Category: Google

What tech gets right about healthcare – TechCrunch

We often hear how tech just doesn’t get the healthcare industry but how is it helping where government and big pharma can’t? Sarah Buhr @sarahbuhr / 7 hours Why is tech still aiming for the healthcare industry? It seems full of endless regulatory hurdles or stories of misguided founders with no knowledge of the space,
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Amazon develops a new way to help Alexa answer complex questions – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Alexa AI team had developed a new training method for the virtual assistant that could greatly improve its ability to handle tricky questions. In a blog post, team lead Abdalghani Abujabal details the new method, which combines both text-based search and a custom-built knowledge graph, two methods which normally compete. Abujabal suggests the following
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Google wants you to know it’s only releasing good devices this year

Google’s acting really strange these days. First, the company basically says “fuck it,” then both confirms the Pixel 4 and its huge square-shaped camera bump. And now they company has publicly admitted to Business Insider that they’ve canceled two unreleased tablets and will instead focus on making Pixelbook laptops. These two PR moves are unusual
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Nissan’s zero-emission ice cream van uses old EV batteries to keep things cool – TechCrunch

File ice cream vans under ‘things I never thought posed a significant risk to the environment but might actually.’ Nissan has developed a new concept vehicle that addresses the problem of all the emissions generated by conventional ice cream vans, and older models in particular, which pump out a lot of greenhouse gases while idling
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Google makes a losing bet, Bezos plots his space take-over – TechCrunch

Hey, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I get hopped up on caffeine and give a heavy amount of analysis on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about the Apple device that
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Google is thinking about a foldable Pixel, but don’t expect it soon

Google is prototyping a foldable Pixel, but we probably won’t see it on the market for a while.Image: Lili sams/Mashable By Stan Schroeder2019-05-08 07:33:32 UTC Does the world really need foldable phones? If you ask Google Pixel development lead Mario Queiroz, the answer is not right now.  Speaking to CNET, Queiroz confirmed that Google has
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Modern tactics for growing targeted search traffic – TechCrunch

Glen Allsopp Contributor Glen Allsopp is the founder of Detailed.com, an SEO consultancy and newsletter focused on actionable tactics to grow search traffic. He also tracks successful online startups at Gaps.com. In 2019, it’s estimated that every minute there are 150 new websites coming online. While many of these won’t be long-term ventures, a large
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Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions – TechCrunch

The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches, on the holiest weekend of the Christian calendar. In a brief statement, the
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