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Microsoft Curbs Cortana in Windows 10

Microsoft has decided to restrict its Cortana digital assistant to operating with the Edge browser and Bing search engine in Windows 10. “As Windows 10 has grown in adoption and usage, we have seen some software programs circumvent [its] design and redirect you to search providers that were not designed to work with Cortana,” said Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s general manager of search and Cortana.

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Apple Drops CareKit on GitHub

Apple on Thursday made its CareKit platform available through the GitHub open source community. CareKit joins two other Apple frameworks for developing healthcare apps — HealthKit and ResearchKit. It was designed to enable developers to create apps that give users a more active role in managing their health. Apps developed through CareKit will let people track symptoms and medications.

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How a medical device maker took control of its sales data

For medical diagnostic equipment maker Alere, master data management was the key to unlocking its digital transformation.”In hindsight, we carried our legacy process for years and years,” says Jason Jarrett, senior director of business intelligence and solutions at Alere. “If I could do it again, I would have done this sooner. You’re skeptical about disruption, but it would have been better to go ahead, bit the bullet and implement.”

As a medical device company with annual revenue of about $3 billion, Alere uses third-party distributors to sell its products to hospitals and doctors’ offices. To process incentive compensation for its sales force, it purchases data from those third-party distributors to evaluate sales performance and changes in market share. But getting the information on time and processing data from disparate sources — each distributor uses a different reporting method — became a significant challenge.

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Save $800 on Samsung UN60JS7000 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – Deal Alert

With a regular list price of $2,099, this 38% off deal puts the JS7000 at just $1,297.99. Enjoy an exceptional home theater experience with the Samsung JS7000 60-Inch 4K SUHD Smart TV. The Samsung JS7000 features 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) and Nano-crystal technology for vivid colors, enhanced contrast, and a brighter, more true-to-life picture. The JS7000 Smart TV absorbs ambient light and reduces reflections to minimize glare for a great picture from any angle. With Smart TV and Smart View 2.0, you can easily access and play your favorite content and watch TV on your mobile device. A quad-core processor lets you quickly switch between apps, streaming content, and other media. And with ConnectShare Movie, you can watch videos, play music, and view photos via a USB connection. See the Samsung JS7000 now on Amazon.

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