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Microsoft Corporation acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

Microsoft Corporation acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

Microsoft today announced it had acquired Maluuba, a Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing technology firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. In a Microsoft blog post, Harry Shum, Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s AI and Research Group said, “Maluuba’s vision is to advance toward a more general artificial intelligence by creating literate machines that can think, reason and ... Read More »

Cadillac launches Book model plan for $1.5K a Month

Cadillac launches Book model plan for $1.5K a Month

If you just really hate driving the same car all the time, but love Cadillacs, you’re in luck. The luxury brand has announced a new service called BOOK. For a flat monthly fee, BOOK by Cadillac gives members access to popular Cadillac vehicles without the commitment of leasing, financing or buying. “BOOK by Cadillac is an innovative new option targeted ... Read More »

Lexus LS 2018: First Impressions and Video

Lexus LS 2018: First Impressions and Video

A flagship has to offer something above and beyond the usual luxury car. And with impressive technology now cascading across all vehicles, premium advances are becoming harder to find. But with its upcoming LS flagship, Lexus believes it has raised the ante in the prestige-sedan segment. Unveiled at the Detroit auto show, the 2018 Lexus LS is a marvel of ... Read More »

Peter Thiel: “Apple’s Golden Age Is Over”

Peter Thiel: "Apple's Golden Age Is Over"

Peter Thiel says Apple is past its peak. Here’s what he said in a Q&A with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times when he was asked to confirm or deny that “the age of Apple is over”: “Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It’s not the fault of Tim Cook, but it’s not an area ... Read More »

Facebook fixes Bug That Caused Messenger to Drain Batteries

Facebook fixes Bug That Caused Messenger to Drain Batteries

If your Facebook battery usage has been especially bad recently, it has apparently been fixed server-side. Facebook this week issued a server-side fix to a bug in its Messenger app that rapidly depleted some Android users’ batteries. This, after several users complained on Twitter and Reddit that it seemed like a recent code change was impacting battery life. Read More »

Vinyl sales predicted to keep growing in 2017; says new report

Vinyl sales predicted to keep growing in 2017, says new report

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has today announced its predictions for the technology sector in 2017. According to new research by Deloitte and reported by the FT, these sales, which include new turntables and accessories, contribute 7% to the $15 billion that the global music market is expected to reel in. Paul ... Read More »

Yahoo to change name to Altaba, CEO Marissa Mayer to depart

Yahoo to change name to Altaba, CEO Marissa Mayer to Depart

Yahoo (YHOO) disclosed late Monday that it will change its name to Altaba after selling its core operations to Verizon Communications. In a regulatory filing late Monday, Yahoo announced that assuming it completes its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon, it will change its name to Altaba and half its board of directors — including CEO Marissa Mayer, co-founder David Filo, ... Read More »

Canada’s Competition Bureau closes two-year Apple investigation

Canada's Competition Bureau closes two-year Apple investigation

After two years of investigation, Canada’s competition watchdog has decided to close its probe on Apple last Friday. A 24-month probe finally ended on Friday after Canada’s Competition Bureau on Friday said it was unable to gather sufficient evidence to prove Apple had taken part in anti-competitive actions. Apple was accused of using its market force to demand carriers sell ... Read More »

Nissan Qashqai comes to America as 2017 Rogue Sport (Video)

Nissan Qashqai comes to America as 2017 Rogue Sport (Photo)

A week before the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, news broke that the Nissan Qashqai would be making its way over from Europe to the US. Now on the first day of the show the Japanese automaker has revealed this, the Rogue Sport. Yes, the name “Qashqai” has been dropped in favor of something Americans are more familiar with. Compact crossovers ... Read More »