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The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, suggested playlists and albums, and easy access to Alexa.

Amazon Music now has a Car Mode for easier use while driving

The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, suggested playlists and albums, and easy access to Alexa.
Microsoft has shut down its Cortana app for iOS and Android. It’s the latest in a series of moves to end support for Cortana across multiple devices, including Microsoft’s own Surface Headphones.

Microsoft shuts down Cortana on iOS and Android

Microsoft has shut down its Cortana app for iOS and Android. It’s the latest in a series of moves to end support for Cortana across multiple devices, including Microsoft’s own Surface Headphones.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS-Abhishek N. Chinnappa-File Photo

Amazon to offer its health services to other companies

The platform includes virtual meetings with doctors through the app and in-person care at a patient’s home. It can dispatch nurses to someone’s door to draw blood or perform a physical examination. Amazon launched the program for its Seattle-area employees in 2019.
Amazon today rolled out Live Translation, a new Alexa feature that aims to assist with conversations between people who speak two different languages.

Amazon launches Live Translation mode for Alexa

Amazon today rolled out Live Translation, a new Alexa feature that assists with conversations between people who speak two different languages. Leveraging speech recognition and machine translation technology, Amazon says that Live Translation can translate between a number of languages including English and French, Spanish, Hindi, Brazilians Portuguese, German, or Italian.
Google Cloud today announced the launch of the Rapid Response Virtual Agent program, a quick way to launch Contact Center AI agents for handling conversations with online chat or over the phone.

Google Cloud launches coronavirus response program with Contact Center AI

Google Cloud today announced the launch of the Rapid Response Virtual Agent program, a quick way to launch Contact Center AI agents for handling conversations with online chat or over the phone. As part of the launch of the program, Google will make up to 600 requests per minute free until July 31.
The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Apple launches coronavirus screening app and website

Apple today launched a website and a new app dedicated to COVID-19 screening. The resources offer an online screening tool, information about the disease, and some guidance on when to seek testing or emergency care.
The BBC is producing its own in-house voice assistant called Beeb, which will integrate with the UK public broadcaster’s website and iPlayer apps on smart TVs.

BBC plans ‘Beeb’ voice assistant for its apps, services

The BBC is producing its own in-house voice assistant called Beeb, which will integrate with the UK public broadcaster’s website and iPlayer apps on smart TVs.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook admits it listened to users’ audio messages

Facebook has admitted it uses an external company to listen to audio messages sent between users in an attempt to improve its voice recognition systems.
Samsung’s Bixby Marketplace

Samsung launches Bixby Marketplace in the US and South Korea

Samsung has launched its Bixby Marketplace, a dedicated app store where third-party developers can offer their own Bixby-compatible services, similar to Amazon’s Alexa skills. The marketplace, which apparently started rolling out a few days ago, is officially open now for Samsung customers in the U.S. and Samsung’s native South Korea.
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Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Billboard recently reported that Amazon had entered discussions to launch an answer to Spotify’s free music streaming tier, and apparently, those talks were productive. The Seattle company today announced an ad-supported Amazon Music option that’s available through Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S.
Amazon.com said on Friday it would lead a $700 million investment in U.S. electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive, in the e-commerce giant’s biggest bet on technologies with potential to reshape the automotive sector.

Amazon leads $700 million investment into electric pickup truck startup Rivian

Amazon.com said on Friday it would lead a $700 million investment in U.S. electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive, in the e-commerce giant’s biggest bet on technologies with potential to reshape the automotive sector.
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Amazon and Qualcomm partner to put Alexa in more headphones

Microchip firm Qualcomm is joining Amazon to spread the use of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said on Monday.

Donald Trump escalates attack on Amazon, slams it on taxes, shipping

United States President Donald Trump has blasted Amazon.com Inc with a list of complaints, a day after news website Axios reported that Trump wants to curb the mega retailer’s growing power.

Donald Trump assails Amazon on taxes, retail competition

US President Donald Trump slammed Amazon on Thursday over taxes and retail competition, sparking fresh worries for the technology sector pressured by Facebook's privacy scandal.

Google partners with retail giants to monetize online product searches

Alphabet’s Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.

Amazon posts largest profit in its history on sales, tax boost

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday reported a profit near $2 billion, the largest in its history, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast-shipping club for the holiday season and as changes to U.S. tax law added to its bottom line.

Nigerian Stock Exchange website ranked best in Africa

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) website has been ranked as the highest stock exchange website in Africa.

Amazon working on smart glasses

Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device – a pair of ‘smart glasses’, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana to join forces

Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana will start talking to each other in a first of its kind alliance of rival digital assistants, the companies said on Wednesday.

Walmart taps Google to challenge Amazon’s hold on voice-assisted shopping

Walmart is teaming up with Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon, adding another front to the giant retailer’s battle with the online megastore.

AI revolution will be all about humans – Blondeau

From the contents of your fridge to room temperature -- digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an android.

MMM, Bet9ja tops most visited websites in Nigeria

Sports betting site bet9ja and money doubling scheme MMM top the list of most visited websites in Nigeria according to ranking by Alexa.

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Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC boss: Fuel queues will disappear soon

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has frowned at the re-emergence of petrol queues across the country, assuring that the situation will normalize in hours.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister: No constituency projects in economic sustainability plan

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, has dismissed a claim by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Johnson Oghuma, that he appropriated some of his constituency projects.

South Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
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NSCDC arrests 45-year-old man for raping 10-year-old girl in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has disclosed that it had received a suspected rape case against one Muhammadu Mailemu.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN boosts non-oil export with N500 billion facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set up a N500 billion non-oil export stimulation facility with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) to enable exporters process agriculture commodities into other markets in Africa and globally.

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Ondo college bans students from driving, riding on campus

The Registrar of the college, Olufisayo Fakorede, in a circular dated April 15, said the ban was necessary to safeguard the lives of students and staff from students who drove recklessly.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: We won’t adopt Amotekun in Lagos

Though he endorsed the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the regional security outfit is useless to Lagosians.
Lorient striker Terem Moffi says he will go crazy with joy if giving the opportunity to don the green and white jersey of the senior national team.

Borussia Dortmund interested in Terem Moffi

The pacy striker has scored against Ligue 1 big clubs; Paris Saint-Germain (one goal), Monaco (three goals) and Olympic Marseille (two goals) in the current campaign.

NDLEA saga: My mum has handed this fight to God – CDQ

Popular Nigerian singer, Sodiq Yusuf, better known as CDQ, has cursed those allegedly behind his recent ordeal at the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo feels Adama Traore is returning to his very best form.

Wolves boss Nuno: Adama Traore returning to his very best

Traore has returned to prominence as of late, grabbing a sublime assist in the defeat to West Ham before his dramatic winner at Fulham last time out.