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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
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Google Preps New Corporate Incubator   —  Sundar Pichai has a new plan to stop Google employees from jumping ship to start companies: Create a startup incubator within Google.  —  Dubbed “Area 120,” the incubator will be overseen by long-time Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz …
Apr 24, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: AT&T working with Cyanogen and ZTE to release phone with an alternative version of Android   —  In Snub to Google, AT&T Looks to Sell Alternative Android Phone  —  AT&T has recently discussed selling a smartphone powered by an alternative version of Android …
Mar 30, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Cory Weinberg / The Information:
Facebook Messenger source code hints at an in-store purchase service, “secret conversations”, and calendar sync between users   —  Facebook Messenger Prepares In-Store Purchase Service  —  Tucked inside the code for Facebook's Messenger are clues for how the chat app plans …
Mar 28, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: with only 10% to 15% of Tumblr's advertising inventory used, Yahoo is considering letting Facebook sell ads within the Tumblr mobile app   —  Yahoo, Facebook in Ad Partnership Talks Over Tumblr  —  Yahoo is considering letting Facebook sell ads within the Tumblr mobile app …
Mar 18, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: on-demand parking startup Luxe is raising tens of millions at $100M+ pre-money valuation, in round led by Hertz   —  Hertz Investing in Luxe  —  Luxe, an on-demand parking startup, is raising tens of millions of dollars at a more than $100 million pre-money valuation.
Feb 26, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Confidential internal data: Yahoo.com's daily active users declined 16.5% in 2015, Yahoo Mail down 11.5%, and Yahoo Search down 8.8%   —  The Death March of Yahoo's Core Products  —  The number of people visiting Yahoo's three most important products—Yahoo Mail, the Yahoo.com home page and Yahoo Search …
Feb 17, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Alfred Lee / The Information:
According to SEC filings, mutual fund manager T. Rowe Price marked down its Dropbox stake by 51% ; MongoDB, 44%; Evernote, 20%   —  T. Rowe Marks Down Dropbox Stake 51%  —  Mutual fund manager T. Rowe Price marked down its investments in several private tech companies in the fourth quarter of 2015 …
Jan 22, 2016, 7:35 PMIn context
Steve Nellis / The Information:
Source: Salesforce in talks to buy Salesforce-based “quote-to-cash” sales and billing tool SteelBrick for $600M   —  Salesforce.com In Talks to Buy SteelBrick for $600M  —  Salesforce.com is in talks to buy software firm SteelBrick for as much as $600 million, mostly in stock …
Dec 17, 2015, 2:10 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Andy Rubin has tried to recruit personnel to help build a new Android phone company   —  For Andy Rubin, Android Comes Calling Again  —  Andy Rubin, the father of Google's Android smartphone operating system, has recently talked about getting back in the Android phone business after more than two years away from it.
Dec 2, 2015, 5:55 PMIn context

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