From VentureBeat: PayPal will fully integrate Swift Financial ‘over the next year’ after loan provider acquisition closes

A little over one month after revealing plans to acquire Swift Financial, PayPal has announced that the deal is now complete. PayPal said that it plans to fully integrate Swift Financial into PayPal “over the course of the next year,” according to Darrell Esch, PayPal’s vice president and commercial officer of global credit, in a blog […]

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From VentureBeat: Hands-on with PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, the Xbox One’s secret weapon

Pretty soon, you can be the last one standing on the Xbox One or Xbox One X. PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) debuts on Microsoft’s game consoles this fall, and it could be one of the most important titles in a relatively light season of exclusives for the software giant. I got to play PUBG on an […]

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From VentureBeat: Super Lucky’s Tale — hands-on with Microsoft’s new mascot

PREVIEW: Microsoft hopes that it has a new mascot character with Lucky, the star of Super Lucky’s Tale. The game from Playful is a sequel to the virtual reality title Lucky’s Tale, and it debuts on November 7, on the same day that Microsoft launches the Xbox One X video game console. I played it hands-on […]

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From VentureBeat: Twitter removed 299,649 accounts tied to terrorism in the first half of 2017

(Reuters) — Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the “promotion of terrorismâ€� earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down. U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies including Twitter, Facebook Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google to fight harder […]

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From VentureBeat: Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana resume

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Cortana resume from phones. The company is simultaneously finalizing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to arrive on October 17, and developing the update that will come after it. Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very […]

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From VentureBeat: The 16 fastest-growing apps in India

GUEST: My team, which tracks data on apps and tech companies in India, recently did a deep dive to discover which apps are currently growing fastest in the country. Looking at growth rates over the last two months turned up some interesting results. It surprised us to see how many unexpected things people have an affinity […]

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From Digital Trends: Need to return an Amazon order? Kohl’s will soon take care of that for you

Potentially saving Amazon customers the time spent re-packing items being returned, brick and mortar retailer Kohl’s will start accepting returns and shipping those items back to Amazon for free.

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From VentureBeat: Corporate innovators: How to get your slow organization moving faster

GUEST: Innovation in theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will encounter. Pete Newell and I have been working with Karl, the Chief Innovation Officer of a large diversified multi-billion-dollar company I’ll call Spacely Industries. Over the last 15 months his staff got innovation […]

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From Engadget RSS Feed: A new company is trying to revive the Skully AR helmet

Last year, Skully, the startup that crowdfunded its AR motorcycle helmet, shut down following many delays, mounting financial woes and an attempted sale to LeEco that didn’t go through. But TechCrunch got its hands on an email that was sent to those…

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From VentureBeat: Xbox chief Phil Spencer promoted to Microsoft leadership group

Microsoft has promoted Xbox chief Phil Spencer to executive vice president of gaming at the company, elevating him to a position on its senior leadership team. Spencer is one of the top leaders in the game industry, and he has been at Microsoft since 1988. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella informed employees today that Spencer had […]

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