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Samsung Announces Mini-Me Version of Galaxy S III

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The Samsung Galaxy S III got a new sibling today with the introduction of the Galaxy S III Mini. But if you were hoping to simply get the company’s flagship Android smartphone in a smaller package, prepare to be disappointed. The Galaxy S III Mini is indeed more compact than...
Samsung Announces Mini-Me Version of Galaxy S III

Tim Cook: Apple Is "Doubling Down" on Siri

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com Is Siri up to Apple’s standards? Some would argue it isn’t and that the speech-recognition personal assistant that’s built into the iPhone 4S was released before it was really ready. Apple CEO Tim Cook disagrees. But during an interview at D10 Tuesday night, he said Apple...
Tim Cook: Apple Is "Doubling Down" on Siri

Errand running service Exec launches company accounts to offer employee perks

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We first told you about Justin Kan’s new errand running service for professionals called Exec last month, and the feedback it has gotten in San Francisco so far has led it to create company accounts. The service, which has a flat $25/hour fee for errands of all types, promises to...
Errand running service Exec launches company accounts to offer employee perks

The new TaskRabbit API could turn to-do list apps into outsourcing ones

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Having a publicly available API instantly turns any service into a platform, allowing developers to utilize its functionality and data in their own projects. Whether this platform turns out to be a strong one is depending on how good the original service is. In TaskRabbit’s case, the service is really...
The new TaskRabbit API could turn to-do list apps into outsourcing ones

Xobni Hits the BlackBerry

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Xobni — Inbox spelled backwards — is one of those email utilities that when you try it you wonder how you lived without it. It integrates into Outlook and turns your email into a personal assistant. It’s so good that it almost makes me wish I still used Outlook —...
Xobni Hits the BlackBerry

Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

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It's becoming increasingly clear that the next wave of mobile computing is going to be voice driven. Mobile assistants like Siri and Google Now are garnering plenty of media attention and earning legions of fans. Nuance, the company behind Dragon -- often cited as the gold standard in voice...
Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

Siri will be able to buy movie tickets for you in iOS 6.1

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iOS 6 gave Siri the ability to track sports, look up movies and ratings, launch apps and make restaurant reservations. The update was a step in the right direction to fleshing out Siri’s capabilities, but there’s still a long ways to go before Apple’s (AAPL) personal assistant becomes more than...
Siri will be able to buy movie tickets for you in iOS 6.1

Google Now coming to desktop near you

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Google's personal assistant for its Android Jelly Bean mobile operating system is coming to the Internet search leader's Chrome browser. The news about Google Now was disclosed in a developers' log posted to the Internet last Friday by the company. According to the log entry, Google's engineers have created...
Google Now coming to desktop near you

Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri

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A new job description spotted by 9to5Mac’s Jordan Kahn this morning suggests Apple wants to do something with Siri that makes the digital personal assistant a more fleshed out, relatable character. The posting is seeking someone with creative skills to help “evolve and enrich Siri.” While Apple says that “Siri’s known...
Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri

NPD: Apple Takes Top Three Slots For Smartphone Best-Sellers In U.S.

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Android held on to its title as the most-popular smartphone platform in the U.S. in the last quarter, but when it comes to sales of specific devices, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is running away from the competition, with Samsung swiftly behind, according to research out from the NPD Group. Apple...
NPD: Apple Takes Top Three Slots For Smartphone Best-Sellers In U.S.

Introducing the Antidote to YCombinator: NCombinator

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As any of the dozens of companies who get turned away by the incubator every year can attest, the “Y” in YCombinator doesn’t stand for “Yes.” Jacques Crocker and his team decided to have some fun with that by taking the best parts of Y Combinator – the community,...
Introducing the Antidote to YCombinator: NCombinator

Dragon Mobile Assistant beta for Android updated, lets your voice launch apps and music

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Nuance has refreshed its Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android to let you do more stuff using speech alone. The beta app now allows you to set alarms, launch apps and play music, in addition to its existing hands-free prowess that covers making calls, getting directions, updating your Twitter status...
Dragon Mobile Assistant beta for Android updated, lets your voice launch apps and music
Move over Knight Rider: Nuance debuts a Siri for cars

Apple Gets Siri-ous, Posts 12 Siri-Related Job Openings

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Siri: Why is Apple recruiting so many people to work on you? Siri, Apple's speech-recognizing personal assistant, seems set to go through some Siri-ous changes. (Sorry, we'll stop now.) Over the weekend Apple advertised 12 different positions relating to Siri. The jobs range from a Speech Operations Engineer responsible...
Apple Gets Siri-ous, Posts 12 Siri-Related Job Openings

