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Microsoft to shutter Skype’s London HQ, lay off 400 employees

The move means approximately 400 people will lose their jobs, as the company made the decision to unify some engineering positions.
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Porch expands home services partners to compete with amazon

The company announced a deal resulting in a partnership with Rejuvenation, a home goods store, to offer assembly home services to retail customers..
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Report of leaked emails suggests sexist work environment at Apple

A new report highlights incidents of sexist workplace culture for women.
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HP gets fresh with new versions of its ProBook 400 series of business laptops

On Thursday, HP refreshed its line of ProBook 400 series of laptops that consists of five models. They now come with seventh-generation AMD and Intel CPUs.

Tesla’s giant battery in SoCal will power 2,500 homes or 1,000 cars a day

Tesla was commissioned to build a giant power storage facility in southern California to power 2,500 homes for a day, or charge 1,000 cars.
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Can you do an Elon Musk impression? An oil exec tried, and Musk is now suing him

An oil executive at Quest Integrity Group tried to impersonate Elon Musk to gain inside information, and Musk is now suing.
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Amazon Prime, the gift that keeps giving, now includes free Audible content

Sweetening an already sweet pot, Amazon just added free Audible audiobooks, podcasts, and other content for Amazon Prime members.
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Self-driving shopping carts may one day make their way to a Walmart near you

The U.S. Patent Office recently awarded giant retailer Walmart a patent outlining movable containers, detachable motors, and a circuit control system.
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Google has a little-known project that identifies, works with promising startups

Google wants to stay on the cutting edge of technology, and is doing so through a project called Project Sand Hill, which tracks tomorrow's hot startups.
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Samsung, LG are going to court as defendants over an alleged anti-poaching agreement

Samsung and LG are heading to court over an alleged anti-poaching agreement between the two companies.

Twitter shares continue to plummet as investors push for takeover

With many anticipating an eventual sale of Twitter to a larger firm, news from Thursday’s board meeting pushed those predictions aside for the time being.
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Siri inventor calls tech behind Amazon’s Alexa ‘incomplete’

Voice assistants have come far,, but the man behind much of Siri’s technology is now taking issue with Amazon’s Alexa, calling the concept “incomplete.”
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Google Fiber is one step closer to reality in Nashville, despite AT&T’s objections

Despite objections from the likes of Comcast and AT&T, Nashville's Metro Council has advanced its proposal to bring Google Fiber to the city.

Report reveals Apple trademark filings for 'AirPods,' 'Iris Engine'

An exhaustive report has revealed a number of previously undisclosed Apple trademarks, including several which refer to "AirPods" and an "Iris Engine."
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Skype Teams emerges as Microsoft's answer to team-based chat tool Slack

Microsoft's plans to create a Slack competitor has surfaced in the form of Skype Teams, a team-based collaboration tool for chatting with co-workers online.
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Walmart is cutting 7,000 jobs due to automation, and it’s not alone

Walmart is planning on cutting 7,000 jobs as a result of automation.
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Uber drivers get free access to rideshare driver expense tracker

Stride Drive helps Uber drivers manage business expenses to reduce income taxes. Uber partnered with Stride Health to offer the app free to its drivers.
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Google is building up its smart home division with Nest employees

Alphabet is restructuring Nest once again -- according to recent reports, dozens of Nest employees will be heading to Google.
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VMware is serving up free upgrades to its personal desktop virtualization tools

VMware has unleashed free updates to its Fusion and Workstation software tools. All four now support Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Windows Server 2016.
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Some of the biggest names in tech just signed the Equal Pay Pledge

Late last week, 29 more companies joined the White House's Equal Pay Pledge, promising to do their part to close the gender pay gap.
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Crickets hit the plates as the latest Silicon Valley snacking trend

Employees of tech companies in Silicon Valley have taken to snacking on crickets at work as means to absorb protein efficiently, while helping the earth.

Uber has already lost nearly $1.3 billion this year

It may be one of the most ubiquitous companies around, but that doesn't mean Uber is doing all that...well. It's lost $1.3 billion this year.

Tesla just moved one step closer to SolarCity acquisition

The FTC has approved the Tesla SolarCity Acquisition. There are more steps to go in the process, but the FTC has ruled out antitrust concerns.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is now more than $100 million richer

Tim Cook has unlocked over $100 million worth of Apple shares after serving as the company CEO for five years. He may even earn more in performance bonuses.
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No steering wheel, no pedals, no driver: Ford's autonomous car is coming in 2021

Ford announced that it will produce a fully autonomous car for ridesharing companies in 2021.
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Rwandan entrepreneur uses solar phone-charging carts to create jobs in Africa

African Renewable Energy Distributor uses solar phone-charging kiosks in Rwanda to provide jobs and help smartphone users with no access to electricity.
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Most companies slow to adopt new business tech even when it can help

Several barriers slow implementation of technology trends, even when top executives recognize the new tech could help the bottom line.
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Skully’s founders allegedly wasted millions, ripping off Indiegogo backers

The smart helmet startup is now the subject of litigation by a former employee, who alleges the founders wildly squandered the funds.
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Watergate, Dieselgate, Mayogate? Undercover mayonnaise execs caught propping up product

Bloomberg exposes undercover Hampton Creek Just Mayo buying program before Silicon Valley-targeted investment round. The company claims quality control.
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Airbnb valued at $30 billion after $850 million in new funding round

Home-sharing company Airbnb has raised $850 million in a round of funding, bringing the startup-turned-vacation superpower's valuation to $30 billion.
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Google's Self-Driving Car CTO is Leaving the Company

Chris Urmson said in a post on Medium that “1.8 million miles of autonomous driving later,” the time is right to “step down and find my next adventure.”
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Walmart buys in a move that ups the ante against Amazon

It's official -- Walmart is going to pay $3.3 billion, $3 billion of which will be in cash, to purchase the entire online operation of retailer
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Victory is fleeting: Judge voids patent troll’s $626M victory against Apple

VirtnetX's $626 million patent infringement victory over Apple was short-lived, as the judge in the trial ordered a retrial for September.
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Uber and Didi look to continue their ride-sharing war legally, thanks to new Chinese regulations

Even though Uber and Didi have been butting heads in China, the two ride-sharing services look to do so legally, if reported new rules are to be believed.