Apple poised to finish transforming its MacBook lineup on Monday

2020 MacBook Air with M1 chip Todd Haselton | CNBC Apple is holding a launch event on Monday to announce new products, like a redesigned MacBook Pro. Apple has a chance to drive continued momentum to its Macs ahead of the holiday shopping season, especially since it’s expected to announce more computers that run on … Read more

Branson is trailing Bezos in space tourism, while Musk’s SpaceX competes in a league of its own

Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk Joe Skipper | Reuters; Joe Raedle | Getty Images; Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | Getty Images 2021 has been a whirlwind for private space tourism, with this week especially crucial for the ventures founded by Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson. While Bezos’ Blue Origin took a step … Read more

Elon Musk says Starlink will provide faster internet speeds on airlines

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, stands in the foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory during a press event. year. Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images Elon Musk on Thursday touted SpaceX’s plan to use Starlink for in-flight Wi-Fi, emphasizing that his company is in discussions with airlines to add the high-speed satellite … Read more

Top Facebook digital currency engineers depart to join Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund

Marc Andreessen speaking at the 2017 ReCode Conference on May 30, 2017. Asa Mathat for Vox Media Two of Facebook’s top engineers on its blockchain and digital currency project left the company to join Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto team, the venture capital firm told CNBC on Monday. Riyaz Faizullabhoy and Nassim Eddequiouaq spent the past two … Read more

Tech whistleblowers are having a moment, and one woman who’s been there has found a new way to help

Former Google, Facebook and Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma launched a free resource guide and a new California law in the same week. Ifeoma Ozoma Whistleblowers are getting louder in Silicon Valley. Most notable is ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who testified in front of Congress this week after revealing documents that showed the company is aware … Read more

Apple files appeal in Epic Games case, potentially delaying App Store changes for years

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., center, arrives at U.S. district court in Oakland, California, on Friday, May 21, 2021. Nina Riggio | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple filed a notice of appeal in the Epic Games case and is asking for a stay on the injunction that lets developers add in-app links … Read more

Top Amazon aggregator Thrasio delays SPAC deal as top executives exit

Thrasio, an early leader in the big business of Amazon aggregators, had a booth at the popular Prosper Show for Amazon sellers in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 14, 2021. Katie Schoolov Thrasio, the top U.S. aggregator of Amazon third-party sellers, was racing to the public markets to fuel its rapid expansion. But the company … Read more

Developers are building ways to skirt Apple’s cut of in-app purchases in preparation for new rules

Tim Cook at WWDC21 on June 7th, 2021. Source: Apple Developers are building new software for apps that lets companies bill customers without paying Apple, which takes up to 30% of app sales. They’re preparing for new changes Apple has to implement after a federal judge ruled in September that Apple has to let app … Read more

Twitter sells MoPub mobile ad network to AppLovin for $1.05 billion

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square, speaks during the crypto-currency conference Bitcoin 2021 Convention at the Mana Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on June 4, 2021. Marco Bello | AFP | Getty Images Twitter on Wednesday announced the sale of its MoPub mobile advertising network to AppLovin, a game developer … Read more

Zuckerberg rejects claims that Facebook prioritizes profits over user safety

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday finally addressed the series of claims made by whistleblower Frances Haugen, denying that the … Read more