Apple combines machine learning and Siri teams under Giannandrea

Apple is creating a new AI/ML team that brings together its Core ML and Siri teams under one leader in John Giannandrea. Apple confirmed this morning that the combined Artificial Intelligence and Mach

Microsoft Invests In 24/7 For Customer Service Software

Microsoft <a href="">announced</a> this morning a

(Founder Stories) Mike McCue On Surviving A Downturn: The TellMe Years

<img src="" /> Mike McCue knows a thing or two about raising a lot of money to keep as a war chest for his startups. Recentl

(Founder Stories) FlipBoard's Mike McCue: The Builder

<img src="" /> Before <a href="">Mike McCue </a>discovered how to flip an iP

You Could See Swipely's $7.5 Million Round On Blippy, But You Won't On Swipely

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-179455" title="Screen shot 2010-05-11 at 2.10.28 AM" src="" alt="" />W

Inspired By Google, Microsoft Adds Voice Command Feature To Bing Search

<img src="" width="215" height="158" />It's been almost a year since <a href="">Google</a> introduced a feature that al

Alfred Lin Has The Midas Touch: The Man With $2 Billion In Acquisitions Under His Belt

<img src="" width="152" height="200" />If you've got a company and you want a big acquisition in a year or

TellMe Rolls Out Better Speech Recognition And An Almost-Sexy New Voice Called Zira

<img src="" /> <a href="">TellMe</a>, which Microsoft bought two years ago, is rolling out an upgrade to its cal

TellMe Rolls Out Better Speech Recognition And An Almost-Sexy New Voice Called Zira

<img src="" width="110" height="44" /> <a href="">TellMe</a>, which Microsoft bought two years ago, is rolling o

GOOG 411 Adds Maps

Google’s recently launched Free 411 competitor, GOOG 411, has added maps to their directory assistance. Customers will now have the option of getting a hyperlink to a map SMSed to them by saying

Tellme Launches Free 411 Service

Tellme Networks announced at the Web 2.0 Expo today that it will be adding three new ways to access its information service that was launched back in January. The service functions similar to to 411,

Microsoft Acquires Tellme

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Tellme this morning, confirming the two week old rumors. The Price, previously rumored in the $800 million range, is undisclosed. The WSJ says “up to $800

Microsoft To Acquire TellMe, Part II

On February 26 we reported that a TellMe acquisition by Microsoft was imminent. The WSJ has now reported (behind paywall) that the two companies are in merger talks, and that a deal may be signed this

TellMe For Sale

Further Update: This deal is now confirmed. Update:TellMe is saying that they have not been acquired by Microsoft, adding only “conversations are happening across the board.” More on this

TellMe: A Robot Does the Searching, You Do the Swearing

Oliver at MobileCrunch and Mike at TC got to test out the latest version of TellMe, a voice-enabled search service that lets you tell a robot what you’re looking for. The robot then sends you a

TellMe Launches a Killer Mobile Product

If you have a cell phone that supports the new TellMe mobile application, you will never use 411 again to find a business. It launches today at 5 AM PST. TellMe mobile is a free Java application that