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There’s a strange war brewing between Apple and Tidal, the Jay-Z run music streaming site which, as we covered in great detail before, was quickly ushered out of the U.S. iPhone top 20 download chart before plummeting out of the top 700. Put simply, the Tidal launch was nothing short of a spectacular failure. Now comes a report via the NY Post alleging that Apple may have taken deliberate steps to cripple the Tidal launch in order to weaken the competitive landscape ahead of Apple’s soon-to-be-unveiled Beats Music service. The allegation, naturally, stems from an anonymous source from within the music industry. According to the source, Apple purposefully took a longer time than usual to approve updates to Tidal’s iOS app. So

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The all-cash deal forges an alliance between two giants in the IT consulting space, with combined 2015 revenue estimated at $13.5 billion.

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U.S. users of Discover cards are getting their Apple Pay, the last holdout among major credit card networks in the country. After months of complaints from customers, Discover Financial Services announced ...

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Assuming preorders of 1.7 million, that means around 1.3 million US buyers are still waiting for the smartwatch, says Slice Intelligence.

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Global Vice President Hugo Barra had an idea in mind when he joined the Chinese phone giant two years ago. The result is the Mi 4i, a cheap flagship phone for India.

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The wait is finally over. The Apple Watch is out and in stores and, not surprisingly, has already been subjected to some extreme torture testing. While we’ve already highlighted how the Apple Watch is much more water-resistant than anyone expected, it turns out Apple’s new wearable can withstand almost any type of torture test people can come with, including being submerged in boiling water. DON’T MISS: The same strategy that helped make Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant In a series of tests designed to see just how resilient the Apple Watch is, CNET put the device in water for 10 minutes, pit up against a grater, and abused with a knife. Without fail, the Apple Watch came through

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Apple Pay will have support from all of the major US credit card companies as of this fall, when Discover begins allowing its cardholders to use the new mobile payments service. The service launched in October with support from Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, while Discover remained conspicuously absent. Since then, Apple has continued to add banking partners so that more people can use Apple Pay, and today's announcement should open the service up to yet a larger market. Though Apple supposedly receives a small cut of every purchase, Apple's mobile payments service is one of the few that isn't trying to cut out credit cards altogether, so it's generally been seen as beneficial for credit card companies to sign on.

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Chipotle has removed all genetically modified ingredients from its restaurants, according to a report from The New York Times. Chipotle began labeling dishes that contained GMOs in 2013 and had planned to cut the ingredients out of the company supply chain by the end of 2014, but ultimately needed a few extra months to make the switch. The company is the first major fast food chain to entirely remove GMOs from its menus, spanning 1,831 different locations worldwide.

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Apple packed a ton of new tech into the 2015 MacBook, but thanks to a completely redesigned interior, DIY repairs on this laptop can be a real nightmare.

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The world's largest software maker has to convince developers to write apps for the new version of its widely used operating system. But it also needs to win over customers, from consumers to businesses. That's no simple task.

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Tesla this week will unveil a brand new product that’s not a car, yet it’ll feature some of the same amazing energy technology found in its electric vehicles. According to hints coming directly from Tesla as well as many other reports from the media, the new product line includes home batteries that could power a house during blackouts, but also batteries that could be used in stores and other large facilities. DON’T MISS: The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z’s Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant A new report from The Guardian further details Tesla’s home battery, quoting a report from an analyst who had access to customers that were included in Tesla’s home battery tests. Trip Chowdhry told the publication

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When Google makes a mistake, the results can be catastrophic and leave website owners with little recourse. Here's what you need to know.

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Of course, competitive multiplayer will also be a big part of the experience, and Treyarch says Black Ops III will feature "a new momentum-based, chained-movement system that allows players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse," which sounds a bit like Titanfall, a shooter released last year from a studio made of former Call of Duty developers. A multiplayer beta will be launching at some point in the future for those who pre-order the game now. It's the first game in the Black Ops series since 2012, making it the rare Call of Duty game that has the benefit of several years in development.

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Jay Z this weekend tweeted an ominous and serious accusation: “There are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign. We are not anti-anyone, we are pro-artist & fan. #TidalFacts.” This would seem to indicate that he believes the broadly negative recent media coverage of his Tidal music streaming service is based on “big companies” waging an expensive media war on a small, floundering application. Is this a likely scenario? Let’s examine the timeline of the past week. DON’T MISS: The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z’s Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant On April 21st, BGR published a piece on Tidal’s astonishingly rapid download performance decline. The key argument was that the media message of using glamorous stars like

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It sounds like a Die Hard movie, but with local governments using insecure networks to manage everything from the utilities to the garbage collection, this disaster could be coming to your town soon. "What happens when the power goes out?" Cerrudo asked rhetorically during a presentation at the RSA security conference here earlier this week.

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Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than itself, reports the New Scientist. This is the equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale, says David Christensen, an engineer from the lab that created the robots.

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Por tiempo limitado, Groupon tiene varios modelos reacondicionados y desbloqueados con más del 50 por ciento de descuento y envío gratuito.

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Rocket Internet has led a bumper quarter for capital flowing into European companies.

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Apple's fiscal second quarter boils down to two words: iPhone and China.

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Mattermark founder and CEO, Danielle Morrill, spoke with TechRepublic about her career, thoughts on the startup landscape, and her healthy disdain for boredom.

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One of the biggest dreams of many Android fans has been the mythical high-end Nokia Android phone the company never got to make. However, the Nokia Android rumor keeps coming back time and again, building brief excitement before returning to a dormant state. A few days ago, a report said that what’s left of the Finnish company will soon get back into the smartphone business. But now, the company denied the new rumor, although it’s not entirely bad news for Android fans. DON’T MISS: A bizarre Chinese app has taken the Internet by storm this week “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false,” the company said in a

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NICE, SAS and Verint have one thing in common: Customer engagement analytics and optimization solutions. Beyond that, they are all different. See why and what they have to be do to be different and even more successful.

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