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Apple pulls its AI from Pentagon drone program

Before Xnor.ai was acquired by Apple, the startup was working with the US military on Project Maven, a controversial Artificial Intelligence project related to drone imagery. That collaboration

Apple acquires Xnor.ai for faster, more private iPhone artificial intelligence

Apple purchased Xnor.ai, a company that creates artificial intelligence software for mobile devices. The acquisition will apparently lead to AI applications running directly on iPhones, iPads, etc.,

Broadcom Looking to Offload its Wireless Chip Business, Apple a Potential Buyer

Apple is reportedly in the race to buy a wireless chip unit from Broadcom. The latter is one of Apple’s suppliers and has teamed up with Credit Suisse to find a buyer for the radio-frequency/ wireless

Apple’s purchase of Intel phone modem biz is a done deal

Intel Corporation says it has completed a $1 billion sale of most of its smartphone modem business to Apple. The deal goes down as Apple’s second-biggest acquisition in its 42-year history. Apple will

What’s it like to have your startup bought by Apple? Stressful.

What’s it like when Apple buys your startup? According to David Hodge, founder of mapping app Embark, the answer is: stressful. Apple bought Embark back in 2013 as part of its efforts to grow its

Apple snaps up virtual reality experts to boost AR push

Apple confirms it purchased a company that makes virtual reality and motion capture.software. The acquisition of iKinema could bolster the iPhone maker’s augmented relativity offerings, especially

Apple Confirms Visual Effects Firm iKinema Acquisition

Apple has confirmed that it has acquired a visual effects company called iKinema. The U.K based visual effects company has served clients like Disney, Tencent, and Fox in the past. In all likelihood,

Apple quietly gobbles up small companies

When Apple sees something it likes, it merely dips into a prodigious cash reserve for an easy purchase. How easy? CEO Tim Cook says Apple buys a company every couple of weeks. Cook, usually mum about

Laserlike acquisition boosts Apple’s AI capabilities

Apple bought a small startup that created an app that used machine learning to auotomically find news articles users would be interested in. The acquisition of Laserlike is expected to bolster Apple’s

Apple finalizes Shazam acquisition and vows to remove ads

Apple has confirmed its acquisition of Shazam is now complete, nine months after it was first announced. The company’s first move will be to rid the music service, which is used more than 20 million
Here’s Why Apple Acquired a Small Augmented Reality Startup
Here’s Why Apple Acquired a Small Augmented Reality Startup

Today in Apple history: Apple acquires the company behind Touch ID

July 28, 2012: Apple buys biometrics company AuthenTec, acquiring the technology that will power future authentication and secure payments initiatives. With a price tag of $356 million, the deal gives

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs considers buying Yahoo

February 4, 2008: Steve Jobs reportedly considers buying the search engine Yahoo. Apple is one of several interested companies, following reports that Microsoft offered $44.6 billion for web portal
Apple Readies HomePod Amid Speculation About Big Acquisitions

Apple Readies HomePod Amid Speculation About Big Acquisitions

And all the other Apple news and rumors this week.
Apple Readies HomePod Amid Speculation About Big Acquisitions

Apple Readies HomePod Amid Speculation About Big Acquisitions

And all the other Apple news and rumors this week.
Here Are the Companies Apple Could Acquire With Its Cash Hoard

Here Are the Companies Apple Could Acquire With Its Cash Hoard

It might not be the companies you'd expect.
Here Are the Companies Apple Could Acquire With Its Cash Hoard

Here Are the Companies Apple Could Acquire With Its Cash Hoard

It might not be the companies you'd expect.

Apple buys startup that makes podcasts searchable

Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, an online platform that builds tools for transcribing audio files and making them searchable. One of the startup’s most significant tools is a podcast search engine