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March 14, 2018

Broadcom gives up and drops Qualcomm bid

It was already a complicated deal, but it now looks like Broadcom’s plans to take over Qualcomm are done. The company announced that it would respect Donald Trump’s block and drop its Qualcomm bid. “Although we are disappointed with this outcome, Broadcom will comply with the order,” Broadcom said in a statement. At one point, […]

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March 13, 2018

Apple’s WWDC returns to San Jose, June 4-8

 Apple’s World Wide Developer 2018 is now officially offical. The company posted the dates on its site, noting that its big annual developers conference will be returning to San Jose on June 4. This marks the second year in a row WWDC has been held in the South Bay, after a long run at San […]

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March 13, 2018

Google Assistant arrives on iPad

 Google Assistant is launching today on iPad, allowing customers to control their smart home, make calls, send texts, set reminders, and more, from their Apple tablet. The smart assistant was first launched on iOS at Google I/O 2017, following its earlier introduction on Android devices, led by Google’s Pixel phone. At the time, however, it […]

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March 13, 2018

Katie Couric on smartphone addiction, “freaky” sex robots

 Katie Couric has some concerns about the way people are using technology. It’s “making us less reliant on true human connection,” the legendary news anchor told TechCrunch during the “South by Southwest” festival in Austin, Tex. Couric had appeared at the event Monday to share her views on tech and culture, something she addresses in her […]

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March 13, 2018

Firefox can now block those annoying notification requests

 Virtually every random site you go to these days wants you to subscribe to its push notifications. It’s one of the many small annoyances on the open web, but thankfully, those pop ups may not be for long — at least if you are a Firefox user. With the release of Firefox 59 for the […]

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March 13, 2018

The U.S. secretary of state was fired. On Twitter.

 President Donald Trump just fired his embattled secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, via Twitter this morning, replacing him with former Tea Party Congressman and current Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson […]

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March 13, 2018

Apple Music now has 38 million paid members

 Here’s another tidbit from Eddy Cue’s content-packed SXSW appearance yesterday. Along with a dive into Apple’s video content strategy, the company’s SVP offered up some insight into the health of its music streaming service. Cue noted that Apple Music has hit 38 million paid subscribers — an increase of two million since the company reported […]

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