Pearl Automation Shuts Down After Poor Sales of Its $500 Vehicle Backup Camera

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Pearl Automation, the vehicle accessory company founded by ex-Apple engineers and which debuted its $500 “RearVision” wireless backup camera system just one year ago, has shut down following poor sales of the device, reports Axios.

What happened: Early product sales disappointed, which was exacerbated by a high burn rate.

What next? The Pearl Automation team received several “acqui-hire” offers, but opted instead to shut down and part ways, according to a source close to the …
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Scripting Boot Camp Added to First-ever CMD-D|Masters of Automation Conf

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Sal Soghoian today announced an exciting Scripting Boot Camp taught by the legendary gentleman, Ray Robertson, the day before CMD-D|Masters of Automation Conference. Designed for those new to automation, CMD-D Scripting Boot Camp features a full day of hands-on instruction on AppleScript and scripting on the macOS. Attendees gain an understanding of how the core scripting architecture on macOS works, and how to write AppleScript scripts. Get more out of CMD-D….
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News: Apple acquires automation app Workflow

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Photo: TechCrunch Apple has acquired Workflow, a popular automation tool that allows users to tie together various apps on the iOS platform to create macro-like stored procedures, TechCrunch reports. While the financial terms of the deal are not yet available, the report suggests that it was a “solid payday” for the small team of developers. In the deal, Apple is not only acquiring the Workflow app, but also the team of Ari Weinstein,… …
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Apple Acquires Popular Automation App Workflow

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Apple has acquired well-known and popular automation app Workflow, reports TechCrunch. The deal was reportedly finalized today for an unspecified sum.

Workflow, first released in 2014, is an automation tool that can essentially do anything. It allows users to create a variety of workflows to accomplish tasks like creating GIFs from a series of photos, pulling images from a web page, translating an article, posting photos to multiple social networks at once, calculating a tip, and tons more.


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