Siri now actively used on more than 500M devices, up from 375M in June

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Apple buried a tasty tidbit in Tuesday’s HomePod press release, revealing that its Siri virtual assistant is being "actively used" on over half a billion devices, a figure up from more than 375 million in June.
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Quick-charging battery startup StoreDot gets $60M on $500M valuation led by Daimler

 As we continue to see a proliferation of wireless connected devices make their way into the mainstream consumer electronics market, there has been growing attention on a key issue that will be central to making all these devices work: efficient power supplies, and specifically practical battery systems. Today, one of the startups that’s hoping to lead the conversation on how this will… Read More
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Slack is reportedly raising another huge $500M round of funding

 Slack is in the midst of raising another $ 500 million in financing at what could be a $ 5 billion valuation — money it will likely critically need as it goes after major corporate clients and construct a functional business — according to a report by Recode. Slack also got some interest with a $ 9 billion price tag from Amazon, according to a report from Bloomberg last night. All… Read More
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