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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung's head of mobile DJ Koh says its Galaxy Home smart speaker, originally unveiled in August 2018, will launch by April   —  Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy Home speaker will launch by April, the company's co-CEO said Wednesday.  —  DJ Koh, the head of Samsung's mobile business …
Feb 20, 2019, 4:00 PMIn context
Laura Hautala / CNET:
Report: 17K Android apps, some with 100M+ installs, collect info that can be used to create a permanent record of user's activity on the device for ad targeting   —  Some apps may track your activity over time, even when you tell them to forget the past.  And there's nothing you can do about it.
Feb 16, 2019, 4:25 PMIn context
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung to open stores in LA, Houston, and Long Island on February 20, the first US retail stores to be operated by the company   —  Samsung's coming to a mall near you — if you live in California, New York or Texas.  —  The company on Thursday said it plans to open three Samsung Experience Stores …
Feb 14, 2019, 9:35 PMIn context
Jason Hiner / CNET:
Google Fiber to shut down in Louisville on April 15 after an experimental “nanotrenching” technique to deploy fiber in trenches only two inches deep, failed   —  Google's trick to more rapidly and cheaply deploy its super-speedy Google Fiber project has hit a wall …
Feb 7, 2019, 1:25 PMIn context
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
YouTube CEO says the number of channels with 1M+ subs nearly doubled and the number of creators who earned five figures or more grew 40%+ in the last year   —  In a post Tuesday about her goals for 2019, YouTube Chief Executive Susan Wojcicki touted several milestones Google's massive video site surpassed …
Feb 5, 2019, 6:45 PMIn context
Marrian Zhou / CNET:
Jan 29, 2019, 6:30 PMIn context
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Facebook says it will shut down its private photo-sharing app Moments on Feb. 25; users can export photos until May   —  Take a moment to remember Moments.  —  Facebook said on Thursday it was shuttering Moments, its standalone app for privately sharing photos with friends, in part because few people were using it.
Jan 24, 2019, 1:50 PMIn context
Molly Price / CNET:
UPS and Latch, which launched a pilot of their Amazon Key-like delivery service in SF and NYC last year, plan to expand to 10 new US cities by mid-year   —  UPS and Latch launched a New York and San Francisco pilot program last year, allowing UPS drivers to deliver packages inside apartment buildings equipped …
Jan 22, 2019, 10:45 AMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Atari founder Nolan Bushnell's X2 Games announces plans to launch 6 new voice-controlled, Alexa-centric games in 2019, the first of which will arrive in March   —  Editors' Note, 1/17/19: The Alexa Escape the Room skill mentioned in this piece was created by Stoked Skills, and not by Mattel, as originally published in error.
Jan 17, 2019, 9:40 AMIn context
Shara Tibken / CNET:
A summary of FTC v. Qualcomm so far as the FTC rests and Qualcomm begins its defense against claims it is a monopoly in wireless chips   —  The US Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday presented its last witnesses and evidence in its case against Qualcomm.  Now it's up to Qualcomm to defend itself …
Jan 16, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context

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