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Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Image of Magic Leap rig from January leaks, showing a bulky backpack containing a visible circuit board; CEO says it was a test rig to collect room data   —  Magic Leap, the $4.5 billion startup backed by Google building technology that “augments” human vision with digital imagery …
Feb 10, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Sources: Magic Leap's consumer prototype is in “good shape” ahead of board meeting, but January demos used vaporware; as timeline slips, SDK expected in 2017   —  The future of Magic Leap, a quickly expanding startup valued at $4.5 billion that's developing a futuristic pair of computer glasses …
Feb 8, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Report: Apple hires Greg Duffy, the founder of Dropcam who sold it to Nest for $555M, likely to lead a “special project”   —  Apple has hired Greg Duffy, a well-known entrepreneur who previously founded Dropcam and worked at Alphabet company Nest, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
Jan 25, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Palantir CEO Alex Karp was the only Trump summit attendee from a private firm, showing Peter Thiel's influence   —  President-elect Donald Trump met with top tech executives on Wednesday.  —  The execs that Trump talked to included the people who run some of the most valuable companies in the US …
Dec 14, 2016, 5:30 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple says faulty battery causes unexpected shutdowns on “a small number of iPhone 6s devices”, offers free battery replacement   —  Apple customers have been reporting recently that certain iPhones seem to be randomly shutting off when their batteries say they are about 30% charged.
Dec 3, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Court filings: Magic Leap countersues two ex-VPs over IP who sued for wrongful termination; SF offices appear in disarray relative to Florida operations   —  Multi-billion dollar startup Magic Leap, which is building a cutting-edge augmented reality headset, is currently in a legal battle …
Oct 24, 2016, 4:40 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Yahoo re-enables the auto-forwarding feature in Mail, says it was temporarily disabled due to a platform upgrade   —  Last month, Yahoo removed the auto-forwarding feature from Yahoo Mail.  —  Since automatic email forwarding is often used when switching email accounts …
Oct 14, 2016, 10:38 AMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple has hired several high-level employees, including the COO, from GPU maker Imagination Technologies since July, after backing out of an acquisition   —  Apple is hiring a lot of talent from British chip designer Imagination Technologies, the company that provides the graphics processor for the iPhone 7.
Oct 13, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Yahoo confirms data from 500M+ accounts was stolen in 2014 by “state-sponsored actor”; info includes email addresses, hashed passwords, security questions, more   —  Yahoo on Thursday revealed a massive data breach of its services.  —  Yahoo “has confirmed that a copy …
Sep 22, 2016, 2:47 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple's latest hires, an Oculus researcher and a Magic Leap engineer, hint at push into AR   —  Apple continues to stockpile talent in augmented reality, an area that CEO Tim Cook has said is “incredibly interesting”, as it looks like the company is working on some kind of display or technology …
Sep 16, 2016, 1:05 PMIn context

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