Ford's SYNC Platform Gets A Bigger Voice

MyFord Touch, the latest generation of SYNC, raises the number of voice commands from 100 to 10,000 first-level commands. How did Ford increase the platform's vocabulary a hundred-fold? The use of aliases, which allow for a more conversational experience, play a big factor in the solution.…

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Ford Sync AppLink to Boost Smartphone Developer Revenues

Ford is creating a new mobile application developer network to partner with developers and entice them to use functionality to support Sync AppLink. By adding a vehicle interface to smartphone apps, mobile software programmers could benefit from greater demand for their software.…

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BlackBerry Maker RIM Could Connect Your Next Vehicle

With today's agreement to purchase QNX Software Solutions, Research In Motion continues to look beyond the smartphone, as the connected car market begins to rev up. Consumers are already adopting these products in vehicles and RIM is preparing to ride along.…

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Pandora: Now Playing Everywhere

Now that Pandora, a next-generation online music streaming service, has turned its first quarterly profit, the Oakland, Calif.-based company is looking at life beyond the web. And by doing so, Pandora is moving to embody what’s being called the device-agnostic Internet.…

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