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Samsung, Intel lead strategic investment in Siri alternative Expect Labs

Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Intel Capital and Telefónica Digital are investing in Expect Labs, the San Francisco startup behind intelligent digital assistant technology that processes conversations in real time and shares related information. Funding details were not disclosed.

Google Now personal assistant app finally arrives on Apple's iOS

Google is expanding its Now personal assistant service to rival Apple's iOS mobile operating system, where it will compete head to head with Apple's own Siri voice assistant technology.

DirecTV adding voice search to Android, iOS apps this summer

DirecTV is integrating voice search technologies into its applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, promising to make it easier for subscribers to find programming they want to watch.

Yahoo revamps flagship iOS app with Summly news content

Yahoo is rolling out an overhauled version of its flagship application for Apple's iOS, integrating technology from mobile news app Summly, which it acquired for a reported $30 million late last month.

Apple stores Siri user data for up to 2 years

Apple has revealed that its servers store iOS user search queries, messages and commands leveraging its Siri voice assistant technology for up to two years.

Report: Amazon acquires Siri clone Evi for $26M, rekindling smartphone buzz

Amazon reportedly has acquired voice recognition technology startup Evi. Sources told TechCrunch the deal is valued at $26 million.

Report: Apple, Yahoo in talks on deeper iOS integration

Apple and Yahoo are in discussions to integrate Yahoo Web services more deeply into the iPhone and iPad user experience,  The Wall Street Journal  reports.

Android dominance targeted in Microsoft, Nokia antitrust complaint

FairSearch, a coalition of 17 technology and search firms including Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Expedia and Hotwire, has filed a formal complaint with European antitrust regulators alleging that Google is exploiting its open-source Android mobile operating system to "cement its control over consumer Internet data for online advertising as usage shifts to mobile."

Google Now for iOS video leaks, gets yanked from YouTube

A video indicating Google will expand its Now personal assistant service to Apple's iOS surfaced briefly Tuesday on YouTube before disappearing from the site soon after, Engadget reports.

Google guides Field Trip local discovery app to Apple's iPhone

Google is extending its Field Trip local discovery application from its own Android platform to archrival Apple's iPhone.