Tag: Services

Verizon outage is stopping ‘a ton of customers’ from sending and receiving texts

A widespread Verizon Wireless outage is affecting thousands of customers up and down the East Coast on Tuesday morning. The first reports appeared on social media early Tuesday morning, and Verizon’s official support account on Twitter confirmed the outage at around 8 a.m. ET. According to the account, Verizon’s technicians are aware that “a ton […]

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Apple Announces ‘It’s Show Time’ Event on March 25; Expected to unveil TV Streaming and News Subscription Service

Apple has sent out media invites for its “It’s Show Time” event that will be held on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater in California. The event will start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The tagline of the event makes it clear that Apple will be using the event […]

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Microsoft 365 might replace Office 365 soon, but what is it exactly?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed during a media event earlier this week that Microsoft will soon launch a Microsoft 365 subscription service for consumers, following reports that suggested such a move was in the making. Microsoft 365 isn’t exactly new, as it has been available to business users since 2017. However, the new product targets […]

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Tim Cook hints Apple’s TV service could finally see the light of day this year

Apple is notoriously secretive when it comes to reveals, often keeping new devices under wraps until days before they begin appearing on store shelves. But the company’s approach to its upcoming streaming TV service has been different, as reports about the venture have been spreading for years. Multiple projects have already been confirmed, and just […]

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What’s open, what’s closed on New Year’s Day 2019

WASHINGTON — New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday, so government-run locations and transportation systems may not be open, or may be working on a different schedule. See the list below to save some time this New Year’s Day. Travel and transit D.C. Department of Public Works will not enforce meter and residential parking limits. […]

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Google Voice text forwarding accidentally disabled, users notified

After a redesign in August, the future was looking brighter for Google Voice. The service had already stepped into a larger role by joining G Suite for business. Adding enterprise support meant more people relying on it, and for the most part it has gone well. On October 1st, however, Google emailed users regarding an […]

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RateGain Buys DHISCO to Expand Its Travel Rate Intelligence Services

Hotel distribution tech company DHISCO is being acquired by RateGain, a travel technology company based in Noida, India. Spokespeople for the two companies declined to comment but a memo from RateGain, obtained by Skift, confirmed the deal. The financial details of the acquisition were not immediately available. Dallas-based DHISCO, which stands for the Distribution Hospitality Intelligent […]

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WeChat Pay May Be Missing a Global Expansion Opportunity

Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s strategy for expanding WeChat Pay globally is pretty straightforward: Follow the (tourism) money. Grace Yin, operations director of WeChat Pay’s international business, summarized Tencent’s approach at the RISE Conference earlier this month in Hong Kong: If a place has a Chinese tourist, then this place is our target. It’s a smart strategy. […]

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Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Amadeus continues to be powered by its airline distribution business. But the Madrid-based technology giant has been eager for years to diversify its business lines — with hotel software services a top bet. The company reported second-quarter 2018 earnings Friday. Amadeus netted $1.45 billion (€1.247 billion) in revenue, up 5 percent compared with the same […]

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These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

Today we’re taking a brief, momentary, tiny peek at a couple of lists that show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives. When I say “daily lives” I don’t mean Google and Amazon own our bodies and control our actions and have all of our personal information stored safely on their many hard drives […]

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Apple Music is reportedly bigger than Spotify in the United States now

Despite launching nearly four years later, Apple Music’s subscriber count has reportedly surpassed that of Spotify. Citing a source said to be a US-based distributor, Digital Music News claims that it has seen a report which details the latest figures of several music streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify. The report ranks Apple Music as […]

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