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Apple quietly acquired computer vision startup Regaind – TechCrunch

Friday, September 29, 2017

TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired a small French startup called Regaind, according to multiple sources. As always, Apple is very quiet when it comes to acquisitions, but it’s always interesting to learn more about Apple’s interests. We’ve reached out to Apple and the company sent us the following statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” This…

Google Pixel 2 event: what to expect – The Verge

Friday, September 29, 2017

Last year, Google released the Pixel, the first smartphone designed and sold by the company, and billed it as the best smartphone for Android around. One year later, the company is gearing up to release the next generation of its smartphone, the Pixel 2. Google is setting high expectations. Its teaser video makes claims that its phones can solve problems like bad photos, storage, battery life, software updates, and more….

Amazon is developing three new sci-fi shows in an attempt to find the next Game of Thrones – The Verge

Friday, September 29, 2017

Earlier this month, Variety reported that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos issued a mandate to the company’s studio: produce more “high-end drama series with a global appeal.” This morning, Variety reported that the company is following that order by moving forward with three major science fiction shows: adaptations of Larry Niven’s Ringworld, Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, and Greg Rucka’s Lazarus. Since launching the studio in 2010, Amazon has earned considerable acclaim…

Google Tells Its Hometown: Give Us More Space or No More Houses for You – Fortune

Friday, September 29, 2017

Google’s latest good deed has a catch. The tech giant plans to build a new “Charleston East” campus in Mountain View, but wants more office space to fulfill its vision. And according to The Mercury News, Google has threatened to block the construction of nearly 10,000 housing units if the city doesn’t approve its request. Read: Google Celebrates 19 Years With 19 Memorable Doodles Mountain View City Council had given…

Apple Mac Firmware Updates Are Quietly Failing and No One Knows Why – Fortune

Friday, September 29, 2017

Even if you keep your software up to date, your computer may be hiding vulnerable, outdated code within its deepest recesses that hackers can exploit to totally compromise your machine—leaving you none the wiser. The issue has to do with firmware, programming written directly onto the metal of a machine that controls hardware. Firmware sits beneath the operating system at a level of privilege that, when accessed by an attacker,…

Apple receives record number of US government national security requests for data – CNBC

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Analyst predicts Apple shares will drop as iPhone sales expectations are not ‘realistic’ – CNBC

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Analyst predicts Apple shares will drop as iPhone sales expectations are not ‘realistic’ – CNBC

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Apple Explains Why It Can’t Do What the FCC Wants In Hurricane Hit Areas – Fortune

Friday, September 29, 2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has been criticized for his agency’s response to recent hurricanes, and on Thursday Pai tried to shift some of the attention to Apple. But the nation’s top communications regulator may have been making demands of Apple that are technically impossible to fulfill. In his statement, Pai demanded that Apple (aapl) “activate” FM radio capabilities in iPhones so that people in areas where wireless networks…

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series – Variety

Friday, September 29, 2017

Amazon is dramatically ramping up its production for next year, moving forward with three new high-concept series, Variety has learned. These new efforts represent a significant production investment from the studio, which is currently in preproduction, production or post on 67 TV series and 20 movies around the world. The streaming service is developing the following: • “Lazarus,” based on a comic book by Greg Rucka (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), is…

Google is building a smart screen competitor to Amazon’s Echo Show – TechCrunch

Friday, September 29, 2017

Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that Google is building a tabletop smart screen for video calling and more that will compete with Amazon’s Echo Show. The device could help Google keep up in the race for the smart home market after Amazon just revealed a slew of new Echos and as Facebook continues to work on its codename “Aloha” video calling screen. Two sources confirm to TechCrunch that the Google device…

Surprise survey findings: Main Street all over the place on extent of Amazon threat – CNBC

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Analyst predicts Apple shares will drop as iPhone sales expectations are not ‘realistic’ – CNBC

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Analyst predicts Apple shares will drop as iPhone sales expectations are not ‘realistic’ – CNBC

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Game Over: Amazon Has Won The Living Room – Forbes

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tonight’s Packers-Bears game will be the first NFL matchup to stream live to Amazon Prime customers alongside the normal CBS telecast. No, it’s not pro football’s first such experiment (games have been streamed on Twitter), and no it isn’t yet the death knell of free sports on TV. But it is a small piece in what’s becoming an increasingly completed jigsaw puzzle: Amazon and Jeff Bezos have run up the score in the…

One month after Amazon bought Whole Foods, some investors and suppliers are losing enthusiasm – CNBC

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Apple community responds to natural disasters – Apple Newsroom (press release)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Over $13 Million Raised for Relief and Recovery Efforts, Including Over $1 Million for Puerto Rico

Analysis: Amazon disrupts AutoZone’s meteoric rise – USA TODAY

Thursday, September 28, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Amazon will now deliver food from chain restaurants like Applebee’s, Sweetgreen, Shake Shack, Chili’s, and Red Robin. The service, called Amazon Restaurants is available to Amazon Prime customers. Buzz60 Auto parts have enjoyed solid demand across the industry.(Photo: Getty Images) MEMPHIS — Ah, Amazon. It started with books, added apparel and now has disrupted supermarkets and even places that sell motor oil and windshield wiper…

Amazon is beating Google in the race to the home computer – The Verge

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all chasing voice-based artificial intelligence with smart digital assistants that you talk to. It’s a future we’ve been promised for years: a computer you can talk to at home, and now the competition to make it a reality is really heating up. While Alexa, Cortana, Bixby, Google Assistant, and Siri all offer unique advantages for their associated platforms, they all need to keep…

Apple Music now has over 30 million subscribers – The Verge

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Apple Music has surpassed 30 million subscribers, according to Billboard. The streaming service has picked up 10 million subscribers since December, and 3 million since WWDC back in June. Apple Music has managed to nearly keep pace with Spotify’s growth rate, racking up an average of 15 million subscribers per year, compared to 20 million for Spotify over the past two years. It’ll be tough for Apple to catch up…