Apple launches a machine learning blog to placate its researchers

Apple hasn’t always been very open about its technology or its research, but the company surprised everyone last year when AI director Russ Salakhutdinov announced that Apple would begin publishing its machine learning research. Shortly thereafter, it published its first AI paper in an academic journal and today Apple takes its transparency another step with the debut of its Machine Learning Journal. In a short […]

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Apple Said to Seek Lower Rate in New Deals With Record Labels

Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels’ share of revenue from streaming, part of negotiations to revise the iPhone maker’s overall relationship with the music industry, according to people familiar with the matter. The talks cover Apple’s agreements for Apple Music, the two-year-old streaming service offering millions of songs on demand, and iTunes, the store where people can buy individual […]

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Apple made a big change to Apple Pay

You can now send and receive money from your friends within Apple Pay. The new feature was announced at  WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference. Much like money transfer app Venmo, Apple Pay can now support peer-to-peer payments. The feature will be integrated directly into iMessage, so users can send money directly within a conversation with a friend. The feature will use […]

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Apple may ditch Dialog, analyst says, hitting chipmaker’s shares

Dialog Semiconductor (DLGS.DE) risks losing a crucial supply deal with Apple Inc (AAPL.O), according to a financial analyst who cut his rating on the stock on Tuesday, sending the Anglo-German chipmaker’s shares down by as much as one-third. Bankhaus Lampe reduced its rating on Dialog to “sell” from “hold” as it argued that Apple was working on its own battery-saving […]

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Amazon is invading Apple and Google’s home turf in the war over computing

Apple, Amazon, and Google are all at war over the future of personal computing — and now Amazon is taking the battle to its rivals’ home turf: The smartphone. All three are convinced voice-controlled virtual assistants have the potential to transform how we interact with our devices. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, and Amazon has Alexa. They believe that […]

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