TechSummit Lead #010

Editor’s Note: This is the TechSummit Lead, a daily recap that goes beyond the headlines.

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users.
  • Mattel has unveiled the “ThingMaker,” a $300 3D printer that allows children to print their own toys at home.
  • Tidal has taken over the U.S. App Store’s number one spot after scoring exclusive streaming rights to Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo.
  • Haptic touch feedback company Immersion has filed a lawsuit against Apple and AT&T accusing the two companies of patent infringement on technologies like 3D Touch, Force Touch, and the Apple Watch’s Taptic Engine.
  • The Knight Foundation has approved a $250,000 grant to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind Wikipedia.
  • Computers at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center have been down for over a week after ransomware ended up on its internal network.
  • Hulu has launched a Windows 10 universal app that brings deep Cortana integration and live tiles that allow you to pin your favorite shows to the Start menu.
  • Snapdeal, India’s second largest e-commerce site, has pulled in $200 million in new funding via an investment led by Canadian investment vehicle Ontario Teachers’ Pension Bank.
  • Kimono Labs has been acquired by Palantir in a move that will see the team behind the data collection service absorbed into the secretive data analytics platform.

 

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