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Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

Microsoft made a splash earlier this year when it announced the largest acquisition in its history, signing an agreement to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. But now, Salesforce is trying to convince the European Union to block the deal.

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Electric cars light up the Paris Motor Show

The Paris Motor Show hummed with electric cars. From teeny hatchbacks to Formula-E hot rods, it seemed like suddenly everyone had an EV. Here's what we saw.

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Bounty for iOS jailbreak exploit jumps to $1.5 million

The value for zero-day exploits targeting Apple's iOS software is jumping. On Thursday, a company called Zerodium began offering as much as $1.5 million for them.

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Google rebrands Apps for Work as G Suite, adds intelligent features

Google rebranded and enhanced its productivity suite Thursday with new intelligent capabilities that help it better compete with Microsoft Office 365.

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U.S. carriers will look to LTE-U tests to protect Wi-Fi

The biggest U.S. carriers planning to deploy controversial LTE-Unlicensed technology expect to use gear that’s been tested for coexistence with Wi-Fi, their executives said Wednesday.

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Researchers make progress toward computer video recognition

Researchers are trying to make video recognition a reality, and using some image recognition techniques to make that happen.

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Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

The first really huge update to Google's watch platform is taking a little longer than expected.

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Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new regions around the world next year.

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Microsoft combines Cortana and Bing with Microsoft Research to accelerate new features

On Thursday, Microsoft moved Cortana and Bing into a new organization that combines the two product groups with Microsoft Research. Both products could benefit from closer proximity to the company's most advanced technologies.

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Google Maps for Android adds 'OK Google' voice, navigation commands and other search tricks

The new features will make your phone a more helpful assistant during your next trip since you won't have to mess with the screen.

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White House to data scientists: We need you

It's been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you.

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Galaxy Note7 battery woes continue as company investigates phones that are running too hot

Samsung says the replacement phones, part of 1 million shipped now in use, are safe and not prone to catching fire.

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New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

USB Type-C audio is finished, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack's days are numbered.

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Meet Pixel, a gorgeous, much-needed visual overhaul for Raspberry Pi's main distro

The new Pixel desktop environment for Raspbian gives the Raspberry Pi's operating system a gorgeous new look.

Surface desktop keyboard discovery hints at inbound Surface all-in-one

A Surface-branded desktop keyboard has been spotted at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Does this suggest a Surface all-in-one is incoming?