• Verizon Aims to Help Firms Get Up Close and Personal With Customers

    Verizon Aims to Help Firms Get Up Close and Personal With Customers

    Apps developed with this SDK will transition customers using a company's self-service mobile app directly to a live agent.It "provides APIs and sample code that can be used by the app to interface with the Verizon platform and the enterprise.
  • Google's AlphaGo AI Beats Human Go Champion

    Google's AlphaGo AI Beats Human Go Champion

    A Google artificial intelligence algorithm on Tuesday inched closer to once again claiming the title of world champion of the ancient Chinese game of Go, besting its human opponent in the first match of a best-of-three championship.The algorithm, called AlphaGo, is the brainchild of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence research arm of Google parent company Alphabet.
  • Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV

    Comcast Rolls the Dice With Xfinity Instant TV

    That's why Comcast not only has introduced Xfinity Mobile, which is its new wireless service, but also is getting ready to launch its own IPTV service, Xfinity Instant TV.In the last decade, IPTV entered the picture, and that started to eat away at traditional cable TV's market share.
  • Google Brings Machine Learning to Online Marketing Assessment

    Google Brings Machine Learning to Online Marketing Assessment

    Part of a series of new measurement tools introduced at Google Marketing Next, Google Attribution aims to help marketers determine what is driving consumers to make their online purchasing decisions.Page-loading time is an important factor in terms of how long advertisers have to hook a consumer online, Ramaswamy said.
  • Rumored Apple Plans Hint at Smart Speaker Battle Ahead

    Rumored Apple Plans Hint at Smart Speaker Battle Ahead

    Production is in the early stages, but the device could be unveiled as early as next week at WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference, according to the report.Most of the company's customers owned more than one Apple product, according to Michael Levin, a partner and analyst at Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
  • Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train

    Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train

    Investors placed bets that Google's core search and emerging artificial intelligence technology will help maintain the company's dominance over its Silicon Valley rivals.The company's shares have risen sharply in the past year, after touching a 52-week low of $672.
  • Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Smart Speaker Showdown

    Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Smart Speaker Showdown

    As an Apple speaker with Siri, the HomePod offers full voice control of any smart home device compatible with Apple's HomeKit ecosystem.Besides voice-controlled home assistants, the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home are all speakers designed to let you listen to music.
  • Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker

    Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker

    It is powered by Apple's A8 chip, the same one that is used in the flagship iPhone.Customers with Apple's HomeKit can use the HomePod to control lights and thermostats, open garage doors and secure door locks.
  • The Best Wireless Service and Smartphone

    The Best Wireless Service and Smartphone

    During a recent grocery checkout conversation, it came up that I was a wireless analyst, and the cashier asked me which was the best wireless service and best smartphone.However, within each market, there are many different areas of strength and weakness, depending on the wireless signal.
  • Reported Specs for the Pixel XL 2 Indicate 5.6" 18:9 Display, 4GB RAM, and 12MP Camera

    Reported Specs for the Pixel XL 2 Indicate 5.6" 18:9 Display, 4GB RAM, and 12MP Camera

    We don’t quite know yet when Google intends to launch the Pixel 2 or Pixel XL 2, but already, reported specifications for the larger of the two are circulating.According to a listing from GFXBench, a popular benchmarking tool that all upcoming devices seem to go through, the Pixel XL 2 shares a few specifications with other 2017 flagships.
  • SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands

    SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands

    The Pepper robot supports Android.The acquisition "is a good fit, not only for SoftBank's Robotics group, but also ARM," noted Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research.
  • Google Gboard Will Interpret Your Emoji Drawings

    Google Gboard Will Interpret Your Emoji Drawings

    An update to the keyboard app rolling out this week will let you draw a stick figure, a smiley face, or many other subjects with your finger and then automatically match the drawing to the emoji that it most closely resembles.It's a nifty time-saving feature that will prevent you from having to scroll through hundreds of emoji on the keyboard to find the one you want.
  • Start a Duo Video Call From Right Inside Allo, Thanks to Update

    Start a Duo Video Call From Right Inside Allo, Thanks to Update

    Thanks to an Allo update rolling out this week, users of the services can now begin a Duo video call from right inside Allo.With the updated version of Allo, if you are inside of a chat with someone who uses Duo, you can now quickly video call that person.
  • DEAL: Grab a Case for Your Pixel at 50% Off on Google Store

    DEAL: Grab a Case for Your Pixel at 50% Off on Google Store

    For what we only assume is a limited time, cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL are available at discounted pricing on the Google Store.There are two styles available at the discounted pricing, the standard clear case and the colored case.
  • Project Fi Group Bills Now Auto Calculate Each Member’s Portion

    Project Fi Group Bills Now Auto Calculate Each Member’s Portion

    Because there is  good chance that you and friends or family are on a Project Fi group plan, Google is making it easier for your crew to pay its fair share of each month’s bill.With a group repay feature, you can have Project Fi automatically figure out how much each person on your account owes.
  • Google’s New Job Search Tool is Here

    Google’s New Job Search Tool is Here

    At Google I/O, Google showed off its new jobs search tool that allowed you to find jobs without going to the dozen or so job search engines spread about the web.The tool pulls job listings from some of the big players in the game and puts them in a single Google-hosted location, while also providing things like notifications for jobs you’ve searched for.
  • Android O Might be Oatmeal Cookie, So There's That

    Android O Might be Oatmeal Cookie, So There's That

    It could be anything at this point, but from details brought to light by myce, evidence suggests that the Android team will announce Oatmeal Cookie as Android 8.In the vast libraries of Android code, OC comes up a few times, along with “OC-MR1.
  • Google Will Stop Scanning Gmail for Ad Personalization

    Google Will Stop Scanning Gmail for Ad Personalization

    Announced today, Google will soon stop scanning your Gmail messages for the use of ad personalization.You see, for the longest time, Google has scanned free Gmail users’ messages to help sell personalized ads.