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IDEX ASA today announced that a Chinese smartphone customer has selected IDEX's Cardinal touch fingerprint sensor for integration into a mobile handset. The handset is expected to be in mass production in H1 2017.. "I'm very pleased that IDEX has secured a key design win in China."/>
IDEX Secures Cardinal Sensor Design Win for Chinese Mobile Customer
Apple and Amazon-- at least in terms of devices. The internet search giant, which is about to hold an event in San Francisco just days after Apple's launch of the iPhone 7 series, often releases new devices at this time of the year. This time it is expected to show off new smartphones and other hardware as well as offer more information about its Internet-connected speaker, a rival to Amazon's popular..."/>
Google's October 4 gig: New phones, Alexa rival, 4K Chromecast and a lot more [Hindustan Times, New Delhi]
Fitbit Charge 2. The successor to the ultra-popular Fitbit Charge HR is this new sensor-laden wristband with a display that's four times as large. The good: This fitness wristband tracks your steps, distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed and even your sleep."/>
BRIEF: Fitbit's newest fitness wearable appears ready to take Charge [Boston Herald]
Intuit Inc. needs the public’ s help to crown the grand prize winner. Starting today through October 15, 2016, Intuit invites the public to visit and vote for one of the top four Global Firm of the Future..."/>
Cast Your Vote in Intuit’s Global Firm of the Future Contest
Google sharpens focus on AI for search [Mint, New Delhi]
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. lost $4.4 billion in market capitalization after it disclosed a corruption probe and the resignation of one of its senior-most executives. "The company is conducting an internal investigation into whether certain payments relating to facilities in India were made improperly and in possible violation of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other applicable laws," it said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange..."/>
Cognizant investors grapple with business and legal uncertainties [Mint, New Delhi]
TE Connectivity Ltd. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Terrence Curtin to succeed Tom Lynch as the company's chief executive officer, effective March 9, 2017. Curtin was previously elected to TE Connectivity's Board of Directors at the company's annual general meeting held on March 2, 2016 and is currently TE's president. Lynch has served as the company's Chief Executive Officer since January 2006..."/>
TE Connectivity President Terrence Curtin will succeed CEO Tom Lynch, Effective March 9, 2017
Adobe Named a Leader Sixth Year in a Row; Placed Furthest in Completeness of Vision. SAN JOSE, Calif.---- Adobe today announced that the company has been recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management research report for the sixth consecutive year. Adobe is positioned the furthest in completeness of vision."/>
Adobe Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management
Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. The document, running to more than 150 pages, was sent to complainants last week for feedback. Google received a copy in April in which the European Commission accused it of using its dominant Android mobile operating system to..."/>
EU antitrust regulators targeting Google again [Boston Herald]
M and A Navigator: Deal pipeline –3 October
Fujitsu today announced development of solutions that make use of images from surveillance cameras deployed throughout a city or inside a facility, using high-speed image processing technology cultivated with its Human Centric AI Zinrai artificial intelligence and supercomputer technologies. FUJITSU Technical Computing Solution GREENAGES Citywide Surveillance software, which enables a real-time understanding of urban conditions, and FUJITSU..."/>
Fujitsu Begins Sales of City Monitoring and Parking Management Solutions that Employ AI Technology
Tencent Music today announced the renewal of their strategic cooperation arrangement for the online digital distribution of Sony Music's audio music master recordings in mainland China. Under the cooperation's terms, Sony Music, one of the three largest recording companies in the world, will collaborate with Tencent Music, a leading digital music provider in China, on the promotion,..."/>
Sony Music Entertainment and Tencent Music Announce Renewal of Mainland China Strategic Distribution Arrangement
CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Fort Smith area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.18 percent for July 2016, a decrease of 0.13 percentage points compared with July 2015 when the rate was 1.31 percent. Foreclosure activity in Fort Smith was higher than the national foreclosure rate, which was 0.93 percent for July 2016.. Also in Fort Smith, the mortgage delinquency rate decreased."/>
BRIEF: Business Brief: Fort Smith foreclosures down in July [Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark.]
comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of October 2, 2016, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, comScore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using comScore's suite of products."/>
ComScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of October 2, 2016
WEX Inc. have a new perk: up to six weeks of fully paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child. The South Portland payment processing technology firm has joined a small but growing list of employers that offer paid leave to both male and female employees for childbirth and adoption."/>
Week in review: WEX offers paid parental leave; Geiger invests in solar conversion [Portland Press Herald, Maine]
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New water supply effort to get hearing [Odessa American, Texas]

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