Google: Microsoft offered to sell Bing to Apple
Microsoft offered Bing for sale to Apple in 2018, but Apple would not be interested because of the search engine's quality.
That's what Google claims in a legal battle. Google's claim was made public last weekend. The lawsuit against Alphabet relates to the possible monopoly around search engine... Read more
AWS adds Mistral LLMs to Amazon Bedrock
AWS is going to make two open-source LLMs from Mistral available in Amazon Bedrock. This should give customers even more choice in terms of AI models for their business needs.
The underlying reasons for offering Mistral's LLMs through Amazon Bedrock are several, according to AWS. First, these AI... Read more
X now lets all users make audio and video calls
X now offers audio and video calling functionality to all users. Previously, this was only available to Premium subscribers. With this, the social media platform aims to compete with apps like WhatsApp or Apple's FaceTime.
The audio and video message features were limited to only X Premium users... Read more
Google Docs now supports written annotations on Android
The Android version of Google Docs will support annotations written by hand or a stylus pen. Among other things, this can be useful for providing feedback on a text.
The new feature will be available for smartphones and tablets running on the Android operating system. The annotation toolbar will... Read more
Windows 11 24H2 eliminates need to reboot after update
Microsoft plans to introduce "hot patching" when Windows 11 24H2 launches. In the latest Dev Channel build, certain users can already install an intermediate update without rebooting their PC. Required reboots won't be a thing of the past entirely, however.
Behind the scenes, Microsoft is busy w... Read more
Elon Musk confirms planned email service “XMail”
In a post on his own social media platform X, Elon Musk let it be known that an email service is being worked on.
Musk was asked by one of his Engineering employees when people would start making "XMail." "It's coming," he responded. In addition to this, Musk repeatedly denounced recent developm... Read more
Reddit IPO no guarantee of success
After a long run-up, Reddit's IPO is imminent. Remarkably, Reddit users themselves can also participate in the IPO. In March, CEO Steve Huffman will announce an initial public offering.
Reddit has 76 million daily users, known as Redditors. However, the social media platform withdrew its free AP... Read more
Google gives login pages a refresh
Google has given the login pages for its services a new, fresher and more modern look and feel. The update should bring the pages more aligned with those of other Google products.
Google is introducing a new look and feel for the login pages of all its services. This is the first major change to... Read more
Google integrates AI writing assistance directly into Chrome
Google has expanded Chrome's capabilities to include AI. As a result, users can now request the help of a writing assistant while searching online.
Chrome has a new AI writing assistant. This is basically an extension of the "Help me write" feature that was already available in Gmail. Google is... Read more
Samsung update brings Galaxy AI features to more devices
Samsung will soon bring Galaxy AI features for smartphones and tablets now to slightly older models than the recent Galaxy S24. The new features will also land on the Galaxy S23, Z Fold5, Flip5 and the Galaxy Tab 9 series.
The rollout of the Galaxy AI functionality will take place in late March ... Read more