Sources: Intel plans to sell a majority stake in its AR business, seeking as much as $350M, which has been working on smart glasses for smartphones (Bloomberg)

February 1, 2018

Bloomberg: Sources: Intel plans to sell a majority stake in its AR business, seeking as much as $350M, which has been working on smart glasses for smartphones  —  Smart specs will allow users to see contextual information  —  Division valued at as much as $350 million; Intel keeps stake Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Roadrunner says turnaround plan will restore service, profits

In addition to its turnaround plan, Roadrunner’s fate also depends on shippers, which executives say have largely stuck with the company. Photo credit: Shutterstock. A year ago, Roadrunner Transportation Systems careened down the financial equivalent of a runaway truck ramp after “accounting discrepancies” were uncovered that forced it to recall and… Source: http://www.joc.com

February 1, 2018
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Insect Die-off: Even Common Species Are Becoming Rare

Scientists at Senckenberg Nature Research Society and Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been able to show that currently widespread insects are threatened with a serious decline in species diversity in the near future. From the report: The research team lists the fragmentation of habitats and the intensification of agriculture as reasons for the decline of these “generalists.” According to the study, published today in the scientific journal Biological Conservation,…

February 1, 2018
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BrandPost: 5 Ways Automation Can Futureproof Your Organization

A recent Forrester Research report, Predictions 2018: Automation Alters The Global Workforce, predicts that companies that master automation won’t just succeed—they will dominate their industries. While automation may sound vaguely science fiction-y, almost every workplace in 2018 already benefits from automation. In its simplest form, “away from the office” messages on email accounts are a form of automation. Other companies have taken automation a step further by embracing virtual agents,…

February 1, 2018
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Microsoft Office 2019 Will Only Work on Windows 10

Microsoft on Thursday provided an update on Office 2019, in which it revealed that the apps will only run on Windows 10. From a report: In a support article for service and support of Windows and Office, Microsoft has revealed you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 10 if you want the latest version of Office without subscribing to the company’s Office 365 service. It’s a move that’s clearly designed to…

February 1, 2018
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CEO Brian Chesky says Airbnb will not go public in 2018; CFO Laurence Tosi is stepping down to focus on his investment fund; Belinda Johnson becomes first COO (Deirdre Bosa/CNBC)

February 1, 2018

Deirdre Bosa / CNBC: CEO Brian Chesky says Airbnb will not go public in 2018; CFO Laurence Tosi is stepping down to focus on his investment fund; Belinda Johnson becomes first COO  —  Airbnb is losing its Wall Street-savvy CFO, getting its first COO and ruling out an IPO in 2018, delaying any payout for employees … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Analysis: Google’s G Suite platform for businesses is used by just 15 of S&P 500 firms; Gartner puts 2016 G Suite sales at $1.3B, far behind Office’s $13.8B (Paresh Dave/Reuters)

February 1, 2018

Paresh Dave / Reuters: Analysis: Google’s G Suite platform for businesses is used by just 15 of S&P 500 firms; Gartner puts 2016 G Suite sales at $1.3B, far behind Office’s $13.8B  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has struggled for years to get big businesses to embrace G Suite, its hip alternative to Microsoft Office. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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