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Third Generation Nest Learning Thermostat comes with better WiFi connectivity; slimmer design, bigger display

Google announced that the third generation Learning Thermostat has recently updated its looks and features although it retains some characteristics from its first and second generation thermostats, such as automatically turning itself on when you get home.

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Samsung

Samsung and Springer: New partners in mobile media

A new joint venture had been announced Tuesday between Bild tabloid publisher Axel Springer and Korean electronics group Samsung, for mobile media including news.

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Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin

Russia cracks down on foreign internet firms

Russia has come up with a new law that empowers the government to not only block websites but also orders them to share data of Russian citizens.

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Smartwatch

Google lets Android Wear smartwatches work with iPhones

After launching Android Wear back in March 2014 and seeing how Apple watch sales performed after their release, Google had decided to release an app that will allow their smartwatch that is already in the market to perform a twist. Android Wear will be iOS compatible.

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Aparna Chennapragada

Mobile TeleSystems tied up with Google for a voice command mobile internet service in Russia

Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) partnered with Google to improve its mobile internet service. The deal will highlight Google Now voice search, advertising and promoting it on MTS outlets. The voice command app would be pre-installed on Android devices available on MTS retail chains.

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Facebook

Move over Siri, here comes Facebook's personal concierge M

Facebook gives Apple, Google, and other companies providing users with virtual assistants a run for their money. The company has launched M, a digital helper that makes use of artificial intelligence and human knowledge.

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Andrew House

YouTube Gaming launched; Brings gaming, commentary, and live-streaming to the next level

YouTube has officially launched its gaming hub, where gamers can post game plays and commentary. It is also a platform for live-streaming.

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ZeroCater

ZeroCater soars $100M sales starting from only $7,000

ZeroCater , the on-site catering service, has gained revenue of $100M in four years with $1.5M funds from Y Combinator and other individual investors. Founder Arram Sabeti started the company with only $7000.

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Airbnb Inc.

Airbnb for Business now has over 1,000 corporate signups

There are 1,000 businesses from 35 different companies that have officially signed up for Airbnb's latest corporate peer-to-peer lodging service, "Airbnb for Business."

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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook edges out Google as a traffic source for news

Facebook is now the leading source of traffic for news, overtaking search giant Google, according to traffic analytics firm Parse.ly.

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Online shopping

TrackIF helps shoppers and businesses save money; Raised $5 Million in a Series A funding

TrackIF is a company that brings online retailers and customers closer together by helping potential buyers track products through an embedded browser extension, and giving them intelligent information through email alerts.

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Project Sunroof: Google uses maps and weather history to help owners calculate solar power consumption

Google launches Project Sunroof in San Francisco, Fresno and Massachusetts. The project uses high-resolution aerial mapping and local weather guide to identify the amount of sunlight that hits the roof and how much dollars homeowners will save for the whole year.

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Google Inc

XYZ to host Google's Alphabet, Inc. but owner says the domain is not for sale

After Google announced that they are using .xyz as the Alphabet Inc.'s domain, Daniel Negari, the 29-year-old owner of .xyz told the reports that the domain is not for sale.

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Job seekers

Apple charts new programs to help students from minority groups learn to code; diverstiy figures up

Apple hired over 11,000 women across its global operations during the past one year and this is 65% higher when compared with the previous year. In the US, Apple reportedly hired over 2,200 Black employees, a 50% rise compared to the previous year; and 2,700 Hispanic employees, representing a 66% increase.

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Chromebook

Google and Dell introduce enterprise-class Chromebook

Google is beefing up their Google for Work lineup once more with the introduction of another Chromebook variation, partnering this time with Dell.

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