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Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple shipped about 8M watches in Q4 2017 according to Canalys, which is more than the entire Swiss watch industry sold last quarter   —  - A new estimate suggests that Apple sold more watches than the entire Swiss watch industry last quarter.  — Estimates suggest Apple sold about 8 million watches during the holiday quarter.
Feb 11, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Andrew Ng raises $175M AI fund from Sequoia, Greylock, SoftBank, others, and makes first public investment in Landing.AI, a startup using AI in manufacturing   —  - Andrew Ng is one of the world's most respected artificial intelligence researchers and executives.
Jan 30, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Business Insider:
Magic Leap reveals its Magic Leap One “Creator Edition” AR headset, which it says is coming in 2018   —  Magic Leap updated its website on Wednesday morning, revealing its highly anticipated augmented reality smart glasses for the first time.  —  Billed as the Magic Leap One …
Dec 20, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Early reviews from videographers and other creative professionals find iMac Pro has much improved performance, is decent value, and looks good in Space Grey   —  - Apple's iMac Pro goes on sale on Thursday starting at $5000.  — Early reviews, from professional photographers and programmers, are positive.
Dec 12, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
How Apple is redesigning the Genius Bar as “Genius Grove” to ease strain on Geniuses, serve customers faster, and alleviate overcrowding in its stores   —  - Apple stores have become overcrowded in recent years as the company has become more popular and successful.
Nov 19, 2017, 5:05 AMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Support for third-party developers on Apple's HomePod is limited to messaging, lists, and notes via Siri, shutting out services like Spotify and Uber   —  - Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, will go on sale in December for $349.  People will use it by talking to it.
Oct 30, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Podcast app 60dB, which focuses on personalized short-form audio content, to shut down November 10 after being acquired by Google   —  Google has purchased podcast app 60db, which will shut down on November 10, Business Insider has learned.  —  “We are thrilled to be joining the team at Google.
Oct 10, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Changes to Apple exec bio page show that Craig Federighi is now in charge of Siri, instead of Eddy Cue   —  There's a new executive in charge of Apple's AI assistant, Siri.  —  Apple updated its leadership page on Friday with new profiles for China managing director Isabel Ge Mahe, and Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's new head of HR.
Sep 1, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple confirms it has discontinued iPod nano and iPod shuffle; iPod touch now costs $199 for 32GB and $299 for 128GB   —  Apple updated its iPod lineup on Thursday and discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.  —  They were the last two iPods that didn't run iOS, the same software on the iPhone.
Jul 27, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Mira, which raised $1.5M led by Sequoia, unveils Prism, a $99 AR headset in which screen of inserted iPhone reflects off lens viewed by wearer, shipping in fall   —  Most college kids around their senior year look for internships or a killer beach house for the summer.  —  Not the founders of Mira.
Jul 18, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context

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