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Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Adobe announces $1.68B deal to buy e-commerce platform Magento Commerce alongside a $8B common stock buyback program through 2021   —  - Company also announces $8 billion share repurchase plan  — Acquisition will help it compete against Salesforce, Oracle
May 21, 2018, 4:37 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Source: Google edited some Duplex calls used in demo to protect identity of businesses involved; one restaurant in the demo may have been identified by Mashable   —  - Company is said to tell staff that robo-caller will ID itself  — Duplex demo at company's I/O conference caused a firestorm
May 19, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Interviews with pioneers of AI and PM Justin Trudeau about the history of neural networks and how the Canadian government brought the AI researchers together   —  Over the past five years, artificial intelligence has gone from perennial vaporware to one of the technology industry's brightest hopes.
May 19, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
CEO Jihan Wu of Bitmain, one of the world's largest bitcoin mining equipment makers, says the company had booked $3.5B in revenues in 2017   —  Even by the standards of Bitcoin, things are crazy in China.  As the boom in cryptocurrencies has become the biggest speculative bubble in recorded history …
May 18, 2018, 4:45 AMIn context
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Special purpose acquisition company Landcadia buys food delivery startup Waitr in a $308M deal that will make Waitr a public company when the acquisition closes   —  - Landcadia Holdings agrees to pay $300 million for Waitr  — Tilman Fertitta has been looking for deals since 2016
May 17, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
Tech Nation report: UK tech companies raised £4.5B in 2017, almost double the previous year, despite fears over Brexit outcomes   —  - Government-backed report says London tech hub still thriving  — Says London is world's second-most “connected” tech ecosystem
May 17, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Filing: WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum had 2.5M Facebook shares, worth $458M, vest on Tuesday; Koum still owns 4.6M restricted shares, which vest in Aug. and Nov.   —  Jan Koum may be leaving Facebook Inc. but that didn't stop him from getting stock awards this week worth $458 million.
May 17, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
How Mobileye, with ~70% share of the “driver-assist” market, made safety central to its pitch to car manufacturers as it starts its own live self-driving tests   —  On Sunday, March 18, a 49-year-old woman named Elaine Herzberg walked her bicycle across Mill Avenue …
May 17, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Profile of Jürgen Schmidhuber, the controversial AI pioneer whose Swiss startup Nnaisense is working on developing an artificial general intelligence (AGI)   —  Jürgen Schmidhuber says he'll make machines smarter than us.  His peers wish he'd just shut up.
May 17, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft is planning to release a line of lower-cost 10-inch Surface tablets, priced at ~$400, with USB-C as soon as the second half of 2018   —  - Tablets priced about $400 prepped for second half of 2018  — Surface computers now compete with PCs, Apple's IPad Pro
May 16, 2018, 7:35 AMIn context

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eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
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