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Amazon has rolled out the technology powering Alexa, its voice assistant, to developers so they can build chat features into their own apps.

Sappho, which lets you build “micro apps” for older legacy software packages, has picked up $14 million in a Series B round of funding.

Hooters is changing its uniform in Asia to make it more family friendly.

Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome web browser.

University of California at Berkeley is cancelling a speech by Ann Coulter because of safety concerns.

The Prince estate sues over the planned release of a new six-song EP.

Stocks close lower, Dow posts two-day drop of more than 200 points.

It could get a lot harder for Europeans to visit America.

A Holiday Inn hotel chain reveals a cyberattack that stole credit card information.

Tesla settles lawsuit against Sterling Anderson, its ex-autopilot chief who has since formed a startup.

 

 

Photo: The Logo of a Holiday Inn Hotel is pictured in Paris, France, August 8, 2016. Reuters/Jacky Naegelen