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Bloomberg:
Facebook hires Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple, as head of Oculus VR hardware   —  Facebook Inc. has hired Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple Inc., as head of hardware for its Oculus VR division.  —  Hillman held senior engineering and design roles at Apple …
Mar 27, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources shed light on Apple's augmented reality team, which is working on several products including AR glasses and AR camera features for the iPhone   —  CEO Tim Cook is betting on augmented reality, a cousin of VR that he believes will keep his company on top and may even supplant the iPhone.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Nest is working on a cheaper sub-$200 thermostat with individual room control, a home security alarm system, and a digital doorbell   —  Nest, the pioneer of the iPhone-like digital thermostat, is readying several new products in its quest to modernize the home.  —  by
Mar 8, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
An inside look at why Apple has failed to revolutionize TV as it tests fifth-generation Apple TV, which sources say can stream ultra-high-definition 4K video   —  The company is testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming ultra-high-definition 4K.  It may not be enough to take on Amazon and Roku.
Feb 16, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
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

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