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Mobile Minutes: Google faces violations; Barbie now Siri-like; Microsoft apps’ cloud support; Facebook’s reality apps

February 19, 2015

googleGoogle faces potential antitrust probe in Russia
Google may find itself the target of yet another antitrust probe, because Russia-based search engine Yandex has sent a request to the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia for an investigation of Google over potential violations of Russian antitrust law, Yandex said Wednesday.
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Mattel, Inc. Gives Siri-Like Capabilities To Barbie
In its series of innovations, the toy manufacturing company Mattel, Inc. announced at the New York Toy Fair that it has been working on “Hello Barbie” – a modified version of its predecessor, which is expected to come with the ability to carry out two-way communication. The doll will also have the ability to absorb references with time, through voice-recognition software embedded within it.
Read more on Tech News Today

Microsoft Office Apps for iOS Get Third-Party Cloud Storage Support
Microsoft on Tuesday announced two new enhancements to its Office suite of apps for iOS devices, bringing the ability to open, edit, and save files from iCloud, Dropbox and other third-party cloud storage services, as well as the upcoming Office Online integration with cloud services that would enable users to view and edit files in any browser.
Read more on NDTV Gadgets

Facebook in Your Face: Virtual Reality Apps on Way
Facebook acquired Oculus VR almost a year ago, but we’ve yet to see how the social media giant plans to utilize virtual reality for its own website.
Read more on Tom’s Guide

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