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Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft is planning to release a line of lower-cost 10-inch Surface tablets, priced at ~$400, with USB-C as soon as the second half of 2018   —  - Tablets priced about $400 prepped for second half of 2018  — Surface computers now compete with PCs, Apple's IPad Pro
May 16, 2018, 7:35 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple reports Q2 services revenue of $9.2B, up 31% YoY, and says that the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud storage, and Apple Pay all generated record sales   —  Revenue grows the most since 2015; sales of wearables jump  —  IPhone sales meet projections; Apple sees more revenue gains
May 1, 2018, 5:03 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Samsung, the exclusive supplier of iPhone X OLED screens, says its Q1 profits for its display business were “affected by slow demand for flexible OLED screens”   —  IPhone X screenmaker adds to chorus of sales concerns  —  Samsung is exclusive supplier of OLED screens to Apple
Apr 25, 2018, 11:30 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Tim Cook met Trump at the White House on Wednesday, in a meeting closed to the press, amid US-China trade tensions that could affect Apple's business in Asia   —  Cook attended Tuesday's state dinner for France's Macron  —  Apple CEO has urged China and U.S. to settle trade differences
Apr 25, 2018, 4:10 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon is working on a domestic robot codenamed Vesta that can navigate inside homes like a driverless car   —  Prototypes can navigate from room to room like driverless cars  —  Company hopes to start testing bots in homes later this year  —  Ten years ago, Amazon introduced …
Apr 23, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Qualcomm is cutting ~1,500 jobs, mostly in California, in an effort to cut costs by $1B; the company employs 34K people globally   —  Company to reduce California workforce by about 1,500  —  Management acting in response to shareholder pressure  —  Qualcomm Inc. has begun cutting …
Apr 19, 2018, 10:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Facebook is building a team to design its own AI chips, according to job listings and sources, joining a trend among tech giants to lower reliance on chipmakers   —  Social network could use semiconductors for consumer devices  —  Move follows Apple's chip efforts, early work by Google
Apr 19, 2018, 1:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Uber confirms that Don Burnette, a co-founder of self-driving trucking startup Otto, has left Uber, making him the fourth and final Otto co-founder to leave   —  With the recent departure of Don Burnette, all four co-founders of driverless trucking company Otto have now left Uber Technologies Inc. …
Apr 18, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: ZTE exploring options for its phone operating systems after ban blocking US firms from selling to ZTE may prevent it from using Google's Android   —  Google's Android operating system powers ZTE phones globally  —  ZTE Corp. executives are evaluating software options …
Apr 17, 2018, 8:40 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium news subscription service next year   —  Company integrating Texture purchase into Apple News offering  —  About 20 Texture staff were cut soon after Apple acquisition
Apr 17, 2018, 7:35 AMIn context

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