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1. Google Calendar Has a New Look With Improved Features (10/25/2017)
Google plans to finally implement the long-awaited changes to the desktop version of Calendar. The makeover will not only enhance its aesthetics and put it on par with its mobile counterparts but also give the desktop app cool new features to boost user productivity.

2. Amazon Brings Prime Shipping to Business (10/25/2017)
Amazon has rolled out a new paid membership program for businesses in the United States and Germany, a clear indication that the company now has its sights on corporate customers.

3. Cisco Acquires Software Company Broadsoft for $1.9 Billion (10/24/2017)
Cisco, the world’s biggest producer of networking gear, announced on Monday that it offered Broadsoft $55 per share, a 28% premium over its closing price on Aug. 29.

4. Oculus Rift Releases New VR Bundle for Business (10/23/2017)
Oculus VR is now trying to tap into a new market to boost the sales of its high-end virtual reality device. The company is now launching Oculus Business, effectively sweetening the deal for companies to snap up its Oculus Rift bundle.

5. Intel Partners With Facebook on New Range of AI Chips (10/23/2017)
Intel might not have taken to AI immediately but the company is now scrambling to catch up. In a bid to assert its dominance, the Silicon Valley stalwart recently unveiled the Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP).

6. Google Chrome Improves Browser Security With ‘Predictive Phishing Protection’ (10/19/2017)
Google has fittingly chosen October to make several security-related announcements. Dubbed as the Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the search giant announced that it will introduce a host of security enhancements to Chrome and Gmail for a more secure online browsing.

7. Facebook Tests New Linkedin-Like Resume Feature (10/18/2017)
LinkedIn should probably worry now that Facebook has apparently decided to copy a key element of the business website – its resume and CV feature. Facebook is notorious for blatantly copying services and apps made popular by other social media competitors, most notably Snapchat.

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