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Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey working on a defense startup; sources: it's focused on bringing lidar to border surveillance, Thiel's Founders Fund plans to invest   —  Palmer Freeman Luckey was the kind of wunderkind Silicon Valley venerates.  When he was just 21, he made an overnight fortune selling …
Jun 4, 2017, 8:52 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Analysts predict Amazon will become the largest apparel seller in the US this year, and a source says it is exploring selling custom-fit “on-demand” clothing   —  SEATTLE — If future anthropologists want to study the rubble of early-21st-century retail, a good place to start …
May 1, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Sources: Amazon exploring retail store concepts for furniture, electronics, and more, including plans for grocery stores in India's vast market   —  SEATTLE — Last Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif., Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, climbed into the cockpit of a 13-foot robot …
Mar 26, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Sony has sold 915K PlayStation VR headsets as of February 19, four months after it went on sale, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House   —  SAN MATEO, Calif. — There are plenty of people who are skeptical about virtual reality, a technology some have heralded …
Feb 26, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
How Amazon is using Seattle as a testing ground for its experiments in bricks-and-mortar retailing   —  SEATTLE — On a busy stretch of road in this city's Ballard neighborhood, a curious new grocery store is taking shape — and so begins another effort by Amazon to use the residents of its hometown as guinea pigs.
Feb 14, 2017, 5:00 AMIn context
New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Oculus-ZeniMax trial, says “Oculus products are built on Oculus technology” and that he'd never heard of ZeniMax   —  DALLAS — Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, has said virtual reality could be the next big thing in technology.
Jan 17, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Sonos co-founder and CEO John MacFarlane resigns amid growing competition from voice assistants Amazon Echo and Google Home   —  SEATTLE — Over the years, Sonos has weathered competition from better known rivals like Apple and Bose to find a devoted audience among audio enthusiasts.
Jan 10, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
To avoid the mistakes of the past, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has asked LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner to continue running the company, which brings 10K new staff   —  SEATTLE — Microsoft announced on Thursday that it had completed its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the social network for professionals.
Dec 8, 2016, 10:15 AMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Microsoft looks to leverage its 85M+ Office 365 install base as it launches Microsoft Teams to challenge Slack, which has about 4M DAUs   —  REDMOND, Wash. — In the last couple of years at Microsoft, some old habits have been tossed away, like obsessively placing Windows software at the center of all the company's big bets.
Nov 2, 2016, 1:07 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Former lead World of Warcraft designer Rob Pardo raises $25M for his new startup, Bonfire Studios, from Andreessen Horowitz and Riot Games   —  Big video games, like movies, are usually created by squadrons of people, including dozens or hundreds of artists and developers.
Sep 19, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context

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