Sonos Era 100 and Era 300 review: The next generation of great, reliable multi-room sound
Sonos Era 100 and Era 300 speaker review. Both speakers punch above their weight in terms of performance and value.
Sonos to add support for spatial audio on Apple Music on March 28
Sonos announced today that Sonos customers will have access to spatial audio on Apple Music starting March 28. The company says it’s Apple Music’s first partner to bring spatial audio to t
Sonos replaces the One, adds a spatial audio speaker to lineup
The Sonos One wasn’t broken, but that doesn’t mean the company’s is above fixing it. Over two generations and a few variants, the compact speaker has become one of the company’s most popular.
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence on right to repair, spatial audio and those never-ending lawsuits
This morning Sonos announced a pair of speakers. The Era 100 is a $249 stereo system that replaces the popular One speaker in the company’s lineup. The $449 Era 300, on the other hand, is an entirel
Sonos introduces new $429 Sub Mini subwoofer
Sonos has a new Sub in its lineup, and this one isn’t quite as prohibitively expensive: The $429 Sub Mini comes in at almost half the price of the more expensive existing $749 Sub — and is als
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Google is suing Sonos over patent infringement once again
Google is suing Sonos (again) over patent infringement in what seems to be an unending legal fight series between two tech companies. The two new lawsuits filed Monday center around various patents in
Skullcandy is partnering with Amazon to offer dual smart assistants
Skullcandy announced at Amazon’s Alexa live event today that is partnering with Native Voice — a voice service provider for hardware devices — to make multiple voice assistants avail
Headline VC closes $950M spread across three funds for startups in US, Europe, LatAm and Asia
Venture capital fund Headline has been investing in tech startups since — get this — 1999, which might tempt headline writers, perhaps unfairly, to apply the word “dinosaur,” if the fu
Review: Sonos Ray soundbar is an easy upgrade that will leave you wanting more
Sonos went a bit further downmarket recently with the Ray, a smaller and cheaper soundbar than the Beam, itself a smaller, cheaper soundbar than the Arc. But while the Ray performs well, it doesn̵
Voice control at last: Hey Sonos, play the ‘Breaking Bad’ theme song
If you’ve always wanted Giancarlo Esposito — the actor playing the meth-slinging Los Pollos Hermanos boss Gustavo Fring from “Breaking Bad” — to guide you through your ch
Daily Crunch: FDA clears Fitbit algorithm that passively scans for signs of AFib
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Bigger sound in smaller packages, as Sonos buys Mayht for $100M
It’s only been three months since I wrote about Mayht‘s cool solar-powered speaker prototypes and interviewed its founding team. It looks like the Dutch startup also caught the eyes of sma
The first big tech antitrust bill lumbers toward reality
A major Senate bill that would prevent tech companies from giving preference to their own products and services just passed a significant hurdle in Congress, bringing it one step closer to becoming la
Google’s loss to Sonos settles it: Big Tech has an IP piracy problem
Simply put, Big Tech benefits from stealing IP. The legal costs and potential damages, if ever issued after years of litigation, are paltry by comparison.
Apple’s biggest scandal of 2022 is already happening
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US regulator rules that Google infringed on Sonos speaker patents
The US International Trade Commission has agreed with Sonos' claims that Google had infringed on its speaker and cast patents.
Lumigo raises $29M for its cloud-native application monitoring platform
Lumigo, a cloud-native application monitoring and debugging platform, today announced that it has raised a $29 million Series A funding round led by Redline Capital. Wing Venture Capital and Vertex Ve
Is Big Tech bad at business?
Stealing rivals' IP is no longer merely unethical -- it's a business decision so disastrously short-sighted that it arguably constitutes a breach of executives' fiduciary duties to shareholders.
Ex-Apple designer’s ultra-premium audio hardware startup Syng raises $48.75 million
Audio startup Syng has been building on quite a bit more hype than the average fresh hardware startup, largely because of the team behind it. Founder and CEO Chris Stringer was Jony Ive’s first