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Microsoft Revamps Its Global Sales Team

Microsoft Corp. reorganized its global sales group Monday to focus on cloud services, and a person familiar with the plans said the move will lead to layoffs in the thousands.

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Facebook beats privacy lawsuit in U.S. over user tracking

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's latest maneuver in a sweeping crackdown on internet content has sent a chill through a diverse community of filmmakers, bloggers, media and educators who fear their sites could be shut down as Beijing tightens control. Over the last month, Chinese regulators have closed celebrity gossip websites, restricted what video people can post and suspended online streaming, all on grounds of inappropriate content.

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Kanye West is reportedly leaving Tidal because the company owes him money

Kanye West has terminated his contract with Tidal, TMZ reports . West claims that Jay Z’s streaming service owes him upwards of $3 million and is in breach of contract, according to TMZ’s sources. Through his lawyers, West has terminated his contract with Tidal, while the company apparently refuses to recognize that termination.

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Tesla shares rev up as Model 3 deliveries to start in July

Tesla Inc's ( TSLA.O ) shares were up 3 percent in premarket trading on Monday after the luxury electric-car maker said it would deliver its mass-market Model 3 sedan to first 30 customers on July 28.

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$28B network consulting market becoming more efficient - TechRepublic

The report explains many things that such companies are doing well: "A key worldwide finding is that network consulting providers are generally quite capable with the delivery of critical capabilities by providing the required spectrum of consulting services, leveraging resources appropriately, and integrating processes and toolsets into the engagement. They are also investing in tools and technologies to help clients identify and implement options for growth, expand into new markets/geographies, and innovate around the network for greater efficiency, competitive advantage, and business models," an IDC representative stated.

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US firms could get $10 per PC payout from DVD drive class-action settlement - TechRepublic

Firms and consumers may be eligible for a payout if they purchased a PC with a DVD drive, or a standalone DVD drive from April 2003 to December 2008, and were resident in a qualifying region. These regions are Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin.

7 Dave McClure Resigns from 500 Startups

500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure has resigned from the seed investment group after he acknowledged making sexual advances toward multiple women in work situations, a spokeswoman for the firm said.

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The Best PC Games of 2017

$59.99 %displayPrice% at %seller% Nier: Automata is an action-RPG developed by Platinum Games, the studio behind the Bayonetta games, and directed by Yoko Taro, the creator of the Drakengard series and the original Nier. Platinum Games' previous works excel on the gameplay front, but their stories are generally campy schlock. Taro's games, on the other hand, are brilliantly depressing stories tied together with weak gameplay. Nier: Automata is a marriage of Platinum Games' intense action combat and Taro's wacky, yet somber storytelling, and is easily one of the better games released in 2017, thanks to the hot android-on-robot combat. Unfortunately, Nier: Automata suffers from some technical issues. A lack of developer support compounds this, so you'll need to rely on fan-made patches if you want to get the very best performance out of the game.

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Microsoft delays its Windows 10 Timeline feature

Microsoft revealed its new Timeline feature of Windows 10 earlier this year, noting it would arrive in the upcoming Fall Creators Update. Timeline is designed to allow Windows 10 users to switch between multiple devices, including Android and iOS phones. While Windows 10 testers had expected to be trying out the feature in time for the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has confirmed it has delayed Timeline to its next major Windows 10 update.

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This is powered by a new 3-D sensor, added the people, who asked not to be identified discussing technology that's still in development. The company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, one of the people said. The sensor's speed and accuracy are focal points of the feature. It can scan a user's face and unlock the iPhone within a few hundred milliseconds, the person said. It is designed to work even if the device is laying flat on a table, rather than just close up to the face. The feature is still being tested and may not appear with the new device. However, the intent is for it to replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, according to the person.

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First Tesla Model 3 deliveries coming July 28 says Musk - Roadshow

That's according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who claims in a series of tweets that the "Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule." Musk says the company is expecting to build SN1 -- the first production Tesla Model 3 -- on Friday.

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Exclusive: Dave McClure resigns as general partner of 500 Startups funds

In April our management team learned of allegations related to inappropriate behavior by Dave McClure. We took the matter seriously and immediately initiated an internal investigation which resulted in the replacement of Mr. McClure by Christine Tsai as CEO. In May we held a company-wide all hands call and sent an email afterwards that same day notifying the team that Dave had stepped down from day-to-day management of 500. Throughout the CEO transition Mr. McClure remained at 500 to fulfill his legal responsibilities to the funds as a General Partner. Due to the sensitivity of personnel issues and the privacy of all involved, the investigation was kept confidential.

