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Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses is now generally available



Microsoft 365 lets businesses subscribe to a bundle with Office 365, Windows 10 and the company’s mobile device management tools. The early focus for this program was enterprises, but a few months ago, the company also launched a preview version of Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses. Today, Microsoft 365 Business is coming out of beta and is now generally available to… Read More

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IBM Cloud Private brings cloud native computing to your data center



 As companies search for ways to modernize their technology stacks, they struggle with managing the legacy software (and hardware) inside their own data centers. IBM introduced a new private cloud product today that is supposed to ease the transition to cloud computing and containerization and place those legacy applications in a more modern IT management context. IBM Cloud Private wants to… Read More

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Slack is still down and it’s past 5 o’clock, so go home (Update: It’s back)



 Slack has been down for just over an hour, according to its official status page — which itself was down when I first checked a few minutes after the widely-used productivity tool bit it for us. At this point the end of the workday is pretty much shot, so you can go home. I would but I work from home so I have to sit here. Read More

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In their first Russia hearing, tech giants try to placate Congress (with mixed results)



 On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the first of three hearings this week examining the relationship between social media and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The hearings mark the first time that lawmakers will hear testimony from Google, Facebook and Twitter around how their platforms were and are manipulated as part of Russian political… Read More

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Here's how much better Snapchat lenses are on the iPhone X



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'Your power scares me' senator tells Facebook during first hearing on 2016 election



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You can now use Instagram in Hebrew, Farsi, Arabic



Languages written from right to left are having an Instagram moment. 

The photo-and-video social app now supports languages read from right to left, including Hebrew, Farsi, and Arabic. The new languages will first be available on Android devices.

Instagram already has more than two dozen language options including Chinese, Greek, Turkish, and Swedish, but those are are all read left to right, like English. Now the app will be compatible with  languages written and read in the other direction.

Posts have already had Arabic and other right-to-left languages in the captions and on hashtags, but now the language settings will include that option within the framework of the app, so phrases like “Stories” and “Likes” will be in those languages. Read more…

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Next year's iPhones won't have the new TrueDepth tech on its rear camera, says analyst



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AT&T wants to put AI in the public's hands



Thanks to AT&T, you may soon be able to build your own AI-powered app. 

The Acumos “AI Marketplace,” launched with open-source nonprofit the Linux Foundation, is currently open for “initial access” to companies who pay a registration fee. The platform will be released to the public, for free, in early 2018. 

Acumos will provide a platform through which developers can select AI capabilities (such as location tracking and facial recognition) and string them together to create apps. The interface will be easy to use, according to Mazin Gilbert, AT&T Labs’ vice president of advanced technology. Read more…

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