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Apple Hires Google AI Chief John Giannandrea Away From Google

It was reported earlier this week that there was a personnel change within Google's search organization.  Ben Gomes is now in charge of all search, and Jeff Dean took over Google Brain and AI.  This is because the former Google SVP of Engineering John Giannandrea has moved to Apple to run AI efforts there. Giannandrea “will run Apple’s machine [...]

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Once A Competitive Advantage, Siri Now Seen As Liability For Apple

Currently, there seems to be a perception that the mediocrity of Siri these days is putting Apple's smartphone leadership at risk.  This perception can, and is having an impact on sales of Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, which has been given a fairly lackluster amount of reviews due to Siri's functionality There is an article on [...]

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Google Assistant Adds New Media Capabilities Ahead Of HomePod Release

An update to the Google Assistant has been released that makes entertainment content more accessible to voice control.  The announcement was made on February 1, and it allows users to set alarms to play a favorite song, playlist or radio station instead of a noisy, unpleasant alarm sound. It's possible to invoke this by speaking, “Hey Google, set [...]

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Google Bringing The Assistant To Tablets And Lollipop Android Phones

Google is rolling out the Assistant to more devices.  Soon, it'll be available on Android tablets that run Nougat and Marshmallow, as well as smartphones running Lolliop. The folks in the US who are running English will be the first to get access.  But, there will be a wide array of Android 5.0 smartphones (Lollipop) getting the [...]

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Google Facing $1 Billion In Potential Liability With UK Class Action

Back in 2012, Google had to pay $22.5 million to settle an FTC claim that the company “misrepresented to users of Apple Inc.’s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking cookies or serve targeted ads to those users . . .” The company bypassed Safari’s cookie-blocking settings, it said, to deliver a “signed-in” user experience. According to Google, it “used known [...]

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Apple Search Ads Expanding To Canada, Mexico & Switzerland

The Apple App Store announced that they are expanding support for  Search Ads into Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. A little over a year ago, it was announced that the Apple App Store was expanding support for released Search Ads, with previous support limited to the US, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Apple's Search A product is the [...]

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What Email Marketers Should Know About iOS 11

Apple released iOS 11 last month, which brought a number of changes to Apple Mail.  Because of the fact that 46% of the US smartphone population uses iPhones, it's important for email marketers to understand how the new operating system might impact their ability to reach subscribers. In the case of any release, marketers have to [...]

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Apple Switches Back To Google Search Results For iOS & Mac

After serving Bing search results over the last few years, Apple has switched back to using Google for their search results needs in both iOS and their MAC operating system, TechCrunch reports.  Both Google and Apple spokespersons confirmed this with Search Engine Land through email. The search the web" results that you receive in both search interfaces [...]

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