Rebekah Brooks charged in phone-hacking scandal

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The Crown Prosecution Service says Brooks, along with her personal assistant and chauffeur, among others, are charged with "perverting the course of justice." [Read more]...
Rebekah Brooks charged in phone-hacking scandal

3 Key Takeaways from Search & Social

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Posted by LindsayLast week Jen and I attended the Search & Social Summit here in my backyard of Tampa Bay. This isn't your typical conference recap post, though. I wanted to focus on the action items that still stand out for me a week later, the things will make a...
3 Key Takeaways from Search & Social

WunWun is like having a personal assistant: It runs errands, walks dogs -- even bartends parties

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Following the ranks of affordable luxury services like Uber, WunWun is a young, peculiarly named startup with one simple goal: to be your on-demand helper. The iOS app, which is only available in New York City for the time being, is part concierge service, part personal assistant. It’s comparable, in...
WunWun is like having a personal assistant: It runs errands, walks dogs -- even bartends parties

Jelly Bean: What you need to know about Android 4.1

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Google at its I/O conference unveiled the next update to Android version 4.1 also known as Jelly Bean. The update, which will first become available as an over the air download next month for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, brings a lot of nice improvements and some cool enhancements...
Jelly Bean: What you need to know about Android 4.1
Dashlane takes on 1Password and LastPass for the web keychain crown

BREAKING NEWS: Siri bought by Apple

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Back in February I said that if you miss Siri you will miss the future of the Web. Well, Apple did not miss the future of the Web. According to FTC Apple just purchased Siri. If previous acquisitions by Apple are an indicator this would have gone for 8x...
BREAKING NEWS: Siri bought by Apple

Amazon may have quietly acquired Evi for voice-guided search

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Amazon isn't shy about wanting to own as much of the Kindle Fire's software experience as it can, which creates a challenge when implementing voice search -- the company can't just re-skin Google Now and call it a day. The next-quickest alternative is to buy a company wholesale, and...
Amazon may have quietly acquired Evi for voice-guided search

Siri adding a language, could be coming to iPad 3

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Siri, Apple’s AI personal assistant, could be poised to make her debut on Apple’s next iPad. At least, that’s what the folks at SlashGear are reading into a software update that also makes it impossible for hackers to install Siri on an unofficial device, which right now means anything but...
Siri adding a language, could be coming to iPad 3
Sorry Siri, ‘Google Now’ is a personal assistant I’d hire in real life

Hands-on with Google Now for iOS (video)

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Starting today, iPhone and iPad owners can finally get their hands on Google Now. Think of it like an evolved form of Apple’s Siri personal assistant baked within Google’s iOS search app. In addition to receiving voice commands...
Hands-on with Google Now for iOS (video)

Apple Loses The Co-Founder Of Siri (AAPL)

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Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer has left Apple, Bloomberg reports. While this might sound bad, it's pretty much standard operating procedure for companies that have been acquired. Apple bought Siri, which was just an iPhone app, in April 2010. It then baked the Siri technology into iPhone 4S making it a...
Apple Loses The Co-Founder Of Siri (AAPL)

Street test measures Siri comprehension at 83%, accuracy at 62%

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While the convenience of Apple's Siri comes with searching by voice, a new test has found that Apple's personal assistant is not yet a reliable enough search engine to entirely replace text input with Google....
Street test measures Siri comprehension at 83%, accuracy at 62%

Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York

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Siri, the speech-recognition personal assistant that’s built into Apple’s iPhone 4S, is still in beta, but that hasn’t prevented some from taking issue with its performance — in court. A New York man on Monday filed a class action suit against Apple accusing it of false advertising. His gripe: Siri...
Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York

Apple buys Siri, gets basic search to challenge Google

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An FTC filing today revealed that Apple has quietly bought out Siri. The deal gives Apple the creator of an iPhone personal assistant app that can automatically handle common tasks through searches, such as hailing a cab or buying tickets for a movie at a nearby theater. Apple hasn't publicly...
Apple buys Siri, gets basic search to challenge Google

Google Now comes to iPhone, iPad with fewer features than Android

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Google Now is officially invading Siri’s home turf. Google announced today that an updated version of its iOS search app brings Google Now to the iPhone and iPad. Just like on Android, it’s focused entirely on bubbling up...
Google Now comes to iPhone, iPad with fewer features than Android

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]
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