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Baidu Overtakes Google in Smart Speaker Market
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Baidu Overtakes Google in Smart Speaker Market

According to a new report by Canalys, Baidu, Chinese search giant, is now the world’s second biggest vendor of smart speakers. The research firm says Baidu overtook Google to capture 17.3 percent of the global market. In the second quarter…

Reddit Testing Live Streaming Tool
Social Media Tech

Reddit Testing Live Streaming Tool

Reddit is testing out its first live broadcasting tool. The tool is being called “Reddit Public Access Network”. The website will let eligible users’ to live-stream to a new subreddit called r/pan. If successful, the feature could help Reddit take…

Verizon Selling Tumblr to Automattic Inc.
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Verizon Selling Tumblr to Automattic Inc.

In an announcement, Verizon confirmed that it is selling Tumblr, the microblogging and social networking website, to WordPress’ owner, Automattic Inc. Verizon bought Tumblr in 2017 from Yahoo. The amount of the new sale has not been disclosed yet. Although,…

Apple Suspending Siri Grading Globally
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Apple Suspending Siri Grading Globally

Apple has temporarily suspended its practice of using human contractors to grade snippets of Siri voice recordings for accuracy. The action comes after a report in The Guardian where a former worker detailed the program, claiming that contractors “regularly hear…

GitHub Actions Gets Continuous Integration and Delivery Capabilities
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Github Blocks Developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea

US trade restrictions have affected most of the industries. Now it’s starting to affect the developer community as well. The world’s largest host of source code, Github is preventing users in Iran, Syria, Crimea and potentially other sanctioned nation from…

Google Fined $170 Million for Child Privacy Violations
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Google bans another Chinese App Developer

Google has banned a Chinese developer, CooTek from the Play Store for violating the store’s advertising policies. CooTek is best known for its TouchPal keyboard replacement. CooTek, based in Shanghai, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and had…

Apple Suspending Siri Grading Globally
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Apple’s New TV Streaming Service

The head of Apple’s streaming efforts, Eddy Cue has been giving sneak peaks into what Apple TV will offer as a streaming service. With an interview with GQ Britain, Cue made it clear that Apple has not given any script…

Verizon Selling Tumblr to Automattic Inc.
Mobile Tech

Verizon Launches Tracking Device Verizon Smart Locator

Verizon just released a tracking device, similar to the one AT&T sells called the SamsungSmartThings Tracker. Verzion’s tracker is called Verizon Smart Locator. Put this tracker on your keys, pet, bag, or anything you don’t want to lose, and you’ll…

iOS-13-Blocking-Spam-Calls
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iOS 13 Blocking Spam Calls

Apple’s iOS 13 will help with blocking spam calls. Instead of installing a separate app to blocking unwanted calls, iOS 13 will automatically do this for people. All unknown numbers will be silenced automatically and sent to voicemail. Many spam…