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Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Greg Wyler, satellite executive and founder of 03b Networks, has abruptly left Google   —  Abrupt Exit for Google Satellite Exec  —  One of the leaders of Google's effort to build a constellation of Internet-beaming satellites, Greg Wyler, has left the company, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Sep 2, 2014, 7:30 PMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Facebook to challenge Google's dominance in online ads, revitalizing Atlas with “demand-side platform” for automated bidding   —  Facebook Assault on Google's DoubleClick Coming This Fall  —  Few people thought much of Atlas when Facebook acquired the advertising technology company from Microsoft last year.
Aug 25, 2014, 7:40 PMIn context
Eric P. Newcomer / The Information:
Amazon has been in late-stage talks to acquire video game streaming site Twitch   —  Amazon to Acquire Twitch for $970 Million  —  Amazon.com announced Monday that it had agreed to acquire video site Twitch for $970 million in cash, the latest sign of the e-commerce giant's expansive ambitions in video entertainment.
Aug 25, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Verizon Preps Challenge to Google's App Store   —  After years of watching Google and Apple dominate the business of selling smartphone software to consumers, Verizon Communications is aiming to alter the playing field by building an industry coalition to launch a new, global online store for mobile applications.
Aug 20, 2014, 10:50 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google is working to overhaul Web services so it can legally offer them to kids; new features include dashboard for parents, child-safe YouTube, more   —  Google Seeks New Customers: Kids  —  Google has been working to overhaul its Web services so it can legally allow children to use them …
Aug 18, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Facebook in Talks with Hollywood on ‘Oculus Experiences’   —  The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset's first target market might have been video games—an obvious area of interest for new parent company Facebook.  But it may soon go Hollywood too.  —  In recent weeks, Facebook representatives …
Aug 7, 2014, 6:30 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google plans to spend several hundred million dollars marketing Android One phones in India   —  Google Plans India Ad Blitz in Smartphone Bid  —  Google is planning a major spending effort on marketing its new Android One phones in India, in an ambitious play into a challenging but potentially huge market for smartphones.
Jul 16, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Senior Apple Maps app and Mapkit engineer Chris Blumenberg leaves for Uber   —  Apple Maps Engineer Moving to Uber  —  Uber has poached Chris Blumenberg, a senior engineering manager who worked on Apple Maps, according to three people familiar with the move.
Jul 8, 2014, 11:40 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
AMC Networks to launch genre-based subscription video sites this summer   —  AMC Plans Novel Move into Online TV  —  AMC Networks, which has vaulted into the first tier of TV programmers in recent years with shows such as “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” is preparing to break …
Jun 18, 2014, 8:05 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Vevo on the Block after Failed Bid for Independence   —  Vevo, the leading purveyor of online music videos and one of the largest Web video services in the world, is for sale: the company and its bankers have begun taking meetings with a veritable who's who of media and tech companies that have signaled they could be buyers.
Jun 4, 2014, 12:55 PMIn context

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