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Hello? This is Google's AI calling

Here are 10 that really matter. Google I/O and Google Assistant logos. The technology giant is under fire after designing artificial intelligence that can converse over the phone, mimicking a human voice. You can continue to chat with the Assistant without saying the wake word, and a simple thank you, would be a cue for it to stop. A lot of things could still change until the Google Duplex launch, so we will just have to wait and see how Google reacts to the controversy.

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Walmart officially acquires 77 percent stake in Flipkart

The fact that most of it was already owned by foreign companies or that it is domiciled in Singapore didn't stop people from feeling pride about this Indian firm that had grown so quickly. With platforms such as Myntra, Jabong and PhonePe, Flipkart is positioned to leverage its integrated ecosystem, which is defined by localized service, insights into customers and an efficient supply chain.

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Walmart buys 77% stake in India's Flipkart for US$16 bln

This includes unwinding its commercial agreements with Flipkart and terminating Flipkart's license to use the eBay.in brand. In a country where hyper-local mom-and-pop stores dominate, Walmart and Amazon are betting that groceries will emerge as a sweet spot.

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After Sixers OT loss to Celtics, Embiid wondering where foul calls were

Boston took the first two games at home, and looked like it had the win in regulation of Game 3 after a disastrous turn of events from the 76ers. "Everything I'm able to do I've been doing in this series", Embiid said. The Louisville product again played well with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals to go with no turnovers. Al Horford's new and improved nickname appears to have stuck.

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Tim Cook wants India to have a larger slice of Apple

Apple presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $203.58. Sales of iPads rose 2% to 9.1 million units compared with the same period a year ago, while Mac sales slipped 3% to 4.07 million. "I assume Apple can't find a strategic investment at the current prices that will move the needle for them". Cook said that though Apple's market share is low in many emerging markets, including India, Apple is looking to make iPhone the primary choice of consumers.

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Apple plows United States tax cuts into record share buybacks

Since July past year, Apple has been running aggressive marketing campaigns, offering interest-free EMIs on MacBooks and heavy discounts on entry-level MacBooks on e-commerce portals. Apple's growth story is gradually shifting from hardware sales to its services business as the company builds out the iPhone platform with app sales, music streaming subscriptions, cloud storage and mobile payments.

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Sainsbury's to become UK's largest supermarket following Asda merger

The merger will maintain both Asda and Sainsbury brands and the companies said that Walmart , which is the parent of Asda, will hold 42% of the share capital of the new entity and would not hold over 29.9% of the overall voting rights.

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Fernandinho: 'Current Manchester City team will be remembered for 100 years'

David Moyes responded by making a triple substitution with Evra, Lanzini and Fernandes simultaneously taken off. The one goal deficit didn't last long at all after goals from Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho settled the 4-1 victory for Manchester City .

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Alphabet Profits Surge, But So Do Costs

That accounting change and a one-time benefit cut its effective tax rate almost in half. But not all of Alphabets companies are in the black. Demand for mobile search ads and a strong performance by the YouTube video service drove sales in the recent period, Porat said .

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Arsenal must be 'open-minded' in finding new manager, says CEO

Premier League record breaker and history maker Arsene Wenger will no longer be in charge at Arsenal as from next season. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte can not see another manager matching Arsene Wenger's 22-year Arsenal tenure in the years to come.

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Amazon Reaches 100 Million Prime Subscribers

If, over the long run, Amazon decides to club all these services under a common Prime subscription fee (it already clubs most of them), then this figure will be almost the same as the average Prime subscription fee per member. "In fact, people are pretty good at learning high standards simply through exposure". Bring a new person to a high standards team, and they'll quickly adapt.

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Cosby's chief accuser alleges drugging, assault

Last year, Jackson claimed Constand told her she planned to concoct the twisted scheme, though she was barred from testifying at trial by Judge Steven O'Neill. Cosby's attorneys are expected to cross-examine Constand, including about the almost $3.4 million settlement she received. KELLY: So Andrea Constand took the stand today.

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First Alert Weather: Severe storms and possible isolated tornadoes over the weekend

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Limestone, Morgan, Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin counties in Alabama from 7 AM Saturday to 1 AM Sunday . There is a likely chance of scattered thunderstorms in the forecast for Friday . The main threat to our area still looks to be damaging winds up to 65 miles per hour but there is a chance we could see a few isolated tornadoes, especially west of the Mississippi River.

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Hays school board to look at capital projects, budget

A spokeswoman with the school district said he will be gone all week on "district business". The virtual school uses Acellus - an online learning program with 20,000 schools and 2.5 million students worldwide - for curriculum and instruction, though CSVA students take standardized state tests.

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China's Xi promises to lower tariffs

During an eagerly awaited speech at a development conference on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan, Xi billed the planned cut in vehicle tariffs and a series of other measures as "a new phase of opening up."But numerous steps he outlined are ones Beijing has already proposed in some form".

