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The Amazon Echo, powered by Alexa.
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Amazon has a new trick up its sleeve to make its Echo device even more useful. The eCommerce king, via its latest free software update, is giving its Internet-connected, Alexa-run line of devices the ability to be used as intercoms. To use the new functionality, you must first name each of your Echo devices  such as ‘kitchen’ […]

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WannaCry is back with a vengeance. The virus, an insidious ransomware that holds hostage the data of its victims, has again reared its ugly head to infect more computer systems, including the network at a Japanese Honda factory and a traffic camera system in Australia. The ransomware has impacted victims across the globe with Europe and Asia being […]

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Waymo is accusing recently resigned Uber CEO Travis Kalanick of knowing a former Google employee his company hired last year was in possession of data from Google’s self-driving car division, a new court filing obtained by Bloomberg reveals. Kalanick, who resigned earlier this week, told Anthony Levandowski back in 2016 his company didn’t want any of […]

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Amazon is reportedly entering the race to woo real-time messaging app Slack into a sale. The eCommerce king is one of a number of technology companies that hopes to snap up Slack, Bloomberg is reporting. Slack has been the recipient of  a handful of potential takeover offers, including one from Amazon, sources familiar with the situation told Bloomberg, adding that […]

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The WannaCry virus may have been bad news for hundreds of thousands of computer users, but people out for a quick buck were able to turn the worldwide hysteria over the ransomware to their advantage. Even though mobile systems are not vulnerable to WannaCry, an insidious PC ransomware that holds hostage the data of its victims, some app […]

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  Communication is key to a successful business. Being able to convey information to either a single person or group of people is essential when it comes to such things as policy adjustments, re-branding, or staffing reorganization, to name a few. One of the biggest morale killers for many companies, whether large or small, is […]

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Travis Kalanick LeWeb Day 1 - Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may just be the most beleaguered CEO in the technology sector. And it is likely for that reason that he is considering taking a break from running the high-tech ride-sharing company — a company that is under fire for everything from allegedly stealing trade secrets to sexism in the workplace. The topic […]

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Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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The technology sector’s biggest names have been invited to the attend the inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council, the group formed by the Trump administration to modernize government services. Led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the meeting will focus on topics such as cloud computing and tech sales to government agencies, Bloomberg is reporting. […]

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Amazon is scrapping its unlimited cloud storage plan. The eCommerce king announced the change via its Amazon Drive FAQ Thursday. The Unlimited Everything Plan came with a $59.99 per year bill and enabled users to store an unending number of photos, videos, files, documents, movies and music in Cloud Drive. Now, however, Amazon will offer two plans. Customers will be able […]

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Google really does know everything about us — even the words we have trouble spelling. The search giant has released data on Canada’s most misspelled words with a breakdown by province. The data, Google said, was collected by tracking the words most often typed into the search engine accompanied by the search phrase “how to […]

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Facebook is targeting Millennials in its latest video push. The social networking behemoth has signed deals with a handful of media companies that will produce original video content strictly for Facebook’s platform. Facebook has signed deals with ATTN, BuzzFeed, Group Nine Media and Vox to create content that appeals to Millennials for the social media firm’s […]

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Google has announced its intention to track the purchases you make with your credit and debit cards for marketing purposes. By tracking offline purchasing, Google can compare your online ad clicks with the money you spend in traditional bricks and mortar stores. So whether you pop in at Wal-Mart for groceries or Toys R Us to […]

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Two major players in the high-tech driving industry are teaming up to bring autonomous vehicles to market. Waymo and Lyft announced their partnership Sunday after a New York Times article reported a deal had been forged between the two companies. According to the report, the Alphabet-owned company and Lyft, a high-tech ride-sharing firm, will work together on […]

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Google has settled its 18-month tax dispute with Italy to the tune of $334 million. The search firm agreed to pay 13 years of back taxes for its operations in Italy from 2002 to 2015. Italian revenue agency spokesman Sergio Mazzei told CNN that Google will, going forward, pay taxes based on the revenue it makes within the country. “With […]

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Facebook is under fire Down Under for allegedly exploiting young people in Australia and New Zealand who are at their most vulnerable. The social networking firm, according to a 23-page document obtained by The Australian, was using a specific algorithm to discover teens as young as 14 and then permitted advertisers to target them specifically when they were feeling “worthless” […]

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