, which confirmed the leaked data to CNN, said  the breach was the result of “human error.” Israel-based Nice Systems, which handles customer service calls for Verizon, messed up a security setting on a cloud server, making the Verizon data […]

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Ads for Messenger
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Facebook’s Messenger ads are now available to advertisers worldwide. The social networking firm has announced availability of the beta program after a successful test of Messenger ads in Australia and Thailand. “This means businesses of every size get a new tool for creating meaningful connections with customers and prospects,” Facebook said on its business blog. […]

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LinkedIn has updated its notification features to better help you stay in the loop. Notifications will now include top news updates, a weekly notification on how many people found you via LinkedIn search and new customization options. “We’re constantly looking for ways to keep you up to speed on the things you’re most interested in,” the […]

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid equipped with Waymo technology.
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Alphabet’s self-driving car unit has dropped three patent claims against Uber, significantly changing its lawsuit against its autonomous rival. Waymo, in a federal court filing obtained by The New York Times, said it is dropping three of its four claims relating to Uber’s alleged theft of its lidar laser sensor technology. The company said it agreed to reduce its patent violation […]

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Twitter’s lawsuit against the U.S. government over the right to fully disclose national security requests has gotten the nod from a U.S. judge, despite attempts by the Justice Department to derail it. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Thursday ruled the lawsuit, a bid by Twitter to have restrictions lifted on the information it can release to […]

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Google Android
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The European Union is considering slapping Google with another record fine — this time for the tech titan’s conduct with mobile operating systems, apps and services. The European Commission, which is leading the investigation into Google’s Android OS rules, has put together a panel of experts to give a second opinion on the case, sources told Reuters. The news comes […]

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Google-owned artificial intelligence (AI) research company DeepMind is expanding its operations — but not where you might think. The U.K.-based company has bypassed the U.S. in favor of Edmonton, a Canadian city located in the province of Alberta. Dubbed DeepMind Alberta, the company will open later this month and will have close ties to the University of […]

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Samsung is behind in its plans to release an English version of its virtual assistant Bixby. The tech titan is struggling with Bixby’s ability to understand the English language, according to The Korea Herald. But that is not Samsung’s only problem. It also has a major data issue hindering Bixby’s deep learning technology. “Developing Bixby in other languages […]

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German justice minister Heiko Maas.
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Germany has made into law a controversial bill seeking to fine social networking firms for failure to remove hate speech or ‘fake news’ in a timely fashion from their sites. Beginning in October, companies like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter must remove posts containing hate speech or other illegal material such as libel, crimes and threats within 24 hours or face fines as […]

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