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  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
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Wiserlinks Knowledge

  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
  • This blog presents ideas for action.
 

Jean-Bernard Girault

How Apple’s Shazam Acquisition Fits Its Broader Strategy

Forbes | 13/12/2017

Forbes Apple recently confirmed that it is acquiring Shazam, the app that allows users to identify songs, movies, TV shows, and commercials using short audio clippings. While the deal – which is reportedly worth $400 million according to Recode – may appear to be a steep price for a relative niche service, it is well below […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Apple acquires AI company Lattice Data, a specialist in unstructured ‘dark data’, for $200M

TECHCRUNCH | 17/05/2017

TECHCRUNCH As large tech companies gear up to make a stronger push into machine learning and artificial intelligence, Apple has acquired a company to fill out its own capabilities in the area. Specifically, Apple has picked up Lattice Data, a company that applies an AI-enabled inference engine to take unstructured, “dark” data and turn it into structured (and more […]

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Apple, Amazon, Google join bidding for Toshiba chip unit-media

BUSINESSINSIDER | 10/04/2017

BUSINESSINSIDER Apple, Amazon.com and Google have joined bidding for Toshiba’s NAND flash memory unit, vying with others for the Japanese firm’s prized semiconductor operation. Toshiba shareholders on Thursday agreed to split off its NAND flash memory business, paving the way for a sale to raise at least $9 billion to cover U.S. nuclear unit charges […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Apple buys Turi machine-learning startup for a reported $200m

| 16/08/2016

The Independent Apple has reportedly bought a Seattle-based machine-learning startup as part of its continued investment in artificial intelligence. The quiet deal, first reported by Geekwire, is said to be worth around $200m (£153m). Turi, which uses the tagline “create intelligence”, let developers and data scientists incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence into their apps. Its tools are mostly using machine learning […]

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Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing

BBC | 23/05/2016

BBC Apple has invested $1bn (£693m) in Didi Chuxing, the car-hailing app that has a greater market share than US rival Uber in China. Tim Cook, chief executive, said that the move would help Apple to better understand the Chinese market. Didi Chuxing, previously known as Didi Kuaidi, said it represented the single largest investment […]

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Apple buys Emotient emotion detection company

CBC News | 14/01/2016

CBC News It looks like Apple hopes your emotions are written all over your face. As first reported last week by the Wall Street Journal, the technology giant has acquired Emotient, a startup that uses artifical intelligence to specialize in “emotion detection.” Click here to read full article. About Wiserlinks.

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Apple, Samsung to Enter China Payments Market With UnionPay

Bloomberg | 18/12/2015

Bloomberg Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. reached separate agreements with China UnionPay Co. to introduce their competing mobile payments systems in the country next year. Customers of UnionPay, China’s largest payment and clearing network, will be able to add their bank cards to iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch for purchases through Apple Pay, […]

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