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Cisco Acquires BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

In a $1.9 billion deal aimed at building its portfolio of cloud-based collaboration tools, Cisco announced today that it plans to acquire BroadSoft, a Maryland-based provider of unified communications software and services. It is the seventh acquisition announced so far this year by the networking technology giant, which earlier this ... Read More »

Adobe Unveils ‘Next Generation’ of Cloud-Based Creativity Tools

Pointing to a demand for creative business content that’s “growing like never before,” Adobe yesterday rolled out four new applications, along with numerous updates, to its Creative Cloud suite for artists, designers, photographers, and animators. Adobe’s new cloud-based applications include Adobe XD CC for designing mobile apps and Web sites, ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Update Bets on the PC-VR Connection

Microsoft is trying to nudge laptop and deskbound computers to interact with the three-dimensional world. The Redmond company plans on Tuesday to start rolling out its latest bundle of updates to the Windows 10 operating system, features clustered around a bet that people will use their PCs to experience 3-D ... Read More »

Nvidia Aims To Ride Pegasus to Self-Driving Car Glory

It used to be that Nvidia was known just for the graphics chips it made for personal computers. You know, the chips that made it look cool when you led the Allies to victory over the Nazis all those times you were playing “Call Of Duty” back in college instead ... Read More »

In Brief: New Enterprise Hardware Roundup

In hardware news over the past week, we saw Intel answer AMD’s Ryzen architecture strides with its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores, while Lenovo is paying homage to the past with its special anniversary edition ThinkPad 25 laptop. Meanwhile, Google has unveiled a high-performance Chromebook known as ... Read More »

Smart Cities Garner Optimism, But Challenges Remain

Government agencies across the U.S. and around the world are making progress as they experiment with a new generation of smart-city technologies that improve efficiencies, expand services, and reduce costs. While the concept of “smart cities” holds tremendous potential, many challenges remain. A new report titled, “Building Smarter Cities and ... Read More »

How Technology has Transformed the Way We Travel

We live in the era of digitalization where technology plays an integral part in every aspect of our lives. It has revolutionized our way of traveling by providing convenience and affordability, making a trip anywhere near and far both easy and at our fingertips. So how far have we come? ... Read More »

New EU Tax Rules Seek More Money from U.S. Digital Giants

There’s a groundswell of support in the European Union to make sure that digital U.S. giants pay more taxes on their lucrative business in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. He said he already counted 19 of 28 nations in support of plans for continent-wide fiscal rules on taxing ... Read More »

Skype for Business Is Out, as Microsoft Goes All In on Teams

Microsoft is ending Skype’s foray into business communications, packaging its communications tools into Microsoft Teams, the company’s challenge to workplace collaboration startup Slack. Skype for Business, the Redmond company’s voice and video-chat software, will be replaced in Microsoft’s Office 365 bundle by Teams, Microsoft said Monday at Ignite, its annual ... Read More »

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