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Google Shift

The massive Google shift you probably haven't noticed

Google is quietly repositioning the very foundation of its business — and if you aren't watching closely, this monumental move might be easy to miss.

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Former Mozilla exec alleges Google torpedoed Firefox with 'oops' excuses

Johnathan Nightingale – a one-time Firefox V.P. – weighed in on working with Google in a series of tweets, prompted by a controversial "smart city" plan from Alphabet for Nightingale's hometown of Toronto.

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Coming soon: A token taxonomy to define the world of blockchain

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is calling on businesses to collaborate on standards that describe digital currencies and other assets for business use so they work across platforms, regardless of the type of blockchain involved.

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Apple settles with Qualcomm - the 5G iPhone looks more real (u)

Apple and Qualcomm have reached a settlement that means both sides can work together, at least for the next six years.

LG Upgrade Letdown

LG's revolutionary upgrade letdown

Congratulations, LG! You set out to make your mark on the realm of Android upgrades — and one year later, you've certainly earned the right to recognition.

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Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, but it’s still too early to install the April crop

The blue-screen-inducing behavior in Sophos and Avast antivirus products has been addressed by emergency new versions. Avira, oddly, has yanked its advisories, but there’s no announced all-clear. In all cases, it’s still much too...

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Google's Chromium browser explained

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience....

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Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

The new tools enable mobile-based options for employees to sign into corporate applications or create self-sovereign identities, access to which they control.

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Microsoft surrenders control over Windows 10 upgrades: What you need to know

It's not easy keeping track of all the upgrade timing changes Microsoft keeps rolling out. And now, there's a new one: 'Download and install now.' Here's what that means.

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Google boosts G Suite with collaboration, AI, integration features

At this week’s Google Cloud Next conference, Google signaled its intentions for G Suite with a host of enhancements across the office suite.

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Tech event calendar 2019: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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This month’s Windows patching debacle gradually comes into focus

April 2019 Windows patches wreaked havoc on many PCs, with crashes linked to Sophos, Avast and Avira products and debilitating slowdown reports on Win10 1809 machines. Who’s testing this stuff? Ends up the answer isn’t all that...

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Visa and Coinbase team up to create crypto-backed debit card

Visa and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase have created a debit card that will allow users to make purchases tied directly to their crypto wallets.

Gmail Alternative Android Email Apps

Gmail, G-meh: 4 alternative Android email apps, evaluated

Still mourning Inbox? Or just itching for something different? These alternative Android email apps might be worth exploring.

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Atlassian’s Confluence gets more powerful analytics

Behind the major overhaul of Confluence, Atlassian hopes for wider business adoption outside of its software dev origins. The company also announced it has bought Good Software.

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Microsoft previews 'full-Chromium' Edge for the first time

Windows 10 users running the 64-bit edition of the OS now have access to two different "builds" of the still-under-construction browser.

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Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

Blockchain has the potential to eliminate routine tasks for finance and tax teams, but most back-office executives aren't even considering the technology, according to a KPMG survey.

Agile Development

Atlassian targets agile development at scale with Jira Align

The company has incorporated AgileCraft’s software into its portfolio to help companies better handle large-scale agile software development projects.

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