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Speech Recognition Pioneer Novauris Bought By Apple, Team Now Works On Siri

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:41
Apple quietly acquired an automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology company called Novauris Technologies, which grew out of Dragon Systems R&D U.K. Ltd., the British research subsidiary of Dragon Systems, a well-known voice dictation pioneer. Founded in 2002, the company was currently being managed by Yoon Kim (CEO), Melvyn Hunt (Co-founder) and John Bridle (Co-founder), whose… Read More
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Putting the 'B' in BRM

Computerworld News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:39
How can you have a business relationship management program that doesn't include input from the business units?
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Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:32
Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes "Amazon is serious about conquering the living room: the online retailer has launched Fire TV, a set-top box that not only allows viewers to stream content, but also play games. That streaming-and-gaming capability makes Amazon a threat to Apple, which rumors suggest is hard at work on an Apple TV capable of doing the same things. In addition, Fire TV puts the screws to other streaming hardware, including Roku and Google's Chromecast, as well as smaller game consoles such as Ouya (a $99, Android-based device). Much of Amazon's competitive muscle comes from its willingness to sell hardware for cheap (the Fire TV retails for $99) on the expectation that owners will use it to stream and download digital content from Amazon, including television shows and apps. Those developers who've developed Android games have an advantage when it comes to migrating software to Amazon's new platform. "Porting You Don't Know Jack was really like developing for Android, with the exception of the store and the new controller library," Jackbox Games Designer/Director Steve Heinrich told Gamasutra after the Fire TV announcement. "The store itself is the same as the Kindle version, which we've used many times now, and the way the controller works is very close to what we did for Ouya." While Fire TV could represent yet another opportunity for game developers looking to make a buck, it also raises a pressing question: with so many platforms out there (iOS, PC, etc.), how's an indie developer or smaller firm supposed to allocate time and resources to best advantage?"

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Jaunt Builds Cameras, Software To Bring Cinematic Experiences To VR

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:30
Games will almost certainly lead the way on emerging platforms like the Oculus Rift. But a Palo Alto-based startup named Jaunt is making the bet that consumers will also want immersive, film-like experiences on devices like the Rift and Morpheus. They’re building a set of hardware and software tools around computational photography that will enable filmmakers to create cinematic… Read More
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European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law

Associated Press Top Technology Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:23
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks - a step cheered by consumer groups and startups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry....
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Microsoft Previews New Azure Portal, Integrates Visual Studio Online And Basic Code Editor

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:22
Microsoft today previewed its new Azure Portal, which will replace its current Azure management portal over time. This is more than just a redesign. It’s meant to make life for developers quite a bit easier and will integrate features from both Azure and Visual Studio, as well a AppInsights, Microsoft’s application- and user-level analytics service. The new portal will be live for… Read More
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Google Plus Outperforms Twitter (Really)

Computerworld News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:20
Marketers who ignore Google Plus are missing a worthwhile opportunity, according to a new report from Forrester. Googles social platform delivers nearly double the engagement rate of Twitter, and yet some large brands continue to be lackadaisical with their effort.
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Financial firms and social media remain top Phishing targets

Computerworld News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:04
Kaspersky Labs says that nearly 30 percent of all Phishing attacks last year targeted financial institutions, second only to social networking Phishing attack campaigns, which accounted for nearly 36 percent of all attacks of this type.
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Microsoft’s Azure SQL Can Now Store Up To 500GB, Gets 99.95% SLA And Adds Self-Service Recovery

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:01
As part of its larger updates to Azure today, Microsoft announced that SQL databases on the service can now store up to 500GB of data. Until now, the maximum size was just 150GB. In addition, Microsoft strengthened the Azure SQL SLA and now offers developers the assurance that the service will be up 99.95 percent of the time. The most interesting and useful addition to SQL databases on Azure for… Read More
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Microsoft Launches .NET Foundation To Foster The .NET Open Source Ecosystem

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:00
At its Build developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of the .NET Foundation. This new independent foundation around the .NET framework, which forms the core of Microsoft’s developer ecosystem, will form the umbrella for all of the parts of .NET Microsoft has already open sourced and will release under an open source license (most likely Apache 2.0) in the… Read More
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Get Your Halfbike Runnin’ Head Out On The Highway

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:53
Why settle for a whole bike when a half will do? This decidedly odd Kickstarted bicycle, called the Halfbike, promises a lightweight, speedy ride across town while bringing you the best of running and biking in one weird package. Created by architects Martin Angelov and Mihail Klenov, the bike is at $50,000 of an $80,000 goal and has ten days left. Read More
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Meterfy Launches A Crowdsourced Bid To Become Wikipedia For Numbers

TechCrunch - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
Tracking down a particular statistic via an online search can be tedium itself. And that's where a new crowdsourced website, called Meterfy, comes in. This U.K. startup wants to zero in on finding and sharing interesting numbers -- in other words, it's building a 'Wikipedia for numbers'. Read More
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming for everyone's tastes — they recently asked a federal judge to delete a court filing that spelled out all of the companies who settled. Luckily, we still had the unredacted version, which shows that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola and many more are on the list, even if they don't want you to know it."

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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming for everyone's tastes — they recently asked a federal judge to delete a court filing that spelled out all of the companies who settled. Luckily, we still had the unredacted version, which shows that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola and many more are on the list, even if they don't want you to know it."

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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settements

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming for everyone's tastes — they recently asked a federal judge to delete a court filing that spelled out all of the companies who settled. Luckily, we still had the unredacted version, which shows that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola and many more are on the list, even if they don't want you to know it."

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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming for everyone's tastes — they recently asked a federal judge to delete a court filing that spelled out all of the companies who settled. Luckily, we still had the unredacted version, which shows that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola and many more are on the list, even if they don't want you to know it."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settements

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming for everyone's tastes — they recently asked a federal judge to delete a court filing that spelled out all of the companies who settled. Luckily, we still had the unredacted version, which shows that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola and many more are on the list, even if they don't want you to know it."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming for everyone's tastes — they recently asked a federal judge to delete a court filing that spelled out all of the companies who settled. Luckily, we still had the unredacted version, which shows that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola and many more are on the list, even if they don't want you to know it."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settements

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming for everyone's tastes — they recently asked a federal judge to delete a court filing that spelled out all of the companies who settled. Luckily, we still had the unredacted version, which shows that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola and many more are on the list, even if they don't want you to know it."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: IT News

Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

Slashdot - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:51
curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently, the school's lawyers were a little too forthcoming for everyone's tastes — they recently asked a federal judge to delete a court filing that spelled out all of the companies who settled. Luckily, we still had the unredacted version, which shows that Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola and many more are on the list, even if they don't want you to know it."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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