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Tempo AI raises $10M to enhance iOS smart calendar app

Tempo AI, the creator of the Tempo Smart Calendar productivity app, has completed a $10 million Series A financing round led by Relay Ventures and Sierra Ventures. Relay also spearheaded an earlier Tempo AI seed round totaling $2.5 million.

Google takes on Apple's Siri with Google Now

Google is looking to take on Apple's Siri with its revamped Google Now service for the desktop.

Future of search: Moving beyond a box and a button

Technologies like Siri and IBM Watson could have a big influence on our expectations of enterprise search in the coming years.

Report: Apple's iOS 7 driving aggressive in-car integration push

Apple's is accelerating efforts to integrate its iOS software and services into in-car infotainment systems.

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.

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.

Apple expands Siri, iTunes Match with iOS 6.1 update

Apple is rolling out its iOS 6.1 update to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, extending international LTE support and adding new functionality to core operating system features like the Siri voice assistant and iTunes Match music service.

Amazon acquires text-to-speech firm Ivona to rival Apple's Siri

Amazon has acquired text-to-speech technology firm Ivona Software, which powers accessibility features optimized for its Kindle Fire tablets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.