The Justice Department’s antitrust chief came out swinging against Google and Amazon on Tuesday, calling big technology companies “digital gatekeepers” that may struggle to defend themselves by arguing their products are free or really cheap.

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The past 12 months had been great for Cisco Systems , with its share price up more than 15% vs its Nasdaq benchmark, which was unchanged over the same period. Then, Cisco delivered earnings after hours on Wednesday that delivered surprisingly dim outlooks.

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Your smartphone could stay up to date for nearly all of 2019. Huawei hasn't had any luck reversing the US trade ban despite promises of removing some restrictions. It might be a long while before the company is forced to cut all its ties, however.

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Facebook's privacy woes aren't over yet. In July, the beleaguered California tech giant reached a $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over alleged privacy violations. While critics groused that the penalty didn't do enough to change ...

IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home tech
It's committing to technology for the long haul. It's clear by now that IKEA is serious about smart home tech between its Sonos-powered speakers and connected lights, but the home furniture giant wants to formalize that commitment. It just established a ...   Engadget  
The next Apple Watch may come in titanium and ceramic models
Apple Watch Series 4 appeared to mark the death of the Edition line, but those luxurious models might be ready to come roaring back. iHelp BR said it has discovered animations in the watchOS 6 beta that reference not just the previously rumored return of ...   Engadget on MSN.com  
Surprise! Uber and Lyft don’t like NYC’s new ride-hail rules
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who took the helm of the controversial company back in 2017, is known for being pretty unflappable. He was even upbeat during the company’s second quarter earnings ...   Ars Technica  
Future Governments Will be as Effective as Their Technology Investment
A decade ago, Government services in India were totally paper-based, even though computers had started making an appearance in elite corners of a few public offices. There was still no term such as ‘public sector IT’ acknowledged in the country.   Entrepreneur  
The US is set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers, as Trump and Xi plan talks about the tech firm
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Titanium and ceramic Apple Watch variants spotted in watchOS 6 beta
A pair of assets have been harvested out of the latest watchOS 6 beta, pointing to new Apple Watch models in ceramic and titanium coming in the fall. Two new images contained in the most recent ...   AppleInsider  
5 Things to Know Before Launching Your Home Décor Start-up
Every journey comes with its own share of challenges- be it minimal changes in your diet or a whole new business venture. There are no definite guidelines on what you need to start a business, but it’s always good to do in-depth research, whenever you ...   Entrepreneur  
Google has quietly hired a key executive from controversial startup Palantir to be a VP of engineering
An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. The letter F. A stylized letter F. The word "in". An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. Three evenly spaced dots forming an ...   Business Insider  
Apple sues startup for creating a software copy of the iPhone
For more than a year, a company called Corellium has been offering hackers a virtual iPhone. For a price, you could summon up a virtual iPhone on your computer, changing the model or iOS version through a simple menu tab. Now, Apple is suing to shut that ...   The Verge  
Nintendo Is Apparently Giving New Switch Owners a Free Upgrade to Version 2
Is there anything worse than buying something only to see the company release a new and improved version just a few weeks later? Nintendo feels your pain, and if you purchased a Switch, the ...   Gizmodo