Microsoft is in talks to acquire Softomotive, a seller of “robotic process automation” software based in the U.K., reported Bloomberg. Such a deal, if it happens, would be the latest sign of Microsoft’s interest in RPA, which uses software-based robots to automate repetitive manual tasks such as responding to emails and updating sales management systems. Buying Softomotive would fit with...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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