Kevin Rippon

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Former Siri team working on radically new virtual personal assistant with true artificial intelligence

“Siri is chapter one of a much longer, bigger story,” says Dag Kittlaus, one of three of the original creators of Apple’s virtual personal assistant. The team, originally acquired by Apple as part of its $200M purchase of Siri, has now left the company to form a new startup, Viv Labs, to work on …

New marketing platform report shows vendors are adding more analytics features

Raab Associates has released its latest report on marketing automation platforms.<p>The annual report, called the B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST), provides more than 200 data points about each product, narrative descriptions of vendor strengths and weaknesses and fitness ratings …

Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It’s Not Quite So Absurdly Simple Anymore

If you don’t know the parable of the stone soup, it’s worth a read — because it’s a great illustration of the trajectory of messaging app Yo. Yo was an app so simple we dubbed it absurdly, ridiculously so. The app let the user send a single word — the eponymous “yo” — to another user. And they …

If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding …

An App That Tracks Water Use In Real Time, So Californians Can Save In The Drought

Partnering with utility companies, Dropcountr is letting residents know for the first time how much water they are actually wasting.<p>Three years into California’s worst drought in half a millennium, most of the state’s residents still aren’t saving water. Water usage actually ticked slightly upward …

How a relaunch saved Foursquare from certain death

Foursquare’s pivot may have saved the company, early adoption stats reveal.<p>Back in May, Foursquare announced a startling new direction: a complicated plan to split itself into two separate services, with a namesake app for discovery and a new check-in app called “Swarm.” The news, of course, sent …

Mushroom Lentil Tacos with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals that anyone can make -- whether you're in your first apartment or feeding a hangry family.</i><p><i>Today: Feeling stressed? Grab a taco with one hand and a</i> …

11 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Meals

Now's the time of year when your friends are looking for any excuse to be outside and enjoy good food, cold beer, and a warm breeze. People are inventing reasons to get together -- one friend is hosting the "One Year Anniversary of My Housewarming Party" party -- and you're always expected to bring …

Mini Grilled Gyro Burgers With Tzatziki and Pickled Peperoncini Recipe

A gyro-spiced beef-and-lamb mixture is formed into little patties, grilled, and topped with tzatziki and pickled pepperoncini for one tasty sandwich.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>A 50/50 mix of ground beef and lamb strikes a nice balance between the flavor of a burger and a gyro.<br>• Adding additional fat or …

Sweet and Hot Curried Zucchini Pickles

Summer squash is also excellent in this recipe, although the coloring of the final product is not quite as distinctive. If you're one of those …

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Living in an Instant World: What's Next After Now?

The fifth and final post in Re/code's week-long instant gratification series.<p><b>When I lose myself in typing</b> until my stomach tells me that it’s time to eat, I open my phone and type “sp” in the search bar.<p>The only-in-Silicon-Valley on-demand food services SpoonRocket and Sprig have quite literally …

Going My Way? Uber Unveils Carpooling As Its Assault On Ownership Continues

Uber has made no secret of the fact that its real target isn’t the taxi industry it’s upending, but rather the very idea of car ownership. But to make that work, it needs affordable rides to be available nearly anywhere you might drive yourself today. In an effort to both lower costs and raise the …

United Airlines app can now scan your passport for international flights

Even if you can check in online, you still have to show your passport somewhere at the airport if you're flying international. United Airlines wants to do away with that step, though, so the company has updated its iOS and Android app with the capability to scan passports on your own. When you …

When Wearable Health Trackers Meet Your Doctor

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Maximilian Heubl, is a tech blogger, a data journalist (data journalism ambassador for Infogr.am), digital health geek and technology advocate and speaker. Ben founded a European chapter of the non-for profit organization Health 2.0 and currently advocates for improved online</i> …

Don't worry. Even Walmart is trying to figure out how to maximize mobile

SAN FRANCISCO — Walmart has been committing serious resources to e-commerce — just take a look at Walmart’s growing list of technology acquisitions — but the retailing behemoth still plenty of work to do. That’s especially true when it comes to marketing to customers and increasing sales through …

Russian hackers reportedly amassed 1.2 billion username-password combinations

More than half a billion email addresses, and 1.2 billion username and password combinations, and are in the hands of a Russian crime syndicate, …

How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications

At their recent developer conferences, Apple and Google introduced new facilities in their mobile operating systems that will serve as aggregation points for a rich stream of data from wearables. But the more important stream to manage may be the path back from the phone.<p>In these early days of …

Internet.Org’s App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia

85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans. So Facebook’s accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android and web app for the developing world with free data access to a limited set of services including Facebook, Messenger, Wikipedia, and Google …

Hilton will let you use your phone as a hotel room key

Starwood isn't the only hotel chain that wants you to use your smartphone as a hotel room key; Hilton is launching an initiative that lets you use your Android or iOS device to control virtually every aspect of your stay. Later this summer, a Hilton app will let you choose your preferred room, make …

Vietnamese Green Mango Noodle Salad with Grilled Pork

Gather up everything there is to love about Vietnamese food and put it in one dish and you'd probably have this salad. Tangles of sheer cellophane …

Zucchini, Caper, and Herb Linguine

We didn't tend to eat a lot of pasta at home when I was a child as my mother is a diabetic, but I remember my dad serving spaghetti with steak in his …

Italian Food

Bay Leaf Creme Brulee

For this recipe you must put bay's association with stews and stocks out of your mind. The flavor of the fresh leaves is full of sweet spice. When I …

Dessert

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi with Saffron Tomato Sauce

This is the homemade pasta to make with little kids; anyone who can work with Playdough can make these gnocchi with expertise.<p>Tender, milky and …

Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Avocadoes, and Lime Cilantro Dressing

Even more so than corn on the cob swabbed with butter, when summer comes, I look forward to sweet, nubby corn salads loaded with vegetables and a …

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BLT Salad

<i>Shop</i>: You know the drill: ripe heirloom tomatoes and thick-sliced smokehouse bacon. Baguettes from an artisanal bakery. Excellence lies in the …

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Chopped Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Fresh Cheese and Mint

Sweet and crisp, raw sugar snap peas are hard to resist. In this recipe they are chopped into bite-size pieces and paired with crispy chunks of …

Nectarine, Tomato and Basil Salad with Torn Mozzarella

One of the best salads in the book, this shows just how perfumed basil is. You can omit the mozzarella if you are watching your fat intake, or if …

Spicy Soba Noodles with Wilted Watercress

Soba noodles, hearty and flavorful Japanese noodles made from either buckwheat only or buckwheat and wheat flour, pair perfectly with peppery …

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Picnic Chicken and BBQ Pit Beans

Smoked chicken, served warm or cold, alongside sweet barbecue pit beans and the melon salad, is refreshing for any picnic, in your backyard or at the …

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Asparagus with a Fried Egg and Parmigiano

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 large bunch asparagus (about 1 pound)<br>• 1/3 cup water<br>• Kosher salt<br>• 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 4 extra-large eggs, …

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