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Google’s fingerprints were all over today’s Amazon event – TechCrunch

Google’s fingerprints were all over today’s Amazon event – TechCrunch Hidden amongst the 70 or so announcements Amazon made at today’s big Alexa event was one key hidden presence. Google’s offerings loomed large over much of the news flowing out from the big event. It’s easy to understand why, of …

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Everyday home gear made smart – TechCrunch

Everyday home gear made smart – TechCrunch Makula Dunbar Contributor More posts by this contributor Wireless headphones and earbuds to fit your budget Back-to-college tech for minimalists and the over-prepared Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, …

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JBL’s smart display combines Google smarts with good sound – TechCrunch

JBL’s smart display combines Google smarts with good sound – TechCrunch If you’re looking for a smart display that’s powered by the Google Assistant, you now have two choices: the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL Link View. Lenovo was first out of the gate with its surprisingly stylish gadget, but …

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BMW launches a personal voice assistant for its cars – TechCrunch

BMW launches a personal voice assistant for its cars – TechCrunch At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, BMW today premiered its digital personal assistant for its cars, the aptly named BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. But you won’t have to say “Hey, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant” to wake it up. You can …

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Google’s Wear OS gets a new look – TechCrunch

Google’s Wear OS gets a new look – TechCrunch Wear OS, Google’s smartphone operating system that was once called Android Wear, is getting a new look today. Google says the overall idea here is to give you quicker access to information and more proactive help. In line with the Google …

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AI training and social network content moderation services bring TaskUs a $250 million windfall – TechCrunch

AI training and social network content moderation services bring TaskUs a $250 million windfall – TechCrunch TaskUs, the business process outsourcing service that moderates content, annotates information and handles back office customer support for some of the world’s largest tech companies, has raised $250 million in an investment from funds …

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Everything old is new again as demand response comes to real estate with Blueprint Power – TechCrunch

Everything old is new again as demand response comes to real estate with Blueprint Power – TechCrunch Real estate developers and their properties are getting an opportunity to cash in on power management and surplus energy production thanks to a new company called Blueprint Power. It’s a new twist on …

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BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right – TechCrunch

BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right – TechCrunch BMW will in a few days start rolling out to many of its drivers support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The fact that BWM is doing this doesn’t come as a surprise, given that it has long talked about its plans to …

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