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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
A look at the “Coinbase effect”, the popular trading platform's power in influencing the nascent cryptocurrency markets with its 10M+ users   —  On Tuesday, Justin Blau, a well-known DJ and amateur bitcoin trader, was fixed to his computer monitor, caught up in what he thought would be the latest cryptocurrency gold rush.
Dec 22, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Tencent Music plans IPO in 2018, is expected to raise $1B+, valued at $10B   —  Internet giant is said to plan music-business IPO next year  —  Katy Perry, local artists exploit messaging, karaoke apps  —  One of China's most-anticipated initial public offerings next year …
Dec 17, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Business Insider:
Interview with the “founding father of virtual reality”, Jaron Lanier, on Silicon Valley culture, VR, #MeToo backlash, AI, and the future   —  Widely recognized as a founding father of virtual reality, Jaron Lanier has been hugely influential in shaping the technology of today.
Dec 17, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Huawei and Xiaomi are in talks with US carriers, including AT&T and Verizon, to start selling smartphones in the US as soon as next year   —  Huawei, Xiaomi in talks with carriers to expand to U.S. market  —  Apple has lost significant China marketshare to local makers
Dec 15, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Daniel Van Boom / CNET:
Huawei Mate 10 review: at ~$685, it's a cheaper smartphone with performance and cameras comparable to flagships like Galaxy Note8, but no US release is planned   —  Review Sections  —  Review  — CNET - Mobile - Phones - Huawei Mate 10  —  It's hard out here for Huawei.
Dec 8, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a redesigned high-end iPad with Face ID, slimmer bezels, no home button, coming as early as 2018; source says new Pencil coming too   —  New model will eliminate home button, OLED display unlikely  —  Latest iPad Pro models have helped revive tablet sales growth
Nov 8, 2017, 1:29 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
iPhone X shows how Apple's integration of hardware and software fends off less integrated rivals, like Google, even when rival services are superior   —  The history of Apple being doomed doesn't necessarily repeat, but it does rhyme.  —  Take the latest installment, from Professor Mohanbir Sawhney …
Nov 7, 2017, 7:55 PMIn context
Li Tao / South China Morning Post:
Major Chinese e-commerce platforms JD.com and Suning.com discount iPhone 8 by up to 15% to encourage orders   —  Suning.com and JD.com offer discounts on the ‘most poorly sold flagship iPhone model in China’  —  Unlike the frenzy generated by pre-orders for the wallet-busting iPhone X on Friday …
Oct 31, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
As pre-orders open, Apple says iPhone X screen replacement will cost $279, compared to $169 for iPhone 8 Plus; other out-of-warranty repairs will cost $549   —  The iPhone X went on sale today, and with it, Apple released some information about the phone's repair pricing — and like the phone itself, it gets expensive.
Oct 27, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
Profile of Angela Ahrendts, who's reimagined Apple Stores and the community role they serve as “modern-day town squares”, amid lean years for physical retailers   —  The mall is dying — but Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts is reimagining the company's stores anyway.
Oct 25, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context

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