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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft temporarily disables “Hey Cortana” feature on Android in US due to voice search conflict with “Ok Google” feature   —  Microsoft disables ‘Hey Cortana’ feature on Android due to voice search conflict  —  Earlier this month, Microsoft launched Cortana for Android and iOS in the U.S. and China.
Dec 21, 2015, 6:20 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Akamai: Global average Internet speed grew 14% to 5.1 Mbps, only 5.2% of users have broadband   —  Global average connection speeds rose 14 percent year over year to 5.1 Mbps in Q3 2015.  Unfortunately, just over 5 percent of users now have broadband speeds of at least 25.0 Mbps.
Dec 18, 2015, 5:55 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft updates SmartScreen tech to block drive-by attacks for Internet Explorer 11 and Edge on Windows 10   —  Microsoft expands SmartScreen to block drive-by attacks in IE and Edge on Windows 10  —  Last month, Microsoft rolled out the first major Windows 10 update for PCs and tablets.
Dec 17, 2015, 11:15 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches Skype for Business app out of preview on Android   —  Microsoft today launched its Skype for Business app for Android out of preview.  You can now download the new app directly from Google Play — Android users with Lync 2013 will be automatically updated to the Skype for Business app based on their device settings.
Dec 16, 2015, 3:00 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google's top tech searches in 2015: iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Apple Watch   —  Just like every other company on the planet, Google puts together end-of-year lists for its various properties.  But there's only one that matters more than all the rest: Search.
Dec 16, 2015, 3:35 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 43 arrives with 64-bit version for Windows, new strict blocklist, and tab audio indicators on Android   —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 43 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  Notable additions to the browser include a 64-bit version for Windows (finally!), a new strict blocklist …
Dec 15, 2015, 1:50 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Maps for iOS gets offline navigation, popular business hours, and up-to-date gas prices   —  Google today updated its Google Maps app for iOS with a slew of new features.  You can download the new version now directly from Apple's App Store (iOS 7+ required).
Dec 14, 2015, 12:45 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Uber launches universal Windows app with Cortana support for smartphones, tablets, and PCs   —  Uber's first desktop app launches on Windows 10 (Updated)  —  Uber today launched its first desktop app.  Windows 10 users can now hail a ride using the on-demand car service from their computer.
Dec 9, 2015, 1:37 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Airbnb dethrones Google in Glassdoor's top 50 places to work 2016, Google now 8th, behind Facebook, LinkedIn, Hubspot   —  Glassdoor: Airbnb dethrones Google as the best tech company to work for in the U.S.  —  Career website Glassdoor today released its eighth annual Employees' Choice Awards …
Dec 9, 2015, 12:50 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google wants to bring Fiber to Chicago and Los Angeles, the two largest metro areas Google has publicly considered   —  Google wants to bring Fiber to Chicago and Los Angeles  —  Google today announced Google Fiber could be coming to two of the biggest cities in the U.S.: Chicago and Los Angeles.
Dec 8, 2015, 12:40 PMIn context

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