Globe Trotter   A roundup of the latest top technology updates from around the globe

Microsoft is Doubling Down on Car TechCOLORADO Microsoft is thinking through all the fun things you’ll be doing in your car as automobiles gradually become autonomous and drive themselves. And the company is showcasing some of its ideas and technology at CES this week. For instance, Harman, which makes car navigation and entertainment systems, will be adding Microsoft Office 365 software to its systems, Microsoft said in a blog post on Tuesday. Drivers will be able to use voice commands to schedule meetings, hear and respond to emails or make Skype calls when the car is in park, or, someday in the future, when the car is driving you around. -BI

Free Google Ads for Church of Scientology

ONDON In 2014, Google gave about $6 million in free advertising to the Church of Scientology, an activist for the church has claimed.Few people noticed the move at the time: The information resurfaced a few days ago on Hacker News, a technology news aggregator.A spokesperson for Scientology said: “According to its website, Google works with more than 20,000 non profits in over 50 countries.“ -Business Insider

FB Lets Developers Build Chat Bots

LONDON Facebook is allowing a handful of developers to create automated chat robots that work through its Facebook Messenger app, TechCrunch reports. Right now, Facebook is testing a bot named M that some users have been given access to. They can use it to order things online, and to carry out other tasks. It’s basically an automated personal assistant.But TechCrunch reports that Facebook has secretly developed tools for developers to build automated Messenger bots of their own. Chat bots can be used for things like ordering food, looking up information, and making payments. -BI

Source: The Economic Times
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