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Chronicle, a cybersecurity firm, is the latest to join the Alphabet family

Chronicle is joining the Alphabet family alongside the likes of Google, Nest, and Waymo.

Google, Nest, and Waymo are some of the biggest names that live under the Alphabet conglomerate that was launched back in 2015, and on January 24, Chronicle became the latest to join it. Chronicle is a cybersecurity firm that first got started in the X moonshot factory nearly two years ago, but it’s now ready to launch as its own independent company.

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More Galaxy Note7 units remain in use than LG V20s, research firm says

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 disaster was one of the year’s most controversial stories in tech. As you may as well known, the phablet was recalled from the market about two months ago and Samsung has been actively trying to pursue customers to return the remaining units. But despite Samsung’s efforts, it seems that there are

Verizon builds on IoT division, acquires ‘smart city’ tech firm

Verizon is hoping to make our city street corners smarter in the not-too-distant future.

Verizon made a move to expand it’s IoT business today, announcing the acquisition of LQD WiFi LLC., a private company based in New York that designed and developed publicly-accessible smart hubs. Branded as Palo, they are street-level kiosk-style structures that offers a range of services such as local community information, wayfinding, public safety announcements, and transit updates via 46-inch touchscreens, as well as providing free  [Read More…]

70% of Galaxy Note7 owners will continue to buy Samsung phones, research firm says

This year will probably go down in history as the most challenging for Samsung. The Korean tech giant had to resort to drastic measures in order to ensure its customers were being kept safe. In an unprecedented move, the company stopped production of the Galaxy Note7 and proceeded to ask Note7 owners to return the

Android co-founder and ex-Googler Andy Rubin joins venture capital firm Redpoint

Android founder and ex-Googler Andy Rubin has joined venture capital firm Redpoint, the company revealed today.

The announcement comes on the same day that Rubin’s startup incubator, Playground, disclosed that it had raised $ 48 million in funding from a number of investors, including Redpoint.

Samsung’s new design chief comes from Jony Ive’s old London-based firm

Samsung has hired Lee Don-tae as the company’s new design chief, according to a report on The Korea Herald. The former CEO of Tangerine, a London-based design firm founded by Apple’s Jony Ive, will aid Samsung to further advance its hardware designs and drive sales.

Yahoo scoops up mobile analytics firm Flurry to strengthen their mobile products

Yahoo has been on a mission to strengthen their mobile products for a while now and to push that envelope even further, the company has now announced they’ll be acquiring mobile analytics firm Flurry after having reached a definitive agreement. Flurry, was started in 2008 and today has reached over 170,000 developers across 1.4 billion devices monthly with their services being offered to pretty much every mobile operating system out there one way or another.

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Google buying satellite firm Skybox Imagery for $500 million

Google is buying the satellite imagery company Skybox Imagery for half a billion dollars. Google has used imagery from Landsat satellites for much of their mapping images, though in recent years they’ve been replacing that with detailed orbital shots from a variety of sources. Adding a satellite imaging company to their portfolio will enable Google to more quickly and accurately update their satellite maps.

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