After a turbulent few weeks, it appears Tumblr may finally be back on track. Its app has now reappeared in the iOS App Store. The company’s recent moves to purge adult content from its site have been met with stiff resistance from users, but it appears it might have worked out in the company’s favor. For almost a month, Tumblr has maintained a page on its help site about the iOS app, promising that its staff was working to restore the app and giving more background on why it was removed in the first place. Last night, that page was… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tumblr
TOKYO (Dec 14): How big should executive pay packets be? How widespread is lax corporate governance in Japan? And what’s the future of the alliance between Nissan and France’s Renault?
These are the broader issues brought into focus by the indictment of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Ghosn was arrested on Nov. 19 charged with understating his compensation by about half of the 10 billion yen ($88 million) he was awarded over five years from 2010. He was re-arrested on Dec. 10 on similar suspicions for another three years.
Since last year, Google has been using WaveNet AI technology from its Alphabet sibling DeepMind to make the Google Assistant’s spoken voice sound a little more human and a little less croaky and robotic. Earlier this year, it started adding additional voice options based on this tech.
And now it’s incorporating British and Australian voice options–both female for now–based on WaveNet’s synthesis. You can choose either of them without switching the Assistant out of its U.S. English setting–which lets it understand you, if that’s the sort of accent you got. Following the Assistant’s convention of naming its voices after colors, the new options are known as British Racing Green and Sydney Harbour Blue.