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Big Data on the Brain

I seem to be doing a lot of research and writing about Big Data this year. I am taking a lot of briefings from emerging analytics companies too, and I see it all as net good because the emphasis on data and analytics is really an emphasis on information, an economic indicator of sorts for me. The th...

Expect Labs’ Anticipatory Computing Draws A-List Support

The investment arms of Intel and Samsung have sunk money into Expect Labs, which has developed a new class of technologies that can understand the meaning of continuous conversations in real-time, and can leverage that to proactively serve up information users may need. Details about the investments...

The Speed Bumps Slowing Down the Cars of Tomorrow

It makes sense that the first major auto show of the year began just one week after CES 2013 in Las Vegas; more technologies, like apps and voice recognition, are driving their way into cars. It used to be that the intersection of cars and technology could be found at the annual auto show in Detroit...

Developers Eye Growing ‘Hands Free’ Mobile Technology Market

As states and other government jurisdictions continue to enact -- and enforce -- restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving, consumers are suddenly demanding more, easy ways to access their mobile phones and improve their safety. A new survey demonstrates that more than 75 percent of cell ...

Yahoo Files Trade Secret Suit Against Ex-Employees

Yahoo on Monday filed a lawsuit against wireless content company MForma and a group of former Yahoo employees, alleging the theft of the Internet portal giant's trade secrets. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Santa Clara County state court in California, the employees copied large amount...

Speech Recognition Software Slowly Making Progress

They are the bane of many consumers' existence, but the boon to many corporate executives' business plans: Speech recognition systems can make consumers' blood boil as they unsuccessfully try to respond to prompts, such as "Enter your account number," but the technology can also help executives redu...

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