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Soon you might be able to unlock your iPhone with your face

The facial scanning feature would have to be better than those designed by Apple's rivals. Samsung's facial recognition feature, for example, can be fooled by a piece of paper. Apple's technology is advanced enough that it is fast and can work if the phone is lying flat on a table, according to the Bloomberg report.

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Online fraudsters find better pickings with phone and text scamming - TechRepublic

An Australian researcher has data to suggest cybercriminals are getting better results using phone calls and text messages for their scams than email. Find out why, and get tips for staying safe.

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New report claims iPhone 8 won’t feature fingerprint sensor in display

The iPhone rumor mill has been ping-ponging back and forth between two possible concepts for the upcoming iPhone 8 for a while now, centered around where Apple is placing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor for its next major smartphone. Given that the device is said to have a full, bezel-less design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8, there are two schools of thought. One says that Apple will follow conventional logic and simply place the fingerprint reader on the back of the device, and the other that claims that Apple has will integrate the reader directly into the OLED display .

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How to set up projects in Mavenlink - TechRepublic

Moira Alexander is the author of "LEAD or LAG: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership" and Founder & President of Lead-Her-Ship Group. She's also a project management and IT freelance columnist for various publications and a former contributor for the Price of Business Talk Radio 1110 KTEK (Home of Bloomberg Radio), Houston, TX. She has 20+ years in business (IS&T) and project management for small to large businesses in the US and Canada. To find out more about Moira, go to www.leadhershipgroup.biz.

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The Best Desktop Computers of 2017

Packing more power and flexibility than laptops, and more stylish designs than in the past, desktops are still an appealing option. Here are some of our recent favorites along with some free shopping advice.

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Could drone beehives solve delivery in tomorrow's cities?

Most of Amazon’s warehouses are located on the outskirts of cities and it would take too long for a drone to reach the city center before needing a refuel. The beehive removes this problem by placing the drones in the city, reducing the overall distance to customers.

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Motorola unveils new 360-degree camera Moto Mod

Motorola’s new camera also brings to mind Essential’s upcoming 360-degree camera, which attaches to the Essential Phone through a modular system that will likely be one of the biggest competitors to Motorola’s Mod system upon the phone's release in the next few weeks.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Details Model 3 Production Ramp

Tesla Inc. on Monday said its global sales rose 53% in the second quarter, meeting its goal to deliver at least 47,000 vehicles during the first half of the year before it begins producing a new sedan.

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How To Prep Your Grill for the Fourth of July

As tempting as it is to put it off for another day, it's best to clean your grills just after the last cook, once they've cooled, to prevent food and bacterial buildup. Give the cooking surface a vigorous once-over with the wire brush to knock off the bulk of the charred-on gunk, then drop it in the soapy tub for a few minutes to further soften any remaining char. Give the grills another scrubbing with the wire brush, rinse it with clean water, then either pat them down with some paper towels or hang them to dry. Once the grills are dry, coat them lightly with cooking spray or vegetable oil to prevent rust.

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Google’s DeepMind made illegal deal for health data, says UK watchdog

The contract was always clear that no private data would ever be shared with DeepMind’s parent company Google, which bought the firm in 2014. Neither would machine learning or AI tools be used to analyze this information. (Although DeepMind is involved in two separate deals with UK hospitals to develop AI-powered algorithms for improving cancer treatment and eye disease.)

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This $1,699 "secure PC" will self-destruct if tampered with

The palm-sized computer is security-focused from the ground up. It comes with several layers to put a stop to even the most ardent of hackers gaining access to a user's precious data. Not only do you need a password and a corresponding wireless keyfob just to turn on the puck-like PC, the processor goes to sleep and the USB and HDMI ports shut off whenever the keyfob moves out of range, stopping anyone from snooping in.

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These NES-style Switch controllers look great but cost a ton

Unfortunately, like all of ColorWare’s products, the NES Joy-Con controllers aren’t even a little bit affordable, with a $200 price tag that’s more than double the $80 retail price for a pair of Joy-Con. Still, if you’re miffed about missing out on an NES Classic, it’s still a cheaper way to get a retro-stylized Nintendo console than buying one on the grey market .

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Twitter burns Chris Christie over #beachgate photo

The New Jersey governor was photographed relaxing on the beaches he closed to everyone else, and the resulting jokes got a little hot.

