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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Huawei has 100+ engineers developing a smartphone digital assistant for its Chinese users, aimed at competing with Siri   —  One of China's largest smartphone makers wants to take on Siri.  —  by  —  Huawei Technologies Co., the third-largest smartphone maker …
Feb 15, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple hires Timothy Twerdahl, director of Amazon's Fire TV business and previously exec at Roku and Netflix, as VP for Apple TV product marketing   —  Former Amazon executive also held roles at Netflix and Roku  —  The hire lets company to beef up team seeking content deals
Feb 7, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple began developing a new low-power ARM-based chip last year for Macs, which will work alongside Intel's chipset and handle “Power Nap” duties, more   —  A part built with ARM Holdings is used in keyboard's Touch Bar  —  New design could help improve battery life in MacBook laptops
Feb 1, 2017, 4:18 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Andy Rubin's new startup, Essential, is working on a suite of consumer hardware products; source says the company aims to launch a smartphone this year   —  Android's creator is building a high-end smartphone to be the centerpiece of a series of AI-infused consumer gadgets.  —  by
Jan 13, 2017, 2:44 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: the Mac is getting far less attention inside Apple than it once did, amid lack of clear direction from senior management and departures of key people   —  Inside the company, the once iconic computer is getting far less attention than it once did.  —  by
Dec 20, 2016, 9:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Fitbit bought Pebble for less than $40M, below Pebble's total debt and other obligations; Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky to rejoin Y Combinator as partner   —  Pebble CEO Migicovsky said planning to join Y Combinator  —  Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, is close to buying software assets …
Dec 7, 2016, 12:45 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: key executive for Apple health initiatives, Yoky Matsuoka, has left the company after joining in May   —  Yoky Matsuoka joined Apple in May to help lead health projects  —  Previously co-founded Google X, ran technology at Nest Labs  —  Yoky Matsuoka, who joined Apple Inc …
Dec 2, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple improving maps to better compete with Google, deploying drones to monitor roads and using Indoor.io, which it bought in 2015, for indoor mapping   —  Company gets FAA approval to use drones for data collection  —  Apple acquired startup Indoor.io for interior mapping project
Dec 1, 2016, 7:45 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon developing premium Echo-like device with a 7-inch touchscreen set at an angle and high-grade speakers, to be announced as soon as Q1 2017   —  Company may release higher-end device early next year  —  New speaker targets kitchens; to cost more than Echo gadgets
Nov 29, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple disbands division that develops AirPort wireless routers, which were last refreshed in 2013, and reassigns its engineers to other projects   —  Apple disbands its router division, reassigns engineers  —  Apple Inc. has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers …
Nov 21, 2016, 8:40 AMIn context

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