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Founder Andreas Kröpfl has spent almost a decade hard-grafting in the b2b unified communications space, building a videoconferencing business with a patented single-stream system and a claim of no ‘drop-offs’ thanks to “unique low-bandwidth technology”. His Austria-based startup’s current web-based videoconferencing system, eyeson (née Visocon), which launched in 2018, has... Read more
Published 2 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Natasha Lomas
AI 'takes over the heavy lifting traditionally done by humans. It delivers deep analysis down to the SKU level, not practical with a manual approach.'... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: ZDNet
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Twitter lists are a useful, if little-discussed feature that allow you to group your many different follows into coherent categories. If you’re like me and... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has more than six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
Atlassian's subscription revenue climbed 50% to $228.6 million.... Read more
Published 15 hours ago
From: ZDNet
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Honey is a browser extension that purportedly helps you find the best price for your items by automatically price-matching items and automatically applying coupon codes.... Read more
Published 18 hours ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
Outside of in-app purchases in mobile games, subscription revenue from non-game apps helped to boost 2019’s mobile consumer spend — a figure that reached $120 billion globally last year, according to a recent report by App Annie. Now, new data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower indicates U.S. subscription app... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Bots, intelligent assistants and automation are going to take over most of what your manager currently does.... Read more
Published 21 hours ago
From: ZDNet
Match Group, the dating app giant and parent company to Match, Tinder, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, and several other dating apps, announced this morning it has invested in and partnered with connected safety platform Noonlight to roll out a series of new safety features to its suite of dating apps.... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Citrix has released a fresh set of patches for ADC and NetScaler bug, with more patches due out tomorrow.... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: ZDNet
Twitter is pouring a little more fuel on the messaging fire. It’s added a heart+ button to its direct messaging interface which lets users shortcut to a pop-up menu of seven emoji reactions so they can quickly express how they’re feeling about a missive. Emoji reactions can be added to... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Natasha Lomas
TikTok, the fast-growing user-generated video app from China’s Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. And today it’s announcing a deal that helps pave the way for a global launch of it. It has inked a... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Ingrid Lunden
Did you notice a recent change to how Google search results are displayed on the desktop? I noticed something last week — thinking there must be some kind of weird bug messing up the browser’s page rendering because suddenly everything looked similar: A homogenous sea of blue text links and... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Natasha Lomas
Tableau is a robust business intelligence and analytics platform focused on data visualization. Get details about Salesforce's acquisition of Tableau and more in this primer on the BI/BA platform.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Tech Republic
If I watch a Story cross-posted from Instagram to Facebook on either of the apps, it should appear as “watched” at the back of the Stories row on the other app. Why waste my time showing me Stories I already saw? It’s been over two years since Instagram Stories launched... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Josh Constine
After announcing a $550 million fundraise last August, U.K. AI-based health services startup Babylon Health is putting some of that money to use with its widest-ranging project to date. The company has inked a 10-year deal with the city of Wolverhampton in England to provide an integrated health app covering 300,000... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Ingrid Lunden
The CIO and CMO must work more closely together and co-govern key resources today in new ways to address an often outdated and/or too inadequate approach to digital customer experience within most organizations.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: ZDNet
Citrix and Texas Instruments published their fourth quarter results, while PTC published its first quarter financial results.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: ZDNet
Uber this week announced it’s testing a feature that will allow drivers in parts of California to set their own fares. It’s not doing so out of generosity, but more to try and comply with a new law. According to the Wall Street Journal, the test means that drivers taking... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
Organizations are moving toward next-generation cybersecurity solutions this year, but security fragmentation is a looming threat.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Tech Republic
Disney announced today it has sold the game studio FoxNet Games Los Angeles, the makers of “MARVEL Strike Force” and other titles, as well as Cold Iron Studios in San Jose, to the interactive entertainment and mobile game company, Scopely. The studios were acquired by Disney in 2019 as a... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Facebook's instant messaging platform is used by more than 40 million businesses. Learn about Facebook Messenger's features to determine if it's a good fit for your organization.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Tech Republic
Substack announced today that it has built support for multiple authors into its service. The company provides a publishing tool that blends blogs and email newsletters into a single entity, with a focus on subscription monetization. The day’s updates also include a number of publisher-friendly tools, like shared access and... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Alex Wilhelm
The reporting of bugs is stuck in the early 2000s and needs to evolve into something end users won't hesitate to use.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Tech Republic
In October, Google debuted experimental apps focused on digital wellbeing, including one that offered a notification mailbox, another that tracked how long you went between phone unlocks, and even one that let you print out the information you needed from your phone for the day so you wouldn’t have to... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Microsoft will change the default search engine in Chrome from Google to Bing for its Office 365 ProPlus customers starting mid-February.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: ZDNet
If you have a reason for upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to the non-LTS 19.10, you're not out of luck. Learn how this is done from the command line.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Tech Republic
Octi has created a new social network that uses augmented reality to connect the act of seeing your friends in real life with viewing digital content like their favorite YouTube videos and Spotify songs. When I wrote about the startup in 2018, it was building AR technology that could do... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Anthony Ha
If you need to average a list of values in Microsoft Excel that contain duplicates without including the duplicates, don't fret over a complex expression when you can easily remove those duplicates.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Tech Republic
