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YouTube Gets Automatic Captioning For All Videos [YouTube]

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Today, YouTube is rolling out automatic captioning for all videos uploaded to the service, using Google's speech recognition service. You can see a demo in the video above. Automatic captioning with Google speech recognition was launched in November. This only had a few selected education partners to test out...
YouTube Gets Automatic Captioning For All Videos [YouTube]

Baidu aims to rival iOS, Android with own smartphone, OS and app store

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Baidu has announced details of its soon-to-launch new smartphone and the cloud-centric operating system (OS) that will power it. The Chinese search giant says that the move, which will put Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms under pressure in China, will bring about a revolution of affordable smartphones. The Foxconn-built...
Baidu aims to rival iOS, Android with own smartphone, OS and app store
Steve Jobs didn't like Siri's name, couldn't think of anything better
LG takes aim at Apple’s Siri, Samsung’s S Voice with ‘Quick Voice’

Today's Scuttlebot: Battle Tweeting and Facebook's Job Board

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes a vote of confidence for identifying and shaming people who post deeply offensive or stupid Twitter messages, a study that says Facebook encourages behaviors like overspending and overeating and...
Today's Scuttlebot: Battle Tweeting and Facebook's Job Board
SoundHound updates iPhone and Android apps with redesigned interface, free streaming songs

Android Chief Andy Rubin flatly denies knowledge of retail store effort

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AllthingsD is reporting that Android head Andy rubin is flatly denying knowledge of a Retail Store in Google’s future. As for whether Google as a whole might need retail stores, “Google has no plans, and we have nothing to announce,” he said. I reported last week that Google had plans to...
Android Chief Andy Rubin flatly denies knowledge of retail store effort
Nuance hopes to make cross-platform voice recognition a reality with Project Wintermute

Siri Says Nokia Lumia 900, Not Apple iPhone, Is The Best Smartphone Ever

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Does Apple's voice recognition service know who pays the bills?...
Siri Says Nokia Lumia 900, Not Apple iPhone, Is The Best Smartphone Ever

The first Shazam-enabled UK adverts are announced for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final

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We’ve known for a number of weeks that UK-based music-recognition service Shazam was lining up a landmark advertising deal with British broadcaster ITV. The deal promises to let viewers snap up products they like during ad breaks, using nothing but their smartphone and Shazam’s mobile app. Today, Britain’s biggest commercial...
The first Shazam-enabled UK adverts are announced for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final
Apps & updates: Sparrow, Spotify, The New Yorker for iPhone, more

Amazon Ramps Up Its Cloud Presence With Elastic Transcoder Video Services, Price-Busting And Available Everywhere

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Another move today from Amazon that speaks to its growing presence in content delivery and enterprise services, done at competition-beating prices: today the company launched Elastic Transcoder, a new service that lets people upload digital video and put it into formats that are usable on devices like smartphones and tablets,...
Amazon Ramps Up Its Cloud Presence With Elastic Transcoder Video Services, Price-Busting And Available Everywhere

Live at D11 With Nuance CEO Paul Ricci

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If you’ve ever spoken to or been to spoken to by a computer or a smart phone, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s technology from Nuance involved. Over the last decade or so, Nuance has accumulated an impressive portfolio of voice-related technologies. That puts it front and center in...
Live at D11 With Nuance CEO Paul Ricci

Booting Up: The Developers Hate Face.com So Much Right Now Edition

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Cyborg Vision, a hack built with Face.com’s API. After being acquired by Facebook, the facial-recognition service Face.com–a local hackathon favorite–shuts down its developers API. Too bad the company promised the exact opposite a few weeks ago. [The Next Web] Speaking of outlawing clients, Dave Winer thinks Twitter’s API is looking...
Booting Up: The Developers Hate Face.com So Much Right Now Edition

Fake ID holders beware: facial recognition service Face.com can now detect your age

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Facial recognition platform Face.com could foil the plans of all those under-age kids looking to score some booze. Fake IDs might not fool anyone for much longer, because Face.com’s new application programming interface (API) can detect a person’s age by scanning a photo. With its facial recognition system, Face.com has built...
Fake ID holders beware: facial recognition service Face.com can now detect your age

