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Apple, Cisco team up with insurance companies to offer cyber policy discounts

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and Cisco Systems Inc have teamed up with insurer Allianz SE to offer discounts on cyber insurance to businesses that primarily use equipment from both technology companies, they said on Monday.<p>The arrangement, which also includes insurance broker Aon Plc, will help businesses …

Cybersecurity

Your own Italian home for $1? You can buy it in Ollolai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever dreamed of owning a home in a pretty village in Italy ? The news you've been waiting for has finally arrived.<p>You can now buy one for just over a dollar.<p>Ollolai, a destination in the mountain region of Barbagia on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, is selling hundreds of abandoned …

Italy

Apple pledges to spend $350 billion and bring 20,000 jobs to the U.S. within next five years

Apple, the world’s most valuable company, said Wednesday that it will spend $350 billion on development and create 20,000 jobs in the United States in the next five years, outlining for the first time how it will invest in the U.S. economy following the new tax law passed late last year.<p>Apple said …

Ford is throwing $11 billion at its electric car problem

More than doubling its investment in EVs in bid to catch up with GM and other major automakers<p>Ford Motor Company said Sunday that it would more than double its investment in the production of electric vehicles, promising to spend $11 billion on the technology by 2022. The auto giant will roll out …

Apple buys app development service Buddybuild

Apple continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms. The iPhone giant has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based app tools startup that describes itself as “mobile iteration platform” focused on continuous integration …

Amazon shipped more than 5 billion Prime items in 2017

Amazon’s quest for world domination continued in 2017, and today (Jan. 2) it gave us a peek at how ubiquitous it already is.<p>The company said in a press release that it shipped over 5 billion items from its Prime membership service to subscribers in 2017. It added that there are roughly 100 million …

Apple apologizes after outcry over slowed iPhones

(Reuters) - Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good.<p>In a posting on its website Thursday, Apple …

Customers

Amazon pioneered a new market potentially worth $10 billion (AMZN)

• <b>Amazon's Alexa devices have the potential to bring in more than $10 billion in revenue by the year 2020.</b>• <b><br>Sales of the devices, along with voice-enabled ordering from Amazon, bring a whole new business opportunity to the company.</b>• <b><br>Watch Amazon's stock price move in real time here.</b><p>Amazon was one of the …

Top 10

Subway closed over 900 stores this year as franchisees claim promotions have 'decimated' business

Subway is in a downward spiral.<p>The sandwich chain's US store count dropped by 909 locations in 2017, according to figures that a Subway representative provided to Business Insider. That represents more than 3% of the chain's 2016 US stores.<p>The chain has 25,835 shops open and operating in the US, …

Apple: Yes, we're slowing down older iPhones

Apple has acknowledged what many iPhone owners long suspected: It has slowed older phones.<p>The tech giant issued a rare statement of explanation on Thursday, saying that it has used software updates to limit the performance of older iPhones that may have battery issues that would cause them to turn …

Mobile Technology

Could These Be The Top 100 Stocks For 2018? Analysts Think So

I am very critical towards sell-side equity analysts when they change their recommendations after the fact. In other words, an analyst with a buy …

Dell Advanced 4K Laser Projector is the 100-inch TV You’ve Always Wanted

Dell 4K Laser Projector was announced sometime in June this year, and we think it’s the perfect alternative to the 100-inch smart TV you can’t …

Dell

Google to activate Chrome's native ad blocker on February 15

Google’s decision to join the Coalition for Better Ads earlier this year signaled that big changes were coming in the world of online advertising. On …

Cheaper cellphone data deals may stick around in Canada, experts say

Canada’s wireless carriers are facing off this week, offering deals on data that cellphone users in the country definitely aren’t used to.<p>Story …

Apple will probably launch new AirPods in the second half of 2018

Apple AirPods are sold out on its online store until next year — but the wireless earbuds may still get a major refresh in 2018.<p>A leading Apple …

Learn how to develop Mac apps with this $15 online course

If you're sick of watching everyone else create multi-million dollar apps and programs for Mac and have been thinking it's about time you build your …

The $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy has turned the world against Amazon — and we'll see the sparks fly next year

