YouTube has launched a new payment service that lets fans send donations to channel owners. The donations feature is available to users in the U.S., Australia, Japan, and Mexico.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has partnered with American Express to build a new iPhone payments system, according to sources with Re/code. American Express is one out of several partnerships that Apple has in place before launching a new payments service. It is believed that Apple will announce the payment service during the product event on September 9th.
Whill has raised $11 million in Series A funding to build on its omnidirectional four-wheel-drive mobility product. Whill was built by automotive veterans. Whill’s mobility chair can roll uphill and over rough terrain.
Mindmixer has raised $17 million in funding to connect civic offices and school districts with constituents. Dundee Venture Capital and Govtech Fund led the Series C round of funding. Mindmixer has now raised a total of $23.2 million. Mindmixer participated in the Code for America startup accelerator. Some of Mindmixer’s users include the City of Indianapolis, the State of Arizona, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Dept.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has received a patent on the glass cube building design that its New York store is known for. The patent was filed in October 2012 and was granted on August 26th. One of the design’s inventors is late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has filed a lawsuit against Cox Communications. AT&T claims that Cox is infringing seven AT&T patents that covers technology ranging from DVRs to packet loss over a network.
Anand Shimpi announced that he was retiring from writing earlier this week. Now the journalist is joiningApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), according to Re/Code. Shimpi worked on building AnandTech for 17 years, which focused primarily on hardware reviews. It is unknown what Shimpi’s job will be at Apple, but it is likely going to be something related to product development. AnandTech will continue to publish articles, but it will now be headed by the new editor-in-chief Ryan Smith.