Software industry growth far outpaces US economy, hits $1.14trn

Amid discussions about the slow pace of growth in the US economy, software’s economic impact is surging – adding $1.14 trillion overall, supporting more than 10 million jobs, and propelling the economy in all 50 states. These are among the key findings in “The Growing $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software” – the first-ever report […]

Apple cuts Iran Apps from store due to sanctions, founders say

Iranian entrepreneur Mehdi Nayebi received an email in mid-August, from Apple Inc.’s App Store Review. His application, AloPeyk, a delivery service in Tehran, had been removed. He wasn’t the only one. About a dozen other Iran-focused apps, including Delion Foods, a meals delivery start-up, online store Digikala, Bamilo, an e-commerce marketplace, and ride-hailing app Snapp, were also […]

Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Adobe has announced that they will be killing off Flash in 2020. The company has said that it will stop distributing and supporting their Flash Player by the end of 2020. The late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, predicted back in 2010 that Flash would become obsolete. Apple have never supported the software on the iPhone […]

Microsoft pushes further into chip development in quest for AI leadership

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Tech companies are keen to bring cool artificial intelligence features to phones and augmented reality goggles—the ability show mechanics how to fix an engine, say, or tell tourists what they are seeing and hearing in their own language. But there’s one big challenge: how to manage the vast quantities of data that make such feats possible without making the […]

This tech stock is about to hit $2,000 a share

The Priceline Group, owner of the online travel site that became famous in the late 1990s for using William Shatner as its pitchman and allowing customers to “name their own price,” looks like it’s about to boldly go where no tech stock has gone before: over $2,000 a share. After soaring about 33% this year, […]

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with shell, gaming, Task Manager, and mixed reality improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with shell, gaming, Task Manager, mixed reality, and delivery optimization improvements. This is the seventh build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September). Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its […]

Mobile electricity debuts in Nigeria with Lumos’ Y’ellow Box

A new mobile solar electricity service, the Y’ello Box, has debut in Nigeria to power the lives and businesses of more than one hundred thousand Nigerians. The Y’ello Box is a solar electricity system officially launched earlier this year, which allows families and business owners to harness the power of the sun cheaply and efficiently, […]

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with edge, emoji, input, gaming, and even calculator features

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a long list of features and improvements spanning Edge, emoji, OneDrive, keyboard, handwriting, sound, gaming, settings, shell, My People, calculator, accessibility, security, Hyper-V, and mixed reality. This is the fourth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive […]