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Here's What We Know from Google's Sneak Preview of Android O

App developers are seeing the first preview of Android O, the next version of Google’s operating system for mobile devices. Released yesterday, the first preview of the successor to Android Nougat features new limits to background app activity aimed at improving battery life, as well as more wide-ranging support for ... Read More »

Oracle Unveils Asset Performance Management Tools for Utilities

Tech giant Oracle introduced two new tools for utilities companies today: Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Cloud Service. Both services provide utilities companies with asset performance management (APM) tools that will be delivered through the cloud. Oracle said the two services are designed to increase asset reliability by helping companies ... Read More »

Uber Vows To Change Direction, Become More Humane Company

Uber is vowing to head down a new road and become a more humane company following a wave of ugly developments, including allegations of rampant sexual harassment and a video of a profanity-laced confrontation between the ride-hailing company’s CEO and a disgruntled driver. The pledge came in a contrite conference ... Read More »

Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards. The announcement was made by Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan on Tuesday at an employee town hall in Orlando. While banks like JPMorgan ... Read More »

Amid Growing Boycott in, Google To Overhaul Ad Policies

Google has promised a wide-ranging overhaul of its advertising policies in response to a growing boycott of the company’s platforms from leading brands and advertisers including the UK government, Marks & Spencer and McDonald’s. In a blogpost published on Monday night, Philipp Schindler, the company’s chief business officer, wrote: “We ... Read More »

LinkedIn Jumps into CRM with New Sales Navigator Edition

Business social network LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, took a major step into the customer relationship management (CRM) sector today with the announcement that it would be adding a new enterprise edition to its Sales Navigator service. The new version of the software adds several features designed to help ... Read More »

Samsung Smart Assistant Bixby To Arrive with Galaxy S8

When Samsung launches its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, later this spring, it will also start rolling out the first applications to work with its new intelligent digital assistant, Bixby. Bixby will be “fundamentally different from other voice agents or assistants in the market,” Injong Rhee, executive vice president ... Read More »

Google Opens 'Shortcuts' to Information, Tools on Phones

Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine. Its new feature, called “shortcuts,” will appear as a row of icons below the Google search box. Where now you’d have to ponder and ... Read More »

No Electronics on Some U.S.-Bound Jets from Mideast, Africa

The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked baggage. Senior Trump administration officials said that starting Tuesday morning airlines flying directly to the United States from 10 ... Read More »

Apple Updates iPad Line and Launches Red iPhone 7

Apple has updated its iPad line, dropping the “Air” branding as it boosts the specs on its mid-tier product. The new hardware launches alongside another color for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and an unusually timed announcement of a new video app, Clips. Starting at [$329] for a 32GB ... Read More »