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Google has officially announced the acquisition of Waze, the application for social navigation. For several days there had been rumors about this deal and the doubts were due essentially to an interest by Facebook as well to buy it. The amount of money that will be paid hasn’t been declared officially: the rumors of the past few days were talking about $1.3 billion, now it seems to be around $1 billion. Continue reading
The president of the U.S.A. Barack Obama has announced plans to reform the laws governing patents to limit the phenomenon of “patent trolling”, which is the use of patents for the sole purpose of restricting competition and to obtain money by legal action or by agreements following threats of such action.
IBM launched Watson Engagement Advisor, a new version of its artificial intelligence technology system Watson. Two years after winning the quiz Jeopardy!, IBM Watson will now be used for customer service, even handling conversations with users understending their questions and providing them with adequate answers via chat, e-mail, SMS and smartphone apps. Continue reading
After more than two years of work the Debian project has released the version 7.0, code-named “Wheezy” of its famous distribution. Inevitably, Debian GNU/Linux is the best known but there was also the release of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, which is the Debian distribution based on FreeBSD kernel.
Google, in collaboration with other companies such as BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat, submitted to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) a series of comments. Their request is of a greater vigilance against the phenomenon of “patent trolling”, which is the use of patents for the sole purpose of restricting competition and to obtain money through lawsuits or through agreements following threats of such action. Continue reading