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Microsoft is testing file recommendations in Explorer

Microsoft is starting to test a system called File Recommendations in File Explorer, which does exactly what the name suggests — when you visit the home tab, it shows specific files that you may want to open at the top. The feature is still in the very early stages, but it...

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Spotify is going big on video podcasts

After spending more than $1 billion on podcast assets, challenging investor skepticism, laying off dozens of podcasting employees, and parting ways with its main podcasting chief, Spotify is establishing its focus for the vertical moving forward: more video, more consolidation, and more splashy names. At the company’s Stream On event in...

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C2 Montréal May 24-26, 2023

C2 is a fusion of creativity and commerce. C2 Montréal is about experiencing the unexpected, taking a step back, recharging and leaving your comfort zone behind. This three-day international event, dubbed the most innovative of its kind, focuses on exploring the relationship between commerce and creativity. It gets you think outside...

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Broadcom will acquire VMware

A letter from the VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram revealed that VMware has entered into an agreement with Broadcom. He advised that after the successful transaction, VMware would become the software platform and brand for Broadcom. The letter reads “We will provide enterprise customers an expanded suite of mission-critical solutions to accelerate...

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Promising Cyber Defender Startups

Research company CBInsights analyzed emerging trends and identified companies pioneering technology with the potential to transform cybersecurity covering 14 areas. Disinformation detectionDecentralised digital identityPassword-less identificationPrivacy by designAnomalous behaviour detectionThird party risk managementPatch protectionCredential stuff defenceZero-trust networkingBot-assisted networkingMulti-cloud securityOutsourced data protectionContainer securityMedical device security Source & Cover Image: CBInsights;

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WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Active Users

As per WhatsApp: "We're excited to share that, as of today, WhatsApp supports more than two billion users around the world. Mothers and fathers can reach their loved ones no matter where they are. Brothers and sisters can share moments that matter. Coworkers can collaborate, and businesses can grow by easily...

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Amazon just accidentally sent 1,700 Alexa recordings to the wrong person

Do you tell secrets while your home smart speaker is listening? Think twice, because Amazon just accidentally sent 1,700 Alexa recordings to the wrong person. According to Business Insider, the audio files revealed a lot of information about the record owner, including where he lived, first and last names, who his...

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Walmart is planning to acquire Eloquii - online fashion brands are thriving

Walmart announced its plan to acquire startup Eloquii for $100M. Eloquii is one of several emerging direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands working to modernize the $21B plus-sized clothing market. More than half of U.S. women aged 18-65 wear a size 14 or larger, the Eloquii acquisition would seem to be a good fit...

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Reddit has been hacked

Reddit, the popular forum was hacked. The hacker was able to access an old database backup and a newer set of “email digests’. The backup file contained usernames, hashed and salted passwords, email addresses and private messages before 2008. The widely used SMS for two factor authentication which believed to be...

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Google Has Taken Over the Division that Develops Pixel Smartphones from HTC

Google has agreed to acquire a select team of engineers from HTC’s smartphone division for $1.1 billion. By taking over the division that develops Pixel smartphones, Google will gain half its research and development team including 2,000 HTC engineers. This is the second time that Google purchased into smartphone manufacturer. The...

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Thinking of Getting in Early on Virtual Reality Design?

Sydney-based education startup Academy Xi announced a few months ago that it raised US$1.7 million in a series A round. Academy Xi runs classes for businesses, startups and individuals who wants to develop knowledge in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. According to Australian Finance Review, PwC consultants attended the training...

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Yahoo is no longer an independent company

According to CNN, the long talking deal of Verison to acquire Yahoo's internet asset has finally approved by Yahoo's shareholders. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is resigning from the company. Verizon will combine Yahoo’s internet brands — assets in mail, social media platform Tumblr, news, lifestyle media, and entertainment — with AOL,...

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This app makes it fun to pick up litter

The earth is a big place to keep clean. With Litterati -- an app for users to identify, collect and geotag the world's litter -- TED Resident Jeff Kirschner has created a community that's crowdsource-cleaning the planet. After tracking trash in more than 100 countries, Kirschner hopes to use the data...

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Change Life by Connecting Things

You may have seen this in the fiction movies, but connecting your physical and digital things together with the aim to take care of your self, your family, your home is coming to everyone’s life. Stringify is a new app which has yet been fully released. However, you can try its...

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Want to live longer? Read books, and here are the free ebooks for you

A study published by Elsevier, in the journal Social Science & Medicine, looked at the reading patterns of more than 3000 people and found that on average, book readers live for about two years longer than non-readers. This is a good reason for people to start reading more.  According to Wikipedia,...

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Google Is Secretly Working on a Job Site ‘Google Hire’

According to Axios, Google is quietly building a Job Application Tracking Platform. The service lets employers post job listings, then accept and manage applications. Google Hire is not yet fully open to public, it seems either in a Beta version for testing or only allows associated accounts to login. If you...

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Google Translate Now Offers 103 Languages That Cover 99% of The Online Population

Google just added 13 new languages — Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa - — Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa to the language library. Google uses two approaches to build...

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Pocket is acquired by Mozilla

If you have used Pocket, the app, which saves articles for you to read later, you may be impressed by its simple idea however the great deal of impact it made to it users. Pocket has just been acquired by Mozilla as a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of Mozilla.Pocket started out as...

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Trello is acquired by Atlassian

Last month I wrote about collaboration, and mentioned two tools Trello and Atlassian Confluence. Now Trello is being acquired by Atlassian. Trello was launched five years ago, since then, more than 19 million people have used Trello to solve many different challenges both personal and professional. Atlassian has its own excellent...

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The iPhone App of the Year

Prisma has been nominated by Apple as the app of the year in Australia. Prisma is a free photo app that uses technology to transform your photos and video into works of art. It claims to transform media using the styles of famous artists like van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well...

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Google maps now wheelchair friendly

Google has added a new feature to its Map service providing wheelchair accessible information for locations, however, currently only available to users in the United States according to Business Insider. The accessibility data was crowd-sourced from people who are regular Google Maps users that respond to questions such as cost, operating hours,...

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