EMPIST Tech News Roundup: Friday, March 29, 2019

News | March 29, 2019

Top tech news of the week: Are you ready for an inside look at this week’s tech news? We’ve covered the latest from Apple, CIA, Lyft, Gmail and more. Keep reading for all the updates in our tech news roundup. 

How Apple Card Works  

TechCrunch | Fri Mar 29, 2019 — Will the new Apple Card solve all the issues with Apple Pay fraud? This in-house credit card is set up through Goldman Sachs & Mastercard. The credit card can be used for regular purchases and through Apple Pay. Several people are excited about the card’s penalty-free payments and consistent low-interest rates. After hearing this tech news, would you consider switching over to an Apple Card? Read the full story >>  

Investor Interest Drives Lyft to $24 Billion Valuation, But It Still Won’t Make Founders Billionaires 

Forbes | Fri Mar 29, 2019 — Need a tech news Lyft? Lyft recently made its debut on the markets. Leaving investors unimpressed, Lyft’s estimated value went over $24 billion with a total of $72 a share. Lyft’s competitor Uber didn’t put their shares on the market until they had an offer from an investor. Do you think this move helped or hurt the future of Lyft? Read the full story >> 

At Long Last, Gmail’s Swipe Actions Are Coming to iOS 

The Verge | Fri Mar 29, 2019 — Every day we’re shuffling! The tech world is rejoicing as the Gmail swipe feature finally moves over to iOS. iOS Gmail now gives the user the ability to customize their emails with the swipe of their finger. Gmail offers five different options to choose from with the swipe feature. These features include the capability to organize your emails into different folders. Read the full story >> 

Will AI Lead Project Managers to the Unemployment Line? 

TechRepublic | Fri Mar 29, 2019 — For years now, people have feared that advancements in artificial intelligence would result in workers losing their jobs. With technology growing as rapidly as it is today, that fear is becoming more real. Gartner came out with a report that by 2030 they are predicting AI technology will replace 80% of work within the project management space. Yikes, what are your thoughts on this? Will artificial intelligence ever replace having a physical person in a role? Read the full story >> 

CIA Gives Tech Rivals Chance to Take on Amazon in Cloud Services 

The Star | Fri Mar 29, 2019 — This tech news could bring in a lot of money for cloud service providers! CIA is planning a new initiative that would greatly increase the need for cloud-computing services. The exciting part of this initiative is that it will create billions of dollars’ worth of work for tech companies. Since Amazon already has a contract with the CIA, this will give other tech companies a chance to get a piece of the pie. Read the full story >> 

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