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Let this Game of Thrones chatbot refresh your memory on what everyone’s up to

As Game of Thrones approaches its seventh year , it can be tricky to remember where we last saw our favorite characters, let alone the minor ones that have died along the way. And then there’s the general trivia, like the names of Daenerys’ dragons (all of which sound like futuristic tech companies). To help fans get ready for the new season, a London creative agency called Catch created the “GoTBot”— a Facebook chatbot that acts as a digital encyclopedia.

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Amazon and Google share prices were reported down more than 80% after test data went live

Headline price figures for Amazon and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, were displaying as down more than 80% as a result of the error, which emerged after US markets closed.

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How to use Instagram Stories like a pro

Instagram Stories generally provide a better, less perplexing user experience. Now if you’re a brand, the list of reasons why you should use Instagram Stories are endless. Most importantly, the amount of people you are likely to reach on Instagram is usually far greater than on Snapchat. Additionally, it provides another platform to make creative content, and ultimately drive to your goal, whether that’s to have someone buy clothes, read a blog post, or download a song. You also don’t get that ugly white square around your media like you do in Snapchat when you upload content from your camera roll, either. The ways to get creative on the platform are truly endless. It’s almost like a small TV channel for your brand where you can go to town with out-of-the-box concepts.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Details Model 3 Production Ramp

Tesla Inc. on Monday said its global sales rose 53% in the second quarter, meeting its goal to deliver at least 47,000 vehicles during the first half of the year before it begins producing a new sedan.

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Tesla says battery shortage hampered sales

Tesla (TSLA) delivered just over 22,000 vehicles in its second quarter. That marked a 53% increase over the same time last year, but the numbers only helped the company reach 47,100 deliveries in the first half of 2017.

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Ransomware could cost Microsoft billions in Windows 10 discounts for India http://tnw.me/gNt8pIo  pic.twitter.com/GDPqlCEBDk

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Best iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch Deals for 4th July

With the whole of the US celebrating the 4th of July, retailers are also taking this opportunity to offer some great deals on popular electronic items. And with Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch always being popular among customers, it is not surprising to see retailers offer some great deals and discounts on them.

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The War of the Spider-Man Homecoming Posters Rages On

And those are just a few of them. There are way more, some of which are okay, but many of which are not. Basically, Spider-Man Homecoming has struggling to find its identity on the walls of your local movie theaters. Thankfully, that soon won’t matter. Once people walk past these posters and into the theater, the movie doesn’t struggle at all. People seem to love it. We did.

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5 UX tips from Facebook's VP of Design @joulee http://tnw.me/uBYzacR  pic.twitter.com/uKZeOq224Q

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Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet tops the Surface’s keyboard game

It's also bundled with the slim ThinkPad Pen Pro stylus, an active capacitive pen with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. The stylus has right and left click buttons and is powered by an AAAA battery. In addition to a built-in fabric loop for storing the pen, Lenovo packages the tablet with a plastic stylus pen holder that fits into the tablet's full-size USB port, though it's a little clunky to use. Unless there's a slot built into the hardware itself, storing a stylus is always a hassle.

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Celebrate All Three Back to the Future Movies With This Delightful Triptych

Ian Glaubinger’s art is always fun, but these three pieces all capture the characters, the sets, and some famous props all with a signature colorful style.

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Will It Sous Vide?: Let's Pick Another Topic!

Creamed Corn: Apparently sous-vide corn-on-the-cob is good, but I think we should take it a step further and see how much flavor we can infuse into one of my all-time favorite side dishes.

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Silicon Valley investor admits he’s the creepy guy after all http://tnw.me/HJJbBaw  pic.twitter.com/oKzw6qfztY

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Microsoft is reportedly about to lay off 'thousands' of staff

An earlier report from Bloomberg also mentioned that a reorganisation was in the works, saying it would involve a shift towards added emphasis in Microsoft's cloud business. "The shifts will be some of the most significant in the sales force in years," it said.

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Reddit’s Vague But Funny Tutorials Teach You Nothing at All

Those who can, can’t always teach. When you’ve studied a skill for years, it can be hard to break down your steps and remember what new learners don’t know. Which is how you end up writing instructions like the above, which Reddit user kdesh titled “Step 1. Threaten the coconut with a machete” in a post on the subreddit /r/restofthefuckingowl .

