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Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa now has 10,000 skills

By : CIOL Writers

Growing by leaps and bounds, Amazon Alexa now has 10,000 “skills”. Since hitting the market in June 2015, Amazon’s voice-controlled assistant had about 1,000 skills in June, 5,000 by December and more than 10,000 as of now, the tech giant

Samsung’s reputation currently at its lowest in the US, says Harris Polls

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Undoubtedly, 2016 was a bad year for the South-Korean tech giant Samsung. Though the company’s earnings report didn’t show any impact on the financial status of the company, its reputation has gone for a toss. According to 2017 Reputation Quotient

Bumper smartphone sales help Flipkart edge past Amazon in Dec, Jan

By : CIOL Writers

Beating the expectations of many analysts, Flipkart made a turnaround defeating its arch-rival Amazon, during the Big Billion Day (BBD) sale in October. Continuing the same trend, Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd raked in gross sales of more than Rs 2,600

Google Home and Amazon Echo could be your new telephones devices at home

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The smart, cloud-connected speakers Amazon Echo and Google Home, can currently answer questions, read audiobooks, report traffic and weather, order pizza or an Uber, and apparently, play music. Adding one more feature to these smart assistants, Google and Amazon are

Apple hires Timothy D. Twerdahl to lead Apple TV product marketing

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The Cupertino giant has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, former head of Amazon’s Fire TV, as Vice President in charge of Apple TV product marketing. Apple confirmed the report to Bloomberg, saying that Twerdahl joined the company earlier this month. With

Paytm’s payments bank gets $32.5mn in fresh funding

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Digital payments platform, Paytm that is all set to launch its payments bank service in Uttar Pradesh, this month has got another Rs 218 crore (or $32.5 million) cash infusion from Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, investing a sum of

Amazon to foray into India’s online grocery segment

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To further push India’s thriving online grocery selling domain, the global e-commerce giant, Amazon has applied for a wholly-owned food venture to the government of India that will allow the platform to stock locally produced food items and sell them

Alibaba to lead $200mn investment in Paytm’s e-commerce business

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Paytm E-Commerce Pvt. Ltd is close to raising 200 million in an investment round led by Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, according to an Economic Times report. Citing two people in the know of the deal that will

LGs next flagship device might feature Google Assistant

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Google Assistant, which was exclusively available for Google Pixel and Pixel XL users, might include LG smartphones also in its fence. According to the BusinessKorea reports, LGs next flagship device, G6 will “feature Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistant service,

Microsoft to be the first tech company to achieve $1 trillion market value

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Leaving behind major tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon the Redmond-based Microsoft is predicted to be the first tech company to achieve a market value of $1 trillion. Following LinkedIn’s acquisition, Microsoft will achieve the threshold by

Technology blitzkrieg from 2016: Oculus Touch, Hyperloop One, e-Skin and more

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Technology breakthroughs are the ones that make you sit up and take notice. Because, when they hit you, they are hard to ignore. 2016 was an year where we saw more than one such wonders. We had the Oculus rift

Google Home now supports Netflix, Domino’s, Quora, CNN and more

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It’s been barely two months since Google unveiled its own brand of home assistant to take on Amazon’s Alexa but looks like, Google is already edging past its rival. Google Home has got a slew of new controls that range

Facebook plans to sponsor original video content

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Over years, video content has become one of the major priorities for all kinds of social networking sites. But none of them has pursued it like Facebook. Adding to its continuous efforts to push video content on its platform, now

Amazon Prime Video launches in India

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Amazon Prime was launched in India this July. Since then, people have been waiting eagerly for the company’s video on demand streaming service, Amazon Prime video that it promised would hit Indian shores soon. And looks like the wait is

Unity hires Uber’s machine learning head to add to its AI prowess

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Just after a year as Uber’s head of machine learning, Dr. Danny Lange is now joining game engine startup Unity to head its AI and machine learning divisions. Before Uber, he had also worked at Amazon — on Amazon’s internal

AWS: Re:look – Has Cloud been re-invented?

Pratima H INDIA: Now that the Amazon Web Services’ Re: Invent developer conference has wrapped up,

Amazon Go: No queues, just hassle free shopping

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Remember those times when you had to spend more than half of your ‘resting day’ in

Amazon brings its ‘Launchpad’ platform to India to support Indian startups

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In a bid to help Indian start-ups to sell not just in India but also tap

AWS re:Invent, Day 2: Amazon unveils Pinpoint, AppStream 2.0, Sheild and more

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After the long list of exciting new announcements on its first day, Amazon Web Service’s re:Invent

Amazon empowers its AWS with AI capabilities

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Amazon has decided to beef up its Amazon Web Services with Artificial Intelligence capabilities that it