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Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible – TechCrunch

Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller was a breath of fresh air in a gaming world that has largely failed to consider the needs of people with disabilities. Now Logitech has joined the effort to empower this diverse population with an expanded set of XAC-compatible buttons and triggers. Logitech’s $100 Adaptive Gaming Kit comes with a dozen […]

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

At Microsoft’s Ignite conference this month, the company announced a new vision for its personal productivity assistant, Cortana — one which aimed to make it more useful in your day-to-day work, including email, but one which also saw Microsoft scaling its ambitions back from Cortana as a true Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant competitor. Now, […]

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life – TechCrunch

Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhance Salesforce products running on Apple devices. Today, as this year’s Dreamforce conference begins, the companies announced the fruits of that labor with general availability of two new tools […]

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Chalk up another win for European data protection: Microsoft has announced changes to commercial cloud contracts following privacy concerns raised by European Union data protection authorities. The changes to contactual terms will apply globally and to all its commercial customers — whether public or private sector entity, or large or small business, it said today. […]

Twitter makes its political ad ban official – TechCrunch

Twitter makes its political ad ban official – TechCrunch

The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly simple — perhaps too simple. No political content as they define it may be promoted; Candidates, parties, governments or officials, PACs, and certain political nonprofit groups are banned from promoting content altogether. The idea intended […]

Know your startup’s value so you can communicate it to investors – TechCrunch

Know your startup’s value so you can communicate it to investors – TechCrunch

Blair Silverberg Contributor Blair Silverberg is co-Founder and CEO of Capital, a financial services company using technology to accelerate the fundraising process. Prior to founding Capital, Blair was a principal investor at Draper Fisher Jurvetson where he sourced and managed venture investments during his four-year residency. I’ve always told companies that investors have a much […]

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