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Mozilla has ‘no plans’ to offer Firefox without Pocket

In June, Mozilla integrated Pocket into Firefox, resulting in a mixed response from the browser’s community. This week, we stumbled on a Bugzilla ticket (bug 1215694) to “move Pocket to a built-in add-on” and immediately reached out to the company. “There are currently no plans to offer a version of Firefox that doesn’t include Pocket,” […]

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The beat goes on with Apple Music: Beats Music shutting down November 30

Apple announced Thursday that it’s shutting down Beats Music on November 30, nearly half a year after the launch of Apple Music (the company’s new music-streaming service that Beats has essentially been folded into). It was only a matter of time before this happened — Beats Music already stopped accepting new subscribers following the launch of […]

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Microsoft open-sources DMTK, a distributed machine learning library

Microsoft today announced the release of a new open-source machine learning toolkit that goes by the name DMTK. The toolkit contains a framework for training models on multiple servers, a topic modeling algorithm, and a word-embedding algorithm for natural language processing. It’s all out on GitHub under an MIT license. Using these tools, developers can […]

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Sensor-based ‘passive’ buying expected to make up 15% of all purchases in 2020

The Internet of Things might finally start going mainstream when detergent brands, for example, start building sensors into the containers, and auto-ordering a new bottle when the supply runs low. A group of CMOs, platform execs, pundits, and analysts discussed the issue at a roundtable organized by Adobe Thursday in San Francisco. The twelve people around the table agreed […]

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Desk.com-SalesforceIQ Integration Targets SMBs

Salesforce on Thursday announced the integration of Desk.com and SalesforceIQ to better let SMBs tie customer service with sales. Desk.com an all-in-one customer service app. SalesforceIQ for Small Business is a sales solution whose relationship intelligence feature captures, analyzes and brings forth relevant customer relationship information from email, calendars and other applications.

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October 2015 NPD: Halo 5 leads gaming to $805M October

Halo is still huge. American consumers spent $805.9 million on new game-related software and hardware at retailers last month, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That was up 2 percent compared to $788.7 million in October 2014. Hardware and software were down, but it was accessories that ensure the industry saw what little growth […]

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