HB Weekly Wrap 10 –14 October

14 October

  • Alibaba: Invests In Place IQ Platform (Marketing Land)
  • SoftBank: Announces New Global Tech Fund (Softbank)
  • Yahoo: Automatic Email Forwarding Is Restored (AP)
  • Apple: Another R&D Facility Opening Soon In Japan  (Appleinsider)
  • Cinven & Permira: To Buy Allegro For $3.25bn  (Blooomberg)
  • Twitter: Salesforce Rules Out Interest  (Fortune)
  • Samsung: DoT Officially Bans Galaxy Note 7 From Airplanes; and Expects To Lose Additional $3.1bn Following Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco (DOT; Samsung)
  • Sup: Not Many Friends Around… (Business Insider)

13 October 

  • Samsung: About The Galaxy Note 7 Refund And Exchange Program (Samsung)
  • Tinder: ‘Smart Photos’ (Tinder)
  • The White House: Invests $50m In Small Satellites (Tech Crunch)
  • Pandora: New iMessage App (Engadget)
  • Google: Gets Another Extension To Reply To EU Antitrust Body; Fact-Check Tags In Google News; and Ballot Information In Search Results (Reuters; Google; Google)
  • Facebook: A New Feature For Videos (FB)
  • Pinterest: Hits 150m Monthly Users (The Wall Street Journal)
  • HP: 4.000 Layoffs Planned (Forbes)
  • Instagram: Enter App For Windows 10 Tablets (Instagram)
  • Verizon: 3.200 Layoffs Planned (Reuters)

12 October

  • Amazon: More On The New Convenience Stores; and ‘Music Unlimited’ (The Wall Street Journal; Amazon)
  • Yandex: Global Partnership Program Launched (Reuters)
  • Pandora: About ‘Pandora Plus’ (Pandora)
  • Google & FB: Building The Fastest Trans-Pacific Cable (The Verge)
  • Microsoft: ‘Windows Server 2016’ Now Available (Microsoft)
  • Baidu: Launches A $3bn Investment Fund (Reuters)
  • Yahoo: New Account Settings (Yahoo)
  • Lyft: Teams Up With Brookdale (Tech Crunch)
  • Google: About The Latest Transparency Report; and ‘Photos’ Upgrades (Google; Google)
  • UK: You Waited For… The First Public Driverless Car Test! (Reuters)
  • Apple: New R&D Opening In Shenzen (Quartz)

11 October

  • Samsung: Global Partners, Please Stop Galaxy Note 7 Sales!; and Galaxy Note 7 Permanently Discontinued  (Samsung; The Wall Street Journal)
  • Huawei: Announces Partnership With Berkeley (Huawei)
  • Adobe: New Features In Acrobat DC (Adobe)
  • Facebook: ‘Yarn’ (FB)
  • Google: FI’s Group Plan (Google)
  • Dropbox: New Features For iOS 10 (Dropbox)
  • YouTube: Record Views For The Second Presidential Debate; and FameBit Acquisition (YouTube; YouTube)
  • GM: Strategic Investment In Yi Wei Xing (GM)
  • Baidu: Launching Medical Chatbot (CNBC)
  • Comcast: Gets A $2.3bn Fine Over Billing (The Verge)
  • Apple: Now Has A Seat On Didi Board (Mac Rumors)

10 October

  • Samsung: Galaxy Note 7 Recall Update (Samsung)
  • Apple: The Majority Of Devices Are Running iOS 10 (Apple)
  • Facebook: ‘Workplace’; and Testing Ads In Groups (FB; Tech Crunch)
  • Google: Listings For ‘Assistant’ (Google)
  • Yahoo: A Difficult Separation (Tech Crunch)
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