Apple is buying Texture the digital magazine distributor

A message from Apple to big publishers: We like you. Apple is getting into the magazine business — not by buying magazines, but by buying a digital magazine distributor. Apple has purchased Texture, a subscription service that lets users consume all or part of more than 200 magazines. The service works on both Apple and

Google says its cloud now brings in $1 billion per quarter

Alphabet on Thursday disclosed the revenues of its Google cloud business for the first time on Thursday. The cloud is “already a billion-dollar-per-quarter business,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on a conference call with analysts to go over results from the fourth quarter. The metric represents the size of Google’s portfolio of cloud-based productivity apps,

Inside the eccentric, relentless deal-making of Masayoshi Son

Early last year, Cheng Wei, founder and chief executive of the Chinese ride-hailing juggernaut Didi Chuxing, tried to resist taking money from legendary investor Masayoshi Son. Cheng told the SoftBank Group chief he didn’t need the cash because his company had already raised $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Fine, Son said,

It’s here: The Recode 100, our first annual list of the people in tech and business who actually made the biggest impact this year

Our goal was to find the people who kicked the most ass in 2017 — the leaders, movement-starters, engineers, negotiators and creatives who have been the most productive and innovative in the industries we cover — primarily in tech, media and commerce, but also some of our new focus areas like transportation, policy and robotics.