Microsoft to buy speech AI firm Nuance for $16bn

Microsoft to buy speech AI firm Nuance for $16bn

Microsoft is to buy the artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications for around $16bn (£12bn), as it builds up its cloud-computing operation for healthcare and business customers.

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Amazon Alexa launches ‘Call RNIB Helpline’

Amazon Alexa launches ‘Call RNIB Helpline’

Amazon is launching the “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline” Alexa feature, which is one of the latest Alexa functions following on from a collaboration with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Brits holiday budgets remain intact

Brits holiday budgets remain intact

Over two-thirds (69%) of The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sun readers’ holiday budgets have not been impacted by the pandemic, according to new research.

Deliveroo shares struggle after stock market flop

Deliveroo shares struggle after stock market flop

Meal delivery company Deliveroo’s stock market debut was one of the worst opening-day performances by a large company IPO on record, leaving investors hoping for a rebound or facing heavy losses.

Riskified and Dentsu team up for global strategic partnership

Riskified and Dentsu team up for global strategic partnership

Fraud prevention solutions provider Riskified has struck a partnership with global advertising agency Dentsu which will see Riskified’s eCommerce enablement and fraud prevention solutions introduced to Dentsu’s portfolio of customers.