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Apple Acquires Cue, Another Personal Assistant, As the Buy Out Frenzy Continues

applelogo.pngOver the week, we heard that social and personal assistant Cue (formerly known as Greplin) was shutting down. The reason for that is now apparent with Apple confirming they have acquired the company to bolster its own personal service efforts. 

Microsoft Will Buy Your iPad To Get People Trying Surface

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We've seen Apple buying back old iPhones, now Microsoft will pick up your old iPad for $200 of store credit to help you try a surface tablet. With the new models due to be announced, that might not be such a crazy idea. 

 

Evolving Content Curation for Marketers #CMWorld

Content Curation isn't new. In fact, it's an element of content strategy that hasn't evolved too much beyond sharing, retweeting and aggregating news. Until now. Trapit, a leading provider of content curation solutions has announced its new Content Curation Center for marketers today at Content Marketing World.

Google Now Arrives on iOS to Challenge Siri as your iPhone's Favorite Information Source

google_now_logo.jpg Google Now has landed on the iPad and iPhone in an update to the company's search app, bringing Google's power to match your thirst for local, relevant and useful information on the go. 

Google Snaps Up Wavii For Natural Language Search

 wavii_logo_2013.jpgWavii has closed down its existing summarizing service app after being acquired by Google, where it will likely fulfill the same role that Summly now does for Yahoo. 

Excendia: A Siri-Like Voice Agent for Business

A Siri-like intelligent voice agent for business. That’s the idea behind a new cloud-based virtual assistant called Excendia, which startup Speech Mobility says makes business phone systems smarter and safer.

Nuance Introduces the Age of Conversational Mobile Ads

Want to have a voice conversation with a mobile ad? Nuance Communications thinks you do, and this week released its new Voice Ads. 

Apple to Make US$ 1 Billion from Google to Remain Default Search Engine on iOS

Long have there been rumors of a deal between Apple and Google to keep Google as the default search engine on iOS devices. According to Scott Devitt in a recent investor report, One Morgan Stanley analyst has pegged that deal as one based on a per device sold basis, and it could be worth US$ 1 billion this year alone.

iOS 6.1 Released for iPhone and iPad, Adds Minor Features and Updates

applelogo.png       Those on LTE networks with the latest model iOS devices get better support from the new Apple update, while Passbook, iTunes Match and a few other features get a quick touch-up. 

Amazon Gets Talkative With Ivona Text-to-Speech Acquisition

ivona_logo_2013.jpg The latest company to invest in voice, Amazon already uses Ivona's technology in its Kindle Fire audio reader, but will look to challenge Siri and Samsung's S Voice in future products by acquiring the Polish company. 

Deep Learning Aids Speech Analytics, Voice Recognition - Just the Beginning

Advances in an artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning are helping companies like Microsoft and Nuance create powerful speech analytics and voice recognition software at a much quicker pace than ever before.

Apple Stock Price Bounces Back, Thanks to AC/DC and eBay?

applelogo.png Apple's star-kissed run may finally have come to end on the stock market, despite the company's recent run of launches and with more positive news coming out. Is reality finally knocking down Apple's distortion field?

WWDC Keynote Sees Apple's iOS Future Going Live

wwdc_logo.png Here we go then, another fun joyride through the highs (if you're a developer) and lows (if you expect magical-device unveiling miracles) of an Apple Keynote, with the expected focus on new features in OS X and iOS.

Apple's WWDC Kicks Off Today With iOS 6.0 Beta Unveiling

wwdc_logo.png  Get your Apple rumor bingo card out, as the company hosts the 2012 developer event. Offering the latest developer news, tools and sessions for iOS and OS X, all eyes will be on the updates for iPhone and iPad. Here's what to expect.

Apple's New Features for iOS 6 on the Map? Plus, More Mini iPad Rumors

applelogo.png Apple's work on iOS 6.0 continues at speed, ahead of June's WWDC event with new snippets of information suggesting some big changes. Meanwhile those stories about the mini iPad refuse to die down.

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