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Rick Tetzeli / Fast Company:
In wide-ranging interview, Apple execs say 2012 Maps debacle led to public beta testing for new iOS releases   —  iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard.  But the company may be stronger than ever.  —  Eddy Cue doesn't look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades.
Aug 8, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Inside the development of Facebook's $30K Surround 360 Camera, which was just open-sourced   —  Today, Facebook is releasing the open-source design of its 360-degree 3D camera.  Fast Company got an exclusive look behind the curtain.  —  Stapled to the wall outside a lab near Facebook's …
Jul 26, 2016, 10:00 PMIn context
Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Verizon EVP Walden on reasons for Yahoo deal: need for ad inventory and quick audience growth to fuel media empire ambitions, 600M monthly mobile users, more   —  Verizon EVP Marni Walden explains why Verizon just paid $4.8 billion for Yahoo.  One big reason?  Yahoo's 600 million monthly mobile users.
Jul 25, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
Home-cooking startup Josephine's struggle with murky laws and regulations raises questions about the future of the food-sharing economy   —  Politicians talk big about supporting innovation, but as home-cooking startup Josephine discovered, the system isn't designed that way.
Jul 10, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Microsoft acquires messaging app vendor Wand Labs to bolster its chat intelligence products as part of larger “conversation as a platform” strategy   —  The startup, which ties together an array of services through a conversational interface, will help build out Satya Nadella's vision.
Jun 16, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Inside Verizon's efforts to build a multi-billion dollar media business that can challenge new media giants like Netflix, and why it is vying to buy Yahoo   —  The telecom giant, which is in talks to acquire Yahoo, wants a piece of the digital content revolution.
May 29, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Fast Company:
Samsung says no Android Wear devices are in development or being planned, citing better battery efficiency of Tizen OS   —  It was at Google I/O two years ago that Samsung announced its Gear Live smartwatch (now discontinued) running the Android Wear OS.  Two years later the collaboration is over.
May 24, 2016, 1:07 PMIn context
John Paul Titlow / Fast Company:
How Pandora plans to reinvent itself with on-demand streaming, ticket-selling, and live streaming concerts   —  Inside Pandora's Plan To Reinvent Itself—And Beat Back Apple And Spotify  —  In 2016, personalized Internet radio alone won't cut it.  Here's how Pandora hopes to maneuver its way to profitability.
May 1, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Christina Farr / Fast Company:
The first Apple CareKit health apps are out, and CareKit becomes available on GitHub today   —  Apple's First CareKit Apps Are Here  —  Developers can use CareKit to build apps that track patients' health between doctor's visits.  —  How often do you visit your doctor's office?  Three, four times per year?
Apr 28, 2016, 4:10 AMIn context
Nicole LaPorte / Fast Company:
Sources: Apple held secret talks with A-listers at Sundance and in LA, plans to move into original content alongside Facebook, YouTube, and Alibaba   —  Apple, Facebook, Google, and Alibaba Take Hollywood  —  Since Netflix and Amazon proved that outsiders can thrive in entertainment …
Apr 18, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context

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