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Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Source: Verizon is seeking to partner with Google or Apple to provide a TV service when it launches 5G to homes in LA and Sacramento later this year   —  - First wireless broadband service with video launches this year  — Live, online TV to be part of showcase for superfast network
Jul 23, 2018, 7:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
According to speed test service Ookla, Apple's iPhone X on average has downloaded data at 29.7 Mbps, well behind Samsung's Galaxy S9 at 38.9 Mbps   —  - Loading speeds have become a key selling point for Samsung  — Qualcomm says its modems produce faster connections for phones
Jul 23, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: in August 2017, Google sent a letter suggesting changes to Android OEM contracts and apps distribution; offer was rebuffed by EU as too little too late   —  - Company offered to tweak Android contracts to placate EU  — Vestager says the peace offering didn't come quickly enough
Jul 22, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Banks are increasingly looking to mobile-only offerings to grab market share among younger, lower-income consumers and to boost their presence in new cities   —  - U.S. Bancorp, JPMorgan among firms with mobile-only offerings  — Lenders are no longer bound by geography, an executive says
Jul 22, 2018, 12:40 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
NYC sues Airbnb to force compliance with city's subpoena on listings; Airbnb says it didn't comply because subpoena was too broad and asked for unrelated info   —  - City council voted to require company to give details on hosts  — NYC says company has refused to cooperate with investigation
Jul 20, 2018, 10:00 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Inside state-sponsored trolling efforts that combine virtual hate mobs, surveillance, and misinformation to silence critical voices and spread disinformation   —  Sitting cross-legged on a charpoy, an Indian day bed, Mahaveer Prasad Khileri taps on his laptop, his face lit by the screen …
Jul 20, 2018, 6:30 PMIn context
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook's plans for a nationwide rollout of WhatsApp payments service in India is being held up by government concerns over storage of user data   —  - Officials are said to have concerns about where data's stored  — The social media giant had geared up for a nationwide launch
Jul 20, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank's Vision Fund is seeking to invest almost $1B in Chinese AI company SenseTime, which has raised more than $1.2B this year   —  - A deal would be SenseTime's third major funding in past year  — SenseTime uses artificial intelligence for facial recognition
Jul 20, 2018, 2:30 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Best Buy, expected to succumb to competition from Amazon, is instead thriving because of in-home consultations and “personal chief technology officers”   —  The big-box retailer doesn't just want to sell you electronics.  It wants its in-home consultants to be “personal chief technology officers.”
Jul 19, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber's head of strategic finance, Prabir Adarkar, leaves to be the new CFO of DoorDash as Uber's three-year search for a CFO continues ahead of next year's IPO   —  Food delivery startup DoorDash Inc. named Prabir Adarkar as chief financial officer, poaching the most senior leader of Uber Technologies Inc.'s finance department.
Jul 19, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context

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