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Ina Fried / Recode:
LG will use Intel factories to start making its own mobile chips using 10-nanometer technology that will debut in 2017   —  The move could be a blow to Qualcomm.  —  Korean phone maker LG, which has largely relied on processors from Qualcomm, plans to start making a new generation of homegrown mobile chips using Intel factories.
Aug 16, 2016, 10:10 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
Intel is acquiring deep-learning company Nervana Systems, the first big exit for Andy Rubin's Playground Global; a source says the deal is valued at $400M+   —  The chip giant is betting that machine learning is going to be a big deal in the data center.  —  Intel is snapping …
Aug 9, 2016, 4:09 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
Microsoft launches Pix, a free camera app for the iPhone that uses AI to enhance photos   —  Born in the company's research labs, Microsoft Pix focuses on taking better pictures of people.  —  Don't look now, but Microsoft is becoming a serious player in the world of iPhone apps.
Jul 27, 2016, 10:45 AMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
Microsoft to split chief operating officer duties between five executives as current COO Kevin Turner leaves   —  Turner had served as head of Microsoft's sales team for the past 11 years.  —  Kevin Turner, the former Walmart executive who has led Microsoft's sales team for the past 11 years …
Jul 7, 2016, 9:20 AMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
Apple clarifies differential privacy will be opt-in for iOS 10; data collected for user-added local dictionary words, emojis, deep links, lookup hints in notes   —  “Differential privacy” is Apple's way of collecting data without being totally creepy.  —  After years of touting itself …
Jun 24, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
Report: in Q1 2016, 69% of new cellular accounts in the US came from cars, tablets, and IoT; cars accounted for 32% of new accounts versus 31% for phones   —  Most smartphones go to existing customers, with the real growth coming from tablets and other devices.
May 30, 2016, 7:10 AMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
Project Ara modular phone shipping to developers in Q4 2016, to consumers in 2017; Google is spinning out Ara from ATAP team into a separate business unit   —  Consumers will have to wait until next year.  —  Google said Friday that it is nearly ready to let developers get their hands on Project Ara …
May 20, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
Google will compete with its partners and sell its own Daydream virtual reality headsets   —  Think Nexus, but for VR.  —  While focusing yesterday on its new virtual reality headset as a design that will be licensed to partners, Google also plans to sell a version of Daydream itself.
May 19, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
IoT startup Afero, founded by Danger co-founder and Google engineer Joe Britt, raises $20M led by Samsung   —  Samsung is the lead investor in Afero, led by Danger co-founder Joe Britt.  —  Joe Britt, who worked with Andy Rubin at Danger and Google, has landed $20 million to fund Afero, his internet-of-things startup.
May 18, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Re/code:
NextVR signs five-year deal with Live Nation to broadcast concerts in virtual reality   —  NextVR is teaming up with music promoter Live Nation to offer hundreds of concerts in virtual reality.  Could this be the non-gaming experience the industry has been waiting for?  —  NextVR
May 8, 2016, 10:20 PMIn context

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