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For the first time, Google beat Apple in PC sales — and that's really bad news for Microsoft (MSFT, GOOG)

Today, two very important things happened for the future of the PC as we know it. First: For the first time ever, low-cost Google Chromebook laptops outsold Apple's Macs during the most recent quarter, analyst firm IDC tells The Verge. Manufacturers...Show More Summary

A Google programmer drew a cartoon that perfectly encapsulates its confusing product names (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is a very smart company that is good at lots of things. Branding is not necessarily one of them. There's Google Home, a new home appliance that runs a separate product called Google Assistant. There's the new Google Allo and Google...Show More Summary

Criminal hackers who locked computers and demanded ransoms suddenly apologize and unlock everything

In a surprising twist of events, the people who created TeslaCrypt, a kind of computer Trojan virus that locked certain Windows game files and demanded money to restore them, have closed up shop. More than that, when a security researcher...Show More Summary

The CEO of an Apple supplier just seemingly confirmed one of the biggest iPhone rumors (AAPL)

The CEO of Catcher Technology, a major Apple supplier, has seemingly confirmed a big iPhone rumor. The current word on the street is that the iPhone 7, expected this fall, is going to be fairly boring. Instead, the next exciting iPhone...Show More Summary

Salesforce wants to work a lot more closely with Amazon Web Services (CRM)

Salesforce's ties with Amazon Web Services are set to get a lot stronger. Salesforce President Keith Block said during the company's earnings call on Wednesday that he has a "great meeting of the minds" with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over...Show More Summary

Google is turning a harsh truth about Android into a strength (GOOG, GOOGL)

It's a cold, hard fact: Apple iPhone owners spend a lot more money on apps than people with phones running Google Android.  The net result is that it's increasingly uncommon to find a developer who only works with Android. The massive...Show More Summary

This is the 'Genius Grove' that will replace Genius Bars in Apple Stores (AAPL)

Apple just unveiled a crazy new retail space in San Francisco. Step through its giant 42-foot glass doors, and you'll find a "Genius Grove" instead of a Genius Bar. The new Genius Grove is debuting in the SF Apple Store - replaces 'crowded,...Show More Summary

Google has a new plan to cripple the iPhone app store model and rule the mobile world

At Google's annual developer's conference on Wednesday the company previewed a lot of new tech. One thing it showed off was something called Android Instant Apps. While Android Instant didn't turn heads like Google's new home automation...Show More Summary

This terrifying short film shows how overwhelming the world could become with 'augmented reality'

When companies like Microsoft and the mysterious Magic Leap present their visions for augmented reality, it is like dreams coming true. But on the internet, dreams have a funny way of becoming nightmares — ad-filled, overwhelming nightmares. Designer...Show More Summary

NASA’s Mars rover has measured something in the air that scientists can’t explain

NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars, which is usually produced by living organisms on Earth. Produced by Emma Fierberg. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig. Follow BI Video: On Twitter     Join the conversation about this story »

More than 25% of all people book travel through mobile devices (EXPE, PCLN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. People are increasingly taking out their smartphones and other mobile devices in order to book vacations,Show More Summary

Crazy and spooky stories from people who ventured into the secret websites of the internet

The "dark web" is a hidden corner of the internet that is the home to many things people want to keep in the shadows: drugs, counterfeits, stolen items, and so on. But there are also far stranger elements. A popular thread on RedditShow More Summary

Google is smashing Android and Chrome together and it’s awesome (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google just took a big step to unite its two operating systems, Chrome and Android, and it's great news for users. The company is bringing its mobile OS Android app store, Play, to Chrome OS, the software that runs on its ChromebookShow More Summary

Amazon is dominating the world's biggest film festival — here are its acclaimed new movies

Though it's been a quiet year for sales at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Amazon Studios has stood out for not just nabbing the few titles for the taking, but also showcasing movies the company itself brought to the fest. The streaming...Show More Summary

Microsoft is building a ‘concierge’ bot that acts like your personal assistant (MSFT)

Microsoft is building a Bing Concierge Bot — a new bot for messaging apps like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger which " does what a human assistant would do," according to a job posting for a software engineer. Much like the just-announced...Show More Summary

Mysterious electric car startup Faraday Future hints at future plans

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Faraday Future is an electric car startup that remains shrouded in mystery. The company has provided almost no information on the type of car it plans to build or when consumers will be able to purchase its first vehicle. Show More Summary

Google is out of original ideas (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google kicked off I/O, its biggest event of the year, on Wednesday. And yet, not a single product announced was new. At I/O, we saw Google chasing the trends of the moment instead of leaving us with the feeling that it has anything original...Show More Summary

How one of Google's ambitious new projects is 'breaking' app creators' worlds — in a good way (GOOG, GOOGL)

Amid Google's splashy demos of its smart speaker and slick new video app at its IO conference on Wednesday, the company tucked a quick preview that could have bigger implications for app creators than anything else it debuted on stage:  Android...Show More Summary

The truth about whether 'coding bootcamps' that can get graduates $100,000 exit salaries actually prepare you to be a programmer

“Coding bootcamps” have earned friends in high places, including President Obama, who called them a ticket to the middle class. These programs are designed to take in students with minimal coding knowledge and shoot them back out a few months later as employable software engineers. Show More Summary

A 'more approachable' VC fund has raised $150 million to invest in European tech startups

Venture capital fund has raised $150 million (£102 million) to invest in early-stage technology startups. The company, founded in 1998, has already invested over $1 billion (£680 million) in 170 companies around the worldShow More Summary

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