Apple Announces Former-Google Executive John Giannandrea Will Be Its ML and AI Chief Indo-Asian News Service, 11 July 2018

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Revealing its future plans, Apple has formally announced to make ex-Google executive John Giannandrea its Chief of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy. Reporting to CEO Tim Cook, Giannandrea who joined Apple in April will be in charge of Apple’s ML division, Siri, and the Core ML team, the company updating its executive leadership page, said. Giannandrea will look after further development of Core ML
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Mozilla Said to Be Working on New Android Browser Codenamed ‘Fenix’

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Mozilla, the maker of open source browser Firefox, is reportedly working on a new Internet browser codenamed ‘Fenix’ for the Android operating system (OS). The new app is expected to target a younger, tech-savvy audience, Android Headlines reported on Sunday. Mozilla contributors started contributing more actively in the project since June, according to GitHub’s version history overview. The GitHub
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Apple, Alphabet Questioned by US Lawmakers on Privacy, Data Practices

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Four senior US House Republicans sent letters on Monday to the chief executives of Apple and Googleparent Alphabet asking questions about location data and mobile phone privacy practices and the handling of customer data. The chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Greg Walden, along with three other senior Republicans on the panel, wrote the companies “to probe the companies’ representation
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Ripple-Cambridge FX partnership; COO provides updates

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Earlier this year, Ripple announced that Cambridge FX, a subsidiary of FLEETCOR has been testing xCurrent to leverage the technology for cross-border payments. Recently, Mark Frey, Chief Operating Officer, spoke about utilizing the technology to provide a better experience for their clients. As stated in their original press release concerning the matter, Cambridge believes that
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Samsung Sets Up ‘World’s Largest Mobile Factory’ in Noida

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In front are open fields with grazing cattle, to the left are under-construction residential societies and to the right is its existing facilty – this is where Samsung has set up what is the world’s largest mobile factory. Not China or South Korea – and certainly not the US – the tag of housing the world’s largest
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Apple Music Now Has More Paying Subscribers Than Spotify in the US: Report

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With more than 20 million paying users in the US, Apple Music has just taken the lead over its rival Spotify in an all-important market, the media reported. Spotify, however, still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May. “The source, a US-based, major distributor, shared a report
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Jio Phone 2 and Jio GigaFiber Launch, Samsung Galaxy On6 in India, Xiaomi Mi Anniversary Sale and More News This Week

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We are back with our weekly roundup of tech news. The Jio GigaFiber launch at the Reliance Industries AGM was the biggest event of the week, which also saw some smartphone launches and price cuts. The Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) service that was under testing for the last couple of years is now launching in 1,100 cities, under the name Jio
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iPhone With iOS 12, 4GB RAM, Higher Clock Speed Allegedly Spotted on Geekbench

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Apple expected to launch its latest iPhone models this year in September, and as usual rumours have already started doing the rounds. There have been several leaks and predictions on what the 2018 iPhone models will pack in them, but it is inevitable to see some of the next iPhone models making their appearance on some popular benchmark
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Uber, Ola Agree to Cap Surge Pricing at 45 Percent of Base Fare in West Bengal

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Cab aggregators Uber and Ola have agreed to cap surge pricing at 45 percent of the base fare, following a meeting with West Bengal Transport Department officials. The base fare is proposed to be the government-notified rates for AC metered taxis in the city. “We have submitted our proposal today and have outlined our intent to self-regulate fares at
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iOS 12, tvOS 12 Second Public Beta Released: How to Download and Install

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Apple has released the second iOS 12 public beta for compatible iPhone and iPad models. The new iOS version comes a little more than a week after the debut of the first iOS 12 public beta and follows the iOS 12 developer beta 3 that the Cupertino giant brought earlier this week. The public beta addresses some GPS and CarPlay
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