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Noteworthy technology acquisitions 2021

Global technology merger-and-acquisition deals amounted to $634.1 billion in 2020, an increase of 91.8% year-on-year. Can 2021 match that for blockbuster activity?

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Microsoft adds shared channels with Teams Connect

Teams users will be able to collaborate with external partners in a single channel without setting up guest accounts, something rival Slack already offers.

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Apple-friendly debugger helps make apps and websites accessible

At a time when accessibility in apps and websites matters more than ever, Evinced is a new debugging tool that helps developers achieve just that.

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Microsoft’s Mesh aims for mixed-reality meetings of the future

At this week’s Ignite conference, the company unveiled the Azure-based developer SDK and offered a futuristic vision of remote collaboration.

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Of February’s patches, Ignite, and the fate of Windows 10 feature releases

February's over, so it's time to focus on this week's Microsoft Ignite event — and what the company has in mind for future features updates for Windows 10.

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Enterprise collaboration enters the innovation fast lane

The collaboration tools we use are iterating rapidly, driven by the huge surge in remote working as evidenced by the massive success of Zoom.

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3 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

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Cisco continues to overhaul Webex, now with real-time language transcription

Cisco users will soon be able to have their in-meeting speech translated in real time into over 100 languages, a feature first teased at the company’s WebexOne event.

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Google Workspace targets front-line workers with new tier

The company’s core Workspace software suite, once known as G Suite, will also get new time management and productivity tracking features for remote workers.

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Apple on track for 3nm silicon iPhones and more in 2022

Expect even steeper performance and power management gains next year, as Apple's plans to switch to 3-nanometer chips fall into place.

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Apple's indoor maps format is now a standard; here's why that matters

Adoption of the standard is a foundational step for new business opportunity and voice-first interface design.

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Tech event calendar 2021: Upcoming US shows, conferences, and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of US IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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The Poly Studio P15: Searching for a better home videoconferencing answer

With video chats such a vital part of the work-from-home world we're in, having the right hardware makes a big difference. Here's one system that, while pricey, does a good job.

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Forget macOS — it's Chrome OS vs. Windows for desktop domination

As we move to cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Chrome OS, the original DaaS, moving past macOS as the No. 2 desktop.

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Android 12 and the big deal with little touches

The bigger picture of Android 12 won't come into focus for a while, but the software's smaller details present plenty of promise.

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Driven by pandemic, the US enters the world of Apple Pay

Use of mobile wallets is rapidly catching up with cash payments in the US; cash transactions worldwide have declined 42% since 2019.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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WhatsApp's new 'privacy' policy is a gift to other messaging apps

WhatsApp does not treat all interaction data the same. For now, user-to-user/customer-to-customer/consumer-to-consumer messaging is encrypted and considered private. But when a user communicates with a business, Facebook can do...

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