The tech industry loves to talk about small, nimble startups.<p>In reality, though, the tech game plan today is all about bulking up and getting as big as possible.<p>Megamergers, such as Broadcom's pending $105 billion acquisition of Qualcomm and Dell's $67 billion purchase of EMC in 2016, underscore …

Jeff Bezos

I traveled for weeks with an iPhone X as my only computer — here's what I loved, and what Apple needs to improve

Every November when my partner and I take our big annual vacation, I take along some kind of computer, just in case I need it.<p>Typically I bring along a laptop, and last year, I tried using a hybrid tablet-notebook. On this year's journey — a whirlwind three-week tour of Italy — I decided to travel …

Mobile Technology

The future of grocery shopping has arrived in China

A little more than a year ago, Amazon announced a new grocery store concept that promised customers a human-less shopping experience. Customers would simply walk in, grab the items they need, and leave without waiting in a line or going through a checkout—letting sensors, computer vision, and …

Smart Cities

This water bike can ride on water up to 12 mph

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This bike lets you ride on water. The Manta5 is a hydrofoil water bike. It's powered by a 400-watt motor. You can pedal on a river, lake, or ocean.<p>Here's how it works.<p>The hydrofoils let you cut through the water with ease. It's the same technology used by the …

Sailboats

AirPods sold out from Apple & other retailers until 2018, frustrating last-minute holiday shoppers

As we enter the final stretch of holiday shopping this week, Apple’s AirPods are again facing supply issues. After once improving to 3-5 day delivery, and even quicker in some cases, you now won’t get them in time for Christmas if you buy straight from Apple…<p>If you head to Apple’s Online Store, …

AirPods

DealBook Briefing: What Is Disney Paying for in Its Deal With Fox?

<i>Good Thursday. Here’s what we’re watching:</i><p><i>• The F.C.C. formally voted to overturn Obama-era net neutrality regulations.</i><p><i>• How does the Disney deal affect Fox’s efforts to buy control of Sky?</i><p><i>• The media world is gossiping over whether someone might try to top Disney.</i><p><i>• Meet the advisers who helped put</i> …

More Than 1,000 Retailers Are Offering Free Shipping This Friday

And all your gifts will arrive before Christmas.<p>It’s mid-December, which means one thing: You have just days left to shop online to guarantee your …

Apple invests $390 million in TrueDepth component maker Finisar

Apple announced a substantial investment in Finisar. Apple is giving Finisar $390 million to build a new 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas. Finisar is going to hire 500 people to work on the laser sensor in the TrueDepth camera in the iPhone X.<p>Today’s investment is part of …

Sherman

Google opens Chinese AI lab, says 'science has no borders’

‘We want to work with the best AI talent, wherever that talent is.’<p>The fight between tech companies for AI talent is fierce and global, with Google announcing today that it will create a new research lab in China dedicated solely to artificial intelligence.<p>Google already has similar facilities in …

Apple has finally announced the launch of its most powerful computer yet, the $5000 iMac Pro

Apple snuck in one more product launch before the end of 2017. Apple announced on Tuesday that it will sell the iMac Pro starting on Thursday.<p>The iMac Pro will be a performance beast, with high-performance Intel Xeon processors, powerful AMD graphics card options, and a distinctive "space grey" …

IMac Pro

Google may have found its ad tech foe: Amazon

Digiday+ Member Article<p>Google has fended off all-comers, but it may have found a worthy opponent in ad tech: Amazon.<p>In 2018, Amazon will continue to …

Experts say these are the best places to buy appliances — and it's not looking good for Sears

For decades, Sears was the top store in the US for buying dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, and other major household appliances.<p>But with Sears closing hundreds of stores , shoppers are now going elsewhere for these major purchases.<p>Lowe's and Home Depot now sell more appliances than Sears , and …

A judge is forcing Whole Foods to reopen its failed 365 store

A judge is forcing Whole Foods to reopen a Seattle-area store that it closed in October.<p>Whole Foods has 14 days to reopen the store, according to a preliminary injunction issued this week by a King County Superior Court, the Seattle Times reports .<p>The judge's ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by …

Whole Foods