News highlights – 19 April

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News highlights for 19 April

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Amazon serious about the race for voice controlled software

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Inc’s chief technology officer is working toward a day when people can control almost any piece of software with their voice. The company on Wednesday rolled out the technology powering Alexa, its voice assistant that competes with Apple Inc’s Siri, to developers. Read more…

Spending spree on chips pushes semiconductor shares up dramatically

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of semiconductor equipment suppliers surged on Wednesday after quarterly earnings reports from Lam Research and ASML Holding suggested a recent wave of spending by chipmakers was far from over. Read more…

Introducing the Mother of all Ad Blockers – try it for yourself

Researchers from Princeton and Stanford University have developed an ad blocker that they claim could end the ad blocking “arms race” for good. You can put the claim to the test yourself. Read more…

Study finds that disruption will come from within, big change

ARMONK, N.Y. –  Despite traditional industry boundaries blurring in the face of digital disruption, CxOs are now saying that future competition is more likely to come from within their own industry, according to new findings from IBM. Read more…

Verily to study how people go from healthy to sick

(Reuters) – Verily, Alphabet Inc’s life sciences business, said it was launching a four-year study with about 10,000 participants to understand how people transition from being healthy to becoming sick, and to identify additional risk factors for diseases. Read more…

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