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This week marks an important anniversary for Apple, which went public on December 12, 1980.
37 years later, Apple is the most valuable company in the world.
We dug into the company’s earnings calls, patents, acquisitions, product releases, and more to put together a 7,000+ word deep dive on Apple’s top executives, current priorities, and strategy for the future, from its moves in AI and VR to bets on auto and wearables.
One particular data point that reveals a lot is where the company is hiring, which we also analyzed.
A candid conversation
I’ve gotten a lot of notes from people asking if Steve Jurvetson is still appearing at the A-ha! Conference this week after he took a leave of absence from SpaceX and Tesla boards.
However, instead of doing a TED-style presentation as originally planned, he’ll sit for a fireside chat on Wednesday.
We’ve talked to Steve and he’s agreed to answer any and all questions that our journalist moderator asks.
We’ll see how the conversation unfolds.
The angriest patent drawing
AR/VR unicorn Magic Leap (which has raised nearly $2B in funding) has a new patent application that links facial recognition and document verification in order to authenticate identity.
It looks very upset.
I can teach you, but I have to charge
A while ago, we’d shared song lyrics in graph form (see here). It was a hit.
Here’s another one we recently found about whose milkshake brings the boys to the yard.
So hot right now
We’ve mined data from earnings transcripts for 6600+ public companies over the past 10 years to see what investors, analysts, and executives are talking about in earnings calls.
These calls reveal that when it comes to AI, execs are talking about one area of computer science a lot more than others. Check it out.
Headlines from the future
Our annual Tech IPO Pipeline Report looks at 355 promising, highly-valued companies poised to make tech headlines in 2018. We dig into the funding trends, investors, and momentum behind these companies
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.