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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon is rolling out Alexa for Hospitality, a version of Alexa for hotels that can help order room service, request housekeeping, and more, by invite   —  Order room service, request housekeeping, or play some tunes  —  Amazon is today introducing Alexa for Hospitality …
Jun 19, 2018, 7:35 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft acquires Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used by 20M+ students and teachers in 180 countries, and makes it free for schools to use   —  A YouTube reaction video platform for students is now free to use for schools  —  Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used …
Jun 18, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Interview with Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: Google Assistant is coming, Dolby Atmos in current speakers is doubtful, “Works with Sonos” program to expand, more   —  Sonos CEO Patrick Spence sat down with The Verge's editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for an hour-long interview on this week's Vergecast.
Jun 17, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Letting AT&T buy Time Warner was wrong since it conflated internet platforms with providers after the government made a weak case   —  Let's read 170 pages of dunking on Professor Carl Shapiro together  —  AT&T and Time Warner won a historic court victory this week …
Jun 16, 2018, 2:15 AMIn context
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Six current and former Fitbit employees have been charged in a federal indictment for possession of stolen trade secrets from now bankrupt rival Jawbone   —  The Fitbit and Jawbone trade secrets mess has been revived  —  US federal prosecutors charged six former and current Fitbit employees …
Jun 15, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft begins rolling out Redstone 5 preview of Windows 10 to Insiders with SwiftKey support on desktop, new gaming features, and more   —  Testers can try it out today  —  Microsoft is planning to bring its SwiftKey keyboard to Windows 10 later this year.
Jun 14, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lidar startup Luminar says Volvo is making a “substantial” investment in the company and buying its lidar sensors   —  Luminar will supply lidar sensors to the Swedish auto giant  —  Lidar startup Luminar is on a bit of a hot streak.  After announcing a major deal with Toyota …
Jun 14, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Q&A with Pocket CEO Nate Weiner as Firefox tests offering personalized feeds by analyzing articles and videos in users' browsing history and Pocket saved list   —  Pocket CEO Nate Weiner on how local data processing is the future of personalized recommendations
Jun 13, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Epic Games says Fortnite now has 125M registered players under a year after launch; last week, Epic investor Tencent said 40M play the game once a month or more   —  That's a lot  —  Developer Epic Games announced today that Fortnite has grown to 125 million registered players in less than a year.
Jun 13, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces a redesign for its Office suite, including desktop apps and Office.com, rolling out over the coming months   —  A simplified ribbon leads the way for a billion users  —  Microsoft is bringing its Fluent Design system from Windows 10 over to its Office apps to simplify them for the billion people that use Office.
Jun 13, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context

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