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Zendesk Falls Short in Some International Markets
Customer *service* software provider Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) reported its second-quarter results after the market closed on July 30. Growth in some international…
Jul 31, 2019 23:53 UTC Markets Read More

Fitbit's Versa Lite sales were 'weaker than expected'
Fitbit's smartwatch-fueled recovery just hit a setback. The wearable maker reported that its smartwatch revenue dropped 27 percent year-over-year in the second…
Jul 31, 2019 23:47 UTC Business Read More

"I accept responsibility"; Former Blackjewel CEO apologizes in letter to employees
The former CEO of Blackjewel LLC posted a letter to employees after bankruptcy left coal miners without paychecks for weeks.
Jul 31, 2019 23:43 UTC Business Read More

What follows the iPhone? Apple accessories might hold the answer
Apple's accessories might hold clues about what comes after the iPhone.
Jul 31, 2019 23:35 UTC Business Read More

Sony to raise PS5 cost thanks to U.S. tariffs
Sony plans to raise all console prices to offset U.S. tariff hit.
Jul 31, 2019 23:31 UTC Technology Read More

Netflix Physical Activity Tracker Being Tested on Android Phones
A Netflix physical activity tracker is being tested on Android users to "see how [it] can improve video playback quality when a member is on the go."
Jul 31, 2019 23:30 UTC Technology Read More

You'll get "nowhere near" the full $125 from Equifax, the FTC says
So many people are seeking cash payments from Equifax following its disastrous 2017 data breach, there may not be enough claims money for everyone to…
Jul 31, 2019 23:23 UTC Business Read More

Dunkin, Square earnings — What to know in markets Thursday
Thursday will be another busy day filled with corporate earnings. Two names that investors will be paying attention to include Dunkin' ahead of the opening bell…
Jul 31, 2019 23:22 UTC Markets Read More

T-Mobile, Sprint argue over state AGs’ lawsuit financing as EFF comes out against merger
Last week was big for T-Mobile and Sprint, as their merger got approval from the Department of Justice. There's still another big hurdle for the deal to clear…
Jul 31, 2019 23:22 UTC Business Read More

Microsoft’s new Mac vs. PC ad gets a guy named ‘Mac Book’ to diss Apple
Apple and Microsoft have a storied history of duking it out on TV, often cleverly sniping at each other in a series of iconic Mac vs. PC ads. But Microsoft's latest…
Jul 31, 2019 23:15 UTC Technology Read More

ByteDance upgrades AI tool to identify vulgar content on news app Jinri Toutiao
ByteDance, the world's most valuable technology start-up, has launched an updated artificial intelligence (AI) tool to better identify violent and sexual *content* on…
Jul 31, 2019 23:15 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Cryptographic ICE Cube tests orbital cybersecurity protocols aboard the ISS
Encryption in space can be tricky. Even if you do everything right, a cosmic ray might come along and flip a bit, sabotaging the whole secure protocol. If you can't…
Jul 31, 2019 23:12 UTC Technology Read More

Russia just completed a particularly speedy resupply run to the International Space Station
It was just a few days ago that SpaceX shot one of its Dragon cargo ships into space, and it was packed with supplies for the crew of the International Space…
Jul 31, 2019 23:06 UTC Science Read More

Patent agencies challenged to accept AI inventor
At first glance, there is nothing special about two particular patent applications filed with agencies around the world this week: the first for a food container; the…
Jul 31, 2019 23:01 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Leak: Samsung might bring back its Active line of smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy Active is reportedly a re-purposed version of the Galaxy S9. That means the phone will be marketed to agencies and other organizations.
Jul 31, 2019 23:01 UTC Gadgets Read More

Parkinson's sufferer had to 'crawl' through Heathrow security
A man with Parkinson's said that he “almost had to crawl” through security at Heathrow airport after a flight delay left him without medication, affecting his mobility…
Jul 31, 2019 23:00 UTC Health Read More

Bizarre Star Found Hurtling Out of Our Galaxy Centre Is Fastest of Its Kind Ever Seen
Astronomers have discovered a new main sequence star that's the fastest of its kind ever found in the Milky Way. It's hurtling through the galaxy at an…
Jul 31, 2019 22:57 UTC Science Read More

Actually Interesting: A machine can make decisions, but can it ever understand why?
In the second episode of Actually Interesting, The Spinoff's new monthly podcast exploring the effect AI has on our lives, Russell Brown explores how aware…
Jul 31, 2019 22:44 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Key Amazon Exec Who Oversees Video Streaming Taking Leave Of Absence
Jeff Blackburn, who as Amazon's SVP Business and Corporate Development is the key executive overseeing the company's streaming *service* and is seen as…
Jul 31, 2019 22:37 UTC Business Read More

The jobs market is hot, but 2 areas bear watching
Economists expect the U.S. labor market to remain strong in the face of global headwinds — but warn that small business jobs and wage growth bear watching.
Jul 31, 2019 22:29 UTC Markets Read More

Xiaomi about to overtake Apple as 3rd largest smartphone company
Apple's share price was up sharply yesterday on middling revenue growth of 1%, but it is certainly not due to the performance of their smartphone division.
Jul 31, 2019 22:19 UTC Gadgets Read More

Dow Jones Futures: Fed, Apple Teach Stock Market Rally Lessons; Twilio, Qualcomm Move On Earnings
Dow Jones futures: The stock market rally and Apple stock breakout fizzled on the Fed rate cut outlook. But Wednesday's action taught key investing lessons.
Jul 31, 2019 22:17 UTC Markets Read More

Dow Jones Futures: Fed, Apple Teach Stock Market Rally Lessons; Twilio, Qualcomm Move On Earnings
Dow Jones futures fell late Wednesday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. Fed chief Jerome Powell didn't signal more Fed rate cuts, triggering…
Jul 31, 2019 22:16 UTC Business Read More



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