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  • Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

    Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

    Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac. So, for instance, if Siri falls back to a web search on iOS when you ask it a question, you’re now going to get Google results instead of Bing. Updated below with a statement from Microsoft. Consistency is Apple’s main motivation given… Read More

  • What Apple’s differential privacy means for your data and the future of machine learning

    What Apple’s differential privacy means for your data and the future of machine learning

    Apple is stepping up its artificial intelligence efforts in a bid to keep pace with rivals who have been driving full-throttle down a machine learning-powered AI superhighway, thanks to their liberal attitude to mining user data. Not so Apple, which pitches itself as the lone defender of user privacy in a sea of data-hungry companies. Read More

  • Former StubHub Execs Raise $2.5M For Ticket Management Software Company

    Spotlight Ticket Management, which offers Web-based ticket management software for venue owners and operators, sports teams and the like, has secured a $2.5 million round of Series A financing led by Point Judith Capital. Sports media entrepreneur Brian Bedol, founder of the former Classic Sports Network (now ESPN Classic) and CSTV (now CBS College Sports), has also joined the round of financing. Read More

  • Reality Digital Jumps Into The Online Video Platform Pool With Spotlight

    Reality Digital, a provider of white-label social media platforms for brands, is introducing a new spin-off service today called Spotlight. With the new offering, the company makes its entry into the market of online video management and distribution platforms. This is growing into quite a saturated field with players like Ooyala, Brightcove, MIG69 and Swarmcast fighting hard for pieces of… Read More

  • Note: Today is free flashlight Monday


    Attention fans of the website CrunchGear. I have two Spotlight Flashlights to give away to two lucky commenters. From now until noon Eastern tomorrow you, too, can try to win one of these teeny-tiny flashlights. Read More

  • Review: Spotlight flashlight

    There’s not much you can do to improve the flashlight. You turn it on, point it at things, and turn it off. Maybe you make it smaller or brighter or more rugged, but you’re still just talking about a flashlight. That’s why I’m willing to say the Spotlight mini flashlight is worth a second look. Instead of being just a flashlight, it’s a flashlight that fits into… Read More

  • Use logic for Spotlight searching in Leopard

    I’ve been using Apple’s new OS, Mac OS X Leopard since the 25th and I really am in love with it. Aside from the rendering issues surrounding Safari and Shiira (Flash animations won’t load) and problems with Stacks customization, I really don’t have much else to complain about. As I was stumbling around Apple’s website today, I came across a new function in… Read More