Spotify acquires Niland, a machine learning and AI startup

Spotify has announced the acquisition of Niland, a machine learning startup based out of Paris. The music company made the announcement itself this week, explaining that Niland shares its ‘passion for surfacing the right content to the right user at the right time.’ Spotify plans to use the company’s technology…

Facebook brings out a new ‘Order Food’ option

Facebook is rolling out a new food ordering option on its app and desktop site. If you go to the desktop “Explore” section, or the app menu, and click on the hamburger icon, you’ll be redirected to a page full of nearby restaurants that deliver through Facebook.   From the…

Save time with Smart Reply in Gmail

It’s pretty easy to read your emails while you’re on the go, but responding to those emails takes effort. Smart Reply, available in Inbox by Gmail and Allo, saves you time by suggesting quick responses to your messages. The feature already drives 12 percent of replies in Inbox on mobile.…

U Mobile and Sun Life Malaysia enter partnership to offer microinsurance

  U Mobile and Sun Life Malaysia today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a partnership to provide telco-assurance to U Mobile’s five million user base. This marks the first time that a telco service provider is offering life insurance plans, as well as the first time U Mobile customers…

WhatsApp’s desktop app is coming to the Windows Store

After Spotify and iTunes, another big-name app is coming to Microsoft’s Windows Store: Facebook-owned WhatsApp.   As discovered by MSPoweruser, a listing of the WhatsApp Desktop app has popped up on the Windows Store, which indicates its imminent arrival on the Store.   Like WhatsApp’s desktop apps on other platforms,…

Proton, a new malware that targets Mac, is spread through Handbrake

Some Mac users may have fallen victim to a new Mac malware called Proton. Over the weekend, the malware infected unsuspecting users by hitching a ride on a trusted server that hosted downloads for HandBrake, a popular DVD ripper and media encoding program. The malware provides a backdoor for malicious…

Alipay to launch in the US

  Alipay, the mobile payment system offered by Alibaba, has announced is coming to the US, thanks to a deal brokered with First Data. The expansion follows limited trials in California and New York, and will bring Alipay into direct competition with Apple Pay, Android Pay, and PayPal. Alongside online…

Apple now has a cash reserve of over US$250 billion

Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world. It generates so much profit that the latest reports indicate that its cash reserves have swollen to over US$250 billion, with the actual number of its cash reserves expected to be revealed later this week during its earnings call. To offer some perspective,…

Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo is almost complete

Apple’s next big thing could be a rival product of the Amazon Echo and Google Home. According to well-known tipster Sonny Dickson, Apple is currently finalizing the designs for a product which will compete against the Amazon Echo and Google Home. He added that Apple is likely to market it…

Facebook allows video creators to benefit from their pirated content

Facebook has allowed video creators to generate income from content that have been pirated by others. Facebook users will utilize a ‘Rights Manager’ feature, which provides a video matching software that automatically identifies videos that were re-posted of ripped off. This allows user to generate some revenue by claiming a…