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Bloomberg:
Profile of Austin Russell, 22-year-old founder of Thiel-backed lidar startup Luminar Technologies, which is in stealth and sources say has raised roughly $150M   —  Austin Russell raises millions of dollars for lidar startup  —  Luminar Technologies CEO counts Peter Thiel among backers
Mar 30, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple struggles to make big M&A deals due to risk aversion, inexperience closing and integrating deals, a reluctance to work with external advisers   —  IPhone maker mostly buys small startups for new tech, talent  —  CEO hints at larger transactions as analysts seek new growth
Feb 15, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to join Partnership on AI, the research group that includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, possibly as soon as this week   —  Partnership on AI formed last year to establish best practices  —  Move is latest sign that Apple is becoming less secretive
Jan 26, 2017, 6:30 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is in talks with movie studios to get earlier access to releases for iTunes, possibly as soon as two weeks after theater debut   —  Movie companies said discussing rentals 2 weeks after debut  —  Encryption technology said to be one concern in negotiations
Dec 7, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to cut its 30% App Store fee to 15% for video streaming apps if providers integrate their service with its TV app   —  Move comes as Apple prepares to roll out a new TV app  —  Video partners had been frustrated with Apple's revenue slice  —  Apple Inc. plans to cut the amount …
Nov 16, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Google last month quietly acquired Undecidable Labs, a startup providing purchase research to online shoppers, hired founder Cathy Edwards to head Image Search   —  Undecidable Labs, a startup founded by a former Apple engineer, is now part of Google's search team.  —  Alex Webb
Nov 15, 2016, 7:30 AMIn context
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Carnegie Mellon AI expert Russ Salakhutdinov hired as a new director of AI research at Apple, says he'll continue to do work at CMU   —  Russ Salakhutdinov tweets he's now a director of AI research  —  Apple has struggled to attract top AI talent due to secrecy
Oct 17, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's car team gets late 2017 deadline to prove feasibility of the self-driving system, amid hundreds of job cuts and strategy disagreements   —  Company to decide fate of self-driving platform by late 2017  —  Hundreds of software, hardware engineers leave amid struggles
Oct 17, 2016, 9:05 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple developing a Snapchat-like video sharing and editing app and multiple social features for iOS   —  Company looks to catch up as video sharing gains popularity  —  Engineers test deeper social ties across iPhone, iPad software  —  Apple Inc., seeking to capitalize on the popularity …
Aug 25, 2016, 7:05 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's car project switches focus to developing an autonomous driving software system, though Apple isn't ditching efforts to create its own vehicle   —  Dan Dodge, former founder, CEO of QNX, joined Apple this year  —  Bob Mansfield took over cars initiative with emphasis on tech
Jul 28, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context

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