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Supreme Court rules for internet sales tax: States can charge all online shoppers

Video: Why these 4 startups could propel e-commerce in 2018 The Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) has just overruled 1992’s Quill Corp v. North Dakota case in South Dakota v. Wayfair. Quill stated that US states could only change sales taxes on companies with a physical presence in the state. Quill determined how state taxes worked with e-commerce from… Read more →

How to Google Chrome: Essential tips and tricks to mastering your browser

Video: How to make Google Chrome faster There’s a huge difference between using Google Chrome and mastering Google Chrome. directory The best password managers for 2018 Get rid of the sticky notes and get peace of mind. Choose a password manager to secure your digital life. Read More What follows are a collection of tips, tricks, and tools to help… Read more →

Facebook enables AI-powered English-Spanish translations in Messenger

Facebook on Thursday is bringing AI-powered English-Spanish translations to Messenger users in the US and Mexico. The translation feature, called “M suggestions for translations,” was initially rolled out in May to US buyers and sellers on Marketplace, Facebook’s hyperlocal e-commerce portal. M is the AI-powered assistant in Messenger that Facebook rolled out with limited functionality last year. With this new… Read more →

Private browsing: 16 good reasons to use incognito mode

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Micron says memory demand strong thanks to cloud, mobile, IoT

Cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of things are equating to quite the tailwind for memory demand. Just ask Micron Technology. Micron on Wednesday reported third quarter revenue of $7.8 billion with net income of $3.82 billion, or $3/10 a share. Non-GAAP earnings for the quarter were $3.15. Those results were better-than-expected as was Micron’s outlook. For the fourth quarter,… Read more →

Hortonworks plays balancing act in the cloud

In some ways Hortonworks is old fashioned in that it still clings to the stretch goal of managing half of the world’s data in an era where cloud object stores and bespoke analytic services are adding more alternatives to the mix. Hortonworks’ aspirational goal may not be realistic, but never mind, there are bigger fish to fry. The underlying message… Read more →

Walmart store-scanning robot gets big boost

Bossa Nova, the company that makes the shelf-scanning robots that are rolling around a few dozen Walmart stores as part of an ongoing trial program, just announced $29 million in new funding. The latest round brings the company’s total funding to $70 million. Bossa Nova has been billed as a robot replacement for clerks with scanner guns, but that’s not… Read more →

​Cybersecurity: Why this Spanish region has just created a new research center

Video: Spear phishing bank robbery mastermind nabbed in Spain. It’s called Cybercat but has nothing to do with the small, furry animal. In fact it’s inspired by security research organizations such as the US CyLab, the UK’s RISCS, and Spain’s RIASC. The new Cybercat research center in northeastern Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region is aimed at analyzing, understanding and tackling the… Read more →

Samsung unveils 7nm technology with EUV

Samsung gave the first detailed look at its long-awaited 7nm process at the VLSI Symposia in Honolulu this week. The talk was especially newsworthy because Samsung is likely to be the first to introduce a new form of lithography, known as EUV because it uses extreme ultra-violet light, that has been in development for some 30 years. Chipmakers currently rely… Read more →