Job hunting service Glassdoor sold to Japan's Recruit for $1.2 billion

Job hunting service Glassdoor sold to Japan's Recruit for $1.2 billion

U.S. job hunting service Glassdoor, which is best known for providing insight into company working cultures, has been acquired for $1.2 billion in cash by Recruit, a $39 billion Japanese corporate that specializes in HR and recruitment services. The all-cash acquisition will see Glassdoor continue to maintain its brand, CEO Robert Hohman explained in a blog […]

Amazon Alexa Comes To Android Phones

Amazon Alexa Comes To Android Phones

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Amazon’s Alexa can become a default assistant on Android smartphones, replacing Google Assistant, according to multiple reports Monday (May 7), which credited a Reddit user with noticing the change. Android phone owners who have installed the Alexa app on their devices can press the home […]

Microsoft Build goes gaga for AI: Azure Machine Learning and beyond

Microsoft Build goes gaga for AI: Azure Machine Learning and beyond

For the first couple of years that Microsoft held its Build conference, the event was all about Windows. In the years since, the scope has widened and Build has become the company’s broad annual developer confab. At this year’s show, being held today through Wednesday in Seattle, there is no shortage of data- and AI-related […]

Google I/O vs. Microsoft Build: Dueling yet similar visions for developers

Google I/O vs. Microsoft Build: Dueling yet similar visions for developers

Welcome to the week of courting developers, preaching to the base and rolling out product and strategic visions from two of tech’s giants. Google I/O this week and Microsoft Build overlap and form a string of keynotes that will feature talks on artificial intelligence, cloud, mobility and platforms. The most obvious overlap between Microsoft and […]

Check out Google's Emoji Scavenger Hunt web game for some AI action

Check out Google's Emoji Scavenger Hunt web game for some AI action

In the mood to kill some time? Using your mobile browser, click on emojiscavengerhunt.withgoogle.com. This is a scavenger hunt game that uses AI and your smartphone’s camera in an attempt to find real life items that match the emoji you are shown. The time you have to find the items decreases with each turn. When […]

Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Apple’s Siri virtual assistant is the best-known out there. Amazon dominates the home virtual-assistant appliance market with its Echo line. But the early leaders rarely end up the market winners. Just a dozen years ago, the dominant mobile phone makers were Nokia and BlackBerry, and tech pundits were certain they’d be clobbered by Palm. Apple […]

Vine co-founder postpones successor v2 for 'indefinite amount of time'

Vine co-founder postpones successor v2 for 'indefinite amount of time'

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann announced today that his planned sequel to the popular and now-defunct short-form video app, tentatively called v2, will be postponed for an “indefinite amount of time” while he figures out funding and logistical hurdles. The announcement, made on the v2 forums and reposted this morning by the official v2 Twitter handle, […]

5 ways Edge is better with Windows 10 April 2018 Update

5 ways Edge is better with Windows 10 April 2018 Update

In addition to introducing a number of new features, hidden gems and new and useful privacy settings, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update adds a fresh coat of paint to Microsoft’s web browser. You’ll see Microsoft’s Fluent Design in Edge’s title bar, where it now offers a pleasing translucent effect rather than drab gray, and you’ll […]

US Trade Commission Is Investigating Nintendo

US Trade Commission Is Investigating Nintendo

An alleged violation of the Tariff Act could stop sales of the Switch in the US. In August last year, Nintendo was hit with a lawsuit filed by accessories company Gamevice over its use of detachable Joy-Con controllers on the Switch. Gamevice accused Nintendo of violating the patent “Combination Computing Device and Game Controller with […]