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Microsoft has figured out a stealthy way to get onto your Android smartphone (MSFT, GOOG)

Microsoft is trying to stealthily make its way onto your Android smartphone. The Redmond company has signed a deal with smartphone company Lenovo to have its Office apps pre-installed on its phones, along with Skype and OneDrive — making...Show More Summary

Microsoft acquired Genee, an AI startup that can help manage your life (MSFT)

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has acquired an AI startup called Genee for an undisclosed sum. The startup, founded in 2014, has built a platform that aims to help people manage their busy lives by acting as their virtual assistant...Show More Summary

Finally, an ad tech IPO! The Trade Desk has filed documents to go public

California-based ad tech company The Trade Desk plans to raise $86.3 million in its initial public offering The demand-side platform, which allows advertisers to buy online ads using automated technology, filed its S-1 document withShow More Summary

We found Amazon's secret drone testing site hidden in the English countryside (AMZN)

Amazon's delivery drones are being put through their paces at a secret location in the heart of the English countryside. Daniel Buchmueller, the cofounder of Prime Air, Amazon's drone business, told journalists at a press event last month that Amazon's largest outdoor drone test site was somewhere in the UK. Show More Summary

Fox News is a 'sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult,' ex-presenter Andrea Tantaros alleges in lawsuit (FOXA)

Fox News is a "sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult," ex-presenter Andrea Tantaros has claimed in a lawsuit against her former employer. The New York Times reports that Tantaros launched legal proceedings against Fox News on Monday,...Show More Summary

An ex-Uber employee is going after the $37 billion device upgrade market with his new startup

If you're one of those people who constantly needs the newest version of everything in your hands then this startup could be one to keep an eye on. The startup,, works out how much your current device will be worth at the time you want to upgrade and deducts that figure from the anticipated RRP of the new device. Show More Summary

This app wants to help you understand why people aren't responding to your emails

Boomerang, the app that focuses on email productivity, just launched a new tool for people who struggle with getting people to respond to email. It's called Respondable, and it gives Boomerang users insight into how likely their emails...Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (AMZN, AAPL, GOOG)

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Google has launched Android Nougat, the next version of its mobile operating system. It is out of beta, and starting to roll out to Nexus smartphones. 2. Gawker has closed. Show More Summary

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday. 1. The FBI found nearly 15,000 more undisclosed emails sent or received by Hillary Clinton on her private home server. The emails could become public just before November's presidential election. 2. Show More Summary

T-Mobile One may breach net neutrality rules (TMUS)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. T-Mobile’s newest unlimited talk, text, and data plan, T-Mobile One, could potentially breach US net...Show More Summary

Pokémon Go just got an update that adds a lot more strategy to collecting Pokémon

A new update to Pokémon Go rolling out to players on Android and iPhone should bring a lot more depth to the game. The number-one new feature in the update, per a Facebook message from the game's developers: " Implemented Pokémon Appraisal:...Show More Summary

Lyft President: We were never looking to sell our business and we're not for sale

Lyft President John Zimmer blasted reports that the ride-hailing company is shopping itself around, disputing a series of recent news stories saying that Lyft had failed to find a buyer after talking to six different companies. "Lyft...Show More Summary

Google's app-install ad business hits growth spurt (GOOG, GOOGL)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Google has seen massive growth in its app-install ad business since April, putting the tech giant on...Show More Summary

Amazon is planning a cheaper music streaming service that only works with the Echo (AMZN)

Amazon is developing a new music streaming service that will be half the price of rival offerings like Spotify, but which will only work on the company's internet-connected Echo speaker, according to a report by Recode's Peter Kafka. The...Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey has a YouTube channel that no one is watching

You wouldn't think it would be possible for someone like Matthew McConaughey to go unnoticed anywhere, but the "True Detective" and "Interstellar" actor has been posting videos on YouTube for a year and isn't getting many views. McConaughey...Show More Summary

I used CarPlay for a week and now all I want from my next car is Apple software (AAPL)

Apple might be secretly building a self-driving car or the software to power it, but it already makes software for cars. If you haven't driven a new car in the past two years, you might not be familiar with Apple CarPlay. It’s dead simple...Show More Summary

Tableau shares are flying after replacing its founding CEO with AWS veteran (DATA)

Tableau shares have jumped almost 7% in after hour trading on Monday, following the news that it replaced its founding CEO Christian Chabot with former AWS VP of Marketing Adam Selipsky. Chabot and his cofounder Chris Stolte, who have...Show More Summary

Google just launched Android 7.0, even though 30% of its users are still on Android 4.4 (GOOG, GOOGL, GOOGL.O)

Google has officially rolled out the latest version of Android, version 7.0 Nougat. For the most part, it looks great. Among its many additions are a multi-window mode that lets you run two apps onscreen simultaneously, a more polished and capable notification panel, and, naturally, more emojis. Show More Summary

A Texas teacher just got rid of homework — here's why she's right

Brandy Young just became the coolest teacher at Godley Elementary. Young, who teaches second grade at the Godley, Texas school, sent home a letter on Tuesday, August 16 notifying parents that she would not be assigning any homework for...Show More Summary

The year-old iPhone 6S blows away Samsung's brand-new Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test (AAPL)

Samsung's recently released Galaxy Note 7 is giving the Apple iPhone a run for its money as the top smartphone.  But there's one way the year-old iPhone 6S still beats the latest and greatest that Android has to offer: in a real world-simulating...Show More Summary

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