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Week in Review: Forget cord cutting, here comes the stream slashing

Week in Review: Forget cord cutting, here comes the stream slashing Hey everyone, welcome back to Week in Review where I dive deep into a bit of news from the week or just share some thoughts and go over some of the more interesting stories of the week. If you’re reading this […]

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As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own

As Alphabet crests the T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own Continuing our irregular surveys of the public markets, two things happened this week that are worth our time. First, a third domestic technology company — Alphabet — passed the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold. And, second, software as […]

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Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M

Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported 0M Xnor.ai, spun off in 2017 from the nonprofit Allen Institute for AI (AI2), has been acquired by Apple for about $200 million. A source close to the company corroborated a report this morning from GeekWire to that effect. Apple confirmed the reports […]

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Mobileye takes aim at Waymo

Mobileye takes aim at Waymo Mobileye has built a multi-billion-dollar business supplying automakers with computer vision technology that powers advanced driver assistance systems. It’s a business that last year generated nearly $1 billion in sales for the company. Today, 54 million vehicles on the road are using Mobileye’s computer vision technology. In […]

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Have we hit peak smartphone?

Have we hit peak smartphone? Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, as did the year before. After what was nearly an […]

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At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters

At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters Every year, Consumer Electronics Show attendees receive a branded backpack, but this year’s edition was special; made out of transparent plastic, the bag’s contents were visible without the wearer needing to unzip. It isn’t just a fashion decision. Over the years, security […]

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Waymo’s Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

Waymo’s Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI The road to “solving” self-driving cars is riddled with challenges, from perception and decision making to figuring out the interaction between humans and robots. Today we’re announcing that joining us at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on […]

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App Store customer spending hit record $1.42B from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve

App Store customer spending hit record .42B from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve Apple this morning released a year-end retrospective of its Services business, which includes the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, and new in 2019, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple News+, and Apple Card. In particular, the company highlighted new […]

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PopSockets launches a $60 wireless charger that works with its PopGrips

PopSockets launches a wireless charger that works with its PopGrips At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Popsockets is launching a new must-have item to its lineup of smartphone accessories — and one that solves a significant problem for PopGrip users. The company today is unveiling the PopPower Home wireless charger […]

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Intel and Google plot out closer collaboration around Chromebooks and the future of computing

Intel and Google plot out closer collaboration around Chromebooks and the future of computing Intel, the chip-making giant, has been on the road of refocusing its strategy in recent months. While it has sold its mobile chip operation to Apple and is reportedly looking for a buyer for its connected home division, it’s […]

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