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Priya Anand / The Information:
Sources: Amazon's sold ~50M Alexa devices, and only 2% of those owners have used Alexa to make a purchase in 2018; source: 90% of those haven't tried again   —  Amazon and Google both tout voice shopping—the ability to make purchases and check on the status of orders with verbal commands …
Aug 6, 2018, 4:15 PMIn context
The Information:
Sources: Google is developing a news aggregation app for use in China that will comply with the country's strict censorship laws   —  Google is developing a news-aggregation app for use in China that will comply with the country's strict censorship laws, part of a plan to re-enter …
Aug 2, 2018, 1:20 AMIn context
The Information:
Siri cofounder Tom Gruber and Apple's head of search Vipul Ved Prakash have left the company after John Giannandrea was named as the leader of the Siri Group   —  Tom Gruber, one of the original Siri cofounders, has left Apple, where he was recently the head of Siri's Advanced Development group …
Jul 18, 2018, 10:55 PMIn context
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Walmart is considering launching a subscription streaming video service that would undercut Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on price   —  Walmart is considering launching a subscription streaming video service to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, people familiar with the situation told The Information.
Jul 17, 2018, 7:10 PMIn context
Priya Anand / The Information:
Sources: Amazon tried to buy smart lock maker August Home for $100M, who later sold to Assa Abloy for $150M; Amazon focused on Amazon Key after being rebuffed   —  In mid-2016, Amazon.com made a $100 million offer to buy August Home, which makes locks that can be opened with an app …
Feb 20, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Aaron Tilley / The Information:
Source: Amazon is designing its own AI chip for use in Echo and other Alexa-powered devices, following its 2015 acquisition of chip maker Annapurna Labs   —  Amazon.com is developing a chip designed for artificial intelligence to work on the Echo and other hardware powered by Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant …
Feb 12, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Alfred Lee / The Information:
Sources: in Q3 2017, Spotify made €1B in revenue, putting it on track for €4B in full year revenue, up 40% YoY, and had an operating loss between €70M and €90M   —  Spotify generated a billion euros ($1.2 billion) in revenue in the third quarter of 2017, according to two investors briefed on the numbers.
Feb 6, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Pinterest earned ~$310M in revenue during Q1-Q3 of 2017, expects ~$490M for the year, falling short of projected $500M, and plans 2019 IPO   —  Pinterest is likely to slightly fall short of its revenue projection for 2017, says a person briefed on the numbers.
Dec 20, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Serena Saitto / The Information:
Sources: neighborhood social network Nextdoor has raised $75M in new funding at a valuation higher than previous round's $1.1B valuation in 2015   —  Nextdoor, the social media platform for city neighborhoods, has raised $75 million at a valuation above the $1.1 billion level it reached …
Dec 11, 2017, 3:33 PMIn context

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