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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Google says it will permanently remove top touch functionality on Google Home Mini after report that device would repeatedly record, transmit audio to company   —  Google is permanently disabling a feature on the forthcoming Google Home Mini smart speaker, after a reviewer discovered …
Oct 11, 2017, 8:35 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Podcast app 60dB, which focuses on personalized short-form audio content, to shut down November 10 after being acquired by Google   —  Google has purchased podcast app 60db, which will shut down on November 10, Business Insider has learned.  —  “We are thrilled to be joining the team at Google.
Oct 10, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
SEC filing shows MongoDB plans to price IPO at $18-$20/share, would raise ~$152M at ~$930M valuation mid price, less than its $1.6B valuation as a private firm   —  Unicorn startup MongoDB has taken another step toward its IPO by offering a price range for its shares.
Oct 9, 2017, 10:45 PMIn context
Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
Analysis of six Russia-linked Facebook pages, including Blacktivists and Secured Borders, shows ~19M interactions with users   —  A Columbia University social media analyst has published his findings about the reach and engagement achieved by Russia-linked Facebook pages during the 2016 election.
Oct 5, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Netflix is raising prices in US starting today: standard $9.99 plan will be $10.99/month; premium $11.99 plan will be $13.99/month; $7.99 plan does not change   —  Netflix will raise prices for its US subscribers starting Thursday, the company confirmed to Business Insider.
Oct 5, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Akin Oyedele / Business Insider:
GoPro closes down 6.31% after Google unveils its $249 Clips camera   —  GoPro shares fell by as much as 5% in trading Wednesday as Google unveiled a tiny camera that could rival its lineup.  —  Using facial recognition for people and pets, the Google Clips camera takes photos and videos without sound …
Oct 4, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Sam Shead / Business Insider:
European Commission says it's taking Ireland to court for failing to collect €13B from Apple in back taxes identified in Aug. 2016, says no money has been paid   —  The European Commission, the EU's competition watchdog, is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect billions of euros …
Oct 4, 2017, 6:05 AMIn context
Business Insider:
European Commission orders Amazon to pay back about €250M in taxes to Luxembourg, saying it had been given “sweetheart” tax advantage since 2003   —  - Amazon has been ordered to pay €250 million (£221 million, $294 million) by the European Commission over its taxes.
Oct 4, 2017, 5:48 AMIn context
Seth Archer / Business Insider:
AMD announces Embedded Radeon E9170 Series GPU for low power systems that need to drive up to five 4K displays, like retail signage; stock rises over 5%   —  AMD released a new embedded graphics processing unit on Tuesday, and the stock is trading 4.80% higher at $13.32 after the news.
Oct 3, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Google.org-backed Wayfindr's open standard to help blind people navigate using audio instructions and Bluetooth beacons gets ITU approval   —  LONDON — In 2014, members of a youth forum at the Royal London Society for Blind People wrote a manifesto on the change they wanted in the world to help young blind people like themselves.
Oct 1, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context

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