Spotify acquires French machine-learning music recommendation startup Niland

Spotify acquires French machine-learning music recommendation startup Niland


Jordan Novet / CNBC:

Spotify acquires French machine-learning music recommendation startup Niland  —  – Spotify bought a French AI start-up called Niland that has a unique approach to music recommendations.  — It’s in a race with Apple and Pandora to use AI and other methods to give music customers the best music-discovery experience.

Native IFTTT integration appears in Google Assistant, allows users to create applets [Gallery]

Native IFTTT integration appears in Google Assistant, allows users to create applets [Gallery]

As we noted in a past teardown of the Google app, IFTTT integration was in the works for Assistant. That functionality has now popped up on one of our devices, and it allows users to easily make new commands and manage existing ones.

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Google launches Google Assistant on the iPhone

Google launches Google Assistant on the iPhone

 Watch out Siri, there’s a new kid in town. Google just announced at its I/O developer conference that its personal assistant is coming to iOS. You won’t be able to replace Siri with Google Assistant, but you’ll be able to use the feature in Google’s dedicated app.
“Today, I’m excited to announce that Google Assistant is available for iPhone,” VP of… Read More

Instagram adds Snapchat-style face filters, an eraser tool for drawings, and hashtags for Stories

Instagram adds Snapchat-style face filters, an eraser tool for drawings, and hashtags for Stories


Josh Constine / TechCrunch:

Instagram adds Snapchat-style face filters, an eraser tool for drawings, and hashtags for Stories  —  Today Instagram Stories adds a more subtle and mature but error-prone copycat of Snapchat’s beloved augmented reality selfie filters.  The eight initial “face filters” …