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LinkedIn pushes chat features for iOS, Android, desktop to keep the conversation going

LinkedIn today announced a new messaging service available today on iOS, Android and the desktop browser version of the website.

First IBM, now Cisco: Apple takes aim at the enterprise

Tech giants Apple and Cisco are teaming up to better integrate iOS products with Cisco networks, the companies said.

Firms balk at mobilizing core business processes

Only 17 percent of companies surveyed by VMware have pulled the trigger and mobilized at least one of their core business processes, according to VMware's Business Mobility Report released on Tuesday.

Apple may be looking to enter augmented-reality market

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster made note of multiple acquisions made my Apple that hints at Apple's looking into augmented-reality technology. 

Spotlight: Android Wear smartwatches will now work with iPhones

Google announced Monday that its Android Wear smartwatches will now be able to work with iPhones.

Lenovo consolidates smartphone operations at Motorola unit

Chinese computer maker Lenovo, which shelled out $2.9 billion to buy Motorola Mobility from Google last year, is moving all of its smartphone business to its Motorola subsidiary, reported eWEEK.

Mobile apps are key to the future of BlackBerry handsets, says CEO

Without a large ecosystem of apps for BlackBerry, consumers are not going to buy BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted as much in a talk Friday in Palo Alto, Calif.

Telefonica, TeleSign partner on mobile identity services for enterprises

Spanish telecom provider Telefonica and mobile identity firm TeleSign are partnering to offer enterprises and service providers a suite of services to address mobile authentication and fraud prevention.

Infographic: It's not OK to answer a mobile phone during a meeting

While a mobile phone can be an important business tool, it's not okay to answer one during a business meeting, according to a survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults by the Pew Research Center.

DoD, local governments and private sector team on $171M hybrid electronics innovation hub

The U.S. Department of Defense is teaming with the City of San Jose, high-tech companies, universiities, nonprofit organizations and some states in building a $171 million Silicon-Valley-based hybrid electronic manufacturing innovation hub, the private industry-academia FlexTech Alliance announced on Friday.

Spotlight: Workflow adds widget to trigger automated iOS tasks

Workflow, an app that automates tasks on iOS devices, has added a shortcut to frequent actions in the iOS notification center, reported Tech Crunch.

Struggling Autodesk looks to enterprise IoT for salvation

In an effort to diversify its customer base in face of large losses, Autodesk has decided to go after the Internet of Things market in a big way, acquiring SeeControl, a developer of an enterprise IoT cloud service platform.

Intel makes $60M investment in Chinese drone maker Yuneec

In effort to stay ahead of the drone tech curve, Intel announced this week an investment of more than $60 million in Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec.

Could Facebook's M fill the gap left by dwindling real-life assistants?

Facebook has revealed mobile digital assistant M. One key differentiator between this tech and its predecessors is how M carries out its processes. While competitors solely on software, Facebook will employ a set of "M trainers" in conjunction with its artificial intelligence software to fulfill every request.

Fire phone goes down in flames, says report

Amazon threw its smartphones in the fire Wednesday, according to a report on The Wall Street Journal. Maybe not quite into the fire, but definitely on the back burner.

Mobility is not just about smartphones and tablets anymore

Mobility has moved beyond smartphones and tablets and is now embedded in most business processes, judged Dan Bieler, a business technology futures analyst at Forrester Research.

Spotlight: BlackBerry beefs up security on its WatchDox file sync and sharing product

BlackBerry introduced Wednesday updates to its WatchDox file sync and sharing product that improves content management and security for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices.

Design flaw in Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S Pen could damage phone's sensor

A design flaw in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 stylus could end up damaging the phone, according to a report by David Ruddock of Android Police.

Gmail to automatically add business travel details to Google Calendar

Google is adding a feature to Gmail that automatically adds events to Calendar based on travel information in emails, Google announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft HoloLens could be the new desktop

Augmented reality – or AR – platforms like HoloLens could take the place of desktops in a work environment, according to the latest information from research firm Tractica.