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The work environments that IT Pros have been part of over the years continue to change. The cloud continues to play a more prominent role in how services are delivered to customers. That means IT Pros who are new to this environment need to get up to speed in the cloud sooner rather than later. Microsoft understands this and is launching Microsoft Learn and a roles-based certifications process.

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Microsoft's annual Ignite event has become the company's most visible method for broadcasting where they see the computing industry going -- or where they plan to guide it. Look at the clear messaging of 2015's "mobile first, cloud first computing" or the last two years' "digital transformation." This year, Microsoft's advanced a new narrative: The age of desktop computing and tidy application suites is over.

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Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: instant messaging, mobile applications, social media, appointments and executive changes, facebook inc, instagram inc, krieger, mike, systrom, kevin

The mental toll of moderating unsettling content on the internet is well-noted, and now it's the subject of a lawsuit against Facebook. Former content manager Selena Scola has lodged a suit against the social media company, claiming "constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images" had left her with post-traumatic stress disorder. SEE ALSO: The only good thing left on Facebook is private meme groups According to the filing in the Superior Court of California,...

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Categories: tech, facebook, lawsuit, social media, moderators


UPDATE: Sept. 25, 2018, 1:04 p.m. AEST Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom has issued a statement regarding the co-founders' departure. This article has been updated to reflect this. Instagram's two co-founders are stepping down from the company, according to a report by The New York Times. Chief executive Kevin Systrom and chief technical officer Mike Krieger, who founded the social media platform in 2010, have resigned, with the publisher noting that "people with direct knowledge of the...

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Categories: instagram, resignation, tech, consumer tech, social media companies

Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, sat down with Martha MacCallum of Fox News to discuss the sexual assault accusations that have been raised since his nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Categories: appointments and executive changes, fox news channel, united states politics and government, kavanaugh, brett m, ramirez, deborah (1964- ), trump, donald j

On television and in print, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on Monday began a remarkable campaign to defend his nomination to the Supreme Court, even as new accusations emerged.

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Categories: united states politics and government, sex crimes, supreme court (us), avenatti, michael, clifford, stephanie (1979- ), ford, christine blasey, kavanaugh, brett m



As technologies threaten to displace service workers, unions are making job protection and new opportunities a priority in contract talks.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: labor and jobs, hotels and travel lodgings, organized labor, service industries, workplace environment, unite here, marriott international inc, international brotherhood of teamsters, mgm resorts international, caesars entertainment corporation, computers and the internet

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some high school friends described themselves in a yearbook as “Renate” alumni. The woman they were referring to is furious.

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Categories: georgetown preparatory school, supreme court (us), kavanaugh, brett m, ford, christine blasey

For all its behind-the-scenes innovation, Google Search has looked more or less the same for the last 20 years: You type some words in a search box and get back a list of links.  The company's added lots of bells and whistles over the years, but the core concept has remained the same and the experience has pretty much looked the same. But that will soon be changing. SEE ALSO: Google Search gets a slew of new features on its 20th anniversary At an event marking the 20th anniversary of search,...

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Categories: tech, google, google search, social media companies, tech



Mr. Rosenstein talked last year about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president and secretly taping him. Those conversations were revealed last week.

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Categories: russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, appointments and executive changes, justice department, federal bureau of investigation, rosenstein, rod j, trump, donald j, united states politics and government, special prosecutors (independent counsel), comey, james b, mueller, robert s iii

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein has discussed ways to remove President Trump from office. He’s also fiercely defended the special counsel for the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III — one of the president’s most frequent targets.

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Categories: attorneys general, mueller, robert s iii, rosenstein, rod j, trump, donald j


Mobile phones can be hard to find on a budget, so we compared and ranked every recommended handset that's $300 and lower.

