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From Nuance, Siri in your next car

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Nuance's Dragon Drive enables automotive manufacturers to offer natural language voice commands for vehicle telematics, which will enhance usability and could reduce distracted driving. [Read more]...
From Nuance, Siri in your next car
Passphrases weaker than expected because of human lack of imagination
Facebook's Graph Search Supremo Lars Rasmussen On Relocating To London, Building A New Team, And The Challenges Of Natural Language
Funding daily: DreamWorks, Kloudless, Lex Machina, nChannel, and more
Cloud Backup Service MyShoebox Launches To Synchronize Photos Across All Your Devices
PopTip Brings Its Instant Twitter Polling And Revamped Dashboard To Brands On Facebook
Hey, Wikipedia Spammers, Start Getting Worried — Datasift Has Built A Tool To Track You

Google buying natural-language news summary service Wavii

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On the heels of a similar deal with Yahoo buying Summly last month for around the same price, Google has apparently bought out Seattle-based newsfeed company Wavii for over $30 million, the Seattle Times reports. The company uses natural-language processing to generate newsfeed summaries of stories reported elsewhere, similar to...
Google buying natural-language news summary service Wavii

How Facebook Survived 34 Intense Days Of "Lockdown" To Build Graph Search

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Product manager Loren Cheng of Facebook's Graph Search team opens up about the sleep-deprived run-up to launch. It's been merely two weeks since Facebook launched its Graph Search tool in limited beta, but already Loren Cheng has had his hands full. Cheng is a product manager on Facebook's Graph...
How Facebook Survived 34 Intense Days Of "Lockdown" To Build Graph Search

Google Is Close To Acquiring Personalized News Startup Wavii (GOOG)

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Google is close to acquiring news reading startup Wavii, according to a source. We have reached out to the company and Google. Both Wavii and Google declined to comment. We don't know the price range. Wavii is a Seattle-based startup. It was founded in March 2009, and was in stealth...
Google Is Close To Acquiring Personalized News Startup Wavii (GOOG)
Fantastical Mac Calendar gets updated with iCal and iOS reminders, bugfixes

Simple launches Android app designed from scratch so more people can 'replace their banks'

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Eight months after arriving on iOS and one month after teasing us with mockups, Banking startup Simple has finally launched on Android. To create the app, Simple says it needed to rely on an “outside perspective,” and did so by recruiting mobile product development firm Two Toasters — the same firm behind Airbnb’s Android app. On its...
Simple launches Android app designed from scratch so more people can 'replace their banks'

Twitter Buys Bluefin Labs, A Social TV Analytics Company With Brainy MIT Roots

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According to a new report from Business Insider, Twitter's latest acquistion is Bluefin Labs, a social entertainment analyitics group with deep roots as a big data project at MIT. We've reached out to both Bluefin and Twitter for confirmation of the acquisition. Business Insider's sources suggest that the buy would...
Twitter Buys Bluefin Labs, A Social TV Analytics Company With Brainy MIT Roots

Which Q&A App Sucks The Least? [Chart]

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Savvy - and even not-so-savvy - mobile and online users know that most Question & Answer platforms aren't worth the time and effort it takes to scan them. But the good folks at the Butler University Business Accelerator set out to learn exactly how bad they are, and which ones suck the...
Which Q&A App Sucks The Least? [Chart]

LocalResponse Debuts Pro Version Of Social Advertising Platform For Marketers

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Local Response, a social advertising platform that allows local businesses to respond to the “check-in” with marketing campaigns, is launching a pro version of its analytics and action platform for marketers. LocalResponse’s DirectResponse product aggregates real-­time social media check-­‐ins from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and dozens of other services to provide a simple interface...
LocalResponse Debuts Pro Version Of Social Advertising Platform For Marketers

Google Adds Semantic Search Results with Google Squared

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The holy grail in web search technology is to be able to ask a simple question, in natural language, and get a simple answer. With Google's announcement today of Google Squared coming to its search results, the search engine has moved one step closer to that grail. According to the...
Google Adds Semantic Search Results with Google Squared

Your data has a secret, but you — yes, you — can make it talk

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Who needs a Ph.D. in statistics when you have the cloud? Machine learning is high data science — a discipline focused on algorithms that automatically detect complex patterns hidden within datasets — and it’s fast becoming something that anyone leverages to sell more handbags, or solve a research problem, or build...
Your data has a secret, but you — yes, you — can make it talk

