Category: Other News

Can Medical Alexas Make Us Healthier?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Are voice recognition technologies like Alexa helpful in medicine or are they hogwash? For now, the short answer is a little of both. Microsoft on Monday said that it would spend roughly $16 billion to buy Nuance […]

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Ant Group Announces Overhaul as China Tightens Its Grip

China’s fast-moving campaign to curb the power of internet giants has hit its latest mark: Ant Group, the fintech sister company of the e-commerce behemoth Alibaba. Ant announced on Monday that it would undertake a sweeping, government-ordered overhaul of its business to allay regulators’ concerns about the way it competes with rivals, its large-scale collection […]

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Hearing Aids for the Masses

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. On Tech is back from a spring break, and the magnolia trees are blooming outside On Tech headquarters (a.k.a., my New York apartment). Today, let’s talk about relatively simple technology and a change in government policy that […]

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NFTs Arrive in the Watch World

The latest crypto-token craze is spilling over into watches. Following a torrent of record prices for digital assets from artwork to sneakers, the first watch NFT — or “nonfungible token,” verified by blockchain technology — was offered early this month. It didn’t sell, and the auction has been extended. But other NFT prices, realized on […]

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CVS, IBM Watson, Mastercard, Nissan and Wavemaker Execs on ‘Breaking the Cycle’ of Digital Media and Advertising – Beet.TV

Advertisers are working through a period of major upheaval as rapid shifts in consumer habits coincide with developments in technology, media and the regulatory environment. Amid these changes, executives from a variety of businesses in the past few months have shared their insights with Beet.TV on what to expect — and the changes they’d like […]

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