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Dropbox Adds More Features To Attract Enterprise Customers

Dropbox announced several updates today designed to appeal to larger enterprise customers and make them feel more comfortable using Dropbox for Business.<p>Dropbox faces a huge challenge with enterprise customers. Sure, it cites some big numbers in terms of current users, claiming 100,000 Dropbox for …

Customers

Only half of top 100 retailers will accept Apple Pay by end of 2015

During his January conference call with investors, Tim Cook said that 2015 would be ‘the year of Apple Pay’, and while Apple’s mobile wallet has already leapfrogged rivals like Google Wallet, a new survey of the top 100 retailers in the country found that Apple Pay still faces a long uphill …

Tech startups are using a San Francisco shopping mall to sell their online products in the real world

Business Insider attended the grand opening of Bespoke, a new co-working, events and demo space that's on the fourth floor of a mall that gets 20 million visitors a year.<p>While it may be in a retail center, it looks nothing like the stores surrounding it. What store has a bocce court and nap nooks?

San Francisco

3 Surprises From Microsoft's New Windows 10 PCs

<b>Microsoft</b> seems poised to make the launch of Windows 10 everything the release of its previous operating system wasn't.<p>When the company unleashed Windows 8 to the world in October 2012, it was met with a ton of confusion. The OS radically overhauled the traditional Windows interface, and it dropped …

Tim Cook just sent a powerful warning to the US government

Cook's pro-privacy speech came just days after Facebook introduced support for the technology on its social network for the first time.<p>Strong encryption has become a contentious issue and a source of rising tensions between the US government and the tech community.<p>The term refers to data masked in …

Privacy

The robots are here — and you should be worried

It’s no surprise that technology is getting better, faster, smarter. But is it at the expense of its makers?<p>Anxiety has been building around the Second Machine Age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture …

Why Did China Hack Federal Employees' Data?

Officials think the massive data breach revealed this week is part of an effort to build a database of U.S. government workers.<p>One of things that makes hacking so unsettling is the asymmetry of the situation: Unlike with a physical theft, the victims sometimes don’t know they’re victims for a long …

Employment

Amazon's voice-savvy Echo speaker now reads audiobooks to you

If you're the sort to wander around the house listening to audiobook versions of hot new novels, Amazon just made your day: it upgraded its voice-guided Echo speaker to handle Audible files. Much like a kid asking for a bedtime story, you only have to ask the Echo to read you a title. It'll even …

Thanks to data, in the future, everyone will be anonymous 15 minutes

Forget Andy Warhol. "In the future," his spiritual heir Banksy noted in an <i>objet d'art</i>, "everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes."<p>Virtually no one and nothing today is completely under the radar or off the grid, no matter what they think, thanks to the growing data trails that shine a light on us …

Amazon, Google Race to Get Your DNA Into the Cloud

Amazon is in a race against Google to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018.<p>Academic institutions and healthcare companies are picking sides between their …

Amazon Web Services

Riding the battery-powered Gogoro smart scooter

While Tesla is working on solving range anxiety with its Supercharger stations, electric motorcycles and scooters continue to be tethered to outlets for hours in order to get back on the road. Smart scooter company Gogoro is trying to solve that problem with a network of battery-housing GoStations. …

Pinterest Unveils Buyable Pins, A Way To Purchase Things Directly Within Pinterest

Pinterest unveiled what it’s calling “buyable pins” at an event at its headquarters in San Francisco today.<p>Here’s how it works: Rich Pins — pins which have much more information than a normal link, such as the ingredients for a recipe — will get a new button that allows users to purchase things …

Mockups

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism All Day

<b>1. Eat produce at every meal.</b> The chewiness of fruits, veggies, and whole grains makes your mouth work harder, and the high-fiber content also takes more energy to digest, which combined adds up to a 10 percent increase in calorie burn. Choose these foods in their whole, natural state to reap more …