BMW wants to bring personal assistants to the car, but it doesn’t want to build its own. Instead, it wants to work with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others to bring the best features of their p
"I have FOMO for the future", says Sam Lessin. That's why his startup Fin is working backwards from a far-off tech utopia. One day, computers with some human help will answer our every beck and call.
To the surprise of no one, Google today announced a smaller version of its Google Home smart speaker. The Google Home Mini looks like a small hockey puck and will retail for $50. At this size and pric
Dating app Hinge recently pivoted from swiping to “stories,” in order to help people find real relationships. That focus on authenticity, however, seems to stand in contrast to a project
Over the years, we've seen a lot of devices you can talk to to make them do stuff. That's all good and well, but apart from talking back to you, they don't really seem to care about you all that much.
Maluuba launched its first Siri-like personal assistant at TC Disrupt San Francisco four years ago. Since then, the company has raised $11 million and has licensed its technology to a number of hands
There is an increasingly large roster of personal assistant apps that use artificial intelligence in an attempt to make users' lives easier. Mezi is the newest contender and while it has plenty of com
Goodservice wants to give users in India a personal assistant in their smartphone. The Mumbai-based app just scored seed funding of $1.6 million from Sequoia Capital, which it will use to increase the
From the sometimes disappointing but often great reality of Siri to the complicated potential of Samantha, the idea of virtual personal assistants helping us with our digital-fuelled lives has c
<a target="_blank" href="http://robinlabs.com">Robin Labs</a> -- maker of the eponynous personal assistant app -- has been in the news of late because of a leaked video that shows a <a href="https://b
A replacement for your Android smartphone's dialer (you know, the phone) may not sound revolutionary, but a new app, called simply <a target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?i
The “personal assistant” craze is in full effect on mobile devices, with Apple’s SIRI kicking off the fun. The dream of being able to speak out loud and have information come back to
Dexetra, the company behind <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/17/iris-is-sort-of-siri-for-android/">the Siri-like Android app Iris</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/04/
How appropriate. That <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fridayed.com/">crazy Android personal assistant app called Friday</a> is debuting today, on a Friday. Marketing genius! <a target="_blank" hr
In the spirit of connecting your phone's activity to the cloud, a trend that has inspired <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/03/phonedeck-lets-you-control-your-cellphone-via-the-cloud/">one