Apple Card may hit Europe after all, breaking its US exclusivity, as Apple has snapped up Credit Kudos, UK's startup which offers credit-checking services.
Apple buys AI Music which uses artificial intelligence to create tailor-made music
Apple has acquired the AI Music startup which uses artificial intelligence to generate dynamic soundtracks, something that Apple Music could implement as a feature.
Twitter snaps up Breaker, a podcast app focused on social interaction
Twitter has acquired the iOS and Android podcast app Breaker for an undisclosed sum to double-down on the creation of new experiences for the Twitter community.
Amazon has acquired podcasting company Wondery
Following yesterday's article in the Wall Street Journal newspaper alleging that Amazon was in talks to acquire Wondery, a top-five podcast publisher, the retail giant has confirmed the deal.
Apple snaps up self-learning AI video startup Vilynx to improve Siri, Photos and other services
Ever since poaching Google’s head of search John Giannandrea to lead its artificial intelligence (AI) efforts, Apple's been acquiring startups that specialize in AI and machine learning (ML).
Apple snapped up Scout FM which generated smart podcast stations covering various topics
Apple regularly buys smaller startups for their engineering talent, but not every such deal gets an official confirmation from Tim Cook & Co. A good example is Apple's acquisition of the podcast app Scout FM earlier this year which flew under the radar until Bloomberg published its report yesterday.
Apple buys AR/VR technology platform Spaces, a former project of DreamWorks Animation
Apple has apparently acquired Spaces, an augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology startup that was spun out from DreamWorks Animation in 2016, for an undisclosed sum.
Apple ostensibly snapped up Israeli AR and camera startup Camerai last year
Apple acquires small startups for their technology at a rate of one per every few weeks, TechCrunch reported Thursday, citing a report earlier today by Israeli newspaper Calcalist.
Apple snaps up Canadian machine learning startup Inductiv to work on Siri and AI projects
Apple continues bolstering its artificial intelligence and machine learning talent with new acquisitions, the latest being an alleged purchase of Inductiv.
Apple pulls NextVR for Android from Google Play following acquisition
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman yesterday alleged that Apple has acquired a virtual-reality startup, called NextVR, and within hours its Android app was pulled from the Play Store.
Apple cancels Xnor.ai’s Pentagon contract for military drone work after acquisition
Apple has reportedly canceled Xnor.ai’s involvement in the US Department of Defense's Project Maven following its recent acquisition of the company.
Apple acquires Xnor.ai, an artificial intelligence company in Seattle
From time-to-time, Apple acquires smaller companies for various reasons. This week sees the company grabbing itself a company focused on artificial intelligence.