American Express rolls out new Digital Receipts feature

Amex customers can now identify and track information online for purchases from Google, Microsoft, Square, Apple and other select merchants.

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It’s no longer your mother’s American Express. The iconic credit card company demonstrated that it knows how to stay on trend when it introduced “Amex Send and Split” with PayPal and Venmo in November 2020. Amex’s latest venture, Digital Receipts, is a new feature for customers to find detailed information, identify purchases, and track information from a select group of merchants which include Google, Microsoft, Square, and Apple. 

Whether the shift of perception from buttoned up traditional corporate was intentional or not, Amex acknowledged that online shopping has reached unprecedented levels. 

“Over the years, through conversations with both our card members and merchants, we’ve heard the desire for greater transparency around purchases,” said Sarkis Kalashian, vice president, American Express enterprise digital and analytics. “We know it will

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How to prevent text from wrapping in a Word document

Microsoft Word’s automatic word wrap is convenient but sometimes unwanted. Here are two ways to keep text from breaking at the end of a line.

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Microsoft Word automatically wraps from the end of the current line to the beginning of the next as you type. If you insert or delete text, everything automatically adjusts to accommodate the change. You don’t even think about it as you work. As convenient as this behavior is, you won’t always want to wrap text when Word does. In this article, I’ll show you two easy ways to force Word to keep text together instead of breaking it in the middle by inserting nonbreaking characters.

I’m using Microsoft 365 on a
Windows 10

64-bit system, but you can use earlier versions. There’s no demonstration file; you won’t need one. The browser edition supports existing nonbreaking characters, but you can’t enter them.

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AI in the OR: One company is closing the gaps in surgery using technology

ExplORe Surgical was created because there were often waiting times in surgery, so they created a tool to help.

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Jennifer Fried, CEO of ExlplORer Surgical, about new artificial intelligence tech being used in surgeries. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Karen Roby: Talk a little bit about your background and how you moved to tech, and we’ll get a little bit further into what you’re doing from there.

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Jennifer Fried: Prior to this, I was working as a healthcare investor doing later-stage venture capital and growth-equity healthcare investing. Some in healthcare technology, but also some in medical devices or bio-pharma as well. I met my co-founder Dr. Alex Langerman when he was running a research lab within the department of surgery at University of Chicago Medical Center

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The future of work: Tell us what you think it will look like

Take this quick, multiple-choice survey and tell us about the collaboration platform tools you use for work.

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Remember when clouds were solely in the sky, and team communication meant picking up the phone? Thanks to innovations in IT, those days are long gone. Now, workplaces use virtual desktop infrastructure to work remotely, clouds for computing, video conferencing software to meet, and countless collaboration platform tools to manage projects, teams, and businesses. 

This is just the beginning of what the digital workplace will look like. What other trends will define the way we work over the next five years? TechRepublic Premium is conducting a survey to find out. 

If you’re familiar with the tools your company uses to create a digital workplace, we want to hear from you. 

Take the Tools and strategies for the digital workplace survey now.

The survey contains 13 or fewer multiple-choice questions, plus a

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Kia outage may be the result of ransomware

A week-long outage for Kia is reportedly connected to a ransomware attack from the DoppelPaymer gang, says BleepingComputer.

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Kia Motors America may have been hit by a ransomware attack that has taken down some of its key customer-facing services. In a story published Tuesday, website BleepingComputer reported that Kia Motors USA was suffering a nationwide outage that was impacting IT servers, self-payment phone services, dealer platforms, phone support, and mobile apps. The outage seemingly began on Saturday as the Kia Owners Portal went offline, showing an error that Kia was “experiencing an IT service outage that has impacted some internal networks.”

In a statement shared with TechRepublic, Kia Motors acknowledged that an outage has been in effect since Saturday and that its UVO app and owner’s portal are now operational again. Kia added that it expects its remaining primary customer-facing affected systems will to continue to

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