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Microsoft Taking Care of Masses through a New Skype Version

While the entire technology industry is busy catering costly demands of the elite, Microsoft decided to come up with something that is for everyone! Skype is the most popular and widely used video and conference-calling platform in the world. From casual everyday talks to professional meetings are executed via Skype and almost every other smartphone have Skype installed.

A major problem that Microsoft realized was that Skype lost its speed and performance when it is run on a low-end budget phone or an older phone with Android 4 or 5. Observations revealed that in less developed parts of the world, a majority of people are unable to keep up with the pace of upgradation due to lack of resources.

For this reason, Microsoft introduced a new version of Skype that works perfectly fine on lower-end phones. Continue reading Microsoft Taking Care of Masses through a New Skype Version

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Line is Teaming Up with Sony and LG to Build Its Own Digital Assistant

Yes, you have heard that right. Line is developing its own voice-activated assistant that could possibly help this incredible messaging app compete with Google and Amazon.

All this happened yesterday at the Mobile World Congress trade show, where the CEO of Line, Takeshi Idezawa highlighted the company’s plan which clearly suggests that Line wants to think beyond just smartphones. And, in result, the company has collaborated with Sony and LG to build its own digital assistant that could compete with voice-activated devices such as Google’s home and Amazon’s Echo.

We are still short of complete details, but Line promises all the basic features including the ability to check weather, order products, update calendar and listen to news. However, some surprising features such as facial recognition and the ability to answer complicated questions will be there to stand it out from competitors.

Clova, Line’s assistant, will be available as a smartphone app and speaker called Wave, and expected to be released sometime in summer. As the company’s target market is Asia, therefore it looks optimistic to give a solid tough time to its competitors.