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Sources: Snapchat talking to investment bankers about filing for an IPO later this year or early 2017 but hasn't yet settled on a bank   —  Snapchat has been talking to investment bankers about filing for an IPO towards the end of this year or early in 2017, according to people the company has spoken to.
Sep 7, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Uber shut out Uber board member and Alphabet exec, David Drummond, from attending board meetings   —  Uber has shut out an Uber board member and senior Alphabet executive, David Drummond, from attending board meetings, according to three people briefed about the unusual arrangement.
Aug 29, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Source: Snapchat to buy recommendation app Vurb for around $110M plus retention payouts totaling nearly as much   —  Snapchat is tiptoeing into search.  —  The company is acquiring recommendation app Vurb for around $110 million plus additional team retention payouts totaling nearly as much …
Aug 15, 2016, 5:13 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Lyft recently rebuffed acquisition approach from General Motors after consulting with other potential acquirers, will raise a new funding round instead   —  General Motors in recent weeks told Lyft it was interested in acquiring the company, according to a person briefed on the situation.
Aug 12, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Sources: Snapchat's making new type of ad where users scan barcodes or other images to unlock sponsored content in app; one source says a fall rollout expected   —  Snapchat is working on a new type of ad that would allow people to use their smartphone cameras to unlock special sponsored content in the app.
Aug 2, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Kevin McLaughlin / The Information:
Source: private equity firms including KKR, Apollo Global Management, Carlyle Group contemplate buyout of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; deal would be worth $40B+   —  Several private equity firms including KKR, Apollo Global Management and Carlyle Group are sniffing around Hewlett Packard Enterprise …
Jul 29, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: ESPN plans to offer live programming packages directly to consumers on the web, won't include pro football or basketball   —  Walt Disney's ESPN sports network plans to unveil a package of live programming it will offer directly to consumers on the Web, said a person with knowledge of the plans.
Jul 8, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
The Information:
Source: Tony Fadell is leaving Nest, will be replaced by Marwan Fawaz, a former Motorola Mobility executive   —  Dec. 31, 1969  —  Nest co-founder Tony Fadell told employees Friday he was leaving the company, a person familiar with the situation said.  He will be replaced by Marwan Fawaz.
Jun 3, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: Google Home's ARM-based microprocessor and Wi-Fi chip to be the same as those in the Chromecast   —  When Google executive Mario Queiroz unveiled a new voice-controlled virtual assistant, Google Home, at the company's developer conference this month, he left out a key detail …
May 31, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: Apple opening Siri to third-party apps, preparing a Siri SDK for release at WWDC, and developing an Amazon Echo rival   —  Apple is upping its game in the field of intelligent assistants.  After years of internal debate and discussion about how to do so, the company is preparing to open up Siri to apps made by others.
May 24, 2016, 4:33 PMIn context

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