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Apple acquires Laserlike, a machine learning startup

Apple has scooped up Laserlike, a small Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup, reports The Information. Terms of the acquisition haven’t been disclosed, but the deal was almost certainly done with an eye toward improving Siri.



The four-year-old startup was founded by three former Google engineers, Anand Shukla, Srinivasan Venkatachary and Steven Baker. Laserlike had built a smartphone app (pictured, but no longer available) that let users follow topics in which they were interested.

On its website Laserlike says it’s built a web scale content search, discovery and personalization platform using advanced machine learning. The company says its content search “brings you the full perspective in a feed you can control.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.