Tag Archives: Saturday Night Live

Techstars Alexa Firms Address Settings Where Voice Is ‘Most Natural’

Smart speakers are becoming increasingly common in our homes. Users can instruct these devices to order takeout, give the weather forecast, or turn on or off various Internet-connected devices. The Consumer Technology Association estimates that nearly 44 million voice-enabled assistants will be sold this year in the United States. Unit sales rose 279 percent from […]

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Verizon Gobbles Up Yahoo, Will Group It With AOL—But What About Tumblr?

A huge question has finally been answered about Yahoo’s future. Verizon sealed a deal over the weekend to acquire the company’s core business for more than $4.8 billion in cash, and will put Yahoo on the same shelf it keeps AOL. That is but a sliver of the valuation Yahoo tasted in its heyday, including […]

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What Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Did and Did Not Say in Her CES Keynote

Where is Yahoo going? Does the company have a killer plan to hush its critics? Those were the main questions I wanted CEO Marissa Mayer to answer in her first-ever keynote address at International CES. She took the stage at this week’s big technology trade show in Las Vegas, giving a carefully planned talk on […]

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Live From New York, It’s Seattle Biotech’s Most Famous Daughter, Anna Faris

Seattle biotechies, set your calendar this Saturday for a date with the city’s most famous offspring from life sciences. Anna Faris, the daughter of Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association president Jack Faris, is getting some big-time exposure this weekend when she hosts Saturday Night Live. The younger Faris’s profile is on the rise. She starred […]

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