Mid-Jan HB Wrap


13 January

  • Volvo: Invests In A New Car-Sharing Unit (The Tech Portal)
  • Snapchat: Introduces A New Universal Search Bar (Engadget)
  • WhatsApp: More On Encrypted Messages (The Guardian)
  • Microsoft: Acquires Canadian AI Startup Maluuba (Maluuba)
  • Foursquare: Adds ‘List Search’ Feature To Its App (Foursquare)
  • Snapchat: Nabs Michael Lynton From Sony (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Nissan: Starts Testing Self-Driving Electric Cars In London Next Month (The Verge)
  • LeEco: Chinese Firm Gets $2.2bn Investment From Sunac (Reuters)

12 January

  • Amazon: Announces Growth Plans In The U.S.; Enters UK Cloud Skills Program ‘re:Start’; Launches First Branded Subscription Channel ‘Anime’; and Canadian Division Will Pay $1.1m To Settle Pricing Case (Amazon; The Tech Portal; Variety; Reuters)
  • Apple: App Store Registers Record Sales; and In Talks With Hollywood (Apple; Forbes)
  • Google: Toontastic 3D Now Available For iOS & Android; Updates The Ride-Sharing Feature Of Maps; and More About The ‘Key Transparency’ Project (Google; Google; Google)
  • Microsoft: Launches ‘StaffHub’ (GeekWire)
  • Opera: Introduces ‘Neon’ Browser (Opera)
  • Renault: Buys On-Demand Ride Startup Karhoo (Bloomberg)
  • Twitter: Live-Streaming Show On Twitter for President-Elect Trump! (Twitter)
  • Daimler: Invests In Drone Startup Starship Technologies (The Wall Street journal)
  • Fiat Chrysler: Accused By EPA Of Clean Air Act Violation (EPA)
  • eBay: Introduces An Authentication Program (eBay)
  • YouTube: Announces A New Feature For ‘Super Chat’ (YouTube)
  • Pandora: Reduces Its Workforce By 7% (Business Insider)
  • Tesla: Rolls Back Autopilot Restriction To Comply With Speed Limits (Electrek)
  • Lily: Game Over (Lily)
  • Samsung: A Political Scandal Brews In South Korea (Reuters)

11 January

  • Instagram: Puts Skippable Ads Into ‘Stories’ Feature (RE/Code)
  • Facebook: The FB Journalism Project — Statement; Censored Posts In Thailand; and Updates For Publishers (FB; Mashable; FB)
  • Amazon: Introduces The New Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card (Amazon)
  • Google: Launches A New Key Management Service; and The Titan Drone Team To Focus On Other Projects (Google; 9to5Google)
  • Uber: Calendar Integration Is Going Live; and Signs Deal With Dubai Transport Authorities (Uber; Reuters)
  • USDOT: Announces A New Federal Committee On Automation (USDOT)
  • Apple: Leads The Wireless Headphones Market With AirPods (Slice Intelligence)
  • FCC: AT&T And Verizon Accused Of Violating Net Neutrality Rules (RE/Code)
  • Xiaomi: CEO Says Company Won’t Disclose 2016 Sales Figures (Tech Crunch)
  • Yahoo: EU Wants To Know More About That Email Scanning Affair… (Reuters)
  • Tesla: Unveils ‘Ludicrous+’ (Electrek)
  • Alibaba: Is It Planning To Establish A Logistic Centre In Bulgaria? (Reuters)

10 Janauary

  • Snapchat: Soon HQ’d In The UK? (The Verge)
  • Fitbit: Buys Smartwatch Maker Vector (Fortune)
  • GM: Teams Up With ‘Girls Who Code’ (Engadget)
  • European Commission: Proposes A New Legislation For All Electronics Communications (European Commission)
  • Facebook: Uber Chief Advisor Joins The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (FB)
  • Trump: More About Leaked Memos & Russian Hacking (CNN)
  • Alibaba: Bids $2.6bn To Buy Chinese Retailer Intime (Reuters)
  • Samsung: The Galaxy Note7 Emergency Is Over (Samsung)
  • Twitter: Plans To Shut Down ‘Dashboard’ Platform Next Month (Twitter)
  • NAVIA & Keolis: Launch The First Autonomous Electric Shuttle In Las Vegas (NAVIA & Keolis)
  • Google: Is A $296m Settlement On ITs Way? (Reuters)

