Watson wants to be your Valentine's Day date Video
Watson wants to be your Valentine's Day date Video Transcript
IT'S MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH. I'M NATALI MORRIS, AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. [*] YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW THAT TODAY IS VALENTINE'S DAY AND THERE IS NO LOVE LOST FOR GROUPON. THE SITE WAS CAUGHT IN A SCAM WITH FTD THIS WEEKEND. FTD IS A FLOWER DELIVERY SITE. GROUPON OFFERED $40 WORTH OF FLOWERS FOR $20. THE PROBLEM WAS THAT THE GROUPON SITE FOR FTD WAS FLOWERS FOR, THEREBY MAKING THE DEAL NOT A DEAL AT ALL. IN FACT, THE VALENTINE'S DAY BOUQUETS COST MORE THROUGH THE GROUPON PAGE. GROUPON RESPONDED BY CLOSING THE DEAL PAGE. WHO DO THEY THINK THEY'RE FOOLING? [*] SONY HAS OFFICIALLY UNVEILED THE XPERIA PLAY PHONE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PLAYSTATION PHONE. WE HAVE BEEN REPORTING RUMORS OF THIS PHONE FOR WEEKS AND NOW IT IS OFFICIAL. IT IS AN ANDROID PHONE WITH A LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE SONY DUALSHOCK CONTROLLER. GAMES WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH A SONY STORE. THE PHONE WILL LAUNCH IN THE SPRING ON VERIZON WIRELESS. [*] CONGRESS IN BARCELONA. THEY ARE THE XPERIA NEO AND THE XPERIA PRO. THEY ARE CANDYBAR TOUCHSCREEN PHONES. THE NEO HAS A VIRTUAL KEYBOARD AND THE PRO HAS A PHYSICAL KEYBOARD. BOTH ARE ANDROID PHONES. [*] LG ANNOUNCED ITS 3D CELL PHONE THE OPTIMUS 3D. IT IS AN ANDROID PHONE WITH A 1 GIGAHERTZ DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR. IT HAS TWIN 5 MEGAPIXEL ITS OWN 4-INCH SCREEN WITHOUT GLASSES. IT ALSO HAS HDMI OUT SO YOU CAN PLAY YOUR CONTENT ON A 3D TV. AND IF 3D ISN'T YOUR BAG, IT CAN DO 2D TOO. [*] PLAYBOOK AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS. THE COMPANY SAYS THAT TWO PLAYBOOKS WILL BE RELEASED THIS YEAR, ONE WITH LTE AND THE OTHER WITH HSPA-PLUS. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE WI-FI ONLY AND THE WIMAX VERSIONS THAT WERE ANNOUNCED AT CES. [*] LATE LAST WEEK. THE COMPANY IS CONVERTING ITS PREFERRED STOCK INTO MORE THAN 17.2 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK, HOPING TO RAISE $100 MILLION. ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY, THE IPO WILL HAPPEN "AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE." WHO KNOWS WHAT THAT MEANS. [*] WEEKEND. REPORTS WERE THAT USERS WERE LOGGING INTO THEIR ACCOUNTS AND SEEING SOMEONE ELSE'S FINANCIAL INFORMATION. BANK OF AMERICA DID THAT ONLINE BANKING WAS BACK UP AND RUNNING ON SUNDAY. [*] IF YOU'RE THINKING OF POPPING THE QUESTION TODAY, IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT GOOGLE NOW HAS A WEDDING PLANNING PAGE. GOOGLE-DOT-COM- GOOGLE SITES, GOOGLE DOCS, AND PICNIC. IT ALSO HAS TIPS FOR PLANNING AND BUDGETING AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS. [*] AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A VALENTINE'S DATE TONIGHT, WATSON WOULD LIKE TO KEEP YOU COMPANY! THIS IS THE JEOPARDY PLAYING COMPUTER. THE MAN- COMPUTER WILL TAKE ON THE TWO JEOPARDY ALL-TIME WINNERS. THIS IS A THREE-DAY TOURNAMENT. IT STARTS TONIGHT AND GOES THROUGH WEDNESDAY. [*] THAT IS YOUR NEWS FOR THE DAY. IF YOU WANT LINKS FOR MORE INFO ON OUR STORIES OF THE DAY, GO TO CNET-DOT-COM-SLASH-LOADED. I'M NATALI MORRIS FOR CNET AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.
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