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DEVONagent 3.10 searches Google Scholar for case law,

DEVONtechnologies (www.devontechnologies.com) has updated all editions of its smart research tool DEVONagent. The update brings a plug-in for searching Google Scholar for case law and supports DuckDuckGo Bangs in its integrated web browser.

It also adds more formats for sending results to DEVONthink. Extended plug-in and AppleScript API [application programming interface] enhance the options for automation. The updates for all three editions of DEVONagent are free and recommended for all users.

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Apple and Google bringing social payments to the masses

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that the global number of registered mobile domestic money transfer users is expected to reach 2.5 billion this year, up from an estimated 1.7 billion in 2016.

This will be driven by social media apps such as WeChat, Facebook and others already witnessing a dramatic rise in service usage, alongside new services including Apple Pay Cash, and Zelle Pay; with leading mobile money services driving growth in emerging markets, adds the research group.

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Amazon, Google dominate the smart speaker market

The rate of adoption of smart speakers continues to defy expectations and there are clear signs that the market is starting to move from the early adopter phase to hitting the mass market, according to Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com). What’s more, the Chinese market for smart speakers will receive a kick-start in quarter fourth thanks to aggressive pricing and promotions around Chinese Singles’ Day of devices from Alibaba, Xiaomi and JD.com as well as the much anticipated launch of Baidu’s first Duer OS speaker, the research group adds.

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