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Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Billboard recently reported that Amazon had entered discussions to launch an answer to Spotify’s free music streaming tier, and apparently, those talks were productive. The Seattle company today announced an ad-supported Amazon Music option that’s available through Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S. Amazon Music’s free offering has a limited catalog, and Amazon has reportedly offered […]

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Microsoft buys Express Logic, adds a third operating system to its IoT range

Enlarge / Multi-threading. Jamie Golden / Flickr Not content with having a Windows-based Internet of Things platform (Windows 10 IoT) and a Linux-based Internet of Things platform (Azure Sphere), Microsoft has added a third option. The company has announced that it has bought Express Logic and its ThreadX real-time operating system for an undisclosed sum. […]

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Facebook updated a blog post and said the number of unencrypted Instagram user passwords was in the ‘millions’ not its previous estimate of ‘tens of thousands’

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook has stored millions of Instagram users’ passwords in an unencrypted format easily readable by its employees for years. The news came on Thursday by way of an update to an existing company blog post, which in March, announced that unencrypted passwords for hundreds of millions of Facebook and Facebook […]