It's a Whole New World With Alexa


Voice computing is replacing the graphical user interface, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, said early this year at CES. Digital assistants will be integrated into many household objects, he noted. About 5 million voice-activated digital voice products had been sold as of January, and Bravac estimated 5 million more would be sold this year. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant software captured 88 percent of the global intelligent home speaker market in the last quarter of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Trump says Apple CEO has promised to build three manufacturing plants in U.S.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said in an interview that Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook has committed to build three big manufacturing plants in the U.S., a surprising statement that would help fulfill his administration’s economic goal of reviving American manufacturing.

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Google Nabs Kaggle to Stay Ahead of Data Science Curve


Data Science Community Kaggle will be joining Google Cloud, said Fei Fei Li, chief scientist of Google Cloud AI and machine learning, at last week’s Google’s Next ’17 conference. The Kaggle community, which includes 800,000 data experts around the world, use the network to stay up to date on the latest innovations in data science and machine learning, according to Li. The barriers to entry for artificial intelligence must be lowered and made available to the largest possible community of developers, Lee told the audience at Next.

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Hyperloop One co-founder has just launched a rival startup

Brogan BamBrogan, the co-founder of Hyperloop One and its former chief technology officer, has just launched a rival company bidding to develop the first fully operational hyperloop system.

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg donates $1 million to Planned Parenthood, report says

Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has reportedly made a sizable donation to the organization.

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Twitter Shuffles Deck as COO Bain Steps Down


Twitter Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain is leaving the company, according to a document the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this week. The news comes just weeks after Twitter’s attempt to find a buyer failed. Bain ran the company’s entire revenue business. Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto will step into his vacated spot, meaning the company will need to find a new financial chief. Noto will continue to lead Twitter’s live content business, according to the SEC filing.

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Microsoft lays out its hopes for the Trump presidency

Microsoft’s chief legal officer Brad Smith has published a detailed blog post outlining the policy changes that he would like to see from President Trump’s administration to help technological innovation, education, and society as a whole.

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Oracle Hauls In NetSuite


Oracle has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NetSuite — the company its former chief marketing officer, Zach Nelson, cofounded in 1998 — for $9.3 billion. NetSuite offers various software packages as cloud-based services, including ERP, accounting, CRM and sales force automation. What’s surprising about the deal is “why it took so long and why Oracle paid so much,” said Trip Chowdhry, managing director at Global Equities Research. Oracle “should’ve purchased NetSuite five years ago at half the price.”

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Line exec: Use app to communicate with teens

CNNMoney’s Paul R. La Monica interviews the Chief Global Officer of messaging app Line, Jungho Shin, at the New York Stock Exchange. The company is popular in Japan and now has the biggest technology IPO of 2016.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects Apple to make car by 2020

Tesla Motors Inc. chief Elon Musk said he considers Apple Inc. an eventual direct competitor, with electric vehicles could go into production as soon as 2020.

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg wants to tear down neighboring homes

Four houses adjacent to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s home in Palo Alto, Calif. could be demolished and replaced with smaller ones, the San Jose Mercury News reports, citing a planning application filed last week.

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Alexa Gets Smarter on Amazon Fire TV

Like a morphing Marvel superhero or a wartime chief executive, Alexa—Amazon’s digital assistant—is getting some new powers, specifically voice commands that will launch apps or streaming services…

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Tim Cook added to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board of directors

Article Image Apple’s chief executive has taken another public step in his philanthropic journey, joining the board of directors of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

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Video: new bird's eye view of Apple Campus 2 Spaceship, March 2016

Article Image Speaking to shareholders at the company’s Annual Meeting on Friday, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook joked that he kept himself up to date on the progress of his Campus 2 “Spaceship” project by watching drone videos posted on the Internet. For Cook and everyone else that’s interested, here’s the latest progress update on Apple’s new innovation center.

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Apple will ask Congress for a 'thoughtful and honest consideration of the facts' in testimony on encryption debate

Article Image Apple’s chief attorney, Bruce Sewell, will testify before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, where he will argue that any decisions on mobile encryption should be decided by representatives of the people, not a warrant request based on a 220-year-old statute.

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'This would be bad for America,' Tim Cook tells ABC News about creating iPhone backdoor

Article Image Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will take to the airwaves this evening in an exclusive interview with ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, where he will explain why his company refuses to create a “backdoor” to unlock iPhones for the FBI.

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Even if Apple is working on a car, Tim Cook says hiring doesn't reflect commitment

Article Image Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was expectedly noncommittal when asked about the prospect of an Apple-built car in a new interview, but he did indicate that hiring efforts are not necessarily evidence that a project is a sure thing.

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Tim Cook says government should withdraw demands to unlock iPhone, form commission to discuss implications

Article Image Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook issued a memo to his employees on Monday, escalating the war of words between his company and the U.S. government, and calling on officials to form a commission or panel of experts to discuss the implications of unlocking the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters.

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