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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc.
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today its intent to acquire Jasper Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Santa Clara that delivers a cloud-based IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetize ...
Cisco Systems (CSCO) to Acquire Jasper Technologies in $1.4B DealStreetInsider.com
Cisco will get stronger in IoT by buying Jasper for $1.4 billionPCWorld
Cisco to acquire IoT vendor Jasper for $1.4 billionUSA TODAY
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Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want
DETROIT — Toyota is killing its youth-oriented Scion brand after learning an important lesson: Young buyers simply want Toyotas. Scion was formed in 2003 to court Generation X buyers, who didn't like their parents' brands and didn't trust traditional ...
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In Tech: Instagram Video Series, Billion-User Club, Fitbit
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If a half-hour comedy is too long, how about a 15-second thriller? A group of independent filmmakers from Britain are rolling out a daily, 28-episode series on Instagram. "Shield 5" is about the hunt for John Swift, who after three episodes appears to ...
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Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play
Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out support for ad blocking in the new version of its web browser for mobile devices, the Samsung Internet Browser. Third-party developers quickly responded by launching ad-blocking mobile apps that work with the browser.
Google pulls Samsung-backed ad blocker from the Play StoreEngadget
Google's Play Store Rejects Ad Blocker App For Samsung BrowserMarketing Land
Google removes Samsung's first Android ad blocker from the Play StoreThe Verge
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Google Fiber to be free for select affordable housing residents
Google Fiber on Wednesday announced free gigabit Internet service to residents of selected public housing projects connected to its fiber optic service in U.S. cities. The program was launched at West Bluff, an affordable housing community in Kansas ...
Google unleashes free speedy Internet service on low-income homesCNET
Google Rolls Out Free Gigabit Internet to Public HousingPC Magazine
Google Fiber's plan to give free Internet to the poorWashington Post
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More iPhone 7 details may have emerged in new reports
Apple won't unveil the iPhone 7 until sometime in September if history repeats itself, but recent leaks already offer plenty of details about its design and features. The handset is expected to have a similar appearance to the iPhone 6/6s series, but ...
Why Apple is rebooting its 'game-changer' billboard adsBusiness Insider
New details of the next-gen Apple Watch emergePhone Arena
iPhone 7 rumored to wow with killer camera, reports sayFox News
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Pebble Time adding new health-tracking watch faces, and can respond to texts and calls better - CNET
Pebble Time adding new health-tracking watch faces, and can respond to texts and calls better
Pebble has slowly been getting better at being a basic fitness tracker. Now it's getting better watch faces to help. A software update for Pebble Time watches hitting February 3 finally brings a chance for nice new watch faces to emerge that will show ...
Pebble adds custom messages and more in latest updateEngadget
Pebble update adds Health-enabled watch face support, improved messaging, morePhoneDog
Pebble update adds support for Health-based watchfaces, custom message reply, more9 to 5 Mac (press release)
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Amit Singhal, The Head Of Google Search, To Leave The Company For Philanthropic Purposes - Search Engine Land
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Amit Singhal, The Head Of Google Search, To Leave The Company For Philanthropic Purposes
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Google's Senior Vice President of Search, Amit Singhal, who has been instrumental in shaping Google Search across desktop, mobile and other search appliances, has announced today that he is leaving the company after 15 years of service. His last day ...
Google Search Chief Singhal to Retire, Replaced by AI ExecBloomberg
What's Next, As Google's Head Of Search Leaves & Its Machine Learning Chief Takes Over?Marketing Land
AI chief to take over Google search engineUSA TODAY
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Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza
In case you needed another reason to buy Amazon's Internet-connected speaker, the Amazon Echo: the device can now order pizza for you, following your verbal command. Have all my dreams come true? Yes. Yes, they have. The feature is actually being ...
Amazon Echo can order delivery from Domino's for the Super BowlCNET
You can now make the Amazon Echo order you Domino's pizzaThe Verge
'Alexa, order me a pizza.' Amazon Echo adds Dominos ordering in time for the Super BowlGeekWire
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Apple hired the hackers who created the first Mac firmware virus
LegbaCore founder Xeno Kovah revealed on Twitter in November that he and his partner, Corey Kellenberg, had been hired by Apple to do "low level security." The move went unnoticed until another security researcher revealed it during a presentation at a ...
Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploitApple Insider
Apple Beefs Up Security Efforts, Buys Company Behind Thunderstrike 2 ExploitThe Mac Observer
These Two Hackers Made a Devastating MacBook Virus. So Apple Hired Them as Security Researchers.Slate Magazine (blog)
Patently Apple -Mac Rumors
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Google Play's Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent
Google announced its plans to support podcasts in Google Play last October, and now it appears that the feature is ready to launch. A handful of users are reporting they're seeing the new Podcasts section pop up in their Google Play Music app's left ...
