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Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported on Wednesday. Snips, which had been developing dedicated smart device assistants that can operate primarily locally, instead of relying on consistently round-tripping voice data to the cloud, could help Sonos set up […]

India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizen’s devices – TechCrunch

India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizen’s devices – TechCrunch

The Indian government said on Tuesday that it is “empowered” to intercept, monitor, or decrypt any digital communication “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on a citizen’s device in the country in the interest of national security or to maintain friendly relations with foreign states. Citing section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, and section […]

Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud – TechCrunch

Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud – TechCrunch

Salesforce and AWS announced an expansion of their on-going partnership that actually goes back to a $400 million 2016 infrastructure services agreement, and expanded last year to include data integration between the two companies. This year, Salesforce announced it will be offering AWS telephony and call transcription services with Amazon Connect as part of its […]

18 months after acquisition, MuleSoft is integrating more deeply into Salesforce – TechCrunch

18 months after acquisition, MuleSoft is integrating more deeply into Salesforce – TechCrunch

A year and a half after getting acquired by Salesforce for $6.5 billion, MuleSoft is beginning to resemble a Salesforce company — using its language and its methodologies to describe new products and services. This week at Dreamforce, as the company’s mega customer conference begins in San Francisco, MuleSoft announced a slew of new services […]

Intel and Argonne National Lab on ‘exascale’ and their new Aurora supercomputer – TechCrunch

Intel and Argonne National Lab on ‘exascale’ and their new Aurora supercomputer – TechCrunch

The scale of supercomputing has grown almost too large to comprehend, with millions of compute units performing calculations at rates requiring, for first time, the exa prefix — denoting quadrillions per second. How was this accomplished? With careful planning… and a lot of wires, say two people close to the project. Having noted the news […]

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