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A short trip to India showed me just how badly Apple is screwing up in the world's biggest democracy

Reuters Apple has failed to crack the Indian smartphone market, languishing behind Chinese brands with less than a 2% share of the market. During a family visit to India, I noticed Apple doesn’t have much retail or advertising presence and that it mostly advertises the “cheaper” iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is still too expensive […]

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Amazon was having official talks with city officials just the day before it canceled the New York HQ2

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Amazon was still trying to hammer out a deal with New York officials and union representatives, just the day before the company officially canceled plans for its proposed HQ2 headquarters in NYC, Bloomberg reports. Amazon executives, city officials, and union heads reportedly met Wednesday to address “outstanding issues” related to the proposal. […]

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I just tried Google's brand new augmented reality Maps on a one mile walk through San Francisco, and I miss it already

Nick Bastone / Business Insider On Monday, the Google Maps team gave Business Insider the chance to try out its new AR feature for pedestrian maps, which the company first announced at its developer conference last May. The company says the feature is in an “alpha” state and for now, will only be available to […]

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China’s new robotic submarine doesn’t just chase typhoons, it dives into them

Siping Zheng It might sound like something out of a techno-thriller, but it’s not: Scientists in China really have developed an unmanned submarine that is designed to travel into potentially deadly typhoons and other extreme weather types and fire off weather-monitoring rockets. One of these “rocketsondes,” designed to perform weather analysis in situations that would […]

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Sheryl Sandberg gave an unconvincing speech about privacy just when she needed to sound sincere

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.Reuters Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave a speech in Munich on Sunday stating that Facebook needed to do better in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Sandberg outlined the steps Facebook was taking to earn back users’ trust. But audience members criticized her message as over-rehearsed and too polished to be […]

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Twitch just opened a new San Francisco headquarters, and it's a gamer's paradise. Take a look inside

Nick Bastone/Business Insider Twitch invited Business Insider for a first look at its new headquarters in San Francisco, California. The nine-floor office is a gamer’s paradise, with two six-person competitive gaming rooms, two live-streaming rooms, and a full arcade. “What we really wanted to do was bring Twitch to life,” Twitch’s Chief Marketing Officer Kate […]

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Not just for Lightroom anymore, Loupedeck+ now works with Photoshop

HIllary Grigonis/Digital Trends Loupedeck+, the photo-editing console originally built for Lightroom, is now compatible with Adobe Photoshop. The move follows similar updates that extended support to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, as well as Skylum Aurora HDR. Loupedeck is a “keyboard” designed specifically for photo editing, with dedicated dials and buttons for adjustments. Using the same […]