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Apple Announces Its First “Apple Event” for 2021

Apple announced today that its next event will take place on April 20th. The announcement came with an invite teasing the upcoming event with a “Spring Loaded” tagline. The official confirmation came just hours after the company’s voice assistant revealed…

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Microsoft Buys AI Speech Tech Firm Nuance for $19.7 billion

Microsoft has made its second-biggest acquisition after LinkedIn. The tech giant has bought AI speech tech firm Nuance for $19.7 billion. This deal bolstered the Redmond, Washington-based Nuance’s prowess in voice recognition and giving it further leverage in the health…

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Google is Shutting Down its Mobile Shopping App

Google to shut down mobile ‘Shopping’ app in June. Nearly two years after its launch, the Google Shopping app for Android devices is going away. The company is also killing a version of the product aimed at its Google Glass…

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Facebook to Launch News Service in Australia

Facebook plans to launch a dedicated news product in Australia by the end of the year. The news comes as executives deny the company tried to intimidate the Australian parliament during the media bargaining code negotiations. The government agreed to…

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Data Leaked for 500 Million LinkedIn Profiles

A report from a few days ago stated that personal information from 533 million Facebook accounts has been made freely available online. While people were still dealing with that issue, there’s another huge batch of people’s data floating around the…

Mobile

Spotify Launches Voice Command ‘Hey Spotify’ for Mobile

In 2019, Spotify began testing a hardware device for automobile owners, dubbed “Car Thing.” This device allowed Spotify Premium users to play music and podcasts using voice commands that began with “Hey, Spotify.” Last year, Spotify began developing a similar…