Apple patent suggests multiuser support for Siri in HomePod

Google Home, Google’s eponymous smart speaker, supports multiple users. So do the devices in Amazon’s Echo lineup. And if a newly granted patent application is anything to go by, Apple’s HomePod might be next. AppleInsider today spotted an Apple patent –“User profiling for voice input processing” — publishe…Read More

AdSwerve acquires Seattle-based Analytics Pros for $24M, creating Google marketing powerhouse

Analytics Pros CEO Vicki O’Meara Seattle startup Analytics Pros has been acquired by Denver-based AdSwerve, creating a combined 120-person marketing and analytics company that expects to generate more than $100 million in gross revenue this year. AdSwerve bills itself as a leading Google Marketing Platform partner, while Analytics Pros calls itself a top Google Analytics[…]

Glacier National Park Is on Fire

Glacier National Park, once home to 150 glaciers, is on fire. The fire was sparked by lightning storms in the middle of the stunning, 1-million-square-acre preserve near Montana’s border with Canada. The fire began on Saturday, according to local newspaper the Daily Inter Lake, in an area toward the north of the park called Howe[…]

With Pentagon cloud contract in the balance, Microsoft’s hybrid-cloud product, Azure Stack, now certified for government use

The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. (DoD Photo) As the federal government reviews submissions from cloud computing companies for the $10 billion Department of Defense cloud contract, Microsoft announced Monday that Azure Stack is now generally available for government customers. EARLIER: Return of the JEDI: Why the cloud industry is closely[…]

Coingeek Speaks on Consensus Changes and Next-Gen ASIC Chip

Last week, reported on the proposed consensus changes published by the Bitcoin ABC development team, and the opposition towards certain elements of that proposal from a few BCH community members. Now the blockchain firm and mining organization Coingeek, led by the billionaire tycoon Calvin Ayre, has revealed some different proposed changes to the BCH[…]

The Daily: Huobi OTC to Support Dồng, Dymon Asia Backs Crypto Platform

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, we cover the addition of Vietnamese đồng fiat to Huobi OTC, venture capital fund Dymon Asia backing a new institutional crypto platform, and Paxful donations supporting the building of a second school in Rwanda. Also Read: US Government to “Aggressively Pursue” Unregulated Services Around the World Huobi OTC[…]

Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

Jurisdictions with crypto-friendly legislation or comprehensive regulations in place are leading in terms of exchange-based cryptocurrency trading. According to a new study, however, over the counter and P2P exchange is much more popular in developing nations and countries where non-cash payments are still not widely spread. Also read: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty[…]