Startups

As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own – TechCrunch

As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own – TechCrunch

Continuing our irregular surveys of the public markets, two things happened this week that are worth our time. First, a third domestic technology company — Alphabet — passed the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold. And, second, software as a service (SaaS) stocks reached record highs on the public markets after retreating over last summer. The […]

Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms – TechCrunch

The long-running contest between Microsoft and its Teams service and Slack’s eponymous application continued this morning, with Redmond announcing what it describes as its first “global” advertising push for its enterprise communication service. Slack, a recent technology IPO, exploded in the back half of last decade, accreting huge revenues while burrowing into the tech stacks […]

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business – TechCrunch

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business – TechCrunch

Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese electronics giant best known for its iPhone manufacturing contract, is forming a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build electric vehicles in China. The joint venture was disclosed in a regulatory filing. Nikkei was first to report the joint venture. According to the filing, each party will own 50% […]

Mobileye takes aim at Waymo – TechCrunch

Mobileye takes aim at Waymo – TechCrunch

CEO/president Amnon Shashua explains why getting into robotaxi services is a strategic move Mobileye has built a multi-billion-dollar business supplying automakers with computer vision technology that powers advanced driver assistance systems. It’s a business that last year generated nearly $1 billion in sales for the company. Today, 54 million vehicles on the road are using […]

Have we hit peak smartphone? – TechCrunch

Have we hit peak smartphone? – TechCrunch

There’s reason to believe the market may never return to sustained growth Brian Heater @bheater / 8 hours Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, […]

Samsung’s knife-wielding robotic chef is all flash – TechCrunch

Samsung’s knife-wielding robotic chef is all flash – TechCrunch

Last year, we asked whether Samsung was getting serious about robotics. A year later, we’re not any closer to answering the question. This year’s presser played out roughly the same as last on the robotics front — all flash and little productizing to show for it. Samsung’s approach to robotics thus far appears to be […]

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