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Germany Is Investigating Whether Facebook's Terms of Service Qualify As Extortion

For Facebook, ads are the source of its $27 billion in revenue. Sucking up as much data as possible on users is essential for it to precisely target those ads. The FCO is considering an argument that because Facebook is so pervasive, it doesn’t have a right to log certain private data. “Whoever doesn’t agree to the data use, gets locked out of the social network community,” Frederik Wiemer , a lawyer at Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek in Hamburg tells Bloomberg. “The fear of social isolation is exploited to get access to the complete surfing activities of users.” From an antitrust perspective, that could, theoretically, mean that a competitor is placed at a disadvantage because Facebook can ask for invasive permissions that the public wouldn’t agree to if not for the fear of being left out of the modern world. More data equals more power—with a huge headstart, company’s like Facebook could have a permanent seat at the head of the table.

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This weird simulator uses your sex, race and age to guess how you will die http://tnw.me/Ftd0GvK  pic.twitter.com/btFWpkHWLB

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Samsung's secret VR headset prototype has eye and hand tracking

A VR eye-tracking company called Visual Camp just spilled about a secret standalone VR headset prototype that Samsung showed at MWC in March behind closed doors, as spotted on Liliputing . It's labeled "Exynos VR III," to differentiate it from the Exynos VR II which presumably came before it. It's powered by a 10nm SoC with Mali G71 graphics — something that sounds a lot like the Exynos 9 Series chip . It's capable of powering dual "WQHD+" displays (2560 x 1440 or something close to that) at 90Hz, or one 4K display at 75Hz, although it’s unclear what screen is inside the headset in this picture. It's also enormous.

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Here's How the R-Rated Baby Driver Was Allowed to Use G-Rated Disney Footage

The payoff gets a huge laugh and then it’s over. But behind the scenes, there was much more to it. Using Pixar footage, and dialogue, in an R-rated movie is pretty rare. In fact, Disney (which owns Pixar) almost never lends their work to R-rated films, which is understandable for such a family-friendly brand. However, at a Q&A in Hollywood this weekend, Wright (who wrote and directed the movie) said it was Monsters Inc. director Pete Docter who thought the call back was so good, he personally asked Disney to allow it. And they did. He subsequently gets thanked in the credits.

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Donald Trump spent 1/5 of his presidency playing golf, according to least surprising report ever

Donald Trump spent 1/5 of his presidency playing golf, according to least surprising report ever

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First Engineering Hire (Full Stack) - HiOperator Jobs on AngelList

We provide on-demand customer support for SMEs with the goal of eventually automating most of this while keeping a human-in-the-loop. We have a strong social mission, hoping to give internet based service jobs to people living in US manufacturing hubs, and believe we can create over a million service jobs in under 10 years with our approach.

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Do Dogs Know They're Good Boys?

When we talk about loyalty, love and all these things, I personally do think they exist. I’ve seen vast differences in how my dog treats one person versus another person in the family. I can’t say exactly how we measure [a dog’s] love, but I can say one of the ways we can look at the relationship between a dog and a human is the reinforcement history. That could be through traditional training, it could be rewarding the dog with a cookie for sitting. But it could also be the fact that we like to cuddle at night—that’s reinforcing for both of us.

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54 Microsoft delays its Windows 10 Timeline feature
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56 Shure’s SE535 earphones are a little bit perfect
57 Employee email claims 500 Startups leadership delayed acknowledging McClure’s harassment, as new allegations surface
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65 China's Tencent to limit play time of top-grossing game for children
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68 Google Can Now Remove Leaked Medical Records From Search Results
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70 VC Dave McClure admits to being a 'creep,' reportedly resigns
71 Microsoft's cloud focus could mean yet more layoffs
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75 Volvo’s self-driving cars are having trouble recognizing kangaroos
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80 Programmers are having a big debate over the ethics of secretly automating their jobs and working a couple of hours a week
81 Winamp’s woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself
82 Russia behind GoldenEye ransomware attack, says Ukraine
83 Why the final 6 'Game of Thrones' episodes might end up feeling like a full season
84 You can save a packet with up to £490 off Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4
85 Google DeepMind's first deal with the NHS was illegal, UK data regulator rules
86 Samsung plans $18.6 billion South Korea investment amid chip boom
87 Fintechs seek slice of Brazil's small business loan market
88 British hospital trust failed to protect patient data in Google trial
89 Facebook fights U.S. gag order that it says chills free speech
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