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Google’s CallJoy phone agent for small businesses gets smarter, more conversational – TechCrunch

Google’s CallJoy phone agent for small businesses gets smarter, more conversational – TechCrunch

Earlier this year, Google’s in-house incubator launched CallJoy, a virtual customer service phone agent for small businesses that could block spammers, answer calls, provide callers with basic business information, and redirect other requests like appointment booking or to-go orders to SMS. Today, CallJoy is rolling out its first major update, which now enables the computer […]

The case against Grace Hopper Celebration – TechCrunch

The case against Grace Hopper Celebration – TechCrunch

Raksha Muthukumar Contributor Raksha is a software engineer at Google who is passionate about social justice and liberation through technology. We’ve heard the criticisms that there were fewer black women speakers than white men at Grace Hopper Celebration in the past, but event organizers heard our complaints and created an entire conference pathway and new […]

An exorcism at Microsoft | Computerworld

An exorcism at Microsoft | Computerworld

Satya Nadella has been Microsoft CEO for more than five years, having replaced Steve Ballmer in February 2014. Along the way, he’s made dramatic changes in the way Microsoft operates, doing things that Ballmer likely never would have done, including writing off, for $7.6 billion in 2015, Ballmer’s Nokia acquisition. But at Microsoft’s recent annual […]

FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge | Computerworld

FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge | Computerworld

Microsoft will release the polished version of its overhauled Edge browser in less than 10 weeks. While the new Edge has been built using technologies from a fierce rival – Google, which controls two-thirds of the global user share – it’s also an attempt by Redmond to resurrect its own browser fortunes. Edge, the old […]

Patch Tuesday alert: Make sure Windows Auto Update is temporarily disabled

Patch Tuesday alert: Make sure Windows Auto Update is temporarily disabled

For those of you who haven’t patched since May, there’s exceedingly bad news on the horizon. Per Catalin Cimpanu at ZDNet, Metasploit’s working-but-just-barely BlueKeep exploit is about to get a significant bug fix. That’ll put BlueKeep infection capabilities in the hands of mere mortals. The script kiddies won’t be far behind. If you’re using — […]

YouTube redesigns its homepage – TechCrunch

YouTube redesigns its homepage – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. YouTube’s homepage redesign focuses on usability, giving you control over recommendations The company announced an updated, cleaner design that does away […]

Duck Duck Go offers Mac users even more privacy

Duck Duck Go offers Mac users even more privacy

People are finally waking up to the importance of privacy and the risk of entities over whom we have no control hoovering up the details of our digital lives, and that’s why the latest news from Duck Duck Go is so worthwhile. Apple’s good privacy just got better We know Apple is working to protect […]

The Pixel 4’s power-plunging puzzle

The Pixel 4’s power-plunging puzzle

Fountains of virtual ink have been spilled over the Pixel 4’s stamina and how the phone’s battery life isn’t all that it could be. Me? After living with the Pixel 4 for a few weeks now, I’m not quite as down on its staying power as some folks were whilst working up early reviews of […]

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