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Apple hires tech team from data science startup

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Apple has hired at least 18 people, including two co-founders, from consulting firm Silicon Valley Data Science, according to TechCrunch.

Why it matters: It's not clear what Apple intends to do with the new hires, but according to the firm's website, SVDS specializes in providing data analytics to help companies address their most pressing business needs. In the case of Apple, which has recently been delving more into the enterprise space, that may include "building iOS productivity apps, business transformation services, legacy IT migrations, IoT-based services and more."