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Apple unveils a new set of ‘digital wellness’ features for better managing screen time

Apple has become the latest tech giant to prioritize digital wellbeing. At its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, Apple announced a series of new controls that will allow iOS users to monitor how much time they spend on devices, set time limits on app usage, control the distraction of notifications, and control the device usage for their children. The addition ...

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Amazon leads $12M investment in India-based digital insurance startup Acko

Amazon appears to be restarting its funding efforts in India after Acko, the digital insurance startup in India, confirmed that the U.S. retail giant led a new round of funding for its business. Amazon — which has been linked with an Acko investment since the start of this year — backed lending startup Capital Float last month, and now it has ...

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Russia reforms government, introduces digital development ministry

While the names of the ministers inside the new Russian government are yet to be announced, its structure will undergo subtle but potentially impactful transformations, after a decree was signed by Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, which oversees not only data technology, but also the mass media in Russia, will be transformed into the ...

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Google Assistant adds digital subscriptions and more ways to engage with Actions

Google Assistant is catching up with – and in some cases, passing – Alexa on a variety of fronts, with a wealth of new features announced today at Google’s I/O developer conference. The company is launching support for digital subscriptions in Actions (Google Assistant’s voice apps), as well as a variety of tools to help developers promote their Actions, and ...

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Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

Michael JaconiContributor Michael Jaconi is the co-founder and chief executive of Button, and formerly served as the CEO of Rakuten Loyalty. Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” — the place that users start their online experiences. In other words, the place where they begin “browsing.” The advent of ...

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Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

Michael JaconiContributor Michael Jaconi is the co-founder and chief executive of Button, and formerly served as the CEO of Rakuten Loyalty. Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” — the place that users start their online experiences. In other words, the place where they begin “browsing.” The advent of ...

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Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

Michael JaconiContributor Michael Jaconi is the co-founder and chief executive of Button, and formerly served as the CEO of Rakuten Loyalty. Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” — the place that users start their online experiences. In other words, the place where they begin “browsing.” The advent of ...

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Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

Michael JaconiContributor Michael Jaconi is the co-founder and chief executive of Button, and formerly served as the CEO of Rakuten Loyalty. Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” — the place that users start their online experiences. In other words, the place where they begin “browsing.” The advent of ...

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Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

Michael JaconiContributor Michael Jaconi is the co-founder and chief executive of Button, and formerly served as the CEO of Rakuten Loyalty. Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” — the place that users start their online experiences. In other words, the place where they begin “browsing.” The advent of ...

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Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture as it doubles down on content ‘from trusted sources’

As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it, Apple is making an acquisition that could help it lay out a position as a purveyor of trusted information. The iPhone maker is buying Texture, a magazine virtual newsstand that’s known as the “Netflix of magazine publishing” that gives readers access ...

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