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Felix Gillette / Bloomberg:
Interviews with Nintendo executives and game creators as the company is about to turn 130, buoyed by the success of the Switch   —  With the Switch, the 130-year-old gaming giant has once again turned reports of its demise into Nintendo Mania.  —  For anyone who's ever marveled at Nintendo's vivid …
Jun 21, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: influential Google engineers refusing to work on an “air gap”, needed for military contracts, led to wider resistance to military contracts at Google   —  Earlier this year, a group of influential software engineers in Google's cloud division surprised their superiors …
Jun 21, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by September   —  - Engineers hoped for June launch; company aims for September  — Several new Apple products have been delayed in recent years
Jun 21, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
Match Group, which runs dating services including Tinder and OKCupid, says it's bought a controlling stake in rival app Hinge, after first investing last year   —  - The company first invested in Hinge in September 2017  — As Facebook looks to enter industry, Match builds its brands
Jun 20, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
How advances from Google's Medical Brain team, which is building AI tools to predict disease symptoms, risk of death, more, could help it break into healthcare   —  AI advances by the ‘Medical Brain’ team could help the internet giant finally break into the health-care business
Jun 18, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Samsung ordered to pay $400M by US federal jury for willful infringement on a patent for FinFET chip manufacturing technology owned by a South Korean university   —  - Dispute is over a way to make chips smaller, more efficient  — University claimed Samsung used the technology without paying
Jun 15, 2018, 8:50 PMIn context
Robert Burnson / Bloomberg:
Twitter loses bid to dismiss lawsuit by banned “white advocate” but judge says Twitter did not violate free speech rights or discriminate by banning accounts   —  Twitter Inc. lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a “white advocate” who was banned from the site in a challenge …
Jun 15, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Kiel Porter / Bloomberg:
Goldman Sachs' private equity arm and Hearst Corp. acquire online coupon and deal-sharing company Slickdeals for $500M from Warburg Pincus   —  - Deal is said to value online coupon firm at $500 million plus  — Warburg Pincus reaps 7.2 times return on the investment
Jun 15, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
rideOS raises $9M Series A led by Sequoia for its real-time routing and dispatch software for fleets of autonomous cars   —  A slew of companies have sprung up to make the smarts, sensors and other integral systems for self-driving cars.  Here comes one to tell these cars where to go.
Jun 15, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Inside Facebook's complicated relationship with academics: retaining the right to veto or edit papers, limits on access to data, and offers of research funding   —  The professor was incredulous.  David Craig had been studying the rise of entertainment on social media for several years …
Jun 14, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context

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