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8/17/2018

Chip maker Arm is looking beyond its dominance in mobile devices and the internet of things and taking aim at laptops. Arm has laid out a two-year road map and the company compares its next-generation chip architectures to those of Intel's Core 15 processors.

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8/17/2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai told staff developing a search engine for China fits with the company's mission but said Google is nowhere near launching such a product. That's according to a transcript obtained by Reuters in which Pichai said the China situation remains "very unclear."

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8/17/2018

WhatsApp users storing old messages will no longer have to count those data against their Google Drive storage as of November. Backups will be free thanks to a deal WhatsApp secured with Google.

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8/17/2018

Google is adding expandable snippets to its search query results that can be quickly enlarged to offer additional information. "These new panels are automatically generated based on our understanding of these topics from content on the web," Google said.

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8/16/2018

Google has announced a new section in its biannual transparency report that details who has purchased political ads on its platform and how much money has been spent. Facebook and Twitter have already made similar moves to appease US regulators.

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8/16/2018

Connected TV will reach a majority of American consumers this year, but ad spend on the platform remains minimal for the present, according to Tru Optik. The total spend for 2018 is estimated at $8.2 billion, but that's up 75% from 2017, and strong growth is predicted over the next two years.

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8/16/2018

The popularity of tablets and laptops is enduring with a presence in as many as 7 in 10 households in developed countries, according to Strategic Analytics. Sales are expected to rise in developing countries and in developed ones where users want to upgrade, the report found.

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8/16/2018

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the platform is testing features intended to dilute the spread of fake news and hate speech by promoting alternative opinions and factual context in feeds to prevent "echo chambers." He also indicated the company is open to revamping Twitter's design, including the display of follower counts and the use of "like" buttons, and would consider labeling automated accounts as bots.

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8/16/2018

Both emerging and traditional brands can attract new audiences on social by integrating their apps with social sites so users can easily share their brand-related experiences and by telling inspirational stories that social users love to share, writes Mary Long. "[U]nsung stories can be spread far beyond their origins" on social, she writes.

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8/16/2018

Square says it has reduced its chip card transaction time to two seconds, a crucial factor in consumer acceptance of the technology. That's less than half the 4.2-second average of just two years ago.

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