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"Here's Why Apple's HomePod Will Crush the Amazon Echo and Google Home Over Time: Apple has a tendency of playing catch-up to rivals and then beating them." TheStreet 8:17 AM
"Will Consumers Pay $1,000 or More for a New iPhone?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:13 AM
"L.A. Times writer takes down Iowa's Apple deal" ["Michael Hiltzik argues that Iowa leaders, as in other states, agreed to a lopsided deal because of the 'high-tech luster' Apple offers. He points out that the data center will only hire 50 people — adding up to $4.16 million per job, he says. 'The message it sends is that Iowa, like its 'Silicon Prairie' neighbors, is for sale, and cheap,' he writes."] Des Moines Register 8:37 AM
"Why smartwatches failed: Major smartwatch makers — Apple, Samsung and others — rushed into the market before the technology was ready and didn't focus on the enterprise first." Computerworld 8/26
"New Apple SUVs With Expansive Autonomous Driving LIDAR Setup Spotted on the Road" MacRumors 8/26
"Apple's Wrong Turn: The self-driving car was a dead end. The company's future is Siri." Slate 8/26
"Where Did Apple TV Games Go Wrong? Developers hold out hope for a bonus round, and offer Apple some advice on how to level up." Fast Company 8/26
"Apple Shares Surge 47% in Past Year, Pulling Away From Other Tech Giants, as Market Cap Hits $825 Billion" 24/7 Wall St. 8/26
"Why AR powered smart glasses might be Apple's next big money maker" BGR 8/26
"AI and the continuous delivery model are the future of software development" The Next Web 8:30 AM
"Robots Stole My Job: Will Human Transcribers Be Replaced by Microsoft's Newest Speech Recognition System?" Wall Street Pit 8:41 AM
"Microsoft eyes late-stage start-ups: Microsoft is changing its strategy to engage with start-ups in India. The company, which unveiled its accelerator in Bengaluru five years ago to support early-stage firms, is now betting big on late-stage start-ups. The software major is helping these companies scale up, win key deals and go global." The Hindu 8:47 AM
"What next for Infosys, Microsoft and Google?" Khaleej Times 8:41 AM
"Intel's New 8th Gen Core Processors Will Deliver Major Notebook Performance Gains By Doubling Cores" Forbes 2:08 PM
"Intel Core i7-8700K 6-Core Coffee Lake And i5-8400K CPUs Bust-Out In SiSoft Sandra Benchmark Results" HotHardware 6:46 PM
"Can Networking Chips Revive Intel's Start-Up Mojo? The semiconductor pioneer has seen major business lines stagnate. But the advent of 5G wireless may spur demand for its networking chips." Barron's 8/26
"Why Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google Are Flocking to Iowa: Iowa is quietly becoming a mini-Silicon Valley." TheStreet 8/26
"Microsoft is making a blockchain that's fit for business" TechRadar UK 8/26
"Microsoft ready to take 50mn SMBs on 'intelligent' Cloud" IANS 8/26
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