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Microsoft introduces Simplygon Cloud 3D object optimization for AR and VR
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 In January, Microsoft acquired 3D optimization service Simplygon for an undisclosed sum. Today, we’re seeing the fruits of that buy with the launch of Simplygon Cloud, which the company hopes will help game develo [...]
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Apple introduces a new pay-per-install ad product called Search Ads Basic
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 Apple today is introducing a new way for app developers to acquire users for their apps: it’s launching a pay-per-install advertising product called Search Ads Basic. The “basic” branding signals that [...]
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Amazon introduces an AWS graph database service called Amazon Neptune
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 Amazon is in the middle of its AWS Re:INVENT keynote right now, and the company just announced a brand new database service. Amazon Neptune has been specifically designed for relationship graphs. So if you’re thin [...]
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Facebook introduces a Messenger plugin for business websites
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 Facebook Messenger is coming to businesses’ own websites. The social network announced today the launch of a new customer chat plugin into closed beta, which will allow customers to talk directly with businesses o [...]
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Amazon introduces paid subscriptions for Alexa skills
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 After grabbing 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market, Amazon says it’s now opening up a way for third-party developers to make money from their voice apps, known as skills, on its Alexa platform. The c [...]
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Google introduces Neural Networks API in developer preview of Android 8.1
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 Google is starting to seed to devs a new developer beta (8.1) of Android Oreo. The big highlight here is the new Neural Networks API, which brings hardware-accelerated inference to the phone for quickly executing prev [...]
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Twitter introduces a new video-centric ad format
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 While there’s a larger debate swirling around Twitter’s problems with abuse and harassment, the business side of the business is still chugging along. Today, the company is unveiling a new ad format called t [...]
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Amazon introduces a waterproof Kindle Oasis with a seven-inch screen and Audible playback
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 We had some minor heart palpitations the other week when Amazon skipped the Kindle during a deluge of product announcements. But have no fear, the company insists that it’s still committed to its hardware roots &# [...]
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Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval
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 Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents’ accounts and place their own orders, which parents can choose to review before allowing the purchase. Teens can also be a [...]
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