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Microsoft’s speech recognition system achieves parity with humans

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | More »

Microsoft’s experimental speech recognition software has made a technological breakthrough that recognises the words in a conversation as well as a person does. “Even five years ago, I wouldn’t have thought we could have achieved this. I just wouldn’t have thought it would be possible,...


Google launches AdWords click-to-text message extension for businesses

Nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners use messaging more than five times a day to communicate with others, says a Google Consumer Survey. And making the most of it, Google is rolling out text messaging service for AdWords ads. Google has been testing click-to-text in AdWords search ads for several ...

18 October, 2016 | More »


Amazon to take on Spotify and Apple; launches music service

Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday that it is planning to launch a new on-demand music streaming service with unlimited access to “millions of songs” for a monthly fee. According to The Wall Street Journal, this service called Amazon Music Unlimited will take on at least half a dozen competitors ...

13 October, 2016 | More »


Facebook unveils Workplace to take on Slack

After dominating the personal lives of more than a billion users, Facebook now wants to enter the workspace too. The social networking giant has launched its enterprise messaging service Workplace which will compete with Slack, Google Hangouts, Microsoft’s Yammer, Salesforce’s Quip and Evernote....

12 October, 2016 | More »


Apple-backed Didi plans self-driven cars

The Chinese ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing is reportedly working on self-driving cars. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Didi Chuxing, which recently took over world’s largest cab-hailing app Uber’s China business, is looking to hire data scientists and engineers from the Silicon Valley in US...

7 October, 2016 | More »


Google’s Pixel: What makes the product stand out?

Google’s Pixel, as the tech giant describes it, is the first phone made by Google ‘inside and out’. The two phones—Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL— launched last night will now be available in India starting at Rs 57,000, with pre-orders beginning from 13 October. Until the launch of Pixe...

5 October, 2016 | More »


Flipkart will sell Google Pixel in India; device is priced at Rs 57,000

US tech giant Alphabet Inc has unveiled its much-anticipated Google-branded Pixel smartphones. The two phones—Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL—will now be available in India at a starting price of Rs 57,000, with pre-orders beginning from 13 October, according to the official Google Blog. Googl...

5 October, 2016 | More »


Google’s Pixel – a peek into the smartphone

Google is expected to launch its branded smartphones named Pixel at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The technology giant is likely to unveil two models— Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, according to media reports. Till now, Google has been tying up with smartphone manufacturers such as Huaw...

3 October, 2016 | More »


Google to open new cloud region in India next year

Tech giant Google said on Friday it will open a new cloud region in Mumbai next year in a bid to offer its cloud platform services to Indian developers and enterprise customers. The cloud region will make the Google Cloud Platform services even faster for Indian customers, enhancing differentiators ...

30 September, 2016 | More »

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Disney working with bankers ​for a​ possible Twitter acquisition

Walt Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of micro-blogging site Twitter and is working with bankers to evaluate a possible bid for the social media company, according to a report by the financial news agency Bloomberg. Some media reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 bil...

27 September, 2016 | More »

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