Consumer Electronics
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6/27/2017

All you have to do is sign up to get access to a beta version of Apple's upcoming iOS 11. You just need an iPhone with a fingerprint sensor to be approved.

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Business Insider
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iPhone, Apple
6/27/2017

Updates to the Chrome browser being done on the Android O platform will allow for picture-in-picture support. The new version of Android is expected to be released with the new Pixel phones, which should be announced in the third quarter.

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Ubergizmo
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Android
6/27/2017

Trend Micro will debut a $100 million fund to target emerging technology, including technology based on the internet of things. In addition to getting funds, startups selected for the venture will be given access to Trend Micro's technology.

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ZDNet
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Trend Micro, IoT
6/27/2017

Nintendo will release the SNES Classic on Sept. 29 for $80, the company tweeted Monday. The console will include 21 built-in games, including a never-before-released game called "Star Fox 2."

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Engadget
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Nintendo, Twitter
6/27/2017

Mobile-based platforms for virtual reality are losing some ground with developers this year as they refocus their attention on higher-end systems, according to a survey by UBM Game Network. The study also found gaming and entertainment are the top categories developers are working on.

6/27/2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook explored the possibility of making a deeper penetration into India's vast market in discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Apple is seeking to open its own stores in India and is pursuing regulatory changes and tax concessions to build more iPhone plants there.

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Reuters
6/27/2017

Four internet powerhouses are joining forces to combat terrorist and extremist content online. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism brings together Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube with the goal of developing best practices and working with similar initiatives to deal with darker digital influences.

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Adweek
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Internet, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Microsoft
6/26/2017

Classic Sega games including "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Altered Beast," "Kid Chameleon," "Comix Zone" and "Phantasy Star II" will be released on mobile devices with the Sega Forever initiative. The company intends to release more than 1,000 games, with new releases anticipated every two weeks.

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Sega, mobile devices
6/26/2017

Mobile is transforming shopping, with the "Amazon effect" inviting product and price comparisons and posing an additional challenge. TPN's Joe Scartz recommends ways that marketers can turn mobile to their advantage and generate more sales for their brand.

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Forbes
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Amazon
6/26/2017

Every Sega game from every era is coming to both Android and iOS smartphones for free. The games will be released over time, beginning with titles like "Altered Beast," "Comix Zone," and the iconic Sega classic "Sonic the Hedgehog."

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Sega, iOS, Android