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Samsung unveils folding smartphone, first 5G handset

The South Korean giant also appeared to get the jump on rivals by announcing the first smartphone for fifth-generation — or 5G — wireless networks, while stepping up its efforts in artificial intelligence and wearables.

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Apple to Combine iPhone, iPad, Mac Apps by 2021

In 2020, Apple plans to expand the kit so iPhone applications can be converted into Mac apps in the same way. Apple engineers have found this challenging because iPhone screens are so much smaller than Mac computer displays.

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Amazon’s Winner-Take-All Approach to Small Business

But increasingly, Amazon sells its own products, including private-label goods, that compete with the offerings of independent merchants on its platform. A recent paper by economists Feng Zhu and Qihong Liu observed Amazon’s behavior over time, and found that it tends to introduce products in niches that smaller merchants did the work of discovering by finding out what consumers like.

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Google Takes New Policy Approach Amid Growing Global Threats

In an internal email, the company’s new global policy chief, Karan Bhatia, described the reorganization as a reaction to policymakers who are increasingly empowered to regulate the company’s core businesses, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel decisions.

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Amazon Fire TV stick review: Connects you to a world of online entertainment

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has steadily made major inroads in the devices segment with its voice-controlled smart speakers, Kindle e-books, not to mention the Fire TV Stick, an amazing piece of technology that lets a user stream new movies, TV shows, music and more online on the TV screen.

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