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Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Jawbone to launch more fitness wearables: UP3 with new sensors for $180, clip-on MOVE for $50   —  Exclusive: Jawbone To Broaden Wearables Lineup  —  Jawbone is the latest wearable company to try to go where Apple is not going, with plans for two new activity trackers aimed at the low and mid-tiers.
Nov 3, 2014, 10:05 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Apple discussed NFC use for building security access, public transit, more, with possible partners like HID Global and Cubic   —  Apple Eyes New Uses for NFC Beyond iPhone Payments  —  Consumers are just starting to use Apple Pay to make purchases at cash registers and online stores.
Oct 27, 2014, 10:45 AMIn context
Martin Peers / The Information:
HBO's standalone online streaming service likely won't be less than pay TV retail price of $15/month   —  HBO's Online Pricing Trap  —  HBO's broadband service looks doomed even before it starts.  —  While HBO hasn't disclosed details, pricing of the new broadband offering most likely …
Oct 17, 2014, 11:10 AMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Snapchat's long-term monetization play is to build a platform, integrate with other services   —  Snapchat's Real Business Plan is Platform, Not Ads  —  Evan Spiegel was chatting on stage with Michael Bloomberg last week at a Vanity Fair summit in San Francisco when the topic turned to monetization.
Oct 14, 2014, 3:35 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Twitter to unveil “Fabric” app development platform with tools for app sign in, ads, analytics   —  With ‘Fabric,’ Twitter Aims to Win Back Developers  —  Twitter is preparing a push to mend fences with app developers, with the hopes of embedding itself into more mobile apps and collecting deeper data on mobile users.
Sep 30, 2014, 4:10 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Former Apple retail chief and ex-J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson to launch on-demand delivery service for gadgets   —  Former Apple Exec, J.C. Penney CEO to Launch Delivery Startup  —  The godfather of Apple's retail stores is trying to reinvent shopping again, this time by getting rid of stores.
Sep 23, 2014, 5:15 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Greg Wyler, satellite executive and founder of 03b Networks, has abruptly left Google   —  Abrupt Exit for Google Satellite Exec  —  One of the leaders of Google's effort to build a constellation of Internet-beaming satellites, Greg Wyler, has left the company, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Sep 2, 2014, 7:30 PMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Facebook to challenge Google's dominance in online ads, revitalizing Atlas with “demand-side platform” for automated bidding   —  Facebook Assault on Google's DoubleClick Coming This Fall  —  Few people thought much of Atlas when Facebook acquired the advertising technology company from Microsoft last year.
Aug 25, 2014, 7:40 PMIn context
Eric P. Newcomer / The Information:
Amazon has been in late-stage talks to acquire video game streaming site Twitch   —  Amazon to Acquire Twitch for $970 Million  —  Amazon.com announced Monday that it had agreed to acquire video site Twitch for $970 million in cash, the latest sign of the e-commerce giant's expansive ambitions in video entertainment.
Aug 25, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Verizon Preps Challenge to Google's App Store   —  After years of watching Google and Apple dominate the business of selling smartphone software to consumers, Verizon Communications is aiming to alter the playing field by building an industry coalition to launch a new, global online store for mobile applications.
Aug 20, 2014, 10:50 AMIn context

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