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It might give Microsoft benefits in AI, health tech and beyond.
Bloomberg sources claim Microsoft is in “innovative talks” to purchase speech innovation giant Nuance in an offer worth approximately $16 billion. While there are no assurances the relocation could go forward, settlements have actually progressed enough that the two might announce an offer as early as this week. Nuance is well understood for its AI-guided speech recognition, and Microsoft might include both that and any other AI tools (including those intended at consumer service) into future items. Microsoft has actually currently worked with Nuance on Cloud for Healthcare. And if the deal doesn’t quite exercise? Well, Microsoft is likewise apparently pursuing Discord– it’s keeping busy. Continue reading.
The probe checked out Alibaba’s ‘monopolistic practices.’
Chinese authorities have slapped Alibaba with a $2.8 billion fine following an antitrust investigation that checked out alleged monopolistic practices. In December, the State Administration for Market Regulation launched a probe into the e-commerce giant’s “presumed monopolistic conduct,” which concentrated on Alibaba’s policy that forces merchants to offer on its platforms exclusively, avoiding them from offering on rival e-commerce sites. Continue reading.