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Business Insider:
Sources: Apple held multiple acquisition talks with Leap Motion, beginning in 2013 and most recently in spring 2018, when Apple made an offer between $30M-$50M   —  - Apple has offered to buy augmented reality startup Leap Motion multiple times, most recently in the spring of 2018.
Oct 31, 2018, 10:32 AMIn context
Business Insider:
Leap Motion loses VP of design and global creative director Keiichi Matsuda; sources say the company has moved out of its SF office to cut costs   —  - Leap Motion, a company that specializes in developing VR and AR software and hardware, has lost its VP of design, Keiichi Matsuda.
Oct 24, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Facebook has quietly launched its Facebook Lite app, previously available only on Android, on iOS in Turkey   —  - Facebook makes a “lite” version of its app for Android phones that uses less data and battery life and is a smaller download.  — A version for iPhones appears to have quietly launched in Turkey.
Oct 5, 2018, 10:05 AMIn context
Kif Leswing / INSIDER:
Twitter says it's testing a redesign of its desktop site with night mode, data-saving mode, bookmarks, and more; UI looks similar to Twitter on a mobile browser   —  Twitter is testing a redesign of its desktop website that adds a night mode, data-saving mode, bookmarks, and other new features, the company announced on Thursday.
Sep 6, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / INSIDER:
Sources: Apple invited 30+ app devs to an April 2017 meeting to recommend they move from selling apps at a low upfront cost to a subscription-based SaaS model   —  - But there are concerns that the competitiveness of the marketplace may make it difficult to maintain high-quality utility apps.
Aug 13, 2018, 9:00 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
While Apple's decision to remove five of Alex Jones' podcasts has caused many platforms to follow suit, Infowars' app is still available in the App Store   —  - Apple said on Sunday that it will remove several Infowars podcasts from its iTunes directory, including the widely-viewed Alex Jones Show.
Aug 6, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Light, which makes a 16-lens camera, raises $121M Series D led by SoftBank's Vision Fund to bring its camera tech to smartphones and self-driving cars   —  - Light, a Palo Alto-based company that makes a 16-lens camera, just raised a whopping $121 million from investors led by SoftBank's Vision Fund.
Jul 18, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Ming-Chi Kuo report: Galaxy S10 to come in three sizes in 2019, with 5.8", 6.1", 6.4" screens; the larger two will have fingerprint sensors built into display   —  - Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup is expected to be composed of three models when it launches next year, according to a well-known research analyst.
Jul 16, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Facebook and Microsoft confirm plans to update their gun emoji designs to be more in line with Apple, Samsung, and Google; Microsoft shares water gun design   —  - The latest companies to redesign their gun emojis are Facebook and Microsoft, which announced the upcoming changes this week.
Apr 25, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
SEC says Altaba, the holding company that owns the remains of Yahoo, must pay a $35M fine to settle charges that it misled investors over 2014 hack by Russians   —  - In 2014, Yahoo was hacked by a state-sponsored actor identified as Russia.  — Investors didn't learn about the incident until 2016.
Apr 24, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context

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