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Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is developing an EKG heart monitor for Apple Watch   —  Electrocardiogram can help detect arrhythmia, stroke risks  —  Apple Watch already has a built-in heart rate monitor  —  Apple Inc. is developing an advanced heart-monitoring feature for future versions of its smartwatch …
Dec 21, 2017, 12:47 PMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber says it has hired Barney Harford, former CEO of online travel site Orbitz that was acquired by Expedia in 2015, as its COO   —  Harford becomes company's second-highest ranking executive  —  Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi worked with Harford at Expedia  —  Barney Harford …
Dec 20, 2017, 11:23 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to combine iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps in push toward platform unification, aims to let developers expand iOS apps to Macs as early as 2018   —  Aim is to let developers expand iOS apps to Mac computers  —  Apple customers have complained some Mac apps get short shrift
Dec 20, 2017, 9:56 AMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
YouTube signs new long-term agreement with Universal Music Group over music rights, royalty rates; sources say Sony Music signed new agreement with YouTube, too   —  New Universal, Sony agreements allow video uploads to continue  —  Deals establish royalty rates between YouTube, rights holders
Dec 19, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Julie Verhage / Bloomberg:
Peer-to-peer insurance company Lemonade raises $120M Series C led by SoftBank, sources say at a $500M+ valuation   —  Lemonade had raised $60 million prior to this new round  —  Previous backers include Google Ventures and Sequoia Capital  —  SoftBank Group Corp. is betting that technology …
Dec 19, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Jeremy Herron / Bloomberg:
The stock of a small fintech company, Longfin, surged 2,400% in a week after acquiring Ziddu, a “blockchain-empowered global micro-lending solutions provider”   —  LongFin buys microlender that transacts only in digital coins  —  Latest small company to see gains based tied to bitcoin mania
Dec 18, 2017, 3:00 PMIn 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
Justina Lee / Bloomberg:
Male-dominated cryptocurrency industry is slowly starting to open up to women; four out of 30 largest ICOs this year through October had female co-founders   —  Two largest ICOs yet are by companies co-founded by women  —  ‘Very welcoming to anyone who drinks the Kool-Aid:’ Morales
Dec 16, 2017, 8:50 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
Bloomberg:
Unsealed docs from 2015 class action lawsuit against Microsoft show staff skepticism about company's equal pay claims, sexual assault allegations, more   —  The woman was an intern when her Microsoft colleagues took her out for drinks in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Dec 14, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context

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