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Neural networks draw on context to improve machine translations

Dutch researchers have improved the output of a statistical machine translation system by examining the context in which words are found

Industry thought leader interview: Michael Frendo, Polycom

After six months in a new position at Polycom, Frendo discusses the state of the collaboration industry.


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One missed email and Google Inbox will be in trouble

People may feel overwhelmed by the deluge of email arriving in their inboxes, but will they trust Google to show them the most important messages?

Facebook hopes to get people talking -- using whatever name -- with Rooms app

People also do not need a Facebook account

Twitter weaves Fabric, but will developers be drawn in?

Twitter wants to help developers build apps -- with more tie-ins to Twitter -- through Fabric

Accused text-message spammers to pay $9 million in settlement

The group of companies promised free gift cards and electronics, but required phone owners to jump through several hoops

Twitter brings log-in via phone number to wider app landscape with 'Fabric' platform

The tool provides an alternative to traditional social sign-in

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time around it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.

Digium Now Offers Cloud-based SIP Trunks

Two announcements in the news today from Digium: the company has expanded its cloud offering to include SIP trunks and announced the release of Asterisk 13 with hundreds of new features.

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

The company already had 'connectors' for Gmail and Google Drive

Pew survey shows women bear brunt of online harassment

Younger women face severe forms of harassment more than men, tne survey found

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10 Tools That Will Make You a Social Media Guru

These 10 tools will help you manage your individual or business social media accounts without breaking the bank.

Camels, sleds and trikes: Seven odd Street View vehicles

Street View lenses are exploring more of our world on an evolving series of platforms

Yahoo squeezes out some growth

The company's mobile revenue was material enough to report for the first time, the company said

SAP offering customers 'simpler' way to buy its Hana in-memory platform

It's one thing to announce and another to deliver, one Hana expert says

Rimini Street's practices remain 'suspect,' Oracle alleges

Oracle isn't buying that the third-party support provider has made its services legally compliant

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Free videoconferencing tools: 5 creative ways they can help you get things done

Skype, GoToMeeting, and their ilk need not sit idly between meetings. Use the services to collaborate, train employees and more.

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Top unified communications vendors eye virtual reality in the conference room

Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya hone their virtual reality strategies.

Mitel takes aim at Avaya with ShoreTel bid

Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShorteTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

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Facebook wants DEA to confirm it stopped using fake profiles impersonating others

Facebook sent a letter to the DEA explaining how the DEA’s "deceptive actions" of setting up a fake profile to impersonate others is a "serious breach" that violates Facebook TOS; it asked for confirmation that the DEA ceased using...

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