Google “Closing In” on Unified Product Experience, Says Soon-to-Be MIA Larry Page

Google CEO Larry Page says he may or may not be attending earnings calls going forward. Let’s bet on the latter.


Mobile Fourth Wave: The Evolution of the Next Trillion Dollars

Over-the-top and digital services will end up being a multi-trillion-dollar market in a matter of a decade

Wi-Fi, Voice Calling Come to More New York City Subway Stations

Now New Yorkers will really have their heads buried in their phones.

Coming to Your Phone: Ads That Talk Back to You (Video)

Nuance is working with brands, agencies and publishers to create a new type of mobile advertising that incorporate Siri-style voice response.

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Palantir Acquires the Voicegem Team, but Not the Product

Voicegem announced today that its team is moving to New York from Palo Alto, Calif., to join Palantir. Over the past eight months, the Y Combinator company developed a voice-based email service that worked as an alternative to a phone call. Palantir, a well-backed data analytics company, is not acquiring Voicegem’s product or its user data. The service will shutdown on March 15. Voicegem’s announcement appeared on Hacker News.

Facebook Messenger Finds Its Voice

Facebook Messenger, now with voice capabilities, is the company’s key to continued growth.

It’s an iStorm: Scott Forstall Out at Apple, Along With Retail Head, as Other Top Execs Get Promotions

Apparently, there are storms in the West, too.

A Dragon That Takes Dictation and Controls a Mac by Voice

Walt lets Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac type his column and control his Mac.

With Appleā€™s Maps Misstep, Other Nav Apps Get Their Turn

Apple Maps driving you crazy? Here are some alternatives.

Intel’s Promise to Reinvent the PC Falls Flat

Intel struggled to make the PC look cool again. Long live the data center!

Larry Page’s Voice Is Still Lost

Nuance Buying Vlingo, a Rival It Once Sued

Now What?  The Post-Jobs Era in Tech.