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PR Newswire:
Google to pay $1.1B to HTC in exchange for non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property, and staff working on Pixel smartphones   —  Certain HTC Employees - Many of Whom Worked on Pixel Smartphones - to Join Google  —  Google Receives HTC IP through Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement
Sep 20, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Rick Osterloh / The Keyword:
Google signs agreement with HTC that includes HTC talent and non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property   —  About a year and a half ago, I joined Google to pursue my dream job to create compelling hardware products, built with Google's smarts at their core.
Sep 20, 2017, 10:15 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at the development of the Nest Hello doorbell, Nest Cam IQ outdoor with Google Assistant integration, and the Nest Secure package including Nest Guard   —  “We have better light rings than any other products on the market,” says Adam Mittleman.  This is a sentence that I have never …
Sep 20, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Android One launches in the US with Moto X4, available on Project Fi at $399   —  Back in June, Project Fi unceremoniously announced via Twitter that a mid-tier device that supports Google's MVNO service would be coming soon.  This was in line with our reporting from earlier in the year …
Sep 20, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Source: Google is close to buying HTC assets to bolster its hardware business; a report says Google will buy HTC's mobile phone design operations for ~$330M   —  Phone business has changed since Google jettisoned Motorola  —  Features like augmented reality require more hardware control
Sep 20, 2017, 11:51 AMIn context
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC is halting trade of its shares tomorrow in anticipation of a “major announcement”, amid rumors of an acquisition by Google   —  All eyes on Google  —  HTC, one of Taiwan's premier tech brands and a true pioneer in the development of the Android hardware ecosystem …
Sep 20, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Hitachi announces new company, Hitachi Vantara, the merger of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group and Pentaho, to be headquartered in Silicon Valley   —  Hitachi the global Tokyo-based conglomerate, is combining three of its U.S.-based tech units—Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group …
Sep 20, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter adds a second former Google executive to its board, Patrick Pichette, who served as Google's CFO from 2008 until summer of 2015   —  Hugh Johnston, Pepsi's CFO, is leaving Twitter's board.  —  Twitter has added another longtime Google executive to its board of directors: Patrick Pichette …
Sep 19, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Twitter removed 300K terror-related accounts in first half of 2017, a 20% decline from previous six months, with 75% suspended before posting first tweet   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the …
Sep 19, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Kellen / Droid Life:
Renders leak of Google Pixelbook, a Chromebook that folds into a tablet and supports pressure-sensitive Pixelbook Pen; source: starts at $1.2K for 128GB w/o pen   —  As we noted in our earlier Google Home Mini reveal, a report from a couple of weeks back had actually suggested that Google would soon release a smaller Home unit.
Sep 19, 2017, 4:03 PMIn context

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