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Microsoft rivals Slack, Uber's major app refreshToday's biggest tech stories include Microsoft's new Slack rival called Teams, a massive refresh for Uber's app, and a major first for mobile internet usage.
[MUSIC] This is CNet, and here are the stories that matter right now. Announced at an event in New York. Microsoft is going up against the super popular office productivity tool, Slack. Starting now, a preview of Microsoft [UNKNOWN] is available to users in 181 countries. The full version hitting some time in the first quarter of 2017. Uber is completely overhauling its app, and the service is now requesting a lot more access to your personal information. According to the company, the refresh will aim at making the app quicker and reduce waiting time, all while offering a more personalized experience With access to a user's calendar for instance, the app can understand where you might be going in the future and offer you a ride' And finally it appears mobile and tablet internet traffic has exceeded desktops for the first time ever. According to independent web tracker stack counter, mobile devices accounted for just over 51% of all activity in October, where desktop access made up just under 49%. Keep in mind though this is a world wide metric. If you're looking at just the US numbers desktop still holds 58%. You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app in the Apple app store.