Tag Archive: Million


Google has Nest. Apple has HomeKit. And now Samsung is buying into the future of home automation too, with the $ 200 million purchase of SmartThings – a hardware startup that makes it easier for all your smart appliances to talk… Read more ›

How valuable is it to have an Apple Store in your property portfolio? Pretty valuable indeed, as it (unsurprisingly) turns out. That’s the point proven by the Third Street Promenade Apple Store in Southern California, which has just sold to… Read more ›

Want to improve your Monday by seeing how design guru Jony Ive lives? Over the weekend, Business Insider ran a gallery, showcasing Apple’s acclaimed design guru’s home on San Francisco’s “Gold Coast,” also known as “Billionaire’s Row.” While Apple rarely… Read more ›

Apple has donated 10 million yuan ($ 1.6 million) to support relief efforts in China following the major earthquake in the country’s Yunnan Province earlier this week. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake is the worst disaster to have hit the area in a… Read more ›

A federal judge has rejected the $ 324.5 million settlement Apple and others have agreed to pay after facing accusations that the company colluded with Silicon Valley’s top tech firms to avoid poaching each other’s employees. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh… Read more ›

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has granted Preliminary approval to Apple’s proposed $ 450 million settlement for claims that it colluded with the five major U.S. publishers to increase e-book prices. The settlement fee is still pending the appeal of Judge Cote’s 2013… Read more ›

Apple is in talks to buy Swell, a startup described as “Pandora for talk radio,” according to several sources. Swell’s service compiles different podcasts and sorts them into personalized streams, thereby acting as a sort-of podcast recommendation system. The deal… Read more ›

Eddie Cue thinks 2014 will be the best product pipeline Apple’s had in 25 years, and according to the company’s latest filings with the SEC, they’re certainly pouring enough money into R&D back him up. Apple increased spending in research in development… Read more ›

The most important camera upgrade on the iPhone 6 won’t be on in the back, it’ll be the front-facing selfie-cam, and Sony says it’s ready to spend $ 345 million to make sure it has enough image sensors for the iPhone… Read more ›

In what has been a great year for iOS gaming, Monument Valley stands head and shoulders above most of its competition. Part M.C. Escher and part Fez, the game lets you journey through a surrealist world full of optical illusions… Read more ›