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Kevin McLaughlin / The Information:
Source: private equity firms including KKR, Apollo Global Management, Carlyle Group contemplate buyout of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; deal would be worth $40B+   —  Several private equity firms including KKR, Apollo Global Management and Carlyle Group are sniffing around Hewlett Packard Enterprise …
Jul 29, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: ESPN plans to offer live programming packages directly to consumers on the web, won't include pro football or basketball   —  Walt Disney's ESPN sports network plans to unveil a package of live programming it will offer directly to consumers on the Web, said a person with knowledge of the plans.
Jul 8, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
The Information:
Source: Tony Fadell is leaving Nest, will be replaced by Marwan Fawaz, a former Motorola Mobility executive   —  Dec. 31, 1969  —  Nest co-founder Tony Fadell told employees Friday he was leaving the company, a person familiar with the situation said.  He will be replaced by Marwan Fawaz.
Jun 3, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: Google Home's ARM-based microprocessor and Wi-Fi chip to be the same as those in the Chromecast   —  When Google executive Mario Queiroz unveiled a new voice-controlled virtual assistant, Google Home, at the company's developer conference this month, he left out a key detail …
May 31, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: Apple opening Siri to third-party apps, preparing a Siri SDK for release at WWDC, and developing an Amazon Echo rival   —  Apple is upping its game in the field of intelligent assistants.  After years of internal debate and discussion about how to do so, the company is preparing to open up Siri to apps made by others.
May 24, 2016, 4:33 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Google Preps New Corporate Incubator   —  Sundar Pichai has a new plan to stop Google employees from jumping ship to start companies: Create a startup incubator within Google.  —  Dubbed “Area 120,” the incubator will be overseen by long-time Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz …
Apr 24, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: AT&T working with Cyanogen and ZTE to release phone with an alternative version of Android   —  In Snub to Google, AT&T Looks to Sell Alternative Android Phone  —  AT&T has recently discussed selling a smartphone powered by an alternative version of Android …
Mar 30, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Cory Weinberg / The Information:
Facebook Messenger source code hints at an in-store purchase service, “secret conversations”, and calendar sync between users   —  Facebook Messenger Prepares In-Store Purchase Service  —  Tucked inside the code for Facebook's Messenger are clues for how the chat app plans …
Mar 28, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: with only 10% to 15% of Tumblr's advertising inventory used, Yahoo is considering letting Facebook sell ads within the Tumblr mobile app   —  Yahoo, Facebook in Ad Partnership Talks Over Tumblr  —  Yahoo is considering letting Facebook sell ads within the Tumblr mobile app …
Mar 18, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: on-demand parking startup Luxe is raising tens of millions at $100M+ pre-money valuation, in round led by Hertz   —  Hertz Investing in Luxe  —  Luxe, an on-demand parking startup, is raising tens of millions of dollars at a more than $100 million pre-money valuation.
Feb 26, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context

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