Dear tech bros, please stop with your gimmicky dating apps
May30

Dear tech bros, please stop with your gimmicky dating apps

Image: vicky leta / mashable Dating apps are totally out of control. And, we only have tech bros to blame. As an online dater, I’ve had enough of the never-ending barrage of new, gimmicky dating apps from the tech world. For the love of all that is swipe-able, please make it stop. SEE ALSO: The New Language of Dating, Analyzed Currently, not a single week goes by without the launch of a supposedly quirky dating app claiming to...

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Rulai launches low-code chatbot development tool and raises $6.5 million
May26

Rulai launches low-code chatbot development tool and raises $6.5 million

Customer experience chatbot developer Rulai has launched a new low-code chatbot development tool and raised $6.5 million to roll it out. The development team at Rulai, with offices in Beijing and Campbell, Calif., is helmed by the renowned University of California, Santa Cruz, computer science professor Yi Zhang. Professor Zhang, the companys chief technologist, and her team are launching a productthat customer service managers can...

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10 new features coming to your phone in Android O
May22

10 new features coming to your phone in Android O

Dave Burke, Google Vice President of Engineering for Android, speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference. Image: Getty Images/ Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the soon-to-drop version of Android. Though we’re still quite a ways away from the official release, we now a lot more about the...

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Spotify buys AI startup Niland to develop its music personalization and recommendations
May20

Spotify buys AI startup Niland to develop its music personalization and recommendations

Spotify has made its fourth acquisition of the year after it announced that AI startup Niland has joined its ranks. Paris-basedNiland offered an API-based product focused on providing more accurate search and recommendation options for music.Spotify said the French company will join its R&D team, which is based in New York, to help hone its personalization and recommendation features for users. Niland has changed the game for how...

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Instagram on copying Snapchat: This is the way the tech industry works
May17

Instagram on copying Snapchat: This is the way the tech industry works

I think it would frankly be silly of us if we were to say Oh, see that good idea over there thats actually fulfilling a need people have to share more moments of their life? Because one person did that we cant even go near that idea.’ Thats Instagrams VP of Product Kevin Weils perspective about cloning Snapchat. Hes the man in charge of bringing Snap CEO Evan Spiegels vision to a much larger audience, reforging his features for...

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Nintendo is planning a Legend of Zelda mobile game
May17

Nintendo is planning a Legend of Zelda mobile game

Following up on the massive success of Pokmon GO and the, well, slightly less massive success of Super Mario Run, Nintendo is reportedly planning a Legend of Zelda for smartphones for release later this year, or so The Wall St Journals sources have it. Details beyond that are scarce; it would supposedly follow the release of the also-rumored Animal Crossing mobile game, presumably once everyone has played that into the ground. How...

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