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Apple-IBM venture releases 10 more enterprise mobile apps that incorporate analytics

Apple and IBM have released 10 more enterprise mobile apps that work on iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches as part of their MobileFirst for iOS venture. The 10 mobile apps, which employ predictive analytics, include apps for managers of shift workers, field service workers, business travelers, mortgage officers and other workers.

Apple sticks with plan to remain mum on Watch sales

Apple executives gave a few hints about how the Apple Watch did in its first quarter on sale but declined to offer specific revenue or sales figures during today's call with financial analysts to discuss the company's third quarter results.

Spotlight: BlackBerry cuts more jobs, shifts workers to different roles

BlackBerry is cutting more jobs and shifting other workers around to different roles, the Globe and Mail reported Tuesday.

Evernote names former Google X chief O'Neill as new CEO

Evernote, the maker of a cloud-based productivity app, has named Chris O'ONeill, the former head of Google X (developer of Google Glass), to be the company's CEO.

Square releases sales data dashboard app for informed decisions on-the-go

Square has released a dashboard app that allows business managers to readily access sales data. The company said on Tuesday it developed the app to lead to quicker decisions based on sales for the mobile manager.

Despite troubles, Qualcomm ponies up money for cloud-based BYOD startup

As rumors swirl about possible layoffs at Qualcomm, the chip maker is moving ahead with an investment in mobile startup Workspot.

Google self-driving car accident results in first injury

It had to happen. For the first time, a Google self-driving car was involved in an accident that caused an injury.

Leak of Cortana for Android beta likely from Windows Insider member in US or China

A beta version of Cortana for Android has been leaked by Finnish site SuomiMobiili, VentureBeat reported.

Spotlight: Industrial IoT startup Sensity raises $36M in Cisco-led funding round

Sensity Systems, a startup that makes light sensory networks for industrial applications of the Internet of Things, has raised $36 million in its latest funding round led by Cisco.

Apple Watch gets thumbs up from early adopters

Among 800 early adopters of the Apple Watch, almost all were either very or somewhat satisfied with the smartwatch, according to a survey by Wristly.

MobileIron integrates Pradeo app security service into EMM platform

MobileIron and France-based Pradeo have formed a partnership to strengthen the security of mobile apps in the enterprise. With the partnership, MobileIron customers can now use Pradeo's CheckMyApps Service to conduct security checks on the mobile apps installed on their mobile device fleet.

Infographic: Bad Wi-Fi connectivity prevents people from doing their jobs

A full 88 percent of individuals surveyed by Wi-Fi provider Xirrus use Wi-Fi at work, yet 84 percent of respondents said that bad W-Fi connectivity has kept them from doing their job.

Farming may become biggest market for commercial drones

Farmers are looking to use drones to save time, money and manpower. The Federal Aviation Administration, still working on official drone regulation, has granted over 50 exemptoins for farm-related operations so far this year. 

Spotlight: Blackphone maker integrates devices, software with SOTI EMM platform

Silent Circle, the maker of the secure Blackphone, has completed the integration of its secure mobile devices and software with SOTI's enterprise mobility management platform.

Microsoft muffed mobile, doesn't want to make 'same mistake' again, says Nadella

Microsoft blew the mobile opportunity and does not want to make the "same mistake" in other areas, such as wearables, CEO Satya Nadella told ZDNet in an interview at the Worldwide Partner Conference this week in Orlando.

Microsoft unveils universal OneNote app for iPads, iPhones

Microsoft has created a universal OneNote app for both iPads and iPhones, the OneNote Team announced on Thursday. This popular note-taking app is designed for the busy executive on the go, or for anyone who takes notes on the move.

Tablets to take flight among cabin crews, says SITA survey

More than two-thirds of airlines surveyed by air industry IT provider SITA expect their cabin crews to be using tablets onboard aircraft by the end of 2018, up from 32 percent of airlines today, according to SITA's annual Airline IT Trends Survey.

Microsoft buys FieldOne field-service management vendor to expand Dynamics CRM portfolio

As part of its effort to expand in the mobile and cloud arenas, Microsoft is buying FieldOne Systems, a cloud-based field-service management vendor, for an undisclosed consideration.

Spotlight: New Motorola phones may be coming July 28

Lenovo's Motorola Mobility revealed Thursday that it is holding a multi-city event on July 28 that appears to be related to a mobile phone announcement.

Insurance company finds success in Google Glass trial

A 90-year-old insurance company has found success in Google Glass, according to an article at Baseline. Pennsylvania-based Erie Insurance Group suited up their adjusters with the smartglasses in December 2014 and wrapped up the trial in February of this year.