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Voice Calls May Be Coming To the Amazon Echo and Google Home

Amazon and Google are interested in adding the ability to make and receive phone calls to their popular home speaker devices -- Echo and Home, reports WSJ, adding that telecom regulations and privacy are some of the things both the companies are tack.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopFeb 15th, 2017Related News

Verizon approached Charter about megamerger, WSJ says

Verizon would be largest wireless and home internet provider if it buys Charter. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Verizon and Charter have discussed a potential merger that would combine two of the country's biggest Internet providers,.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopJan 26th, 2017Related News

Report: Apple hammering out a deal to manufacture gadgets in India

Any deal would be contingent on tax breaks, says the WSJ. Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple is working on a deal to manufacture some of its products in India, according to a senior government official speaking to The Wall Street Journ.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopJan 25th, 2017Related News

Report: Snapchat Founders Will Retain Voting Power In IPO

A report on Monday says that Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, the founders of Venice-based Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, will retain majority voting control of the company, even after the IPO. According to the WSJ, Spiegel and Murphy are e.....»»

Source:  SocaltechCategory: TopJan 16th, 2017Related News

Rubicon Project Seeks Buyer, Says Report

Los Angeles-based advertising exchange Rubicon Project is reportedly seeking a buyer, and has engaged investment banking firm Morgan Stanley to shop the firm, according to the WSJ on Friday. The report cited "people familiar with the matter". The rep.....»»

Source:  SocaltechCategory: TopJan 13th, 2017Related News

Daimler leads $17.2M round in rolling delivery drone startup Starship Technologies

 Daimler has led a new $17.2 million funding round in Starship Technologies, a startup created by Skype founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, the WSJ reports. The round will help UK-based Starship expand its efforts to bring rolling drone delive.....»»

Source:  TechcrunchCategory: GadgetJan 12th, 2017Related News

Amazon is opening a Manhattan bookstore this spring

Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the middle of Manhattan sometime this spring, the company told the WSJ in an email. That confirms a rumor from last summer that it would launch a New York City location, though the retail gia.....»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: TopJan 5th, 2017Related News

WSJ"s Photos of the Year 2016

WSJ's Photos of the Year 2016.....»»

Source:  VideonewsindexCategory: VideosJan 3rd, 2017Related News

Panasonic’s new shopping system automatically bags and tallies your bill

 For some reason I hate everything about grocery shopping, but I must share this hate with others since companies like Amazon, and now Panasonic are throwing a lot of tech at the problem. WSJ reports that Panasonic is working on a checkout setup for .....»»

Source:  CrunchgearCategory: GadgetDec 12th, 2016Related News

WSJ: AirPods may be delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously (Jeff Dunn/Business

Jeff Dunn / Business Insider: WSJ: AirPods may be delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously  —  When Apple announced the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 in September, it also launched the AirPods,.....»»

Source:  TechmemeCategory: TopDec 9th, 2016Related News

WSJ: AirPods are delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously (Jeff Dunn/Business Ins

Jeff Dunn / Business Insider: WSJ: AirPods are delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously  —  When Apple announced the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 in September, it also launched the AirPods, a .....»»

Source:  TechmemeCategory: TopDec 9th, 2016Related News

WSJ: AirPods delay may be due to handling dual Bluetooth connectivity, performance

There are only a few weeks left in the year and we haven’t received an update on when Apple’s new wireless AirPods will be available to purchase. Originally planned for release in late October, Apple said it needed “a little more time.....»»

Source:  9to5macCategory: GadgetDec 9th, 2016Related News

Apple"s Next iPhone Could Have a Curved Screen, Says WSJ

Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup might include a model with a curved screen similar to Samsung's Edge devices, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke with the Wall Street Journal (paywalled). Apple's suppliers told the paper that they were asked.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopNov 28th, 2016Related News

WSJ: OLED screens could be coming to the next iPhone

Tech is widely used in Android phones and wearables like the Apple Watch. Enlarge / The OLED-toting Google Pixel (left) next to the iPhone 7 Plus' LCD panel. (credit: Ron Amadeo) The iPhone 7 is just a couple of months old, which means that we are.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopNov 28th, 2016Related News

Apple prototyping hi-res curved-screen model as possible top-tier iPhone 8 – WSJ

A report in the WSJ backs an earlier suggestion that Apple may be planning a hi-res curved-screen iPhone next year, possibly as a new top tier handset known as an iPhone Pro. The company is said to have gotten as far as prototyping the new device. WeR.....»»

Source:  9to5macCategory: GadgetNov 28th, 2016Related News

WSJ: iPhone 8 with curved OLED display may launch next year

Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the best-selling smartphones in the world by a significant margin, regardless of whether or not sales are measuring up to analysts' guesstimates. Apple's manufacturing partners still haven't even come close .....»»

Source:  BgrCategory: GadgetNov 28th, 2016Related News

WSJ sources: Amazon has held talks with NBA, MLB, and NFL to stream live sports, and has proposed a premium exclusive sports pac

Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC: WSJ sources: Amazon has held talks with NBA, MLB, and NFL to stream live sports, and has proposed a premium exclusive sports package through Amazon Prime  —  Amazon has held talks with the NBA, MLB and NFL and ot.....»»

Source:  TechmemeCategory: TopNov 21st, 2016Related News

WSJ: Amazon ponders live sports on Prime

Amazon already offers a robust library of movies and television for streaming, but the online retailer could be looking to tackle one of the last remaining strongholds of pay television. The Wall Street Journal reports the company has held talks over........»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: TopNov 21st, 2016Related News

Suppliers say Trump’s promise of US-made Apple products impractical, as company points to US jobs

A piece in the WSJ outlines why president-elect Trump’s campaign promise to ‘get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China’ is impractical. Tim Cook has previously said that the vocational skills.....»»

Source:  9to5macCategory: GadgetNov 16th, 2016Related News

Samsung Takes Out Full-page Ads on WSJ, NYTimes, and WaPo To Apologize For Note 7 Defects

Samsung has taken out a full-page advert in multiple US newspapers to apologise for the faulty Note 7 phone, which has now been subject to a worldwide recall. From a report on the Guardian, shared by an anonymous reader:The advert in Monday's Wall Street .....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopNov 8th, 2016Related News