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Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality
TechCrunch

A possible Microsoft -TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google’s new budget Pixel and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 3, 2020. Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality This weekend… more…

Microsoft, Amazon back a SoCal company making microchips specifically for voice-based apps
TechCrunch

Microsoft’s venture capital fund, M12 Ventures has led a slew of strategic corporate investors backing a new chip developer out of Southern California called Syntiant, which makes semiconductors for voice recognition and speech-based applications. “We started… more…

Apple's Schiller steps down from marketing role but retains App Store - Reuters.com
Reuters

Apple Inc on Tuesday said Phil Schiller, one of its most publicly visible executives, is leaving his post as senior vice president of worldwide marketing to become an "Apple Fellow" but will retain leadership of the App Store. more…

Apple's Schiller steps down from marketing role but retains App Store - Reuters India
Reuters

Apple Inc on Tuesday said Phil Schiller, one of its most publicly visible executives, is leaving his post as senior vice president of worldwide marketing to become an "Apple Fellow" but will retain leadership of the App Store. more…

Apple's Schiller steps down from marketing role but retains App Store - Reuters UK
Reuters

Apple Inc on Tuesday said Phil Schiller, one of its most publicly visible executives, is leaving his post as senior vice president of worldwide marketing to become an "Apple Fellow" but will retain leadership of the App Store. more…

Teladoc bets big on online medicine with $18.5 billion Livongo deal - Reuters India
Reuters

Remote medicine company Teladoc Health Inc has agreed to acquire chronic care provider Livongo Health Inc for $18.5 billion, seeking to expand its offerings amid a boom in virtual healthcare spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. more…

Best USA VPN in 2020
Android Central

If you want to break free from the shackles of complicated international streaming rights and watch your favourite content no matter where you are, then you're in the right place. The best VPN (Virtual Private Network) services will unlock the internet while… more…

Best Wi-Fi Routers in 2020
Android Central

The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy can be lifesavers. The difference between good Wi-Fi in your house and poor connectivity can be the difference between a good day and a bad one. Whether you need something with a ton of speed and connections or just want to … more…

5G SA vs. NSA: Can 5G stand alone without LTE?
Android Central

5G works better when it's freed from the limits of LTE. If you've been waiting for 5G to mature before buying in I don't blame you. New wireless tech moves quickly and for many people, a stable and reliable connection is worth more than a bit of a speed incr… more…

Microcontrollers, Meet MicroBlocks
Makezine.com

Physical Computing Software For Education That Runs Live, On The Microcontroller Read more on MAKE The post Microcontrollers, Meet MicroBlocks appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. more…

Set Up Your Own Private Smart Home
Makezine.com

Smart home products, like dumb ones, fall into a couple different categories: there’s “fun and entertaining” and then there’s “practical.” Fun stuff when made smart tends to offer me the benefit of convenience; for example, I can ask a smart speaker to play m… more…

Your Own Private Smart Home
Makezine.com

Smart home products, like dumb ones, fall into a couple different categories: there’s “fun and entertaining” and then there’s “practical.” Fun stuff when made smart tends to offer me the benefit of convenience; for example, I can ask a smart speaker to play m… more…

These 16 global stocks have at least 20% upside in the next year — and they'll continue to thrive as COVID-19 accelerates a crucial technological shift, UBS says
Business Insider

<ul> <li>UBS says some companies in tech, media, and telecom are benefiting from a "megatrend" that means they have a lot of untapped potential even if they've made strong runs in 2020.</li> <li>Bhanu Baweja, the chief strategist at UBS Investment Bank, says … more…

We spoke to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and 9 top healthcare leaders. They all said coronavirus is creating a new and permanent foothold for tech giants in the $3.6 trillion industry.
Business Insider

<ul> <li>The coronavirus pandemic made healthcare and major tech companies more intertwined than ever. </li> <li>Driven by outbreaks, providers leaned on Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to get systems up and running for telehealth, triage bots, supply managemen… more…

What is a recession? How economists define periods of economic downturn
Business Insider

<ul> <li>A recession is a period of decline in general economic activity, typically defined when an economy experiences a decrease in its gross domestic product for two consecutive quarters. </li> <li>Other recession indicators include rising unemployment, fa… more…

VCs say that these 29 companies are the top startups in the booming big data industry
Business Insider

<ul> <li>Companies have a growing need for tools to help them store, analyze, and manage massive amounts of data.</li> <li>Business Insider asked venture capitalists to name the top startups in the big data space — including ones that they have no relationshi… more…

Don't Miss This Sale on Rosetta Stone, 12-Minute Book Summaries, and More Apps
Entrepreneur

Be productive while social distancing with these apps. more…

A Brief History of Productivity: How Getting Stuff Done Became an Industry
Hubspot.com

Anyone who’s ever been a teenager is likely familiar with the question, "Why aren’t you doing something productive?” If only I knew, as an angsty 15-year-old, what I know after conducting the research for this article. If only I could respond to my parents wi… more…

The fear of robots displacing workers has returned
The Economist

But do not expect tech-induced lay-offs just yet more…

Using Facebook Live to Quickly Create Content
Socialmediaexaminer.com

Need to create more content but don’t have a lot of time? Have you considered using Facebook Live to speed up your content creation process? To explore how to use Facebook Live to quickly create content, I interview Ian Anderson Gray on the Social Media Marke… more…

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Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Facebook, Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
21Vianet Group, Inc.
51job, Inc.
ANGI Homeservices Inc.
Baidu, Inc.
Blucora, Inc.
Brightcove Inc.
BroadVision, Inc.
Changyou.com Limited
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd.
CoStar Group, Inc.
Criteo S.A.
CYREN Ltd.
Determine, Inc.
Digital Turbine, Inc.
eGain Corporation
Glu Mobile Inc.
Great Elm Capital Group, Inc.
IAC/InterActiveCorp
Internap Corporation
Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.
iPass Inc.
j2 Global, Inc.
Limelight Networks, Inc.
LivePerson, Inc.
LogMein, Inc.
Marchex, Inc.
Match Group, Inc.
MercadoLibre, Inc.
MicroStrategy Incorporated
MIND C.T.I. Ltd.
MINDBODY, Inc.
Momo Inc.
Moxian, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NIC Inc.
Perion Network Ltd
PFSweb, Inc.
Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
SharpSpring, Inc.
Sify Technologies Limited
Sina Corporation
SITO Mobile, Ltd.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Stamps.com Inc.
support.com, Inc.
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
The Meet Group Inc.
trivago N.V.
TrueCar, Inc.
Tucows Inc.
Weibo Corporation
Wix.com Ltd.
Xunlei Limited
Yandex N.V.
YY Inc.
Zix Corporation
Zynga Inc.
Twitter, Inc.
Snap Inc. (SNAP)
500.com Limited (WBAI)
Pandora Media, Inc. (P)
GoDaddy Inc. (GDDY)
Shutterstock, Inc. (SSTK)
Autohome Inc. (ATHM)
Bitauto Holdings Limited American Depositary Shares (each representing one)
Cars.com Inc.
China Online Education Group American depositary shares each representing 15 Class A
DHI Group Inc.
Renren Inc. American Depositary Shares each representing fifteen Class A
The Rubicon Project Inc.
Sea Limited American Depositary Shares each representing one Class A
Fang Holdings Limited American Depositary Shares (Each representing Four Class A HK$1.00 par value)
Steel Connect Inc.
VirnetX Holding Corp
58.com Inc. American Depositary Shares each representing 2 Class A
China Rapid Finance Limited American Depositary Shares each representing one Class A
Yelp Inc.
Yirendai Ltd. American Depositary Shares each representing two