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Apple hiring AI staff – preparing for challenge to Google?

Apple hiring AI staff – preparing for challenge to Google?

Written by on September 8, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google in an area the Internet search giant has long […]

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Apple looking at producing TV and movie content itself

Apple looking at producing TV and movie content itself

Written by on September 1, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Iphone maker Apple Inc is looking to move into the original programming business to compete with video streaming companies such as Netflix Inc, Variety reported on Monday. Apple, which aims to begin offering the service next year, has held preliminary talks with executives from Hollywood in recent weeks to gauge their interest in […]

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Apple partners with Cisco to boost enterprise business

Written by on September 1, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Monday teamed up with network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc to improve the performance of its iPad and iPhone devices on Cisco’s corporate network. Cisco will provide services specially optimized for iOS devices across mobile, cloud, and on premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx, […]

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Apple amassing assembly of automotive experts

Apple amassing assembly of automotive experts

Written by on August 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Consumer electronics company Apple Inc has hired a senior engineer from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple’s effort to build a team of experts in automated driving. A LinkedIn profile for Jamie Carlson shows that he has left Tesla and moved to […]

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Apple denies MVNO rumours

Apple denies MVNO rumours

Written by on August 5, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) – Apple Inc, the world’s most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied working on a plan to market communications services directly to consumers and bypass the telecom companies on which it has long relied to sell its products. Business Insider had on Monday reported that the iPhone maker was testing a so-called mobile […]

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Apple’s MVNO – are operators being outflanked?

Apple’s MVNO – are operators being outflanked?

Written by on August 4, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

There are new reports of Apple planning an MVNO. Apple has been planning an MVNO for almost a decade. Apple has no plans to launch its MVNO immediately. The company is looking at a five-year launch window and are talking to European operators, as well as US carriers. This from a report on Business Insider […]

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Is Apple breaking antitrust law?

Is Apple breaking antitrust law?

Written by on July 23, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June. Democratic Senator Al Franken in a letter on Wednesday said that he was concerned that some Apple practices could limit […]

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Patents, social buying and creepy credit

Patents, social buying and creepy credit

Written by on July 22, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The US is the heaven where Patent Lawyers long to go. Patents are stamped out on an industrial scale. Consultants and (some fairly determined) journalists spend large parts of their lives watching for interesting patents that may make some impact on the communications world. They keep a particular eye on patents with Apple’s name on […]

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Carmakers warn: Keep your hands off our data!

Carmakers warn: Keep your hands off our data!

Written by on July 10, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) – Carmakers are limiting the data they share with technology partners Apple Inc and Google Inc through new systems that link smartphones to vehicle infotainment systems, defending access to information about what drivers do in their cars. Auto companies hope that the vehicle data will one day generate billions of dollars in […]

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Apple wants your head, Google wants your mind

Apple wants your head, Google wants your mind

Written by on July 3, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is tempting to think of the payments arena as a war zone, as giants Apple and Google ‘fight it out.’ And certainly there is a major struggle for market share of the mobile payments arena. At stake is the whole payments experience, which ends with a simple, secure and satisfying ‘click.’ Certainly Apple, Google, […]

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