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Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Shazam, which crossed 1B app downloads in September 2016, launches brand-sponsored AR features   —  Shazam was one of the winners of the early app rush.  Its app had a simple function — identifying what song is playing — that's led to 1 billion downloads on iOS and Android so far.
Mar 7, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Image of Magic Leap rig from January leaks, showing a bulky backpack containing a visible circuit board; CEO says it was a test rig to collect room data   —  Magic Leap, the $4.5 billion startup backed by Google building technology that “augments” human vision with digital imagery …
Feb 10, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Sources: Magic Leap's consumer prototype is in “good shape” ahead of board meeting, but January demos used vaporware; as timeline slips, SDK expected in 2017   —  The future of Magic Leap, a quickly expanding startup valued at $4.5 billion that's developing a futuristic pair of computer glasses …
Feb 8, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Report: Apple hires Greg Duffy, the founder of Dropcam who sold it to Nest for $555M, likely to lead a “special project”   —  Apple has hired Greg Duffy, a well-known entrepreneur who previously founded Dropcam and worked at Alphabet company Nest, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
Jan 25, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Palantir CEO Alex Karp was the only Trump summit attendee from a private firm, showing Peter Thiel's influence   —  President-elect Donald Trump met with top tech executives on Wednesday.  —  The execs that Trump talked to included the people who run some of the most valuable companies in the US …
Dec 14, 2016, 5:30 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple says faulty battery causes unexpected shutdowns on “a small number of iPhone 6s devices”, offers free battery replacement   —  Apple customers have been reporting recently that certain iPhones seem to be randomly shutting off when their batteries say they are about 30% charged.
Dec 3, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Court filings: Magic Leap countersues two ex-VPs over IP who sued for wrongful termination; SF offices appear in disarray relative to Florida operations   —  Multi-billion dollar startup Magic Leap, which is building a cutting-edge augmented reality headset, is currently in a legal battle …
Oct 24, 2016, 4:40 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Yahoo re-enables the auto-forwarding feature in Mail, says it was temporarily disabled due to a platform upgrade   —  Last month, Yahoo removed the auto-forwarding feature from Yahoo Mail.  —  Since automatic email forwarding is often used when switching email accounts …
Oct 14, 2016, 10:38 AMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple has hired several high-level employees, including the COO, from GPU maker Imagination Technologies since July, after backing out of an acquisition   —  Apple is hiring a lot of talent from British chip designer Imagination Technologies, the company that provides the graphics processor for the iPhone 7.
Oct 13, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Yahoo confirms data from 500M+ accounts was stolen in 2014 by “state-sponsored actor”; info includes email addresses, hashed passwords, security questions, more   —  Yahoo on Thursday revealed a massive data breach of its services.  —  Yahoo “has confirmed that a copy …
Sep 22, 2016, 2:47 PMIn context

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