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Microsoft Says Bing Now A Self-Sustaining Business Following Deal With AOL

ibtimes.com — After exiting the display advertising business, selling its map technology to Uber and entering a search deal with AOL, Microsoft capped off its manic Monday by announcing that its Bing search engine is now a self-sustained business. Over the past six years, Microsoft has grown Bing into a search advertising force.

Microsoft Exits Display Advertising Business, Enters Into Search Deal With AOL

ibtimes.com — As part of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's ongoing efforts to retrench his company, the Redmond, Washington, tech giant will be exiting the Web display advertising business and handing over the keys to AOL, the two companies said Monday. AOL will handle advertising across Microsoft's key services, including MSN, Outlook Mail, Xbox and Skype, in nine markets, including the U.S.

Apple Music: 5 Things You Need To Know Before Apple Inc.'s Service Launches Tuesday

ibtimes.com — The wait for Apple Music is finally over. The highly-anticipated music-streaming service will launch Tuesday at 8 a.m. PDT, available via the iOS 8.4 update for the iPhone and iPad. Apple Music stacks up similarly to Spotify and other music-streaming services, but there are some key things to know before deciding to take your playlists to Apple: 1.

Meet Docker, The Hot Pre-IPO Startup That's Changing How Software Is Made (And Has Google, Microsoft On Alert)

ibtimes.com — Thousands flocked to San Francisco this week for the sold-out developer conference for Docker, a company that is changing the way the tech industry makes software and has quickly become the hottest startup in Silicon Valley.

As NeXT Turns 30, It's Finally Time To Reflect On The Steve Jobs Startup That Gave Us The App Store, iOS And Apple Watch

ibtimes.com — Everyone knows Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in the 70s and then came back to rescue it and lead a digital revolution in the 90s, but many often forget that in between Jobs founded NeXT, one of the most influential tech startups in history whose 30th anniversary is this year.

Amazon Bans Confederate Battle Flag, Joining EBay, Walmart, Sears As Sales Of Flags Spike

ibtimes.com — Amazon Inc. has joined the ranks of eBay, Walmart and Sears in banning sales of Confederate Flag merchandise as retailers across the U.S. join in boycott of the Southern symbol in reaction to the recent racially-fueled Charleston Church shooting. The Seattle-based online retailer told CNN it would soon be pulling out its Confederate Flag merchandise, but as of 3 p.m.

Privacy Search Engine DuckDuckGo Hits 10 Million Searches In A Single Day Because NSA

ibtimes.com — DuckDuckGo, the search engine that wants to steal users away from Google and give them their privacy back, surpassed 10 million searches in a single day for the first time ever, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday. The Paoli, Pennsylvania, privacy search engine crossed the milestone on Monday when it racked up 10.2 million search queries.

Instagram Revamps Explore, Search Features To Make It Easier To Find Trending Places, Tags, Videos

ibtimes.com — Instagram on Tuesday rolled out an update for the iPhone and Android version of its app that will beef up search and explore features. The update introduces trending places and trending tags to Instagram's explore page and adds place search capabilities.

Samsung's Safety Truck Makes Cruising Behind A Semi-Trailer Less Dangerous [VIDEO]

ibtimes.com — Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) may be working on cars and self-driving vehicles, but Samsung has its focus set on semi-trailers, unveiling the Samsung Safety Truck, a custom big rig equipped with a camera and four TV monitors that allow drivers who are following to see through the 18-wheeler.

Apple Spaceship Campus Progress Caught In High-Definition Video Shot By Helicopter

ibtimes.com — Apple's Spaceship campus isn't supposed to open until late 2016 at the earliest, but already it is starting to take shape, as seen in new high-definition footage of the enormous campus that was captured recently by helicopter cameras.
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Jun 29, 2015

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Jun 29, 2015

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Jun 29, 2015

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Jun 29, 2015

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