Are you struggling to fire up the Twitter app on Android? You’re not the only one. Tons of people are reporting the app crashes at launch after getting the latest update (8.28.00). Don’t fret, though: there’s a way to fix it. Twitter has already confirmed this blunder on — you... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: TNW
By Mix
Learn how to enhance Microsoft Outlook with the right add-ins.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Tech Republic
This minor Red Hat Linux release includes some nice features for both programmers and system administrators.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
Linux-Windows compatibility layer Wine 5.0 is now out, with over 7,000 updates.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
The NFL playoffs saw the release of a new ad for Microsoft Teams. I wonder how many people put this thing together.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
Tencent, one of the world’s biggest videogaming companies by revenue, today made another move to help cement that position. The Chinese firm has made an offer to fully acquire Funcom, the games developer behind Conan Exiles (and others in the Conan franchise), Dune and some 28 other titles. The deal,... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Ingrid Lunden
Users say recent Windows 7 update has removed wallpapers – a bug or a conspiracy to push Windows 10?... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. WhatsApp is finally getting dark mode on mobile — but only for Android for the time being, so iPhone users will have to wait a... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: TNW
By Mix
Microsoft starts bumping more Windows 10 1809 PCs up to the Windows 10 November 2019 Update.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
New Delhi is inching closer to recommending regulations that would require social media companies and instant messaging app providers operating in the nation to help law enforcement agencies identify users who have posted content — or sent messages — it deems questionable, two people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
YouTube TV today made its debut on the PlayStation 4. It takes the place of PlayStation Vue, which Sony is rather reluctantly winding down at the end of this month, as the platform’s sole live TV service. Consider this your new TV remote: 🎮 YouTube TV is now available on PS4:... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
Spotify is testing a new Stories feature that will allow select influencers to incorporate video elements into their public playlists, TechCrunch has learned and Spotify confirmed. The first influencer to test the feature is makeup and fashion YouTube star Summer Mckeen, who currently has a social media fan base that... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Losing access to Google software and services understandably threw Huawei for a loop. The Chinese hardware giant has clearly been working on a contingency plan to deal with the loss of access to things like Android and the Play Store, but Google’s offering formed so much of the devices’ software... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Brian Heater
For quick access to the Microsoft Word styles you use most, rearrange styles in the Quick Gallery or use the Apply Styles dialog.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Brian Solis explores the value of customer-centricity from both the lens of human beings and of data, as well as what Salesforce is doing about it with Customer 360 Truth.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
The new year isn’t even a month old and the food delivery crunch is already taking big bites. Spain’s Glovo has today announced it’s exiting four markets — which it says is part of a goal of pushing for profitability by 2021. Also today, Uber confirmed rumors late last year... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Natasha Lomas
Venmo’s newsfeed is about to get more interesting. Historically, the PayPal-owned app’s users would comment on their transactions using text, or as is more common, emoji. But now the company is planning to add support for custom, animated stickers, as well. These animations were designed in partnership with Holler so... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Among 60,000 large companies analyzed by security ratings company BitSight, almost 90% still have Windows 7 PCs in their environment.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Tech Republic
A security key is a good option to use for two-factor authentication when logging into certain websites.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Virtual desktops offer many security advantages over traditional physical desktops. Learn some of the benefits of this robust solution and how to deploy it.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Commentary: Users tend to stick with their preferred browser even when it works poorly for them.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Best known as a do-it-yourself cloud storage service, Nextcloud challenges SaaS vendors with launch of Hub.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
The programming language created by Mozilla has hit a sweet spot in the world of systems programming.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: ZDNet
It may not be the end of Windows 7 on your network, but its days are definitely numbered.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Stasher, the luggage storage app for travellers, has raised $2.5 million in additional funding. Leading the round is Venture Friends, along with various angels including Johan Svanstrom, former president of Expedia-owned Hotels.com. Launched in 2015, and now calling itself a “sharing economy solution” to luggage storage, the Stasher marketplace and... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Steve O'Hear
Data entry is the most hated of tasks and workers are wasting more than 40% of their day on manual data tasks.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: ZDNet
Uber said on Tuesday it has sold its food delivery business, Uber Eats, in India to local rival Zomato as the American ride-hailing giant races to shed lossmaking operations to become profitable by next year. As part of the deal, Uber would own 9.99% of Zomato and its Eats users... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
Instagram has removed that IGTV button that’s been sitting in the upper corner of the app, thankfully putting it out of its misery before it atrophies from disuse. IGTV is Instagram‘s answer to YouTube, a separate-but-not-really app for longer-form videos than the base app allowed for. It launched in June... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
After years of keeping its movies to theatrical releases and DVDs, Studio Ghibli‘s apparently going all-in streaming. Today it revealed it’s partnering with Netflix to stream its films in just about every part of the world… except North America and Japan. From February 2020, 21 films from the legendary animation... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
LastPass issue appears to impact users with accounts dating back to 2014 and earlier.... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: ZDNet
Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of safety failures and the abuse... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Josh Constine
AWS serverless expert explains what you need to know before launching a serverless pilot.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: ZDNet
At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. And now, Instagram’s main app is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its home page in what feels like an admission of lackluster results. For reference, TikTok received... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Josh Constine
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. You just blew your pockets empty on a flashy new monitor. You eagerly awaited its delivery, tore through the boxes like a savage, and rushed... Read more
Published 6 days ago
From: TNW
By Mix

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