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 (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 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
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
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
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
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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
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
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.
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The US International Trade Commission has agreed with Sonos' claims that Google had infringed on its speaker and cast patents.
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
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.
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
Today, the Sonos Beam is getting a major upgrade. The new, second-generation Beam goes on sale today for $449 and will be available on October 5th, and includes Dolby Atmos support.
Way back in January 2020, Sonos sued Google over patent infringement. Today, the streaming speaker company scored an early victory with the U.S. International Trade Commission. A preliminary ruling pe
Following a smattering of leaks, Sonos and Ikea just unveiled the newest addition to their three-year-old Symfonisk line of home speakers. As the name implies, the Picture Frame is a medium-size, flat
Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Clubhouse’s slowing user growth. Well, this week news broke that they had been in talks with Twitter for a $4 billion