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Small Business News
1. Mozilla Firefox Plans to End Support for Windows XP and Vista OS in June (10/09/2017)|
Pretty soon, you’ll stop receiving updates for your Firefox browser if you’re running Windows XP or Vista. Mozilla recently announced that it will be dropping support for the two platforms by next year.
2. Google Launches Ethics Board to Steer AI Efforts (10/06/2017)
Google is finally taking steps to ensure that its rapid development in the field of AI will only bring about positive change for the whole of humanity. London-based company DeepMind, a subsidiary of Google parent firm Alphabet, has formed a new research unit called “Ethics & Society,” tasked to steer the group’s AI efforts.
3. Shopify Integrates New Instagram Shopping Feature (10/05/2017)
Christmas comes early for Shopify and Instagram users, with the former now providing Instagram integration to most of its vendors. The eCommerce company and Instagram had been collaborating on the new shopping service the whole year.
4. Microsoft’s Bing for Business Aims to Transform the Enterprise Search Experience (10/04/2017)
Bing is often seen as the underdog of search engines, but it recently held center stage at Microsoft’s recently concluded Ignite conference. Held in September in Orlando, Florida, the conference allowed the company to disclose how it plans to proceed with the enterprise software.
5. Yahoo Releases Its Search Code as Open Source (10/03/2017)
Yahoo is now giving away the crucial technology powering its internal searches. Vespa, the search engine used by the tech company for internal queries, is now open-source and available to everyone.
6. Walmart Takes on Amazon With Jet.com Grocery Line (10/02/2017)
Walmart’s competition with Amazon has just reached new levels, with the former looking to cut into a bigger piece of the millennial pie. Millennials aren’t exactly Walmart’s demographic, as its scant number of stores in urban areas attest.
7. Levis Strauss Unveils High-Tech Denim Jacket With Help from Google (09/29/2017)
After months of waiting, Levi Strauss finally unveiled its high-tech denim jacket which was made in collaboration with search giant Google. Dubbed the Commuter Trucker, the high-tech gear will be available on Monday of next week via the clothing brand’s online store Levi.
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