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Microsoft launches new AI-powered Viva Sales tool

Designed to bridge the gap between Microsoft 365, Teams and CRM, Viva Sales automates data entry tasks and delivers AI-powered insights to sales teams.

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Webex boosts admin controls to support hybrid workforces

Updates to its Control Hub will allow Webex by Cisco admins to resolve issues faster and better manage user licenses.

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Microsoft promises to recognize Activision Blizzard unions

Microsoft has formalized its promise that it won’t stand in the way of unionization efforts at Activision Blizzard, announcing an agreement with the Communications Workers of America.

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In the new workplace you'll use Cisco Webex with Apple’s CarPlay

Cisco is preparing to introduce new Webex Meetings features to make it easier to move calls between devices and to make and take them using Apple's CarPlay.

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Mozilla launches email for Android devices

The Mozilla Foundation unveiled a Thunderbird-style email client for Android mobile devices called K-9 Mobile. The developer team is also evaluating the idea of an iOS version.

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Accenture opens Advanced Technology Centre; Surfshark VPN shuts servers; Jammu gets State Data Centre; Citi adds seats; Stryker augments R&D

Bharat Bytes is Computerworld India’s regular round-up of news from the world of IT.

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Apple’s Freeform adds another digital whiteboard option for remote work

Freeform is due out later this year, but its availability on Apple devices could keep it from gaining ground on various competing whiteboard apps on the market.

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WWDC: Apple, Cloudflare, Fastly plot the end of CAPTCHA

Apple is working with Cloudflare and Fastly to replace annoying CAPTCHA sessions with seamless authorization to protect privacy.

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As VPN firms start to leave India, government to hold a joint meeting

The move comes two days after a second VPN firm, SurfShark, announced plans to remove its servers from India, following a directive that requires VPN firms to store customer data for five years.

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Could the EU’s USB-C edict push Apple to cut the cord altogether?

Apple already has wireless charging in all of its current iPhone models and offers it for the AirPod earbuds. So if it can avoid changing out its Lightning ports for USB-C ports, why not go all wireless?

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Podcast Today in Tech

WWDC 2022 wrap-up

On today's episode, it's a WWDC wrap-up party! We'll talk all about the new iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS updates and which features you'll be most excited to try. And of course we'll have a lot of thoughts about the new M2...

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Salesforce announces NFT Cloud platform amid crypto concerns

The company’s closed pilot program is aimed at letting companies increase customer engagement and manage NFTs from within Salesforce’s wide-ranging CRM platform.

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Bitrise announces virtualized Apple Silicon M1 CI/CD dev environment

Developers working on complex enterprise apps who need to more easily develop around both Intel and Apple Silicon platforms will welcome this new option.

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Microsoft commits to ban non-competes and increase pay transparency in the US

The technology giant is making four broad commitments to US-based employees, including the removal of controversial clauses from employee contracts.

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What the EU’s USB-C mandate means for Apple — and for users

The EU will require device manufacturers to standardize on USB-C, a mandate that mostly effects Apple. The company, whose biggest selling product — the iPhone — uses a proprietary protocol, is reportedly working on a USB-C capable...

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VPN providers flee Indian market ahead of new data rules

The Indian government directive mandates VPN providers store information about their customers for up to five years.

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Four-day workweek pilot kicks off for thousands of UK workers

Amid calls around the globe for more companies to adopt a shorter workweek, 70 businesses have committed to a four-day week for staff in the largest pilot project to date.

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Windows 11 22H2 goes gold; expected to ship later this year

Microsoft announced what's likely the shipping version for Windows 11 22H2, now available through its Insider channel, enabling IT shops to test it on qualified systems before it ships later this year. The company is also offering...

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Elon Musk heaps layoff threat on top of in-office work mandate

After telling top managers to enforce a back-to-office mandate for employees, the Tesla CEO then messaged executives telling them he expects to lay off 10% of his workforce in anticipation of a recession.

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WWDC 22: What Apple's big plans mean for business

From major changes to iPadOS to tweaks and updates to iOS 16 and macOs Ventura — and even new laptops — here's a look at some of the changes Apple unveiled Monday that could most affect business.

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