Apple may be working on an Amazon Alexa rival

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

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Uber's China Strategy Shifts Into Reverse


Didi Chuxing has announced a historic deal to acquire the Chinese ride-sharing operations of rival Uber, which threw in the towel after years of unsuccessful efforts to grow its business in what may prove to be the world’s most challenging technology market. Under the agreement, Didi Chuxing acquired all of Uber China’s assets, including its brand, data and business operations. The deal calls for Uber to receive 5.89 percent of the combined entity with preferred equity interest, which is the equivalent of a 17.7 percent stake in Didi Chuxing.

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Sony to bring popular PlayStation titles to Apple's iOS in Asia and Japan

Article Image Like its rival Nintendo, Sony appears to be taking a soft approach to the lucrative smartphone gaming market, announcing on Thursday that it will bring some PlayStation titles to iPhone gamers in Japan and Asia.

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Microsoft offering up to $250 for Apple Watch users to trade in for a Band 2

Article Image Microsoft is taking direct aim at rival Apple in a new promotion, which offers Apple Watch owners up to $250 in credit toward the purchase of a new Microsoft Band 2.

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Samsung appeals $548M Apple patent verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court

Article Image In a bid to reduce or eliminate the $548 million the company has been forced to pay rival Apple over a patent dispute, Samsung on Friday filed a petition to have its appeal heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Apple approved Microsoft filming new holiday-themed ad outside iconic NYC Fifth Ave cube

Article Image Apple’s most famous retail destination is the subject of a new, unifying ad from rival Microsoft, bringing employees from both companies together in the spirit of the holiday season — and also bringing executives to sign off on the production behind the scenes.

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Google unveils new Nexus phones, Chromecasts, Pixel C tablet & more

Article Image At a Tuesday press event, Apple rival Google announced a wide slate of new hardware including two new Nexus phones, new Chromecasts, and the Pixel C Android tablet.

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Apple wins key patent appeal vs. Samsung, could bar features from future Galaxy devices

A federal appeals court has ruled that Apple has the right to block rival Samsung from using its patented inventions in its own handsets, a decision that could have major consequences for future products from the South Korean electronics maker.

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Former TSMC engineer gave secret process technology to Samsung, court rules

An engineer who left chipmaker TSMC for a new job at rival Samsung’s foundry division illegally passed trade secrets to the South Korean firm, Taiwan’s Supreme Court said in a Wednesday ruling.

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Walmart to Crash Amazon's Prime Day Party


Walmart on Monday announced it will offer an online sale to rival Amazon’s Prime Day this Wednesday. The Walmart.com sale will be open to all customers, emphasized CEO Fernando Madeira, unlike Amazon’s Prime Day, which is open only to members of Amazon’s Prime program, which currently costs $99 per year. Asking customers to pay money to take part in a sale doesn’t add up, Madeira said. Moreover, instead of offering a single day of savings, Walmart.com will offer more than 2,000 exclusive online discounts for 90 days.

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Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'systematically plundering' confidential data

Jawbone is suing rival fitness tracker maker Fitbit, accusing the latter of “systematically plundering” corporate secrets by hiring Jawbone workers who smuggled sensitive data before exiting the company.



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Charter said to be nearing $55B deal to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications is on the verge of buying out rival Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal worth approximately $55.1 billion, a report said on Monday.



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Moto 360, other smartwatches get price cuts ahead of Apple Watch launch

Some rival smartwatches, such as the Android-based Moto 360, saw significant price cuts on Friday in a bid to keep up sales in the wake of Apple opening preorders for the Apple Watch.



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