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Second Life Mac adds four to staff
Sep 10, 2019 10:07 AM
Apple equipment buyback company Second Life Mac has added four executives with nearly 55 combined years of experience at Apple, Inc. to its procurement team.
Why Apple's newest iPhones might not generate the buzz of years past
By Reed Albergotti and Andrew Van Dam
Sep 9, 2019 9:31 AM
Last year's iPhone launches attracted about a quarter of the attention these Apple events did in the heyday of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. What happened?
Google is always listening. Now it's watching, too, with the Nest Hub Max.
By Geoffrey A. Fowler
Sep 9, 2019 9:29 AM
The new Nest Hub Max, a smart speaker with a camera, lets Google's Assistant AI use facial recognition on your family. Should you welcome it home?
Why Apple is borrowing $7B While sitting on a $200B cash pile
Sep 8, 2019 6:00 AM
With investment-grade bond yields hovering near record lows, it's tempting even for Apple -- with more than $200 billion of cash and investment securities on its books -- to see what investors will lend it.
Young adults use their phones 6 hours a day but barely touch their news apps, study shows
Sep 7, 2019 6:09 AM
According to researchers, young adults, and particularly those raised as "digital natives" as part of Generation Z (ages 18 to 24), have high expectations for a "flawless, seamless, personalized online experience" that news organizations are not often able to provide.
Analysis: Era of iPhone 'super cycles' is gone, even for 5g
Sep 7, 2019 6:18 AM
For many people, a smartphone is a boring necessity like a refrigerator. It's something that gets replaced when it breaks or there's a big life change.
Viral Chinese app replaces your face with Leonardo DiCaprio's in 'deepfake' videos
Marie C. Baca
Sep 7, 2019 6:00 AM
While photoshopping has long made images susceptible to realistic-looking changes, deepfake videos are the latest frontier for manipulation as technology advances.
TomTom maps out revamp with bet on self-driving cars
Sep 7, 2019 6:10 AM
"We used to make maps for humans, but now we make maps for robots," said Alain De Taeye, member of TomTom's management board.
An AI first: Voice-mimicking software reportedly used in a major theft
Sep 7, 2019 6:15 AM
Thieves used voice-mimicking software to imitate a company executive's speech and dupe his subordinate into sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to a secret account, the company's insurer said, in a remarkable case that some researchers are calling one of the world's first publicly reported artificial-intelligence heists.
How YouTube is changing what it shows kids
By RACHEL LERMAN and MATT O'BRIEN
Sep 7, 2019 6:22 AM
Some of the new responsibilities will be on video creators themselves, as they will have to label videos that are geared toward kids under 13.
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Co-working space or office lease? The bottom line isn't just money
The popularity of co-working arrangements over traditional office leases continues to grow, and it's easy to see why. They're more flexible, require much less planning, and offer substantial cost savings on both space and services. No wonder today's millennial workforce loves them. What's not to like? Plenty, argue attorneys Scott Hargadon and Holly Eubanks, specialists in leasing law at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, a leading Chicago area commercial real estate law firm. Beneath the seemingly obvious benefits, the two point out, lurks a quagmire of potentially costly risks, due largely to a lack of well-defined rights and regulations.
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This summer saw some business-critical legislation become laws. Updates are provided here on two new laws,
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