Reported plans to launch 180 satellites could provide significant competition in the developing world and rural areas.
A simpler programming language from Apple could broaden the pool of apps and help make them more interactive.
Leading AI researcher Andrew Ng, previously associated with Google, will lead a new effort by China’s Baidu to create software that understands the world.
Other big Chinese e-commerce companies, including JD.com, merge social networking, payments, and mobile.
OpenSSL, which the Internet depends upon, has a single full-time employee dedicated to keeping the software secure. Other projects are similarly understaffed.
Some VCs say the FCC’s latest net neutrality proposal will raise costs for startups that need fast connections or use a lot of bandwidth.
A mobile ad company plans to offer deals based on data collected from in-car apps.
Microsoft says the AI systems behind its new personal assistant will allow it to quickly become much smarter as more people use it.
It’s still early days for Google’s modular smartphone effort, but developers and enthusiasts are already thinking about the swappable components they may build.