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    1. Here’s 6 helpful chatbots that prove talking machines can do more than just converse

      Here’s 6 helpful chatbots that prove talking machines can do more than just converse

      Even a decade ago, talking to your computer was probably a sign that you’d been working too hard and could do with a lie down. Today, no such stigma applies. That’s because chatbots — the conversational agents capable of simulating intelligent conversations with human users — have made some massive leaps forward. From changing the way kids learn in schools to picking you out the perfect meal this evening, here are the seven of the most interesting chatbots doing the rounds at the moment.

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      Mentions: India China Digital
    2. Make hotel searching easier with Hipmunk’s new natural language search

      Make hotel searching easier with Hipmunk’s new natural language search

      Steeltec 37 Sometimes, a great vacation just involves a lot of room service. And if that’s the case, you’re definitely going to need to find the right hotel to serve as your temporary home away from home. With Hipmunk ’s new and improved hotel search function , that process might have just become a bit easier. Rather than requiring users to open dozens of tabs to compare rates and amenities from a myriad of different websites, Hipmunk offers a more concise solution.

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      Mentions: SVP
    3. Razer's Nabu Smartband Races to Be First with WeChat

      Razer's Nabu Smartband Races to Be First with WeChat

      WeChat is China's most popular messaging service, with a user base larger than the entire population of the United States. Now, Razer is hoping to score big by producing the first smartband to incorporate the 400 million user platform, emojis and all. This fall could see a wearables war as Apple and Microsoft are each expected to release wrist-mounted devices.

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      Mentions: Microsoft China Apple
    4. Open Internet threats loom

      Open Internet threats loom

      The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanization" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed Thursday. The Pew Research Center said a majority of experts and others in the opt-in survey were generally optimistic about Internet freedom but that a significant number expressed concerns. "The experts in ...

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    5. Microsoft's Skype Will Soon Be Able to Translate Voice Calls in Real Time

      Microsoft's Skype Will Soon Be Able to Translate Voice Calls in Real Time

      Skype will soon have the ability to translate multilingual conversations in real time, as Microsoft graduates software translations from written text to actual voice calls. The translations will be done simultaneously, displaying multilingual subtitles.  Chris Wendt, program manager of Microsoft's Machine Translation team, said "We felt speech translation was a very natural evolution of the text ...

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    6. Sony gets social with soccer

      Sony gets social with soccer

      One Stadium Live aims to be a social network that caters exclusively to the world's football fans and one that hopes to unite supporters in the run-up to this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil and beyond. Potentially the perfect portal for football fans who love engaging with others who love the beautiful game, but hate having to jump around between Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in order to do so ...

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      Mentions: Brazil Google MIT
    7. Samsung reportedly sues newspaper over negative Galaxy S5 press

      Samsung reportedly sues newspaper over negative Galaxy S5 press

      Careful what you say about Samsung’s latest smartphone — the wrong thing could apparently cost you a fortune. Korean-language MediaToday is reporting that Samsung has filed a 300 million won ($285,000) lawsuit against South Korean newspaper Electronic Times over negative Galaxy S5 press that Samsung feels could pose a huge problem for its business. Details are scare and Google’s machine ...

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    8. IBM’s Watson will soon do much more than beat people in Jeopardy

      IBM’s Watson will soon do much more than beat people in Jeopardy

      The days of IBM’s Watson supercomputer being satisfied with being a Jeopardy champion are over. IBM announced on Thursday that it is creating a cloud-based open platform for Watson that it hopes will “enable a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson’s cognitive computing intelligence.” Among the many apps that IBM’s platform ...

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    9. Firmex Announces Secure Translations Services for M&A Clients

      Firmex joins with translation services company Linguistic Systems Inc. to provide secure, fast, and accurate translations helping M&A advisory firms with the growing number of cross-border deals.Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 Firmex, a leading virtual data room provider, announced its collaboration with Linguistic Systems, Inc. to provide secure translation services for its clients ...
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