Innovation

Bitcoin gains industry-backed crypto think tank Coin Center

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The crypto community has gained another supporting voice in Coin Center, an industry-backed effort for research and advocacy.

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ASCAP ushers licensing system into the digital age

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Its audio performance management system will consider more than 500 billion song performance this year alone, to figure out relevant royalties.

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Microsoft to close Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley

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Microsoft Research’s Silicon Valley, with about 50 employees, is one of the casualties of Microsoft’s latest round of 2,100 job cuts.

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Pier 1 Imports aims to transform via e-commerce, IT

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The company will spend about 70 percent of its capital expenditures on technology and the rest on stores. Today, the capital spending is split 50-50.

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With Mojang, Microsoft buys its fourth non-U.S.-based company in 2014

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Microsoft has acquired its fourth non-.U.S. company this year with its purchase of Mojang, the creator of the Minecraft game, for $2.5 billion.

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Apple HealthKit: Two trials detail how it might work in practice

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Apple’s HealthKit technology will help medical and hospital staff track blood pressure and other vital signs using iPhones and iPads.

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Cognizant acquires health IT software firm TriZetto in $2.7 billion deal

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Cognizant has agreed to acquire TriZetto for $2.7 billion in order to capitalize on the shifting healthcare environment and the need for healthcare software and solutions.

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Why there is no sapphire glass to be seen in Apple’s iPhone 6

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Sapphire glass has showcased in Apple’s Watch, but why wasn’t the scratch and break-resistant material used in the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

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Dear Apple: Thank you for not measuring up

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We will all watch Apple’s big iPhone 6 / iWatch announcement with interest, but for those who have already defected to something with a bigger screen – and there are many of us – the deep gadget lust of yesteryear will have been replaced with a more detached curiosity.

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Apple’s CarPlay hits the road, powered by Ferrari

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Apple’s new vehicle infotainment system CarPlay is now officially on the road, thanks to Ferrari’s latest batch of deliveries.

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