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Orbitz Launches New Mobile Website, Mobile-Only Deals

Orbitz has unveiled a new version of its mobile website http://m.orbitz.com that allows customers to book vacation packages from their phones. The company also launched Orbitz “Mobile Steals,” mobile-only discounts of up to 50 per cent on hotels worldwide.  Orbitz “Mobile Steals” are available across all mobile channels, including the optimized mobile website and the latest versions of the Orbitz iPad, iPhone and Android apps.

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Gordon Bell, an architect of our digital age, dies at age 89 — Ars Technica

Computer pioneer Gordon Bell, who as an early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) played a key role in the development of several influential minicomputer systems and also co-founded the first major computer museum, passed away, writes Benj Edwards in Ars Technica. 

Amazon plans to give Alexa an AI overhaul — and a monthly subscription price — CNBC

Amazon is upgrading its decade-old Alexa voice assistant with generative artificial intelligence and plans to charge a monthly subscription fee to offset the cost of the technology, writes Kate Rooney in CNBC.

Scale raises $1B

San Francisco-based data foundry startup Scale has raised $1 billion in a Series F financing round, pegging the company at a $13.8 billion valuation.