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It’s been five years since T-Mobile picked up MetroPCS, and now the prepaid service is finally getting a fresh coat of paint. The “PCS” bit is getting the old heave-ho, while the brand’s owners are letting you know who’s boss with the new Metro by T-Mobile brand name. The new name involves some new plans, […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: mobile, metro pcs, t-mobile

Now that the weekend's over, you should really consider upgrading your old HD TV for a new 4K one — especially if you're a football fan. We've gathered the best deals on 4K smart TVs from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and the Samsung Store, so you can dazzle your friends when you watch the Cleveland Browns take on the Oakland Raiders next Sunday. SEE ALSO: The Food Network's Pioneer Woman has a line of floral Instant Pots at Walmart and they are precious If you're looking to upgrade a TV in a...

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Categories: samsung, sony, lg, target, walmart



Everyone’s favorite endless, serene snowboarding game just made the leap from mobile to the Mac App Store. Available now for $9.99, Alto’s Adventure for Mac is a desktop port of the side-scrolling snowscape game that’s won hearts and accolades since it first hit iOS in 2015. Earlier this year, the team behind Alto’s Adventure introduced […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: apps, gaming, mobile, tc, altos adventure, app-store, icloud, mac app store, mobile gaming


Robot furniture is happening. This is the single greatest thing to happen to humanity ever, the robots told us to say.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: interior design and furnishings, robots and robotics, furniture, real estate and housing (residential)

Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week. And although Ignite isn’t the household name that Microsoft’s Build conference has become over the course of the last few years, it’s a massive event with over 30,000 attendees and plenty of news. Indeed, there was so much news this year that Microsoft provided […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: cloud, enterprise, tc, microsoft, microsoft ignite 2018


Dust off your old Bose 501 speakers. New devices are coming that will give traditional audio equipment a voice. Amazon recently announced a mess of new Echo devices and among the lot are several small, diminutive add-ons. These models did not have a smart speaker built into the devices but rather turned other speakers into […]

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Categories: gadgets, tc, amazon, edifier, google, sonos, spotify, yamaha

Bluetooth earbuds are here to stay. Now that more and more electronic devices are doing away with the headphone jack, we must accept the fact that wired earphones will eventually be extinct. Before we know it, they will belong in the pile of gone but never forgotten tech items like floppy disks, beepers, and Walkmans (RIP).  And so we're left with no choice but to embrace the wireless revolution. SEE ALSO: 10 of the best wireless headphones, according to Amazon reviews If you're ready to go...

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Categories: earbuds, bluetooth, mashable shopping, shopping stackcommerce, shopping solo

Walmart has been working with IBM on a food safety blockchain solution and today it announced it’s requiring that all suppliers of leafy green vegetable for Sam’s and Walmart upload their data to the blockchain by September 2019 . Most supply chains are bogged down in manual processes. This makes it difficult and time consuming […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: blockchain, distributed ledger, enterprise, hyperledger fabric, ibm, walmart




See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s slowly rolling out a new visual product search feature, confirming TechCrunch’s July scoop about this project, codenamed “Eagle.” Users can use Snapchat’s camera to scan a physical object […]

Source Feed: Mobile – TechCrunch
Categories: apps, ecommerce, mobile, social, tc, amazon, instagram, machine vision, pinterest, snap inc, snapchat, visual search

It's been 20 years since Google Search first arrived on the web, and the company is updating its core product with a slew of new features for the anniversary. The throughline for the features is AI. Google Search now anticipates and customizes much of your search experience automatically, and it also uses AI on the back end to do things like create relevant clips from videos. Another clear focus is mobile, mobile, mobile. At the event in San Francisco, where Google announced the new features,...

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Categories: google, search, google search, tech, big tech companies

Instead of using your smartphone camera to take puppy-faced selfies on Snapchat, you'll soon be able to use it to shop online. Or do both. SEE ALSO: Why CNN could soon share your Snapchat content Snapchat announced this week it's partnering with Amazon to offer users a new image-based shopping feature. The company says it plans to start testing the feature today, and will be rolling it out slowly to all users. For those with the new product search feature, just snap a photo of something you...

