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1. Google Showcases AI Advances at its Big Conference
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, where it announced new features and services imbued with machine learning.
2. New Service Aims to Follow Users Across Multiple Devices
- Thursday, March 29, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Some 60 companies including such leading brands as Subway, Sprint and the NFL are joining forces to help each other follow you around online.
Adobe, a company better known for Photoshop and PDF files, says the new Device Co-op initiative it is organizing will help companies offer more personalized experiences and make ads less annoying by filtering out products and services you have already bought or will never buy. Under the initiative, Adobe can tell you're the same person on a home PC, a work laptop, a phone and a tablet by analyzing past sign-ins with member companies.
3. Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Update and Laptops
- Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to its Windows 10 operating system, hoping to spark enthusiasm for its virtual- and augmented-reality ambitions.
The semi-annual update became available Tuesday. Along with virtual experiences, the Fall Creators Update brings new ways to share photos and video and work with 3-D imagery.
4. Microsoft Touts VR Headsets That Pair With Windows 10
- Wednesday, October 4, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Microsoft is touting virtual reality headsets made by other companies in hopes of establishing personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way for people to experience artificial worlds.
5. Lenovo to Pay $3.5M in Settlement Over Preloaded Software
- Wednesday, September 6, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A technology company will pay $3.5 million and change how it sells laptop computers as part of a settlement reached with federal officials and 32 states.
The agreement with Lenovo announced Tuesday settles allegations that the North Carolina-based firm sold devices with preloaded software that made users' sensitive personal information vulner-able to hackers.
6. Consumers Reports Pulls Microsoft Laptop Recommendation
- Friday, August 11, 2017
Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were complaining about problems with the devices.
The consumer advocacy group said Thursday that it can no longer recommend Microsoft laptops or tablets because of poor reliability compared to other brands. Microsoft said the findings don't accurately reflect Surface owners' "true experiences."
7. Next Big Leap for Apple? – Augmented Reality
- Thursday, August 3, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple's iPhone may be ready for its next big act – as a springboard into "augmented reality," a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen.
8. Toshiba Says Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy Protection
- Thursday, March 30, 2017
TOKYO (AP) – Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink.
9. In a Sign of Broader Ambitions, Facebook Opens Hardware Lab
- Thursday, August 4, 2016
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – Facebook built its fortune on the internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. But deep inside its Silicon Valley headquarters, engineers have stocked a new lab with computerized lathes, industrial mills and tools for making physical goods.
10. Last Word: ServiceMaster Incentives, Muvico Memories and the Beale Street Cover
- Friday, June 10, 2016
It looks like the conversion of Peabody Place mall to the new headquarters of ServiceMaster is a $33.3 million job. That could be a running total depending on a PILOT amendment to come.
11. Lenovo, Google Unveil Phone That Knows Surroundings
- Friday, June 10, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings – such as the room's size and the presence of other people – and potentially transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming.
12. Last Word: Verdell Smith and Lifeline, Strickland's First 5 Months and Tennessine
- Thursday, June 9, 2016
Lots of blue lights in Cordova Thursday evening as the Memphis Police Department remembers Officer Verdell Smith, who died in Saturday’s Downtown rampage in the line of duty. His funeral is Friday.
13. Your Phone May Soon Sense Everything Around You
- Thursday, June 9, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings – the room's size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info?
14. Does Your Battery Life Stink? Try Some High-Tech Workarounds
- Monday, January 11, 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) – It's enough to make you want to drop everything and race for the nearest power outlet: Your workday isn't even done, and your smartphone or laptop battery is already in the red zone.
15. From the High-Flying to the Practical: CES 2016 in Brief
- Monday, January 11, 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) – This year's CES gadget show, like ones before it, showed off a mix of the dreamy and the practical in technology. Gadget prototypes promised us fully autonomous vehicles carrying commuters on the streets and in the sky, while gizmos went on sale that aimed to solve daily problems like restocking your fridge.
16. The Corporate Inquisition Of Intuition
- Monday, July 27, 2015
While there are clear benefits of data and analytics when applied to growth efforts, a widespread, unhealthy dependence on a purely analytical approach to business cripples too many corporations.
While small- and mid-sized organizations still welcome some calculated risks backed by and bet on a team of spirited rising leaders, corporations appear more risk averse to their approach to launching new products in the market. In fact, the gestalt is that we’ve entered a second age of enlightenment where nothing gets signed into action unless analytic models, predictive tools, and others first bless it with a numerical score.
