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For the first time since 2013, iPhone sales did not account for at least half of Apple’s revenue, said Yoram Wurmser, an analyst at the market-research firm eMarketer. Consumers are finding fewer reasons to upgrade their iPhones, analysts said, with newer models offering only incremental improvements. The trend could continue this year, when Apple is likely to unveil a new slate of iPhones. The latest models, expected in September, are unlikely to work with the new fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless technology that offers far faster download speeds than current service. Apple is expected to have 5G iPhones for 2020, analysts said.

Google's Assistant Will Now Book You an Appointment on Its Own

Trying to schedule a haircut? Or book a restaurant table? Google’s virtual assistant will soon be able to do that for you, a new offering that could give the search engine even more granular data about offline retail businesses. That trick was one of the few show-stoppers Tuesday at the first day of the I/O developer conference for Alphabet Inc.’s Google in Mountain View, California. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai demonstrated the feature, called Google Duplex, playing audio of the company’s voice-based bot placing calls to a hair salon and a restaurant.

Facebook seeks right formula as it courts dating market

Facebook has the largest network of singles in the world, a mission to bring people closer together and, research has shown, so much data that it knows users better than their partners do.

So when Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive, unveiled a foray into online dating last week, hearts may have soared. And shares in the market’s main listed incumbent, Match Group, dropped dramatically.