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    1. Walmart teams up with Google to market products online

      Walmart teams up with Google to market products online

      Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Google and Walmart announced a joint venture Wednesday, in which customers can buy Walmart products on Google's voice-activated Home Assistant and Express service. Walmart said the partnered service will officially start in late September. Prior to the venture, the retailer's inventory was only available through the company's website. In the partnership, Walmart customers will be able to purchase products via the Google Express retailing service website or app.

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      Mentions: Amazon Google America
    2. Army taps Raytheon for language translation software

      Army taps Raytheon for language translation software

      June 26 (UPI) -- Licenses for foreign language translation software are being provided to the U.S. Army for one year by Raytheon BBN Technologies. The licensing of the software to the U.S. Army's Machine Foreign Language Translation System Program Office is worth $4 million and is the first large scale fielding of the system, Raytheon said in an announcement on Monday.

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    3. Twitter algorithm can identify riots before police reports

      Twitter algorithm can identify riots before police reports

      | License Photo June 26 (UPI) -- Scientists in Wales have designed a Twitter-monitoring algorithm capable of identifying riots before citizens report the unrest to police. Researchers tested their model using social media data from the 2011 riots in London. Their predictive algorithm was able to identify specific instances of vandalism and violence before they were reported to police. The model also identified places where youth were likely to gather.

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      Mentions: London Wales Cardiff
    4. Computers may soon be reading blogs

      Computers may soon be able to read online blogs and understand them, making sense of masses of information generated by social media, Canadian researchers say. Computer scientists at Concordia University in Montreal report their system, called BlogSum, has potentially vast applications, gauging things like consumer preferences and voter intentions by sorting through Web sites, examining real-life self-expression and conversation, and producing summaries of the information. "Huge quantities of el
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