Everything you need to know about software patent applications

This article was originally published on UpCounsel. You have a great new idea for what you hope is the next big app. You did your research and you could not find anything out there that is even remotely similar. You have brought together investors and are working with a team of developers and now you are wondering whether you can protect your idea by securing a patent. But is it patentable? Can you patent an …

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A brief history of ASR: Automatic Speech Recognition

This moment has been a long time coming. The technology behind speech recognition has been in development for over half a century, going through several periods of intense promise — and disappointment. So what changed to make ASR viable in commercial applications? And what exactly could these systems accomplish, long before any of us had heard of Siri? The story of speech recognition is as much about the application of different approaches as the development of raw …

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Sign up for Fetch, Shoeboxed’s new expense management product

Sponsored Content Shoeboxed, Inc. a veteran of small business SaaS solutions since 2007, is the worldwide leader in expense reporting and receipt management solutions.  Fetch, Shoeboxed’s newest product has a streamlined receipt submission process for employees which then batches receipts for approval and payment by team administrators. From the expense categories and icons your team uses to how often you’d like to be notified of expenses needing approval, you can adjust just about anything to fit your …

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College admissions essay secrets: Top 10 essay writing tips

Sponsored Content  1. Don’t Thesaurusize Your Essay. Do Use Your Own Voice. Admissions officers can tell Roget from an 18-year-old high school senior. Big words, especially when misused, detract from the essay, inappropriately drawing the reader’s attention and making the essay sound contrived. Before: Although I did a plethora of activities in high school, my assiduous efforts enabled me to succeed. After: Although I juggled many activities in high school, I succeeded through persistent work. 2. Don’t …

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