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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google's War Against Apps   —  Google's battle to erode the importance of apps is intensifying.  —  The search giant last fall secretly acquired an “app streaming” startup called Agawi whose technology allows people to access apps on their smartphone without downloading them first.
Jun 18, 2015, 10:57 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Evernote CEO Phil Libin is planning to step down, and working to find his replacement   —  CEO Change Brewing at Evernote  —  Evernote CEO Phil Libin has long said he wants to build a 100-year company.  Now he's actively looking for his own replacement to take the startup into its second decade.
Jun 15, 2015, 7:25 PMIn context
The Information:
Sources: Postmates is raising over $50M at $400M valuation   —  The Information Fundraising Briefing  —  Postmates, which primarily delivers food from restaurants like Starbucks and Chipotle, is raising more than $50 million at a roughly $400 million valuation, which has essentially doubled since …
May 28, 2015, 2:50 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google developing Internet of Things OS called Brillo, designed to run on devices with perhaps as little as 32MB RAM   —  Google Developing ‘Brillo’ Software for Internet of Things  —  Google wants its software to power any electronic device that connects to the Internet, whether or not it has a digital screen.
May 21, 2015, 12:40 PMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Facebook is in active talks with game developers about games for Messenger app platform   —  With Messenger Apps Sluggish, Facebook Eyeing Games  —  The first suite of apps that Facebook announced for Messenger were all for lightweight communication: sending people emojis, sound clips, gifs and the like.
May 18, 2015, 11:40 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Wal-Mart Preps Rival to Amazon Prime   —  Wal-Mart Stores is preparing to launch a subscription fast-shipping service similar to Amazon Prime to boost its online business and take on Amazon.com, according to people involved with or briefed about the product.  —  Codenamed “Tahoe,” …
May 13, 2015, 5:25 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google to let developers A/B test app profile pages on Play Store, try different price points, will likely announce at Google I/O 2015   —  Google Sweetens Android for App Developers  —  App stores have hardly been hotbeds of innovation in recent years.  But Google is taking some new steps …
May 5, 2015, 12:10 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of products at Google, takes over robotics division temporarily   —  Rosenberg Takes Over Google Robotics, Temporarily  —  Google's robotics unit—the former pet project of Andy Rubin—has had its leadership shuffled as it remains in limbo.
Apr 22, 2015, 9:05 PMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Google partners with Mummy producer Sean Daniel Co. to make its augmented reality game Ingress into a TV show   —  Google Takes Its Web Game to TV  —  When Google launched a gaming studio five years ago, it was largely an effort to keep a valued employee.  Now, the first game developed by the studio …
Mar 26, 2015, 4:15 PMIn context
The Information:
Facebook is in talks with several media firms, including Vice, The Onion, and Vox Media, to produce high quality short-form sponsored videos   —  Facebook Pitching Advertisers on “Anthology” Video Package  —  In a significant expansion of its video strategy, Facebook is in discussions …
Mar 24, 2015, 3:50 PMIn context

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