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Minority tech startups in the US have seen almost no progress in VC funding

Black and Latinx founders have the best chances of attracting investments in New York — but low odds in California.

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G Suite is now Workspace, as Google adds pricing tier, feature updates

Four years after the launch of G Suite, Google is updating its productivity and collaboration app portfolio with new features, branding and a premium business payment plan.

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Wire targets Zoom, Teams and others with secure video upgrades

Wire, which touts its ability to offer secure video communications, now allows up to 12 users on a video call in a fully end-to-end encrypted environment.

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Windows by the numbers: Real gains or just an illusion?

A sudden spike of Windows' overall share led to increased user numbers for both Windows 10 and Windows 7.

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Working from home? Slow broadband, remote security remain top issues

For workers whose home has become the de facto home office in recent months, broadband connectivity and security are ongoing issues, according to a Navisite survey.

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The coast is clear to install September's Windows and Office patches

It’s been an interesting month, with a couple of flubs, but no new major plugged security holes and Microsoft has replaced its buggy SQL Server 2019 patch. Win10 version 2004 continues to astound with the number of swatted bugs, but...

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Top web browsers 2020: Chrome takes a punch, Firefox stays alive

September wasn't a good month for Google's Chrome browser, which saw a decline in user share; Microsoft's Edge, however, won over some converts.

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The beauty and the shame of Google's Pixel 5 gamble

Google's latest Pixel pivot could be a revelation — but the shift to a more value-minded flagship phone doesn't come without a cost.

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What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? UI and auto-fill fresheners

Firefox 81 gets a new standard theme, better PDF skills and can now automatically fill in credit card information.

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JNUC 2020 opens with big news for Apple and Azure

Jamf kicks off its virtual JNUC conference today with a deluge of news and information for Mac, iPhone and iPad using enterprises.

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Microsoft pushes Edge as 'best for business' in battle with Chrome

At this year's Ignite conference, Microsoft offered up a host of reasons why its browser is better for the enterprise than Google Chrome. Do those claims stack up?

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Next perpetual version of Office to debut in 2021

As it turns out, Office 2019 wasn't the last perpetual-licensed version of the popular software suite; Microsoft will release a successor in the latter half of next year.

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Google takes on Airtable, Microsoft Lists with Tables work-tracking app

A product of Google’s Area 120 incubator, Tables is a no-code spreadsheet that lets users create their own apps.

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IT admins want one, and only one, Windows 10 upgrade annually

Though they question how Microsoft has cut the number of yearly Windows 10 refreshes, for admins it's clearly a case of less is more.

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Android 11's biggest letdown

One of Google's most promising Android advancements in ages isn't all it was originally cracked up to be.

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iOS 14: What’s new for enterprise IT?

Apple has introduced numerous enhancements for IT, including new tools MDM vendors can exploit.

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The state of ethnic minorities in U.S. tech: 2020

A survey of people of color shows a mix of good and bad news on racial inequality, and a disturbing lower concern within Silicon Valley and by executives compared to IT at large.

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Mozilla tightens belt, folds two Firefox services

The Firefox browser maker is having to trim its sails again.

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Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

A majority of admins surveyed this summer say Microsoft's oft ballyhooed twice-a-year upgrades for Windows 10 aren't really worth the hassle.

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Google's Chrome OS pivot matters more than you think

A colossal change is on the way for Chromebooks — and if you're only seeing what's on the surface, you're missing what's most important.

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