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August 15, 2017

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

 Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data workloads and other “big computing” jobs in the cloud. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Read More Source: New feed

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August 15, 2017

Rabbi Abe Cooper talks about online hate

 In this episode of Technotopia I talked with Rabbi Abe Cooper, Associate Dean, Director Global Social Action Agenda of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Cooper doesn’t use many online services, but he knows how to remain human in a time of great digital upheaval and he shared some of the tactics he uses to help […]

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August 15, 2017

Google Allo arrives on the web, only pairs with Android phones at launch

 Google’s consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you chat with friends while taking advantage of features like stickers, “smart replies” for one-tap responses, and Google Assistant integration, among other things, has been in the works for some time. […]

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August 15, 2017

OneSignal raises $7M for its free push notification tools

 Push notifications are one of the main ways we connect with our apps —  but according to OneSignal CEO George Deglin, most of the tools for managing those notifications are too expensive without offering the features that developers need. Deglin’s company started out as a Y Combinator-backed mobile developer  called Hiptic Games. It was as a […]

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August 15, 2017

Grindr launches INTO, a new media property

 If content is king these days, then everyone really wants to wear the crown. The latest business to throw itself into the media melee is Grindr, the popular gay social networking app which has just launched a new media site called INTO. Pitching itself as the millennial response to Out Magazine, INTO features a similar mix […]

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August 15, 2017

Target expands its next-day ‘everyday essentials’ delivery service, Target Restock

 A day after Target announced the acquisition of transportation technology company Grand Junction, the retailer this morning is expanding its next-day delivery service, Target Restock. Announced this spring, and then opened to select customers in June, the new service is now available in its first markets outside the reach of Target’s Minneapolis headquarters with launches […]

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August 15, 2017

Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes

 Amazon’s latest physical retail foray is called “Instant Pickup,” and it works as the name implies: Amazon shoppers can pick up orders for certain items within two minutes of making their purchase. The program is live at five college campuses including the University of California at Berkeley for now, and will expand to additional sites, […]

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