The gorgeous Fantastical for iPhone re-invents the calendar as a timeline of events

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I’m not what you’d call a productivity guru. I don’t use any interesting methods or cool combinations of software to do what I do. My philosophy is more along the lines of ‘start doing and stop when you’re dead’. That’s one of the reasons that I love Fantastical for the...
The gorgeous Fantastical for iPhone re-invents the calendar as a timeline of events
Google Now Gets New Cards For Reminders, Music, Public Transit, TV, Books And Video Games

LG Magic Remote gets Siri-like voice recognition

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LG has refined its Magic Remote controller with language recognition so that you can talk to your smart TV remote similar to Siri, the voice assistant feature on iOS. The remote will be compatible will LG's 2013 range of smart TVs, Blu-ray players and cinema systems, and will come...
LG Magic Remote gets Siri-like voice recognition

What Siri's "Eyes Free" feature means for cars

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Car makers and Apple are working together to bring natural language telematics to vehicles, but could this be too much of a good thing? [Read more]...
What Siri's "Eyes Free" feature means for cars
OMGPOP founder's new startup could be ultimate place to store your photos

Google's Siri Rival Now Available For iOS

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Google has made good on its promise of improved voice search on Apple iOS operating system. The company on Tuesday released a new Google Search app that brings natural language voice search to the iPhone and iPad. A rival to Apple’s own Siri intelligent agent, Google’s app provides contextual answers...
Google's Siri Rival Now Available For iOS

Google says voice is the future of web search, introduces Siri-like app for iOS

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Google told reporters today that the future of web search looks identical to Apple's Siri, admitting, "if we are going to build the search of the future, we will have to solve difficult technology issues like speech recognition and natural language."...
Google says voice is the future of web search, introduces Siri-like app for iOS

WonderVoice wants to be Siri for Facebook

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Voice control is rapidly becoming a popular way of controlling consumer electronics from mobile phones to TVs, whether we like it or not (how often do you actually use Siri?). Now a new app is bringing the same approach to Facebook. WonderVoice, which launches today at the Dublin Web Summit (although...
WonderVoice wants to be Siri for Facebook

Robot painter draws on abstract thoughts

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The Painting Fool is a piece of software that produces its own artwork. So could it ever be taken as seriously as a human artist? Its designer, Dr Simon Colton, believes that it couldIn 2006 Dr Simon Colton, a researcher in computational creativity at Imperial College, London, started to explore...
Robot painter draws on abstract thoughts

Google opens up about the future of search, serves 100 billion searches every month

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We’re in San Francisco at Google’s office to discuss the future of search. The question everyone asks Google is: “What’s the future of search?” Their answer: Everyone who asks that question, knows the answer deep inside their heart. They’ve actually dreamt the search engine of the future already. The way...
Google opens up about the future of search, serves 100 billion searches every month

Waking the Dragon: Nuance brings its Dragon Mobile Assistant app to Android 2.3 and higher in the US

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Nuance Communications has announced an update of its Dragon Mobile Assistant app for Android, making it available for devices running version 2.3 and higher of this OS. Launched in October, the app was initially only compatible with Android 4.0 and higher. Developed by Nuance, which is a well-known name in...
Waking the Dragon: Nuance brings its Dragon Mobile Assistant app to Android 2.3 and higher in the US

Sherpa, The Top Spanish-Speaking Personal Assistant App, Comes To The U.S. For Android [TCTV]

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The “personal assistant” craze is in full effect on mobile devices, with Apple’s SIRI kicking off the fun. The dream of being able to speak out loud and have information come back to you is something that technologists have been discussing for years. The smarter that our devices are, and...
Sherpa, The Top Spanish-Speaking Personal Assistant App, Comes To The U.S. For Android [TCTV]

Yahoo Quickly Plugs Summly's Tech Into Its iOS App

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Not even a month has passed since Yahoo announced its $30 million acquisition of news summarization app Summly and already the company is making good use of its algorithmic summation technology. On Monday, Yahoo rolled out a new version of its flagship mobile app for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch....
Yahoo Quickly Plugs Summly's Tech Into Its iOS App
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