Microsoft’s venture capital fund, M12 Ventures, has led a slew of strategic corporate investors backing a new chip developer out of Southern California called Syntiant, which makes semiconductors for voice recognition and speech-based applications. “We started out to build a new type of processor for machine learning, and voice is our first application,” says Syntiant […]

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It’s official: Days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was peppered with awkward questions by U.S. lawmakers concerned about the market power of his e-commerce empire, the U.K.’s competition regulator has confirmed it’s happy for the tech giant to take a 16% bite out of local on-demand food delivery app Deliveroo. The CMA had been investigating […]

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Amazon has said the number of demands for user data made by U.S. federal and local law enforcement have increased more during the first half of 2020 than during the same period a year earlier. The disclosure came in the company’s latest transparency report, published Thursday. The figures show that Amazon received 23% more subpoenas […]

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