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Topic: Siri

Apple hires Amazon executive to head its Siri search team

10/15/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple has hired William Stasior, a former Amazon executive and "prominent search technologist," who will now run its Siri personal assistant division.

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Still in beta: Siri falls short when searching for Apple retail stores

10/03/2012, 04:10 pm

A year after Siri first launched, Apple's personal assistant still falls short when accomplishing basic tasks that one might assume would be a priority for the company, such as finding a local Apple Store.

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Apple seeks patent for Siri automated assistant

09/27/2012, 08:09 am

Apple is seeking ownership of the technology and features that drive its voice-controlled Siri personal assistant found on iOS devices.

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Siri cofounder leaves Apple, report says [u]

09/11/2012, 04:09 pm

Siri co-creator and Vice President of Engineering Adam Cheyer has left Apple, reports Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman.

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Google says voice is the future of web search, introduces Siri-like app for iOS

08/08/2012, 01:08 pm

Google told reporters today that the future of web search looks identical to Apple's Siri, admitting, "if we are going to build the search of the future, we will have to solve difficult technology issues like speech recognition and natural language."

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Nuance's Nina to enable iOS apps to authenticate users by the sound of their voice

08/06/2012, 09:08 am

The somewhat tedious process of logging into applications on Apple's iOS devices using the on-screen keyboard may soon become a thing of the past thanks to a new software platform from Nuance that promises to allow app makers to authenticate a user by the sound of their voice and much, much more.

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Taiwan university sues Apple over Siri, asserts two speech-recognition patents

07/31/2012, 02:07 am

In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last Friday, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan claims Apple's implementation of Siri on the iPhone 4S infringes on two speech-recognition patents and seeks a permanent sales ban on offending products as well as damages awards.

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Martin Scorsese featured in new iPhone 4S ad

07/23/2012, 09:07 pm

Apple continues to tap celebrities to show off the iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri voice assistant with a new TV commercial starring director Martin Scorsese.

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'Google Now' personal assistant represents search giant's answer to Siri

06/28/2012, 09:06 pm

Even as Google continues to develop voice search functionality for its Android mobile operating system, the company's new Google Now service is a different approach to tackling rival Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

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China Mobile support likely to make Apple's next iPhone a 'true world phone'

06/21/2012, 09:06 am

Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to launch in October with support for China Mobile's proprietary 3G network, making it a "true world phone," according to a new report.

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GM's Chevy Spark, Sonic first with Siri Eyes Free for iPhone

06/20/2012, 04:06 pm

General Motors is the first car company to announce support for Apple's new "Eyes Free" mode for the iPhone, as the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be among the first vehicles compatible with Siri.

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Review roundup: Samsung Galaxy S III called a strong iPhone competitor

06/20/2012, 12:06 pm

Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Android-powered Galaxy S III, hits all four major carriers in the U.S. this week, and has been met positively with reviews from the mainstream media.

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Nine auto makers partner with Apple for 'Eyes Free' Siri support

06/12/2012, 09:06 am

The launch of iOS 6 will bring greater automobile integration to the iPhone with "Eyes Free," a new feature that will allow a car to bring up Siri voice control.

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First look: iOS 6 brings Siri to iPad, adds Facebook integration

06/11/2012, 05:06 pm

This year's iOS 6 upgrade will bring the Siri personal assistant software to Apple's third-generation iPad, and will also add system-wide integration with Facebook for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

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Tim Cook: Apple will show off 'cool ideas' for Siri in coming months

05/29/2012, 10:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook hinted at the future of Siri in an interview on Tuesday, stating the company has "a lot going on" in its development that users will see over the coming months.

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Former Apple employee claims Steve Jobs would have 'lost his mind' over Siri

05/25/2012, 09:05 am

A new report quotes a former Apple employee as saying that people at the company are "embarrassed by Siri" and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs would have "lost his mind" over the feature's performance.

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Actor John Malkovich amused by Siri in new iPhone 4S commercials

05/23/2012, 11:05 pm

John Malkovich is the latest celebrity to star in television commercials from Apple and Verizon touting the convenience of the Siri voice assistant feature of the iPhone 4S.

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IBM bans Apple's Siri from its internal networks for security

05/23/2012, 08:05 am

Because the Siri and Dictation features for iOS must be sent to Apple to be converted to text, IBM has barred the use of them from its corporate networks, citing security concerns.

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Apple argues plaintiffs are too vague in class action lawsuit over Siri

05/16/2012, 04:05 am

Apple has filed a motion to dismiss a set of class-action lawsuits, which accuse the company of falsely advertising its Siri voice assistant feature for the iPhone 4S, under the grounds that the plaintiffs did not specify exactly what claims led them to purchase the device.

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Siri updated to give witty responses to 'best smartphone ever' query

05/14/2012, 11:05 am

When asked for the "best smartphone ever," Siri will now provide a range of witty responses to users rather than giving details on the Nokia Lumia 900.

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