Microsoft's decision to acquire speech-recognition firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion, the company's biggest purchase since forking out $26 billion for LinkedIn, could provide a real boost for voice technology, analysts said.“There are lots of companies, and start-ups, doing voice recognition, but Nuance has been a leader in this area for years," said Blair Pleasant, president and principal analyst for COMMfusion." It has the technology, partnerships, customers, and expertise needed to further succeed and grow."To read this article in full, please click here
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Nuance's deep-learning-based speech recognition serves 77% of US hospitals.
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Satya Nadella said the company intends to integrate Nuance's technology with Microsoft Cloud in Healthcare.
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The computing behemoth would be only the second US public company after Apple to reach the milestone.
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Don’t miss the updated information from Google on the core web vitals and page experience update. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
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A lot has changed over the last year, but how has that affected the martech stack? Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
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A lot has changed over the last year, but how has that affected the martech stack? Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
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Microsoft has shut down its Cortana app for iOS and Android. It’s the latest in a series of moves to end support for Cortana across multiple devices, including Microsoft’s own Surface Headphones. The Cortana app for iOS and Android is no longer supported, and Microsoft has removed it from both the App Store and Google’s Play Store. “As we announced in July, we will soon be ending support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS, as Cortana continues its evolution as a productivity assistant,” reads a Microsoft support note spotted by MacRumors. “As of March 31, 2021, the Cortana content you created–such as reminders and lists–will no longer function in the Cortana mobile app, but can still be accessed through Cortana in Windows.” Cortana... Continue reading…
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Mobile apps' demise wasn't exactly a surprise.
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Was originally pegged at $480 million in 2018, follows scrutiny over other DOD deals.
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DoorDash founder Tony Xu, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan joined nearly 1,000 other business executives in signing the letter.
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In this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, we look at new developments at Microsoft and Intel.
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Microsoft employees will be allowed to return to the office or continue working remotely if they wish, Microsoft said.
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Weapons-grade hypocrisy on one side, opportunistic hand-wringing about the press on the other Video  Google and Microsoft were locked in a rare public war of words on Friday as the US House subcommittee on antitrust held a hearing to discuss how Big Tech has impacted the media.…
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That's the people who own Bethesda, Doom, Fallout, etc The European Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission have approved Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax, a US video game holding biz behind top titles like Doom and Fallout, in a deal worth a whopping $7.5bn.…
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The EU has approved Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media, marking the largest video game purchase in Microsoft history.
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Come to Outlook Mobile. The water's lovely Microsoft issued a reminder during its Ignite shindig this week that for every shiny new service it launches, it nudges an older one aside once the lustre has worn off.…
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As businesses have accelerated their digital journeys over the past one year, demand for technology has significantly picked up to enable various use-cases like telehealth, remote manufacturing, and new ways of working from home
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Microsoft offered a glimpse of what it believes will be the future of remote collaboration at Ignite on Tuesday, with workers one day able to interact with holographic items and talk to photo-realistic, life-like “holoportation” avatars of their colleagues.The vision is based on the potential of Microsoft Mesh, a new Azure-based developer SDK that enables the creation of collaborative mixed-reality apps that can be used across multiple devices.Microsoft hopes that Mesh will boost the ecosystem of mixed-reality development, abstracting some of the technical problems involved in the creation of virtual environments. Collaborative apps can then be delivered across any platform, whether it be Microsoft’s own $3,500 HoloLens 2 headsets or those from competitors such as Oculus, as well as on regular laptops or smartphones.To read this article in full, please click here
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