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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Inside competition between multiple firms, such as Google, GM, and Uber, over mapping for self-driving vehicles, with many keen to stop Google from dominating   —  Self-driving cars need painfully detailed data on every inch of street.  Can automakers solve the problem without the reigning superpower of maps?
Feb 21, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Spotify co-founders plan to retain control after direct stock listing through super voting shares, following Google-Facebook IPO playbook   —  Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon said to own super voting shares  —  Facebook, Alphabet founders keep control with similar setups
Feb 21, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt, a key battery ingredient, directly from miners for the first time, amid fears of a shortage   —  iPhone maker one of the largest end users of the metal  —  Cobalt is a key ingredient in mobile phone batteries
Feb 21, 2018, 1:30 AMIn context
Sarah McBride / Bloomberg:
Behind Singularity University's pivot towards executive seminars and conferences after dealing with allegations of assault and fraud, as it raises $32M Series B   —  It's lost Google funding and dealt with allegations of assault and fraud.  —  The pitch was simple: Forget accredited graduate schools …
Feb 17, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
National Labor Relations Board memo: statements in James Damore's memo were “so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive” that Google had a right to fire him   —  Engineer claimed tech giant violated his labor law rights  —  U.S. lawyer said ‘discriminatory statements’ aren't protected
Feb 16, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Belgian court rules Facebook is illegally collecting user data via cookies on third party sites, must remove data, threatens €250K/day fines for non-compliance   —  Fine of up to 250,000 euros a day if company doesn't comply  —  Social network to appeal, says cookies are industry standard
Feb 16, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Alibaba-backed Paytm Mall, the ecommerce unit of India's Paytm, partners with footwear brand Red Tape to open a brick-and-mortar store in New Delhi   —  The online store dips a toe in physical retail with shoes  —  Paytm is adopting a model that Amazon and Alibaba espouse
Feb 15, 2018, 5:55 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
TechInsights: HomePod costs $216 to build, giving it a 38% margin compared to 66% for Google Home and 56% for Amazon Echo   —  Smart speaker's $349 price suggests Apple is making 38% margin  —  HomePod also generates revenue from music subscriptions  —  Apple Inc.'s HomePod …
Feb 14, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber says Q4 net revenue was $2.22B, up 61% YoY, total value of fares was $11B, UberEats is ~10% of its business, and it lost $4.5B on $7.5B sales in 2017   —  Uber Technologies Inc. had a painful 2017, but the business managed to grow.  —  Adjusted net revenue last quarter increased 61 percent …
Feb 13, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
eBay hires data scientist Jan Pedersen from Twitter to head AI efforts and says it will roll out new AR features this year   —  Marketplace seeks to spur spending with augmented reality  —  Retail consolidation could bring new partnerships, CEO says  —  EBay Inc. will roll …
Feb 13, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context

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