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Categories: search, amazon, shopping, ecommerce, snapchat

Who said enlightened democracy was dying in the combative cesspool of social media? Twitter has launched a voter registration campaign in partnership with TurboVote called #BeAVoter.  Beginning Monday, Twitter will show users a prompt encouraging them to register to vote. The prompt will also include a tweet users can share to further encourage their followers to vote.  Today, Twitter is launching our #BeAVoter campaign to promote increased, informed participation in the 2018 US...

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Categories: twitter, jack dorsey, vote, tech, social media companies

Ad Content from CanonReady for an epic day of perfectly timed moments? Ready to shake up your weekend brunch plans? First, gather as many dogs (and their owners) as you can find. Next, mix with plenty of squeaky toys, an obstacle course, and pancakes —which double as frisbees! Add two professional photographers shooting with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i. Alert the pup-arazziOn a recent Saturday morning in Brooklyn, Mashable and Canon invited the dogs of New York City to experience a one-of-a-kind...

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Categories: supported, canon, brand x, tech, consumer tech

In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.

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Categories: rosenstein, rod j, justice department, trump, donald j, united states politics and government, russian interference in 2016 us elections and ties to trump associates, appointments and executive changes, twenty-fifth amendment (us constitution), federal bureau of investigation, comey, james b, mccabe, andrew g, special prosecutors (independent counsel)

President Donald Trump risks politicizing antitrust enforcement and violating the First Amendment should he sign a draft executive order targeting social media companies that’s under consideration at the White House.

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In the 1960s, Dr. Kao outlined the potential capacity of fiber optic cables for storing information, laying the technical groundwork for modern communications.

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Categories: deaths (obituaries), kao, charles k, hong kong, nobel prizes, fiber optics, alzheimer's disease, wire and cable, engineering and engineers, chinese university of hong kong, the

MacOS Mojave $0 (free upgrade for Mac users) View Product The Good Stacks cleans up a messy desktop • Gallery View is great for working with images • Screenshots are much improved • Dark Mode is 🔥 The Bad Some features are extremely niche • No support for Macs older than 2012 The Bottom Line You could ignore the myriad new features in macOS Mojave, but at least one of them is guaranteed to improve your day-to-day Mac experience. Mashable Score4.25 Cool...

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Categories: apple, highlights, reviews, macos, macos mojave

The Markup, dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society, will be led by two former ProPublica journalists. Craig Newmark gave $20 million to help fund the operation.

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Categories: computers and the internet, news and news media, newmark, craig, angwin, julia, larson, jeff (journalist), markup, the

Adobe Analytics is a sophisticated product, so much so that users might focus on a set of known metrics at the cost of missing key insights. Adobe introduced an AI-fueled virtual assistant called Intelligent Alerts today to help users find deeper insights they might have otherwise missed. John Bates, director of product management for Adobe […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: artificial intelligence, cloud, enterprise, adobe, adobe sensei, adobe systems, machine learning, virtual assistant

My goal, in writing about the annual hacking and cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, was to show a more nuanced portrait of the hacker community, while protecting my data.

Source Feed: NYT > Technology
Categories: cyberattacks and hackers, computers and the internet, computer security, wireless communications, politics and government, voting machines, surfacing 2018

Microsoft, SAP and Adobe today announced a new partnership: the Open Data Initiative. This alliance, which is a clear attack against Salesforce, aims to create a single data model for consumer data that is then portable between platforms. That, the companies argue, will provide more transparency and privacy controls for consumers, but the core idea […]

Source Feed: Enterprise – TechCrunch
Categories: enterprise, tc, microsoft, microsoft ignite 2018

This wild, 3D-printed self-solving Rubik’s cube is amazing. To make it work, a Japanese inventor used servo motors and Arduino boards to actuate the cube as it solves itself. Sadly, there isn’t much of a build description available but it looks to be very compact and surprisingly fast. There is a description of the project […]

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Categories: gadgets, tc, puzzles, robots, toys

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