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Apple is beefing up a team to explore making its own health chips

Apple is beefing up a team to explore making its own health chips

has a team exploring a custom processor that can make better sense of health information coming off sensors from deep inside its devices, job listings show. The effort hints at Apple's ability to pump out custom chips on as-needed basis, reflecting a greater level of vertical integration than other technology companies.
The Alexa-Cortana integration is now available in a public preview

The Alexa-Cortana integration is now available in a public preview

Microsoft today will begin to allow Alexa device owners to summon its own virtual assistant, Cortana, through their Echo devices, as well as call for Alexa via Cortana. The integration between the two voice computing platforms was previously announced ....
Amazon now owns $1 billion worth of other companies

Amazon now owns $1 billion worth of other companies

Amazon has become a more active corporate investor in recent years — and now its investment portfolio is worth $1 billion for the first time. Amazon disclosed in its latest quarterly report that it now owns $1 billion worth of stock in public and private companies, ....
Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

According to a report this week by Business Insider, Apple convened an invitation-only meeting in New York in April of 2017, aimed at letting developers know that the model for apps was changing. 
Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States

Mobile payments firm Square now lets customers buy and sell bitcoins via its Cash App in all 50 U.S. states. The company – which was co-founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey – announced the service expansion through a Tweet on Monday, months after the firm initially rolled out the bitcoin service to investors in the country.
The future of IoT? State-sponsored attacks, say security professionals

The future of IoT? State-sponsored attacks, say security professionals

When you consider the future of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, artificial intelligence (AI), conversational technologies, enhancements to both voice and facial recognition, and virtual reality (VR) may be what you envision when it comes to what next-generation devices will feature.
Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and other tech giants want to fix one of the most broken things about health care

Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and other tech giants want to fix one of the most broken things about health care

There are many broken things about the U.S. health care system. But one of the biggest and most overlooked problems is that patients still find it too hard to share their medical information between doctors, especially those working in different hospitals.
Ralph Nader On What He Thinks Apple Should Do With Its Excess Billions

Ralph Nader On What He Thinks Apple Should Do With Its Excess Billions

Before Apple became the world's first private sector company to be worth $1 trillion earlier this month, CEO Tim Cook announced $100 billion worth of stock buybacks.
Facebook's blockchain boss David Marcus is leaving cryptocurrency startup Coinbase's board

Facebook's blockchain boss David Marcus is leaving cryptocurrency startup Coinbase's board

In a sign that Facebook's secretive blockchain effort is progressing, David Marcus, the head of that project, announced he's leaving the board of $8 billion cryptocurrency startup Coinbase.
Jeff Bezos described the 4 qualities of a 'dreamy' business offering, and broke down exactly why projects like Prime have been so successful

Jeff Bezos described the 4 qualities of a 'dreamy' business offering, and broke down exactly why projects like Prime have been so successful

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knows a good business opportunity when he sees one. His shrewd judgment has spurred Amazon's growth from a small online bookstore to a company worth nearly $1 trillion.
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