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Google and Slack deepen partnership in the face of Microsoft Teams

Google and Slack deepen partnership in the face of Microsoft Teams

When users upload files to a Slack channel with a linked Team Drive, the files will be backed up inside Google's cloud storage service. The Drive bot means that users can be notified in real-time about updates made to Google Docs files, while advanced sharing options means that user remain firmly in control of who is able to access files that are shared.


Mobile tests letting users keep one phone number across devices

Mobile tests letting users keep one phone number across devices

Essentially, Digits unties your phone number from a single phone and instead lets you log in to your number using nearly any device running iOS , Android , Windows or macOS. Digits is already built into some recent phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7. T-Mobile customers get another big perk: multiple numbers on the same device.


NieR Automata PC Version Release Date Isn't Confirmed Yet

NieR Automata PC Version Release Date Isn't Confirmed Yet

It looks like the creators have no indication of slowing down. This weekend at the PlayStation Experience, Square Enix announced that their upcoming ARPG NieR: Automata would release for the PS4 on March 7 in America and the 10th in Europe and Australia.


Microsoft Won't Give Up: Launches New AI Chatbot Called Zo

Microsoft Won't Give Up: Launches New AI Chatbot Called Zo

It's not clear whether Microsoft has bigger plans yet for Zo, which for now is only available on Kik. Users are given early access to it. That being said, it seems like Microsoft is ready to give AI chatbots another go as they have unveiled Zo , a new chatbot that can be found within the Kik messaging app.


IL telecom enters agreement to buy FairPoint for $1.5 billion

IL telecom enters agreement to buy FairPoint for $1.5 billion

The companies said the merger was "unanimously approved" by both boards of directors. Consolidated reckons the merger will generate "annual operating synergies" of about $55 million within two years of its completion. Fairpoint's lower leverage will help improve Consolidated's balance sheet, reducing its debt-EBITDA ratio to 3.8 from 4.4, excluding the projected Dollars 55 million in annual synergies from the merger.


Netflix to up originals, unscripted

Netflix to up originals, unscripted

Amid increased competition from new streaming services, Netflix believes that its investment in its own programming will help differentiate its service from rivals, while also simplifying the licensing situation. Sarandos goes on to say that Netflix will be focused on shows with an global theme. He added that these titles are "more likely to travel internationally".