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8/16/2018

Bing users can now use their phone's camera to photograph numbers and symbols in a math problem to get a solution. The artificial-intelligence feature is available through an update to Bing's iOS search app.

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Bing
8/16/2018

IntSights' Guy Nizan discusses the problem of fake social accounts that claim to be official brand or CEO accounts, with the primary goals of damaging a brand's reputation or obtaining financial gain. Nizan says the best way to detect these type of accounts is through automated technology, and he notes that Facebook is especially efficient at removal of fake accounts when requested.

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MarTech Today
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Guy Nizan, Facebook
8/16/2018

T-Mobile has uncorked a customer service initiative in which postpaid subscribers will gain access to a regional "Team of Experts" across the US that will replace automated customer representatives and phone menus. Also, T-Mobile will provide subscribers through its T-Mobile Tuesdays app with a free year of Pandora's ad-free service and special concert ticket offers from Live Nation.

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T-Mobile, Pandora, Live Nation
8/16/2018

"Fortnite" stands to be a major factor in a projected 170 billion Android app downloads this year totaling more than $50 billion, according to App Annie. However, Google stands to miss out on the "Fortnite" portion of the revenue surge because the game will not be offered through Google Play.

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VentureBeat
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Google
8/16/2018

Integration of Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa has gone public in the US. Users can now address Cortana on their Echo speakers and Alexa on Windows 10 devices, as well as Harman Kardon Invoke speakers.

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ZDNet
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Alexa, Harman Kardon, Amazon, Microsoft
8/16/2018

A viral six-second trailer for upcoming movie "The Nun" has been removed by YouTube after Twitter users retweeted a warning about the clip, complaining it was too scary. "This ad violates our shocking content policy and it's no longer running as an ad," Team YouTube tweeted in response.

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YouTube, Twitter
8/16/2018

Oracle's GraphPipe tool simplifying deployment of machine learning for mobile apps and internet of things devices is now open source. The tool allows developers to avoid building custom application programming interfaces for their artificial intelligence models as they work through the cloud.

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VentureBeat
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Oracle
8/16/2018

United Capital decided last year it was time to build a fintech app to provide an exceptional experience for its mobile users. Mike Capelle, head of United Capital's technology platform, reflects on the factors taken into account including mobile screen size and the features competitors offer in their apps.

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United Capital
8/15/2018

Amazon's ad business will surpass Amazon Web Services to become the company's most valuable asset by 2021, analyst Michael Olson predicts. Revenue from advertising is projected to reach $16 billion by 2021, compared with the cloud computing division's $15 billion, Olson states.

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Amazon, Michael Olson
8/15/2018

Twitter and Adidas have partnered to livestream eight high school football games played by nationally ranked teams. "Friday Night Stripes" will be hosted by ESPN's Courtney Lyle, YouTube star Cameron "Scooter" Magruder and former Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, and real-time conversation will be featured on a Twitter timeline.