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Mobile Minutes: Google revs AI; Samsung buys Joyent; Apple user habits; YouTube’s free video ads


Google has made no secret of its AI ambitions, and on Thursday it announced the next step in its bold plans to realize them: a brand-new research group in Europe focused squarely on machine learning.
Read more on Computerworld

Samsung acquires cloud company Joyent
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has bought its own cloud company.
Read more on USA Today

Apple’s tries to peek at user habits without violating privacy
Apple Inc. is tapping new technology to garner insight into user behavior, in an effort to keep pace with rivals’ insights without violating its privacy pledges.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

YouTube starts producing free video ads for small businesses
YouTube wants to lure in more small businesses as advertisers, and is giving away free professional video shoots to do so: The Google-owned video site launched a new program Wednesday to produce free professional video ads for small businesses that commit to spend at least $150 of their ad dollars on YouTube.
Read more on Variety