Google has held acquisition talks with Firework, a free, short-video app that would help it compete with the hugely popular TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported. It’s not surprising Google would be interested in owning a short-video app. TikTok, the leader in the format, is taking the world by storm. TikTok has been downloaded about a billion times around the world, with as many as 100...
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What Google’s AI Catch-Up Reveals
Google is finally waking up. After weeks of excitement coursing through tech about OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, paired with news coverage of how Microsoft plans to incorporate it into products like Bing and Word, Google has made a move. The tech company once seen as a leader in artificial intelligence on Monday unveiled its version of a conversational AI service, which it calls Bard. Google said...
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