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Tigermania in full bloom for round one of the Masters

Woods' tee time is set for 1:27 p.m. ET, and we'll have hole-by-hole updates right here. He seemingly hit more pines and patrons than fairways and greens but didn't quite play himself out of contention. Who will you be watching tomorrow? The greens were firm and mean and the pins seemed to have been placed by a superintendent coming off a rough night.

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Temperatures may reach 64 today, with snow possible on Friday

Locker said. "Alpena didn't get any lake effect snow because of the ice cover in the lake". Winds are still a bit breezy too. Expect spotty snow showers or flurries, especially in the snowbelt. The mostly sunny skies won't stick around for very long, though, as showers are likely after 2 p.m. on Sunday . And along with that snow, of course, comes some chilly temperatures.

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Winter and spring clash, bringing rain and snow to West Michigan

A warm front connected with this system will move across Newfoundland, starting as snow , changing to ice pellets and freezing rain, then to rain early Thursday . Minor ice accumulations are also possible. Chance for precipitation is 20 percent. Northeast winds 5 to 15 in the morning becoming southeasterly in the afternoon .

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'Quick Hitting,' Quick Melting Snowstorm Predicted for Morning Commute

Westerly wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. The NWS is advising residents to consider adjusting travel plans around the storm, which is expected to start overnight with a rain/snow mix, so ice accumulations are possible for early morning commuters.

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Amazoncom Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): All You Need Is Growth?

The president also reportedly argued that Amazon is benefiting from low taxes on online retail and from the U.S. Postal Service that offers quick and low cost deliveries to millions across the U.S. The company has become a major player in cloud computing and streaming video, and has used its research in artificial intelligence to launch a popular line of devices powered by its digital assistant Alexa.

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Alberni School District receives $2 million in funding

Athletic director Chris Golden said monies will go toward purchasing new uniforms and live streaming athletic events. The board's next scheduled meeting is April 16. Rudnick says the move is meant to streamline the school schedule to make things easier on parents and their kids, as well as save the district money and give them the time and budget to recruit more and better teachers .

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Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Triples Up the Camera

The biggest highlight of the new P20 Pro is, of course, the endless stream of Leica-branded lenses on the rear. There's already plenty of smartphones on the market that include dual-lens camera systems but Huawei is upping the ante with its P20 Pro getting three rear snappers.

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Why is Facebook investigating the data company Cambridge Analytica?

Cambridge Analytica rose to prominence for its work on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and has been accused of having exercised shadowy influence over British voters. Facebook's head of information security is leaving over disagreements about how the company polices the spread of disinformation on its platform, the New York Times first reported Monday.

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Shoppers upset about Toys R Us closings

But Toys R Us CEO David Brandon told corporate staff in a speech at company headquarters that it will maintain the Babies R Us registry and the web stores for the time being in hopes someone might want to buy that asset, a recording reviewed by The Record in Bergen County, N.J., revealed.

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'American Idol': 5 Audition Highlights From the Premiere & More Thoughts

American Idol is back! But the Fox version would have delayed its return until 2020, a contingency which was rejected by the show's producer, FremantleMedia. But her second song was the selling point. Of course he was referring to Lionel's 36-year-old reality star daughter Nicole Richie. "It's really like walking a tightrope", she says.

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Will Intel Be Next in Line for an Acquisition To Buy Broadcom?

To give an idea of Huawei's rising clout, the tech company previous year posted sales of 600 billion yuan ($95 billion). Trump's order made no mention of China, but an earlier letter from the US Treasury warned that a takeover might hurt US leadership in 5G, or fifth-generation wireless networks now being deployed, and consequently pose a threat to US security.

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Fake news travels six times faster than the truth on Twitter

According to a MIT news release, researchers tracked roughly 126,000 news stories on Twitter, which were tweeted more than 4.5 million times by about 3 million people, from the years 2006 to 2017. The people most likely to spread false information are not well-respected voices on social media , the study found . Twitter, in particular, is responsible for much of their spread, so it doesn't help that the platform's executives recently dropped the ball , so to speak, on the ...

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Jobs Added in February

At the same time, other information released by the government this week showed initial jobless claims still near their lowest level in nearly 50 years, suggesting layoffs are down and employers are trying to hold on to their workers. And so while wages were a disappointment, a bright spot in this report was the labor force participation rate, which climbed to 63% from 62.7%, the largest increase in this figure in years.

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Top adviser to United Arab Emirates cooperating with Mueller investigation

On Monday, Sam Nunberg , a former communications and political adviser whom Trump has sued, hired, fired , rehired and fired again in recent years, made it known that he doesn't plan to comply with a subpoena that the Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller sent his way.

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Florida Senate approves bill preventing anyone under 17 from marrying

While he's not terminally ill, he says its important for people who are suffering to hear words of hope. The program is mainly aimed at staff such as coaches and school personnel, with teachers eligible if they have military or law enforcement experience.