Gracenote unleashes its vast musical knowhow to developers

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You've probably used Gracenote thousands of times and have been none the wiser, but for good reason: the musical metadata service lives in the background of several apps, appearing only momentarily to bring meaning to your favorite tunes. Now, Gracenote is looking to expand its reach by opening its...
Gracenote unleashes its vast musical knowhow to developers
Senator Al Franken grills FBI, Facebook, and others on facial recognition technology

Why Advertisers Will Drool Over Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com (FB)

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Although privacy activists have concerns about Facebook's acquisition of facial recognition service Face.com last week, there are reasons why brands might see benefits from the partnership. Currently, Face.com's technology is only able to tag people—it can also guess gender, age, and even mood. But there's speculation that the software will...
Why Advertisers Will Drool Over Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com (FB)

NEC outs cloud computing facial recognition service for merchants

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NEC has launched a $880 per month service in Japan that lets merchants profile customers using just a PC and video camera. The system uses facial recognition powered by the company's cloud computing service to estimate the gender and age of clients, along with the frequency of their shopping...
NEC outs cloud computing facial recognition service for merchants

Speech Input API for Android

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People love their mobile phones because they can stay in touch wherever they are. That means not just talking, but e-mailing, texting, microblogging, and so on. So, in addition to search by voice and voice shortcuts like "Navigate to", we included a voice-enabled keyboard in Android 2.1, which makes it...
Speech Input API for Android
Samsung: The Death Of The Spec Gives Way To The Birth Of The Human Touch

Dragon Drive! lets you take the wheel, while Nuance takes dictation

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Do you like your cars smart? Are you itching to drive something a bit more K.I.T.T. than KIA? Well, this summer the glory of your Hasselhoff-soaked, '80s dreams will become reality, thanks to the folks at Nuance. Utilizing the same natural-language voice software currently employed across select mobile phones...
Dragon Drive! lets you take the wheel, while Nuance takes dictation

Meet The Man Now In Charge Of Siri: Bill Stasior (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG)

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Expect to hear a lot more about Bill Stasior, the executive Apple just hired away from Amazon to fix its Siri voice-recognition service. Stasior ran one of Amazon's stealthiest businesses--its A9 search and advertising unit. While A9's headquarters loom over downtown Palo Alto, Calif. and it's been hiring search and...
Meet The Man Now In Charge Of Siri: Bill Stasior (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG)

Facebook Buys Face.com (FB)

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Facebook just bought Face.com, a facial recognition service, according to Bloomberg. Here's the blog post on Face.com: Our mission is and has always been to find new and exciting ways to make face recognition a fun, engaging part of people’s lives, and incorporate remarkable technology into everyday consumer products. If...
Facebook Buys Face.com (FB)

Facebook bends to Europe's will, disables facial recognition (for now)

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Facebook has agreed to disable its facial recognition service for European users, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner announced today. Facebook has come under fire in the EU for using facial recognition software to identify the people in users' photos and suggest friends to tag in those photos. Germany recently called the...
Facebook bends to Europe's will, disables facial recognition (for now)

Funding daily: the crowd funding bill, outsourcing work, and social gaming

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At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details for the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column. The crowdfunding bill passes First up, we have...
Funding daily: the crowd funding bill, outsourcing work, and social gaming
20 SF Bars Debut Sausage Fest-Fighting Facial Recognition Service

Nuance's "Nina" Brings Voice Activated Search To OfficeDrop's Document Management Service

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Document management provider OfficeDrop has a new capability for voice activated search that represents just the start in how mobile apps are changing with the advent of natural language, speech recognition technology. The service is built on Nuance, the Boston-based company that has developed a speech recognition service called Nina, which debuted in...
Nuance's "Nina" Brings Voice Activated Search To OfficeDrop's Document Management Service

Don't use that open API -- it could be a trap!

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In case we needed another lesson in the vagaries of the “open” APIs that are offered by web companies for developers to build features around, Facebook has provided a perfect example by shutting down the API for Face.com, the facial-recognition service that it acquired last month — even though...
Don't use that open API -- it could be a trap!

Google 'bans' facial recognition on Google Glass - but developers persist

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Search giant says it won't allow apps or services that perform facial recognition - but ban is called 'symbolic', while others expect it to returnGoogle will not allow apps that implement facial recognition on its Google Glass product, the company says, citing privacy concerns, after an American company said it...
Google 'bans' facial recognition on Google Glass - but developers persist
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