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Satya Nadella says Cortana won't challenge Alexa and Google Assistant directly; Microsoft will focus on making it a skill on other voice platforms instead   —  - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that it no longer sees its Cortana smart assistant as a competitor to Amazon's Alexa.
Jan 17, 2019, 10:15 PMIn context
Paige Leskin / Business Insider:
Sensor Tower: five out of ten top grossing Apple App Store apps in 2018 are from China, but Netflix holds the top spot with $790M in revenues as of November 30   —  - Apps downloaded from the Apple App Store generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue this year.
Dec 16, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Jake Kanter / Business Insider:
The secret Facebook documents have just been published by British Parliament   — The UK Parliament on Wednesday published a cache of secret Facebook documents.  — British lawmakers seized the bombshell papers last month from Six4Three, a developer that is suing Facebook in the US.
Dec 5, 2018, 10:07 AMIn context
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Inside Uber before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian: sources describe infighting, “perverse” incentives, and questionable decisions   —  Samantha Lee/Business Insider; Natalie Behring/REUTERS  — On March 18 one of Uber's self-driving cars killed a pedestrian …
Nov 19, 2018, 5:15 PMIn context
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Medium CEO Ev Williams says he will be raising more money; Medium has raised $132M, has 90M MAUs, and publishes 20K articles per day   —  - Ev Williams needs more money for Medium, which he says is still not profitable.  — Medium has received $132 million from investors so far.
Nov 9, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Zoë Bernard / Business Insider:
Sources: Mary Meeker is seeking to raise around $1.25B for her new growth fund   —  - The famed tech investor Mary Meeker is aiming to raise about $1.25 billion for her new growth fund, multiple sources tell Business Insider.  — Meeker, a longtime partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers …
Nov 9, 2018, 10:16 AMIn context
Rosalie Chan / Business Insider:
Dropbox reports Q3 revenue of $360.3M, up 26% YoY, beating expectations, says it had 12.3M paid users, up from 10.4M a year ago; stock closes up 3%+   —  - Dropbox has been trying to break into the enterprise space, but investors and analysts see that as a big challenge, since its service was originally targeted at consumers.
Nov 8, 2018, 9:35 PMIn context
Business Insider:
Sources: Apple held multiple acquisition talks with Leap Motion, beginning in 2013 and most recently in spring 2018, when Apple made an offer between $30M-$50M   —  - Apple has offered to buy augmented reality startup Leap Motion multiple times, most recently in the spring of 2018.
Oct 31, 2018, 10:32 AMIn context
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook says it is banning the far-right Proud Boys and co-founder Gavin McInnes from Facebook and Instagram after violent NY attack on protesters in October   —  - Facebook is banning accounts and groups associated with The Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group linked to political violence in the US.
Oct 30, 2018, 11:00 PMIn context
Business Insider:
Leap Motion loses VP of design and global creative director Keiichi Matsuda; sources say the company has moved out of its SF office to cut costs   —  - Leap Motion, a company that specializes in developing VR and AR software and hardware, has lost its VP of design, Keiichi Matsuda.
Oct 24, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context

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