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Microsoft’s killer feature for its Chromebook competitor is Office

 Microsoft just unveiled a new operating system at a press event this morning. Windows 10 S is a streamlined and more secure version of Windows 10. But it still looks and feels like a normal PC. And it runs essential apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. While I haven’t used Office apps for years, I spent most of my days using them back when I was in a student. I used Word to write… Read More

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Japan's largest messenger app is taking on Slack with chat for work

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One hot rival has entered the arena for workplace messaging. 

Japan’s most popular messenger app Line announced on Thursday the launch of Line Works, its chat app for offices. 

Line Works is available for iOS and Android smartphones, and for Windows and Mac on the desktop.

The company, which is owned by South Korean web firm Naver, has an average of 218 million monthly active users, and is immensely popular in Japan and other Asian countries such as Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Line is well known for its iconic stickers, which generated $280 million for the company in 2015. Read more…

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A tech company is making employees walk 10,000 steps a day, or do push-ups if they fail

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A Chinese company is in the spotlight for trying to relieve its sedentary employees of their desks — by making it mandatory that they clock 10,000 steps a day.

The seemingly well-meaning but strictly enforced rules also deal a penalty of 50 to 100 push-ups to people who fail to meet the 10,000 step count mark.

The Chongqing Evening News quotes one of the new employees at the unnamed technology firm, Hu, who said that on his first day, the company’s HR department made him sign up for a feature on the WeChat messaging app that tracks the number of steps they take each day. Read more…

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