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Google announces the release date and pricing for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and new gadgets
Oct10

Google announces the release date and pricing for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and new gadgets

  Google has finally revealed Tuesday the release date and pricing of its highly-awaited Pixel 3 phone. The tech giant was at a New York City press event to broadcast its latest products. It also announced its new Chromebook tablet-laptop Pixel Slate, and Google Home Hub – a Google Home smart speaker with built-in display and Google Assistant. Google Pixel 3   The Pixel 3 follows Pixel 2 from last year. It will come with...

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Microsoft to invest in ride-hailing company Grab for undisclosed amount
Oct09

Microsoft to invest in ride-hailing company Grab for undisclosed amount

  Microsoft wants a piece of the ride-hailing market. It has shared its plan to invest in Singapore-based company Grab. Both companies will work on projects such as big data and AI, but Grab has more to gain from the partnership. It will have a slew of Microsoft products to use, including cloud-computing service Azure. Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson told CNBC, “We’re fascinated with the companies that are emerging from...

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LinkedIn acquires Glint to better understand how employees feel about their employers
Oct09

LinkedIn acquires Glint to better understand how employees feel about their employers

  LinkedIn has acquired a software startup to help human resources managers better understand employer-employee relationships. CNBC sources said LinkedIn paid at least $400 million for Glint, making it the company’s most expensive purchase since Microsoft bought it in 2016. Glint lets HR departments survey employees and analyze how employees stack up with each other. It alerts them when teams feel demotivated about work through...

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Twitter, social media still swamped with fake news
Oct08

Twitter, social media still swamped with fake news

  Twitter has changed since the 2016 US Presidential elections. It rolled out new API rules to throttle mass followings and tweet spams. It released tools and badges for political transparency. Now, it removes bots and fake accounts faster than ever before. Are the ramped-up efforts working though? A new report from the Knight Foundation shows Twitter still has massive fake news on its social network. The team analyzed more than...

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Facebook Pixel to get first-party cookie option for advertisers
Oct08

Facebook Pixel to get first-party cookie option for advertisers

  Facebook has announced its plan to add a first-party cookie option for Facebook Pixel. It will give advertisers, publishers and developers continued access to data from the Apple Safari browser. They can use it to measure and analyze how their campaigns are performing on the website. Brands in the financial and medical sectors will most likely opt out, since they handle sensitive information. But other areas may want to move...

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