9 January

  • Ford: Plans To Bring Ride-Sharing Service Chariot To Eight Cities By 2017 (Tech Crunch)
  • Facebook: Starts Testing Mid-Video Ads (RE/Code)
  • Amazon: Acquires Harvest.ai Security Startup (Geek Wire)
  • Airbnb: Invests In Reservation-Booking App Resy (Business Insider)
  • Microsoft: Announces Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 For PC (Microsoft)
  • Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Resigns As The Altaba Era Begins (Tech Crunch)
  • Atlassian: Buys Trello For $425m (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Parrot: Lays Off About 290 Employees (RE/Code)
  • Apple: Plans To Build PCs In The U.S. (Business Insider)
  • Bitcoin: A Florida Guy Pleaded Guilty For Operating Illegal Bitcoin Exchange (Reuters)

6 January

  • Samsung: About The Earnings Guidance For Q4  (Samsung)
  • AOL: Launches Kanvas App (Tech Crunch)
  • Facebook: Hires Campbell Brown To Lead Media Partnerships (FB)
  • Theranos: Announces 155 Layoffs (Theranos)
  • Google: Hangouts API Will Soon Be Dismissed (Google)
  • U.S.National Intelligence: Releases Declassified Report On Russian Hacking (Director Of National Intelligence)
  • Baidu: Announces Strategic Partnership With BAIC (Reuters)
  • Apple: More On Tim Cook’s Compensation; and Opening Soon A Retail Shop In South Korea (RE/Code; Mac Rumors)
  • Russia: Ask Apple And Google App Stores To Remove LinkedIn (The New York Times)

5 January

  • Facebook: Automatic Subtitles Now Available On Page Videos (The Tech Portal)
  • Toyota: Unveils Concept-i Car (Business Insider)
  • Amazon: Alexa Soon Available On Ford Cars (Business Insider)
  • Apple: A New Year’s Record Day; and App Store Brought $20bn To Developers In 2016 (Apple; Reuters)
  • Google: Updates Goals And Calendar; Sued By U.S. Department Of Labor; and Announces The Purchase Of Limes Audio (GoogleTech Crunch; Google)
  • Honda: Reveals Electric Ride-Sharing Concept Car At CES 2017 (The Verge)
  • Snapchat: Sued By Former Employee Due To Fake Metrics? (Los Angeles Times)
  • Microsoft: Announces ‘The Connected Vehicles Platform’ At The Consumer Electronic Show In LA (Microsoft)
  • T-Mobile: Gets More Transparent About Taxes (The Verge)
  • BMW: Adds Cortana Assistant To Its Cars (Tech Radar)
  • Verizon: More On The Yahoo Deal (Reuters)

4 January

  • BMW, Intel & Mobileye: Team Up On Self-Driving Car Project (The Verge)
  • Tesla: Gigafactory’s Mass Production Kicks Off (Tech Crunch)
  • Fitbit: Signs A Strategic Partnership With Habit (Habit)
  • Intel: Launches ‘Go’ Brand; and Introduces Project Alloy (Fortune; Mashable)
  • Medium: Enters A Corporate Restructuring (Medium)
  • Apple: Endorses $1bn Investment In Softbank Tech Fund; and NYT App Is Removed In China (Reuters; The New York Times)
  • Samsung: Announces NEXT Fund (Samsung)
  • HTC: Introduces Wireless VR At CES 2017 (Engadget)
  • NVIDIA: About Gaming TV And Transportation; and Announces Partnership With Audi (NVIDIA; NVIDIA)
  • Didi: Invests In Brazil (Reuters)
  • AT&T: 5G Plans For 2017… (AT&T)
  • Amazon: Physical Bookstore Opening Soon In NYC; and Doubles Deliveries For Third-Party Sellers (The Wall Street Journal; Reuters)
  • Alibaba: Teams Up With Maersk (Reuters)
  • CBS: Wraps Up A Deal With Hulu (Reuters)
  • Trigger: Announces ‘Trump Triggers’ (Trigger)

3 Janauary

  • Paytm: Launches Its Digital Bank (Paytm)
  • Hyundai: Teams Up With Google (Engadget)
  • Intel: To Acquire 15% Stake of Here (Intel)
  • Tesla: Q4 2016 Production & Deliveries Data (Tesla)
  • Qualcomm: Announces The Integration Of Qualcomm Technologies Chipsets In VW AG Vehicles (Qualcomm)
  • Faraday Future: Unveils Its Electric Supercar At CES 2017 (Cnet)
  • Telegram: Unsend Messages Feature (Telegram)
  • Amazon: Launches ‘Sell As Individual’ Service In India (Amazon)
  • LeEco: Introduces At CES 2017 Android-Powered Smart Bikes  (The Verge)

2 January

  • Google: Teams Up With Fiat Chrysler (FCA)
  • Hyundai: Introduces Blue Link Connected Care (Hyundai)
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments