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Preview Skype's controversial millennial-inspired redesign on desktop

Skype released its redesigned mobile app this June in what was its biggest update since adding video calls in 2006. Microsoft announced today that those changes are now available on desktop. SEE ALSO: Instagram just launched live video chat — and everyone else can watch It’s currently in preview for Mac and non-Windows 10 PC…

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B2B data platform ZoomInfo was acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners for $240 million

ZoomInfo , the subscription-based B2B platform that sells access to company data such as contact details, employment history, and other background information, was acquired earlier this week by Boston-based private equity firm Great Hill Partners. But the company didn’t reveal how much it was acquired for — until now. A ZoomInfo spokesperson has confirmed to…

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HMD Global is preinstalling surveys on Nokia phones

OPINION: If there’s one thing consumers don’t like, it’s being spammed with calls, instant messages, and texts involving promotions and other forms of marketing chicanery — especially when they haven’t given consent. What may be even more annoying, however, is turning on your phone to find a survey has been baked directly into the software….

Cloud

Alibaba beats analysts estimates with Q1 revenue growth of 56%

(Reuters) — Alibaba, China’s top e-commerce firm, beat analyst’s estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by growth in online sales which make up most of its business. Thursday’s results show that Alibaba Group Holding, one of Asia’s most valuable companies, is benefiting from more and more Chinese buying an increasing proportion…

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Roxi music: Electric Jukebox takes on Spotify with a $200 streaming box aimed at families

A hardware-based music-streaming service that only works through your TV? That’s exactly what Electric Jukebox brought to market in the U.K. last year . And now, it’s coming to the U.S. too. Backed by big names such as Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow, Alesha Dixon, and Stephen Fry, the original Electric Jukebox was met with derision…

Mobile

Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

 ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme‏ has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions. On July…

Mobile

Pinterest users can now pinch-to-zoom on photos in the app

 Pinterest is adding a new feature today that allows users to pinch a photo to zoom in and out on various Pins, matching a feature that’s available on a lot of other services. As the company becomes increasingly focused on mobile and discovery centered around photos, users will start expecting the kinds of behaviors that…