1. Musk to Trademark Teslaquila
Elon Musk just won’t stop! As part of an April Fools’ Prank earlier this year, the CEO of Tesla joked on Instagram about a potential tequila product that would be tied to the company. But this joke turned into something of substance. On Monday, Tesla reportedly filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark “Teslaquila”. Although it is debatable whether the Tesla-brand tequila will actually hit store shelves, it is yet another venture that Musk is eager to take on.
2. Apple’s $600M Dollar Deal
Apple just recently signed a deal with UK-based semiconductor manufacturing company, Dialog Semiconductor PLC, for a strategic plan that will be in effect for the next few years. The added services will be responsible for the manufacturing of power management, audio subsystem, and mixed-signal integrated circuits. The company already relies on Apple accounts for approx. 75% of Dialog Semiconductor’s revenue; they are the current supplier of the chips and processors that enable Apple products to run efficiently. Payment will be split in two, the initial $300M is for the product and the second $300M will be for product delivery. While a potential M&A is in question, as of now, the two companies agree to remain separate, with this huge deal securing the future of our precious iPhones.
3. New Samsung Model with 4 Cameras
Because one is clearly not enough? Samsung has just released news of their newest smartphone model, the Galaxy A9, which features not two, not three, but four cameras. There is one main sensor but the rest are there as supplements, providing functions such as “live photos”, ultra-wide settings, and a telephoto setting. The phone also features options of 6 to 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and other “world-first” options. The phone itself won’t be released until November. As of now, Samsung has been silent about the price tag of their Galaxy A9.