17. Amazon Says 'Prime Day' Will Be Annual Event
- Monday, July 20, 2015
Amazon says its "Prime Day" sale led to a sales surge and "hundreds of thousands" of new signups for its $99 annual Prime loyalty program. The company said it plans to make the sale an annual event.
18. Blended Learning Program Nabs $2.6 Million Grant
- Thursday, April 16, 2015
A new Shelby County Schools’ program got a boost Tuesday, April 9, with the announcement that the Plough Foundation has approved a $2.6 million grant to fund “blended learning” in eight Innovation Zone schools.
19. Classroom Shift
- Thursday, October 2, 2014
Once students in 18 Shelby County schools return from their fall break Oct. 13 they should start taking home the Lenovo Yoga laptop-tablets that are at the heart of the system’s three-year blended-learning pilot program.
20. Class is In
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
For Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken, the demerger of public schools in Shelby County didn’t become “real” until teachers reported the week before the Aug. 4 first day of classes.
21. Game Changer
- Saturday, June 7, 2014
One educator’s reform is another educator’s wrong move.
Dorsey Hopson doesn’t use the word “reform” as often as he uses the term “game changer.”
But the superintendent of Shelby County Schools has himself become a game changer as the school board that signed him to a three-year contract last September weighs a further extension of his three-year contract that for now runs through September 2016.
22. School Board Unveils Digital Devices
- Friday, May 30, 2014
Shelby County Schools board members got a look this week at the new digital devices students in 16 schools will get when the new academic year begins in August.
The first Lenovo Yoga and Yoga 11e convertible laptops to arrive were unwrapped before the board vote Tuesday, May 27, for the $5.4 million contract with Unistar-Sparco Computers Inc. to lease 13,000 devices for three years.
23. Google Redesigns Android to Power Smartwatches
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google thinks it's time for an Internet-connected watch that performs many of the same tasks as a smartphone but with fewer distractions and rude interruptions.
The Internet's most influential company is trying to unleash a new era in mobile computing with a version of its Android software tailored for high-tech watches and other devices that can be worn instead of held.
24. BlackBerry Weighs Putting Itself Up for Sale
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
TORONTO (AP) – BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker.
The company said Monday that its board has formed a special committee to explore "strategic alternatives" in hopes of enhancing the company's value and boosting adoption of its BlackBerry 10 platform.
25. Apple's Smartphone Market Share Slips
- Monday, July 29, 2013
Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell during the second quarter to its lowest level in four years, according to data released Friday.
Apple took 13.1 percent of the worldwide market, according to ABI Research, down from 16.6 percent a year ago. That's the lowest level since the third quarter of 2009, two years after the launch of the first iPhone.
26. Apple to Produce Line of Macs in the US Next Year
- Friday, December 7, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will move production of one of its existing lines of Mac computers to the United States next year.
27. Buffett's Firm Buys About $10.7B in IBM Shares
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Investor Warren Buffett says his company bought about $10.7 billion of IBM stock this year, giving it a stake of more than 5 percent in the technology company.
Buffett revealed the investment during an interview on CNBC on Monday. Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., planned to file a full quarterly update on its U.S. stock portfolio Monday afternoon.
28. Threatened by iPad, PCs Start to Look Like Tablets
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – The response by computer makers to the iPad stealing sales from them: Make their PCs more like iPads.
The "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" strategy" is prompting a wave of experimentation with the design of the laptop, which has been largely unchanged for two decades. Touch-sensitive screens and the use of Google's Android system for mobile devices are two ways the PC industry is adapting.
29. Addressing Business Killers
- Monday, April 25, 2011
We know half of all businesses do not last even four years. Some 70 percent are gone before seven years. But there is no sense helping these figures along, is there?
It goes on all the time.
30. Circuit City Files for Bankruptcy Protection
- Tuesday, November 11, 2008
One week after announcing it would close 155 of its stores, including two in the Memphis area, Circuit City Stores Inc. reported Monday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
31. Google Redefines Web Browser
- Thursday, September 4, 2008
Google has introduced a new Web browser, called Chrome, aimed at wresting dominance of the browser market from Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The move takes the Google-Microsoft rivalry to a whole new level. If Google succeeds, it will be a big deal, with major ramifications for the future of the Web.