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Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Alphabet, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook collectively spent $80B in the last year on physical assets, including specialized manufacturing equipment   —  Companies that deal in data are some of America's biggest buyers of equipment.  —  General Motors Co. and Google couldn't be more different.
Sep 26, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context
Noah Buhayar / Bloomberg:
Amazon's Alexa fund invests in a $6.7M round for Plant Prefab, a maker of prefabricated homes, that wants to let buyers equip homes with inbuilt voice devices   —  - Technology giant makes its first investment in a homebuilder  — Plant Prefab to let buyers customize homes with voice devices
Sep 25, 2018, 10:55 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Google publishes a proposed framework for privacy regulation, a 3-page document, and taps its privacy lawyer Keith Enright to become chief privacy officer   —  - Longtime lawyer Keith Enright to testify before Senate  — Washington ramps up pressure on tech over privacy policies
Sep 25, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Indian hotel-booking startup Oyo has raised $800M, with commitments for another $200M, in a round led by SoftBank's Vision Fund, sources says at a $5B valuation   —  Oyo Hotels, an Indian startup for booking reliable rooms in the country's chaotic lodging market, is raising $1 billion …
Sep 25, 2018, 7:50 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
A look at how startup entrepreneurs still struggle in France, as multiple regulatory regimes and languages and inadequate capital remain hurdles to scaling up   —  - France spawns a ‘forest of bonsai trees’ but no real giants  — Scaling up is still a problem, although progress is being made
Sep 25, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
US Army to award contract for 2,500 AR headsets in Nov. that may eventually be expanded to 100K headsets and $500M; Microsoft and Magic Leap among bidders   —  Microsoft has also expressed interest in providing augmented reality equipment for the battlefield
Sep 24, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
David Welch / Bloomberg:
To address the talent shortage in autonomous vehicle research, Baidu and several Chinese startups have set up research and development centers in Silicon Valley   —  China's homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. counterpart, has a division focused entirely on driverless vehicles.
Sep 24, 2018, 5:30 AMIn context
Kevin Buckland / Bloomberg:
Source: Toyota has agreed to add Android Auto to its vehicles; Toyota announced compatibility with Apple's CarPlay in January   —  - Deal ends years of resistance to Google platform over safety  — Japanese carmaker already has compatibility with CarPlay
Sep 23, 2018, 6:30 PMIn context
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Sources shed light on how Qualcomm's nascent server chip unit withered amid Broadcom takeover saga that resulted in cost cuts and key executive departures   —  - Nascent server chip unit whithered amid dealmaking, cost cuts  — SoftBank-backed management buyout is said to have fizzled
Sep 23, 2018, 12:15 AMIn context
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
IPO prospectus of Meituan-Dianping, which owns Mobike, said that the Chinese bike-sharing service had 48.1M active bike users, 7.1M active bikes as of April 30   —  The prospectus paints a much different picture.  —  A year ago the world was beset by a bicycle rental craze that resulted …
Sep 22, 2018, 1:35 AMIn context

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