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Snapchat and Vurb May Be Joining Teams

Snapchat and Vurb May Be Joining Teams

Snapchat and Vurb may be joining teams. The image messaging company apparently is planning to buy Vurb, a personalized search and recommendation app, for around $100 million. Why is Snapchat getting into search? One of the major problems Snapchat is facing is that the app is quite difficult to use. Finding new things is hard, and the social network has ...

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Waze Events Program Will Help Drivers Beat Traffic

Waze Events Program Will Help Drivers Beat Traffic

Waze Events program is a new tool that will help drivers outsmart high traffic caused by events taking place in a certain area. The program was announced August 11 on the company’s blog. Waze Global Event Partner Program, as it’s officially named, aims to help Waze’s +50 million monthly users beat traffic. The community-based traffic and navigation application will enable ...

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Google Plans to Test Its Fast Internet in the US

Google Plans to Test Its Fast Internet in the US

Google plans to test its fast internet right in the United States, intending to cover 24 cities. The company has made a filing with the Federal Communications Commission to get urgent approval to begin testing its wireless service. Google is quite serious about its plan to test its wireless broadband delivery across the territory of the United States. Up until ...

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Logitech Brings Out the Pop Home Switch

Logitech Brings Out the Pop Home Switch

Logitech’s new Pop Home Switch is the smart button for our home that we’ve always been looking for. Smart homes are complex and it can be hard to go around all the different apps, toggles, and voice commands. Not anymore. Logitech as put its effort into designing a programmable button that will control any smart home in a far easier ...

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Intel Snatches AI Startup Nervana Systems

Intel Snatches AI Startup Nervana Systems

Nervana Systems is Intel’s newest acquisition. The chip giant has not yet revealed the exact amount of money it spent on the deal. However, rumors speak of a huge figure. The deep learning company is said to have cost Intel around $400 million. Nervana Systems is a Californian artificial intelligence software company that provides customers with a cloud-based AI system. ...

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Facebook Brings Express Wifi to India

Google Brings Express Wifi to India

Express Wifi is an initiative by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to enable affordable broadband in remote areas of the world. The social networking service is reportedly in the talks with local internet service providers to bring the program to India. Customers of Express Wifi can buy data packets starting at INR 10 ($0.15). India is regarded as a huge growth market ...

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Lyft Upgrade: Adding an Extra Stop to Your Route

Lyft Upgrade Adding an Extra Stop to Your Route

Lyft’s most recent upgrade comes to fix a major issue that all ridesharing apps have. Up until now, we weren’t able to request more than one stop using the application. Soon enough, users may be able to tap in more destinations into their app as opposed to speaking with their driver. Lyft now wants its users to gain the ability ...

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Google’s Open YOLO – How You’ll Log in Once on Android

Google’s Open YOLO – How You’ll Log in Once on Android

Google’s Open YOLO project is a new technology coming from Google and Dashlane. The new open source system aims to provide a secure connection between apps and password managers. In simpler terms, users can log into their apps just once, forgetting the stress of having to retype their credentials each time. Dashlane proudly announced the new partnership with Google on ...

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Apple Acquired AI Startup Turi for $200 Million

Apple Acquired AI Startup Turi

Rumors have it that Apple acquired AI startup Turi. The “machine learning platform for developers and data scientists” is said to be a $200 million investment. Why the sudden move and why is artificial intelligence so important to Apple? Turi, an artificial intelligence company, was founded three years ago. It started out under the name of GraphLab, moved on to ...

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