In this week’s roundup AI for the first time successfully passed the Turing test, 34th World Cup games’ increased IPTV broadcasting opportunities, Google continued its products expansion and more.
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- For the first time a program called “Goostman” successfully passed the test at the Turing Test 2014 competition in London on Saturday.
- No one can predict with perfect accuracy what technology trend will birth the next set of billion-dollar or venture-backed companies. But according to Trinity Ventures, by 2020, smartphones and tablets will account for more than 75 percent of global online commercial transactions and more than 50 percent of spend. And the world’s first mobile super unicorn won’t be an audience company like Facebook or Google, but a commerce company like Amazon. When tech historians look back on the 2010s, they will remember it as the m-commerce decade.
- Roku announced that ITV’s video platform is now supported across the current range of streaming players and sticks. Considering ITV will be broadcasting 34 World Cup games, the new channels have landed at an opportune time.
- Google bought a satellite company for $500 million. Skybox Imaging, transmitting from its own satellites to Earth photos and high-definition video now became another tool for Google Maps and Google Earth.
- The 2014 Global Outsourcing 100® selected Oxagile LLC to the Global Outsourcing 100® list for the second time and recognized the company’s position of Rising Star # 8.