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Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite – TechCrunch

Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite – TechCrunch

Google has hired Microsoft’s former Cortana and Outlook VP, Javier Soltero, to head up its productivity and collaboration bundle, G Suite — which includes consumer and business tools such as Gmail, Hangouts, Drive, Google Docs and Sheets. He tweeted the news yesterday, writing: “The opportunity to work with this team on products that have such […]

The Surface Pro 7 is a competent upgrade with USB-C, refreshed processors, but little else that’s new – TechCrunch

The Surface Pro 7 is a competent upgrade with USB-C, refreshed processors, but little else that’s new – TechCrunch

I’ll be the first to admit that when the first generation Surface two-in-one launched, I wasn’t sure this was a device that people actually wanted to use. But Microsoft was clearly on to something, as the proliferation of Surface Pro’s among coffee shop dwellers clearly shows. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced both the seventh generation […]

League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more – TechCrunch

League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more – TechCrunch

<span class=”featured__span-first-words”>Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. The app industry in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and more than $100 billion in purchases. Just in the past quarter, consumer spending exceeded $23 billion and installs topped 31 […]

Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company – TechCrunch

Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company – TechCrunch

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the Chinese government. Signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Congressional […]

VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper) – TechCrunch

VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper) – TechCrunch

Despite early-stage virtual reality market and augmented reality market valuations softening in a transitional period, total global AR/VR startup valuations are now at $45 billion globally — include non-pure play AR/VR startups discussed below, and that amount exceeds $67 billion. More than $8 billion has been returned to investors through M&A already, with the remaining […]

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