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WhatsApp Will Add Voice Calling Later This Year

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February 24, 2014
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The app will add voice calling in the second quarter of this year. This move is the app's first big change since Facebook acquired the company. Video provided by Newsy


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Queen Latifah Reveals the Voice Behind Siri

Queen Latifah Reveals the Voice Behind Siri

Celeb TV (Oct. 23, 2013) This week marks the start of Siri's rollout on the road. Chevy's Volt is the first vehicle to feature an "eyes free" version of the voice technology. And she's set to come standard in every 2014 model from GM, Honda and BMW. Recently, we met the real-life woman behind the voice of apple's notorious iPhone companion, who shared some insight into her infamous attitude. As guest on The Queen Latifah Show, Susan Bennett acknowledged that her know-it-all alter-ego is well known for her scrappy sarcasm.
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Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

Buzz60 (Apr. 24, 2013) A study finds that texting with voice software like Siri or Vlingo while driving is no safer than texting by hand. The Southwest Region University Transportation Center and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute are the first to compare voice-to-text and traditional texting in a driving environment.
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Ford May Be SYNCing With BlackBerry, Ditching Microsoft

Ford May Be SYNCing With BlackBerry, Ditching Microsoft

TheStreet (Feb. 24, 2014) Shares of BlackBerry are rising on Monday on reports that Ford is turning to the beleagured tech company to power its Sync voice-activated system. A partnership would be a significant achievement for BlackBerry, which has been struggling for years. In effect, Ford will be ditching Microsoft, whose voice-activated software has been the basis of Ford's Sync system since it was introduced in 2007. BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems is already featured in Audi and BMW vehicles, but would significantly expand its presence, as Ford has built more than 10 million vehicles worldwide that are equipped with Sync software. Video provided by TheStreet
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FACTBOX: Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for a Whopping $19 Billion

FACTBOX: Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for a Whopping $19 Billion

Reuters - Business Video Online (Feb. 19, 2014) Facebook will buy fast-growing text messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world's largest social network looks for ways to boost its popularity, especially among teens. Video provided by Reuters
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