Airbnb hires former Apple designer Jony Ive ahead of anticipated IPO

In a statement Airbnb Inc stated it was hiring former Apple designer Jony Ive and his firm to design new Airbnb products and services, under a multi-year contract agreement, Incidentally, Ive was a close creative collaborator with Apple Inc’s co-founder Steve Jobs and has spent nearly three decades in Cupertino leading the design of the candy-colored…

Uber closing customer support office in downtime Los Angeles

Uber Technologies Inc will be closing its office in downtown Los Angeles in order to focus on its bigger locations. This office used to employ staff for customer support. The development will impact 80 jobs. Uber’s spokesman confirmed the closure in a statement. Customer support jobs will be shifted Uber’s office in Manila, reported the…

Apple suppler LG Display expects improved profit outlook on increased OLED demand

On Friday, LG Display Co Ltd, an Apple Inc supplier offered an optimistic outlook for the year on the back of higher demand for its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels sending its shares higher by 4%. The optmistic forecast comes in the wake of the South Korean company seeing prolonged decline in liquid crystal display…

Elon Musk shakes up SpaceX management in a race to provide satellite-based internet services

Known for his aggressive management style, Elon Musk is pushing hard to become the first internet-based service provider – a move that could make a huge splash in the U.S. and global broadband market. According to two employees of SpaceX with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, Elon Musk, SpaceX’s Chief Executive Officer, known…

Prudential and Babylon launches healthcare platform for Asian clients

While the platform will allow existing customers to monitor and better manage their health so as to avoid, if not prevent, an onslaught of a disease, its preventive measures is also likely to lure in customers who want to better manage their current and future health requirements. On Thursday, global insurer Prudential announced a strategic…