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Heavy industries may be the looming giants of the Internet

GE aims to help vertical industries boost productivity through IT.

Apple Music debuts June 30 — all the ways you love music, all in one place.

Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks roll out in China

Apple has launched Apple Music together with iTunes Movies and iBooks in China, which is already the company's largest market for app downloads.

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Tim Cook on Apple and Microsoft partnership: 'It's what customers want'

At the BoxWorks conference, the Apple CEO explained why the former foes could gain more by collaborating than by competing.

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Microsoft's new Invite app makes scheduling meetings on iPhone a breeze

The latest project from Microsoft's Garage division is an app that helps users better schedule meetings.

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Boycott tech companies supporting CISA, privacy group urges

Fight For the Future's message is simple: if a company supports CISA, it should be avoided.

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Microsoft offers half-price Office to entice users of older versions

Microsoft announced a promotion Tuesday afternoon aimed at getting users of old versions of Office onto its subscription service.

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AVG’s new privacy policy is uncomfortably honest about tracking users

AVG congratulates itself on transparent privacy policy, gets backlash from newly-informed users.

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Microsoft's new NFL app is ready for kickoff

Football fans who are users of Windows 10 and the Xbox One can now download the new update to Microsoft's NFL app, which includes upgraded statistics and other new features.

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Jawbone Up update fills in the fitness tracker's missing gaps

Responding to customer complaints, Jawbone will add automatic sleep tracking to its Up line of trackers, among other new features.


Mozilla updates its Thimble online code editor to help teach Web programming

With students headed back to school, Mozilla has updated one of its tools to get kids interested in making websites.

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Google to expand tests of self-driving cars in Austin with its own prototypes

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas. Kids at a local event in the Texas capital said the car looked like "the future."


Microsoft Snip lets you quickly annotate and add audio to screenshots

The free Windows app lets users grab a portion of the screen, annotate it with a drawing tool, and add voice notes.

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Tech nightmares that keep Turing Award winners up at night

"What about the tech world today keeps you up at night?" was the question. RSA encryption algorithm co-inventor Leonard Adleman, "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf and cryptography innovator Manuel Blum all shared their biggest fears.

Tor security concerns prompt largest dark market to suspend operations

Administrators of Agora, the largest online black marketplace operating on the Tor anonymity network, decided to temporarily suspend the website because of possible attacks based on recent methods of exposing Tor Hidden Services.