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Sources Say Amazon Acquired Siri-Like Evi App For $26M - Is A Smartphone Coming?
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Amazon Acquires Siri-Challenger 'Evi' for $26 Million?

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TechCrunch is reporting that Amazon has acquired Evi, a natural language search platform that is similar to Apple's Siri, for $26 million. The Evi app was originally posted on the App Store but Apple had threatened to remove because of similarities to Siri, but later said it would "work with"...
Amazon Acquires Siri-Challenger 'Evi' for $26 Million?

Siri pretender Evi has been downloaded 200k times, but can’t handle the server load

thenextweb.com
According to a report by TechCrunch, a company behind an app called Evi has woken up the sleeping giant that is Apple. The app is extremely similar to Apple’s Siri product, complete with artificial intelligence and lady-like voice. The company behind the iOS app is natural language search engine True...
Siri pretender Evi has been downloaded 200k times, but can’t handle the server load
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Stay of Execution — Evi May Stay In App Store If It Doesn’t Look Like Siri

techcrunch.com
Only yesterday we reported that Evi, a new iPhone (iTunes link) and Android app (link) which was incredibly Siri-like – and some say it’s better – had gotten a call from Apple that it was about to be pulled from the App store. Why? For being – as far as...
Stay of Execution — Evi May Stay In App Store If It Doesn’t Look Like Siri

Nuance launches in-car voice-activated platform

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Nuance has launched ‘Siri for cars’ — a new voice-activated in-car system — that includes Nuance’s trademark ‘intelligent’ natural language search technology....
Nuance launches in-car voice-activated platform
Facebook Graph Search Is Boring: We Need A Unified Search AI

Desti, a Virtual Personal Assistant for Travel, Launches on iPad

allthingsd.com
Call it a first-world problem, but many of us know what it’s like to spend hours poring over Web sites — and these days, mobile apps — to put together a travel itinerary. Desti, a free mobile app that’s launching in beta form today, wants to combine natural language search...
Desti, a Virtual Personal Assistant for Travel, Launches on iPad

Artificial Intelligence, Modern Blogging and More: Where to Find ATD at SXSW

allthingsd.com
Time again for app-flicking, party-hopping, BBQ-eating and, somewhere in between all that, panel-picking. The interactive portion of the SXSW festival — known as “South By” to hip conference goers — kicks off Friday in Austin, Texas. And speaking of panels, members of AllThingsD will be moderating a few key ones...
Artificial Intelligence, Modern Blogging and More: Where to Find ATD at SXSW

Concur forms $150 million fund to bankroll travel-oriented startups

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Steve Singh Redmond-based Concur has become more active with its investments in startup companies in recent months, taking stakes in travel-oriented Seattle area companies such as Buuteeq and Yapta. Now, the maker of travel and entertainment expense management software is formalizing its investment program, creating a new $150 million fund for...
Concur forms $150 million fund to bankroll travel-oriented startups

Artificial Intelligence Professor Makes a Search App to Outsmart Siri

allthingsd.com
Siri, Google Voice Actions and other mobile speech assistant tools have promise, but they often fail to do what we ask them. And so we find ourselves scrolling one-fingered through mountains of messages looking for the right one, or painstakingly copy-pasting addresses into mobile maps. Nick CassimatisA cognitive science professor...
Artificial Intelligence Professor Makes a Search App to Outsmart Siri

Man vs. Machine: Could Facebook’s people-sourced search beat Google’s algorithm?

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It’s a well-known fact that most people don’t get past page one of Google’s search results. This is why the company is doubling down on integrating a social layer into everything that it does. While algorithms can crawl the entire web to find relevant information, could the things that we...
Man vs. Machine: Could Facebook’s people-sourced search beat Google’s algorithm?

Ask.com Co-Founder Joins Allvoices

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David Warthen, co-founder of search engine Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves) has joined citizen journalism site Allvoices as its Chief Technology Officer. Warthen was co-founder, and CTO for, Ask Jeeves. As Ask.com it remains the fourth most consulted search engine. It was sold to Barry Diller's InterActive Corp for $1,85 billion...
Ask.com Co-Founder Joins Allvoices

Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

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In most cases, mobile developers are focusing on native apps, hitting iOS and Android before looking at the mobile Web. But Loku, a local discovery service, will flip the conventional wisdom on its head with plans to launch a mobile Web app before it tackles native apps. The company, based in...
Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy
With News Feed Unable To Handle All Of Our Content, Graph Search Will Lift Facebook Engagement
Magnifis Debuts An Upgraded Robin, The KITT-Like Android Virtual Assistant App For Drivers

Graph Search Optimization: The New SEO and What it Means for Social Advertisers

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This is a guest post by Todd Herrold, senior director of product marketing at Kenshoo Social, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer with Facebook Exchange access. Facebook introduced Graph Search in January signaling a major shift in social search. Graph Search matches natural language search terms with content from the...
Graph Search Optimization: The New SEO and What it Means for Social Advertisers

Facebook Graph Search hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
We just had a quick hands-on of Facebook's new "Graph Search" with one of the demo stations here at the Facebook event. Unfortunately we weren't whitelisted at the time so we couldn't use any of our own data, but we still got a decent idea of how it worked....
Facebook Graph Search hands-on (video)
With 1B queries a day, Zuck says Facebook search is "a big opportunity"
TripIt Owner Concur Launches $150 Million "Perfect Trip Fund" To Invest In Travel Startups; Invests $2 Million In Evature's Virtual Travel Agent

BriefMine launches its cheaper, speedier tool for legal research (exclusive)

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BriefMine, a startup launching today, wants to make access to legal research more cost-effective. It is one of only a handful of legal tech companies that are using technology to push the boundaries of legal practice. As we reported, it takes guts to tackle the legal tech space. The...
BriefMine launches its cheaper, speedier tool for legal research (exclusive)
How Evi spent a weekend in App Store limbo
Microsoft's Bing Wins With Facebook's Graph Search - Or Does It?
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