Day: February 27, 2018

Sonos One users in Canada can now join their peers south of the border in yelling requests at their connected speakers – a free update issued today enables Amazon Alexa on the Sonos One. The One launched with Alexa support in the U.S., but while the speaker has been available to Canadian buyers since late
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Facebook is trying to play extra nice with local news publishers by putting $3 million behind the launch of the Local News Subscriptions Accelerator. The three-month pilot program will help 10 to 15 U.S.-based metropolitan news organizations gain more digital subscribers both on and off Facebook. “We often talk to publishers about what the future of
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In a bid to further challenge Slack, Microsoft Teams could be getting a free tier, according to the rumor mill. Petri reports that there are several references to a ‘freemium tier’ in the latest developer preview version of Teams, and therefore it looks likely that Microsoft intends to offer the service as a freebie to
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Update: We’re getting into the thick of MWC 2018 now and the excitement continues. We now know we can look forward to a Samsung Bixby speaker in the latter half of 2018, and we’ve been hands on with Energizer’s battery disguised as a phone: the Hardcase H590S. Keep reading for more of the latest news
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JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, is launching a new Beijing-based accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups. Called AI Catapult, its first batch includes six companies: Bankorus, CanYa, Bluezelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol and Devery. In an announcement, JD.com said startups will work with its operational teams to “test real-world applications of their
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