Google Play Music's Podcasts Interface And Functionality Is Live For Some UsersAndroid Police
Google Is Planning to Introduce a Podcast FeatureThe Next Digit
Some users are already seeing podcast support in Google Play MusicPhandroid.com
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Nintendo Just Revealed Fresh Details About its Smartphone App
Nintendo just sharpened the focus slightly on plans for its first smartphone app, which was supposed to launch late last year, but delayed last October until March 2016. The company just confirmed March is still on for Miitomo, a social interactivity ...
Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17Apple Insider
Nintendo's first mobile app and new rewards program launch in MarchDestructoid
Nintendo basically promises either Mario or Link in new smartphone gameGeek
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Toyota kills ailing Scion brand
Toyota confirmed on Wednesday that it has killed its ailing Scion brand, which was spun off as a separate lineup of vehicles in 2003 but slumped in recent years after critical flops and slumping car sales. The brand's vehicles will be re-badged as ...
Toyota to scrap Scion brand, keep the carsAutomotive News
Toyota kills youth-oriented Scion brandThe Detroit News
Toyota Killing Scion as Youth Brand Struggles to Regain TractionBloomberg
Automobile -Ward's Auto -CNET
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Intel diversity stats show slow pace of progress
SAN FRANCISCO — Intel's newly-released diversity hiring statistics show just how difficult it is for even the most motivated company to make real, substantive change in its workforce. Just over a year ago, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a bold pledge ...
Intel Has Made Some Big Steps Toward Its Diversity Goals, So Why Are People Leaving?Fast Company
Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow SuitNPR
Intel Closes Some Diversity Gaps, but Challenges RemainWall Street Journal (blog)
WIRED -Eureka Times Standard
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Fitbit Alta is the company's first female-centric, fashion-forward fitness tracker
OK, we get it. Makers of fitness trackers now recognize that, for the most part, the majority of products in this category are clunky. No matter how hard the company tries to disguise wearable tech, you can almost always tell when a person is counting ...
Fitbit Unveils New Fashion-Forward Fitness Wristband, Fitbit Alta™Business Wire (press release)
The Fitbit Alta is a low-key fitness tracker with smartphone alertsCNET
Fitbit puts fashion first with Alta, its newest activity trackerThe Verge
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CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral - VentureBeat
CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral
CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to save Yahoo (YHOO) are almost assuredly doomed. That was as true from the start of her tenure as it is now. But for the moment, it appears Mayer may have been underestimated by many of her critics on Wall Street and in ...
Yahoo Finally Puts Up 'For Sale' SignFox Business
Yahoo To Lay Off 15% Of Workforce, Hints At Sale Of AssetsInformationWeek
Marissa Mayer on media's 'blatant falsehoods' about Yahoo's holiday partyCNNMoney
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YouTube reportedly wants to start live streaming 360-degree video
YouTube has been meeting with camera manufacturers, BuzzFeed News reports, with the intention of developing a way to live stream 360-degree videos. YouTube itself declined to comment on the report, and no timeline has reportedly been set for launch, ...
YouTube working on live virtual reality streams, report saysMashable
YouTube Rumored To Be Working On 360-Degree, Live Streaming Video PlatformTubefilter
YouTube reportedly prepping live 360-degree videoTechnoBuffalo
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The liquid metal Turing Phone ditches Android for the Sailfish OS; will release in April - Phone Arena
The liquid metal Turing Phone ditches Android for the Sailfish OS; will release in April
The Turing Phone, which boasts a grandiose liquidmorphium frame and promises to be one of the most secure handsets around, has naturally been the subject of some fanfare. The grand roll-out, however, has been hindered by constant delays. Where its ...
The Turing Phone will ship with Sailfish OS, not AndroidEngadget
TRI's Turing Phone Will No Longer Ship With Android OS, Comes With SailFish OS InsteadDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Ultra-strong Turing Phone ditches Android for Sailfish OSSlashGear
Phandroid.com -9 to 5 Google -The Verge
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UPDATE 1-VW submits California plan to fix recalled 3.0 liter diesel SUVs, cars
(Updates with EPA, California reaction, background). By David Shepardson. WASHINGTON Feb 2 The California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency said late on Tuesday that Volkswagen AG submitted a plan to fix 80,000 recalled 3.0 ...
VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to CaliforniaSalt Lake Tribune
VW Submits Recall Plan for 3-Liter Diesels to CARB, EPABloomberg
VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officialsPost-Bulletin
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