Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Companies test the waters with Facebook chatbots

Facebook announced last week that businesses will be able to use chatbots in its popular Messenger app. Two companies, The Muppets Studio and theScore, have high hopes for chatbots in interacting with fans.

Tech titans rise up against anti-LGBT legislation in Miss., N.C.

In the past few weeks, North Carolina and Mississippi have adopted laws enabling businesses to discriminate against gays and transgender people by those who say serving them would infringe on their religious beliefs. Some large tech companies have condemned the laws.

How machine learning will take off in the cloud

Wix, a web development company, is using machine learning on Google's cloud platform to learn more about its users so it can help them find the images they need to build useful websites. It's one example of how Google sees companies applying its machine learning service in the cloud.

Google to bring Internet to unconnected Cuba

Google has set a deal to bring Wi-Fi and broadband connectivity to Cuba, but some are already wondering how much information and access will freely flow to the Cuban people.

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