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December 8, 2018
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Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

Apple has hired the former CEO of medication tracking start-up Mango Health Jason Oberfest, with the employment of the executive potentially indicating Apple wants to move its health and fitness-related efforts into helping users manage their medication. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

December 2, 2018
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Disrupt Berlin 2018 heavy on machine learning, picks sperm freezer Legacy as Startup Battlefield winner

A panel of tech industry judges narrowed down a dozen contestants picked from over a thousand applicants to pick up the Disrupt Cup award at Disrupt Berlin 2018. The panel ultimately bypassed other startups putting machine learning directly into consumers’ … Continue reading

November 21, 2018
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Apple reportedly acquires privacy-focused artificial intelligence startup ‘Silk Labs’

Apple has made another acquisition in the artificial intelligence business, a new report claims. According to The Information, Apple quietly acquired Silk Labs, an artificial intelligence startup focused on “software lightweight enough to fit onto consumer hardware like cameras.” more… … Continue reading

August 30, 2018
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Apple buys AR lens startup Akonia Holographics, fuels ‘Apple Glasses’ rumors

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the purchase of Colorado-based Akonia Holographics, a startup focused on the development and production of specialized lenses used in augmented reality headsets. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 8, 2018
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Startup seeks $200,000 from Apple over ‘stolen’ Shortcuts app icon

Apple’s iOS 12 operating system, unveiled earlier this week, is already the target of a $ 200,000 legal overture alleging the design of the tech giant’s new Shortcuts app icon was cribbed from the logo of tech startup Shift. AppleInsider … Continue reading

April 25, 2018
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Startup offering $3 million to anyone who can hand over zero-day exploits for iOS or macOS

Crowdfense, a startup company based out of the United Arab Emirates is offering up to $ 3 million for anyone who can offer a zero-day exploit on macOS, iOS, Android or Windows. more… 9to5Mac

October 11, 2017
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Apple’s Tim Cook to open Oxford University startup hub, participate in Q&A session on Wednesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be in the U.K. on Wednesday to open The Foundry, a University of Oxford facility dedicated to the cultivation of startups created by students, alumni and staff, as well as field a few questions from … Continue reading

October 4, 2017
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Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-hire of init.ai startup crew

Apple appears to have bought out a Init.ai — a startup focused on machine learning and processing of natural language originally intended to assist in customer service — to enhance Siri in some way. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 20, 2017
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Apple teaming with startup Health Gorilla for iPhone medical record plans

Apple’s efforts to centralize medical records on the iPhone are being done with the help of a small startup called Health Gorilla, and will focus on making it easier to share those records with different healthcare providers, a report said … Continue reading

October 31, 2016
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How to restore the classic Mac startup chime to Apple’s new 2016 MacBook Pros

Apple’s newly released MacBook Pros do away with the classic F-sharp major boot-up chime that has been a part of the Mac since 1999. Thankfully, for those who want to keep it, there’s an easy way to bring it back. … Continue reading

October 31, 2016
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New MacBook Pros lack iconic Mac startup chime, but they do automatically boot when you open the lid

It has been discovered that along with physical function keys, glowing Apple logo and ‘old style’ USB ports, the new MacBook Pros lack the iconic Mac chime when booting up. This is the distinctive noise heard at startup when the … Continue reading

August 6, 2016
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Apple Acquires Machine Learning and AI Startup Turi

Apple recently purchased Seattle-based machine learning and artificial intelligence startup Turi, reports GeekWire. Apple is said to have paid around $200 million to acquire the company, which was known as “Dato” until earlier this month. Turi is designed to help … Continue reading

November 13, 2015
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Fossil spends $260M on wearables startup Misfit to bolster smartwatch lineup

In a bid to address the growing smartwatch market, established consumer wristwatch maker Fossil on Thursday announced an agreement to acquire wearables firm Misfit for $ 260 million. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 3, 2015
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Apple Acquires Speech Technology Startup VocalIQ

Apple has purchased VocalIQ, a startup located in the United Kingdom that has developed a natural language API to allow computers and people to have a more natural dialogue, reports Financial Times. According to VocalIQ’s website, the company has developed … Continue reading

July 14, 2015
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Ad business startup Drawbridge snags iAd Marketplace exec to bolster user tracking services

Former head of Apple’s iAd Marketplaces Winston Crawford left the company earlier in July to take on the role of COO at Drawbridge, a startup that provides advertisers with granular cross-platform user engagement statistics. AppleInsider – Frontpage News