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US Senate approves $52 billion for chipmakers—but not designers

The CHIPS Act will provide funding and tax relief, among other incentives, to companies looking to manufacture semiconductors in the US.

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Microsoft weathers the financial storm with 12% revenue growth

Despite some tricky global headwinds, Microsoft continues to post strong results, buoyed by its cloud business, which surpassed $25 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time.

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Upgrading cell towers could save enough energy to power entire cities

Artificial intelligence can create massive efficiencies in the management of telecom cell sites, and with hardware and software upgrades, the power consumed by the sites could be cut by 40%.

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Striving for a better balance in the future of work

Employers insisting on a 9-5 working culture in the digital age reduce productivity and increase staff churn for little reward, a new report explains.

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Zoom expands end-to-end encryption for Phone and breakout rooms

The popular videoconferencing software is adding enhanced encryption to its phone service and individual breakout rooms.

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Podcast Today in Tech

Podcast: Big beta breakdown: Apple’s Fall 2022 OSes

Join Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon as they talk about their favorite features and biggest gripes with iOS 16, macOS Ventura and the rest of the OSes arriving from Apple this fall....

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Apple, T-Mobile offer Business Essentials to US SMBs

T-Mobile and Apple join forces to offer the first and only US wireless plan to include Apple Business Essentials, an iPhone 13, and more for small and mid-sized businesses.

A distributed network of wireless connections spans a cityscape.

FCC head wants to boost ‘broadband’ standard to 100Mbps nationwide

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel asked her colleagues to consider increasing the minimum broadband standard of 25Mbps to at least 100Mbps — and possibly 1Gbps. The change could help people working from remote locations.

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Netflix to launch ad-supported tier with Microsoft in 2023

The streaming giant lost fewer subscribers than expected during the second quarter of 2022, and hopes that a new ad-supported tier will boost growth.

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Microsoft Teams now lets users send short video clip messages

The new asynchronous video chat tool is one of several Teams announcements from Inspire this week, including collaborative annotations and the Excel Live app in Teams meetings.

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Microsoft brings social network-style ‘stories’ to work

The company offered up its take on Facebook and Instagram Stories at Inspire, as Yammer Communities becomes Viva Engage.

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Slack Pro is getting more expensive in September

From the beginning of September, both the monthly and annual Pro plans will increase in price, while free users will see changes to message retention policies.

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Geopolitical events put pressure on IBM earnings

Despite posting a 9% year-on-year revenue increase, both the ongoing war in Ukraine and the strengthening of the dollar have caused IBM to revisit its 2022 outlook.

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Inflation pushes some workers to new jobs — and some regrets

For some, the ‘Great Resignation’ has become the Great Regret. A new survey shows one in four workers who recently quit now regret their decisions, but most still believe they can make more money by switching jobs.

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Why Tim Cook is concerned about coding skills

The future of digital everything is currently under pressure and under staffed.

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Podcast Today in Tech

Podcast: The M2 MacBook Air reviews are in

Join Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis as they break down the pros and cons of Apple's newest laptop.

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Remote work spurs a national wage leveling in tech

As more workers choose to work remotely, organizations face a dilemma: do they pay remote workers the same as those living in high-cost metropolitan regions? For some companies, that conundrum is already a reality.

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The future of work is a tech (and management) challenge

A Corel survey indicates 78% of employees say leadership should do more to boost collaboration, and 27% say their company has invested in the wrong tools for the job.

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Miro integrates with Google Meet to boost hybrid collaboration

Miro is extending its partnership with Google Workspace by offering access to new and existing Miro boards directly inside the Google Meet platform.

Clues are mapped out for investigation with maps, events, dates and photos connected by red threads.

UK Competition and Markets Authority ramps up big tech antitrust investigations

Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard and Amazon’s Marketplace platform are both currently being probed by the UK regulator.

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