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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
Bloomberg:
Sources: only one 2017 iPhone model may have OLED screen due to supply constraints; OLED model may have all-glass design and bezel-less screen larger than 5"   —  Display makers seen struggling to meet iPhone output in 2017  —  OLED displays are more energy efficient, provide deeper colors
Nov 17, 2016, 1:05 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has several engineers in Canada building a car OS, of which about two dozen came from Blackberry's QNX, is testing self-driving software with VR   —  Canada office hires engineers from BlackBerry's QNX unit  —  Apple said to test self-driving software with virtual reality
Oct 25, 2016, 2:52 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
IHS estimates Pixel XL 32GB model, which retails for $769, has a total materials and manufacturing price of $285.75, beating Apple's margin on the 32GB iPhone 7   —  Google's new line of Pixel phones have the shape, pricing, and some of the features of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, but critically for investors, they also have Apple-like margins.
Oct 25, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context

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Microsoft:
AI-controlled soaring machine takes flight  —  Microsoft researchers test an autonomous sailplane able to identify, predict and act on complex variables.
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Zoho:
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