Category: Business News

DeepMind Co-Founder Mustafa Suleyman Placed on Leave

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming the technology industry, which is why Google dropped $650 million on UK-based DeepMind in 2014. DeepMind...

Google Ends Dessert Names, Android Q Is Just ‘Android 10’

Google has given every major Android update a dessert codename, but that tradition is coming to an end. Android Q won’t get a name upon release like past versions of...

Verizon Sells Tumblr to WordPress Owner for Paltry $3 Million

Companies exist to make money for the owners and shareholders, and they’ll often do it at the expense of basic morality and common sense. That’s why the rise and...

Google Suspends Huawei’s Android Support

Huawei is currently the second-largest smartphone OEM in the world, but its future has been thrown into question by the US Commerce Department. The federal agency added...

Google Announces an Updated Google Glass for Enterprise

Google initially launched Glass as a consumer device in 2013, but the age of face computers never arrived. There was an undeniable creepy factor when talking to someone...

Sprint Is Practically Begging Regulators to Approve T-Mobile Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint have been playing footsie for years, and the pair announced their impending merger last year. The deal, valued at $26 billion, is still winding its...

Robotics Startup Anki Is Shutting Down

Not every company can be a success, but most of them don’t suck up $200 million of venture capital before folding like Anki just did. According to CEO Boris Sofman the...

Foxconn Reportedly Shifts Away from Phone Manufacturing

For most of the last decade, Foxconn was making money as fast as it could manufacturing smartphones, but times have changed. As the phone market levels off, Foxconn has...

Essential Has Laid Off 30 Percent of Its Staff

Andy Rubin is known to most of the world as the founder of Android, which Google acquired and turned into the most popular computing platform on the planet. After...

Netflix Experiments With Bypassing Apple App Store Subscription Fees

App developers have put up with Apple and Google taking a 30 percent cut of sales for a decade, and some are starting to look for ways around this revenue drain that...