Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is collaborating with movie ticketing platform Fandango to introduce Siri voice-activated ticket purchasing options with the next update of its iOS mobile operating system.
Apple has hired Amazon executive William Stasior to lead its Siri software unit, All Things D reports. Amazon declined to comment on Stasior's exit.
Speech-recognition software developer Nuance--the company behind the Siri personal assistant who lives inside the iPhone from Apple and helps famous people like Martin Scorcese navigate Manhattan traffic--is taking its talents to the enterprise communication sector.
Google is bringing its revamped voice-enabled search software to Apple's iOS mobile operating system, where it will go head-to-head with Apple's own Siri voice recognition tool.
When you start using the Samsung Galaxy S III, it's just like using any other well-designed Android phone. It has the usual configurable home screen, the pages of app icons and the usual Google features, such as requiring you to have a Gmail account in order to use the phone. But then you notice the differences.
While a lot of the excitement at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference revolved around iOS 6 and its features, as well as Siri's move to the new iPad, there was one announcement that could have far-reaching effects for a wide range of users in and out of the data center.
Somewhere in the mix of WWDC hype, hoopla, and a stand-up comedy routine by Siri, it became clear why users of Apple's products are so fanatically loyal, and why companies can plan on keeping their total cost of ownership within reason.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will announce the next stage of its mobile operating system on June 11 at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Calif.
If there is one thing that's certain about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, beyond the crowds and the hype, it's that another round of patent wars is sure to erupt between Apple and Samsung.
The Galaxy S III is the closest that Samsung has come yet to producing a clone of the iPhone 4S.