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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Apple hints at autonomous vehicle ambitions in letter advising NHTSA that new auto industry entrants should get the same testing rights as incumbents   —  Apple last week submitted a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that suggests it's interested in testing self-driving cars.
Dec 3, 2016, 3:40 AMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Intel and Amazon plan to work together on smart home initiatives, to release reference design and SDK for Intel-based, Alexa-powered smart speaker in Q1 2017   —  Intel and Amazon plan to work together on a series of smart home initiatives in the near future, the companies announced today …
Dec 1, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitter acquires Yes Inc., hires ex-Google product director and Yes CEO Keith Coleman as VP of product; Yes apps to be shut down over next few weeks   —  Twitter has acquired the app maker Yes in a move designed to encourage its users to get better acquainted with each other around events.
Dec 1, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon Prime members can now subscribe to HBO and Cinemax for $15 and $10 per month respectively   —  The great cord-cutting revolution continues today with the news that HBO and Cinemax are now available to Amazon Prime subscribers for $15 and $10 per month, respectively.
Dec 1, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Osterhout Design Group raises $58 million for augmented reality smartglasses   —  The Osterhout Design Group has raised $58 million to develop new generations of mobile augmented reality and virtual reality smartglasses.  —  That's a big round for the seasoned company, and it shows that the race …
Dec 1, 2016, 8:15 AMIn context
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Angry Birds maker Rovio spins off Hatch, a freemium subscription video game streaming service, which will launch an invite-only beta for Android early next year   —  Finland's Rovio announced today that it has created a new company called Hatch Entertainment that is developing a Spotify-like service for mobile video games.
Nov 30, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Email delivery platform SendGrid raises $33 million ahead of IPO in 2017   —  SendGrid, an email delivery and performance platform that helps marketers track their email performance stats, has raised a fresh $33 million round led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from Bessemer Ventures and the Foundry Group.
Nov 30, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitter rolls out the ability to create and curate Moments on mobile, two months after web   —  Twitter only recently opened up its Moments product to users, allowing them to curate tweets around specific events, but it was limited to just the desktop and web.
Nov 30, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Lyft's upfront price estimation tool now available in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix, with more cities in “coming months”   —  Starting today in select cities, Lyft is launching its upfront price estimation tool for all of its ride types.
Nov 29, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Telegram launches Telegraph, a long-form publishing tool similar to Medium and Quip that needs no account to publish posts   —  Telegram is branching beyond being a messaging app into something more well-rounded.  The company on Tuesday launched Telegraph, a publishing platform with striking similarities to Medium and Quip.
Nov 22, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context

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