October 21, 2016

Microsoft’s AI Team Reaches Historic Speech Recognition Milestone

October 19, 2016 Rich Ord 0

In an historic breakthrough, Microsoft’s AI team has developed technology that recognizes speech as well as humans. Their research team published a paper (PDF) showing that their speech recognition system makes errors at the same rate as a professional transcriptionists, which is 5.9%. The IBM Watson research team published a […]

Watch the Final Debate via YouTube!

October 18, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Google has made it easy to watch the final presidential debate right on YouTube. “Over the past three debates you’ve come to YouTube to follow live coverage from more news organizations than ever before,” says Brandon Feldman, who is YouTube’s head of news partnerships. “And Wednesday’s third and final debate […]

Pinterest Now Has a 150 Million Monthly Users

October 18, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Pinterest continues to grow in popularity, having gone from 100 Million monthly users in September 2015 to 150 million today. Pinterest is also losing its status as a platform that is primarily for women, with men now making up 40% of all users, which is a 70% increase over last […]

Facebook Exploding as International Marketing Platform

October 12, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Facebook sees a huge opportunity to become the marketing platform of record for businesses seeking to reach consumers and other businesses to promote cross-country sales. Facebook is uniquely positioned as both a social platform and a marketing platform that has an astounding 1.7 billion monthly active users, one-fifth of the […]

New Google Travel App Makes You Happy

September 21, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Google has created a comprehensive new travel app, Get Trips, available for both Android & iOS mobile devices, that push it further into the travel industry. The new travel app, targeted toward sight seeing consumers, is both a trip planner and coordinator, giving you helpful suggestions on things to see […]

YouTube Goes All In On Community

September 20, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Youtube had previously added a “Community” tab for some popular channels, they are now broadening the feature to 12 YouTube channels and to possibly all channels in the coming months. Channels include the Green brothers, The Game Theorists, Karmin, The Key of Awesome, The Kloons, Lilly Singh, Peter Hollens, Rosianna […]

Turning Your Brain Happier While You’re At Work

September 9, 2016 Rich Ord 0

“Who here feels happy?” asked Sir Anthony Seldon, in a Google talk last year. Seldon is the author of the book, Beyond Happiness and Britain’s best-known headmaster. Sir Anthony famously introduced happiness, or well-being, lessons at his school, Wellington College. In 2011, he co-founded Action for Happiness, a body to […]

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