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Foursquare CEO plans to take on Yelp with new social recommendations

During a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress today, Foursquare CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley laid out his plans to take Foursquare from a check-in and badge-earning social network into a full place recommendation engine that may compete with Yelp.

Mobile

Mercedes to put Apple’s Siri into cars

Mercedes has announced it's integrating Apple's Siri speech-recognition technology into future vehicles...and more apps are on the way.

Apple

Siri rival Evi looks set to be pulled from App Store

Although cleared by Apple for the App Store last month, personal assistant app Evi looks like it will now be pulled by the Cupertino-based company because it says it's too similar to Siri.

Apple

Will Google beat Apple to a voice-controlled television?

A Google patent for voice-controlled television is out, utilizing Android devices as remote controls for your verbal commands.

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iOS 5.1 pre-GM leaked: Better camera access, Japanese Siri

A leaked iOS 5.1 pre-Gold Master reveals a more convenient way to access the camera and Japanese language Siri support.

Apple

Siri rival Speaktoit gives old iPhones the personal assistant experience

Speaktoit brings voice commands to older iterations of the iPhone, but how does it compare to iOS' native Siri?

Apple

Apple iTV rumor: Prototype in Canadian labs with Siri and Kinect-like features

Apple is reported to have given potential Canadian launch partners iTV prototypes for testing, which may exhibit Siri and Kinect-like functionalities.

Apple

Apple co-founder Wozniak sings praises of Android phones (but still loves his iPhone)

When Steve Wozniak asks Siri for the five biggest lakes in California, the voice-activated virtual assistant (aka Siri) on the iPhone 4S comes back with real estate listings. This is one of the reasons the Apple co-founder has been talking up Android, an OS…

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Video: Christmas horror spoof shows the dark side of Siri

Siri turns serial killer? It couldn't possibly happen, could it? One group of filmmakers decided to imagine it does....

Apple

Siri helps Santa Claus make his rounds in new iPhone 4S ad

New commercial shows jolly Saint Nick traversing the world with the help of Siri and an iPhone 4S.

Apple

Apple makes it legal to port Siri to an iPhone 4

Apple has made it legally permissible for hackers to port the Siri voice assistant feature, which is officially exclusive to the iPhone 4S, to older Apple handsets, including the iPhone 4.

Apple

Google prepping Siri competitor, codenamed ‘Majel’: rumor

Google will reportedly release a Siri-like voice assistant, codenamed "Majel," for Android by the end of this year.

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Weekly Rewind: Spotify does apps, Facebook IPO may come this spring, and two iPhone 4s spontaneously combust

This week we learned about Spotify's new offerings, saw two iPhones mysteriously combust, and heard that Facebook's IPO date may be closer than we think.

Apple

Video: Robin Williams does his best Siri impression

Robin Williams does his best Siri imitation in this Ellen clip. What would Siri say if it were French?

Apple

Siri is not pro-life on purpose, says Apple

Apple did not intentionally program its Siri voice assistant to favor pro-life search results over pro-choice ones, the company says.

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