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Apple Fined By France For Slowing Down Old iPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned. In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did […]

Foxconn Is Now Producing Facemasks To Aid In The Fight To Stop The Coronavirus

Foxconn, maker of the Apple iPhone, is taking the unusual step of switching part of its production to making surgical masks. The firm is also pushing to be allowed to reopen its regular production lines making electronics, which have been closed due to the coronavirus. The outbreak has seen demand for masks soar and caused […]

Warner Max Production House Formed To Make Films For HBO Max

Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max have formed Warner Max, a production label that will generate eight to ten mid-budget films per year for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service. The division plans to leverage the company’s brand and talent portfolios, including DC Films, HBO original content, New Line Cinema, and Warner Animation Group. The straight-to-service movies […]

Alphabet eats The Street – YouTube’s 2019 Revenue Was $15 Billion

  In the the company’s first earnings report since Sundar Pichai took over as CEO, Alphabet for the first time gave investors a look at revenue for two key businesses: YouTube and Google Cloud. The video platform generated $15 billion in ad sales in 2019, up 36% from $11 billion the year before. Cloud revenue […]

UK Regulator Ofcom Says 2019 Was The Age Of Digital Independence For Kids

The amount of young phone owners doubled between the ages of nine and 10, which Ofcom calls “the age of digital independence“. In addition, 24% of 3 and 4-year-olds had their own tablet, and 15% of them were allowed to take it to bed. Ofcom’s annual report looks at the media habits of children, and […]

Ginni Rometty Will Exit As IBM CEO In April – Arvind Krishna Will Filled The Role Then

Ginni Rometty, the first female CEO in the history of the 100-year- old International Business Machines, or IBM, is leaving the helm in April. Rometty, 62, will remain Big Blue’s executive chairwoman until the end of the year. Her departure, announced Thursday, ends nearly 40 years with a technology giant famous for its conservative corporate […]

MoviePass’ Parent Firm Has Filed For A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

MoviePass is officially dead as Helios and Matheson Analytics, which owns the now-defunct cinema ticket subscription service, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. The company disclosed the move in an SEC filing this week. Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code dissolves an entity, whose assets are then sold off to repay creditors. Helios and […]

Human Rights Expert Thomas Hughes Will Lead Facebook’s Oversight Board

Facebook has picked British human rights expert Thomas Hughes to lead its new oversight board. The independent board will have the power to override Facebook decisions on contentious material. It will review videos, photos, and other content that Facebook removes. Mr Hughes started in the role a week ago, but Facebook is yet to announce […]

Huawei Will Still Supply Hardware For Use In 5G UK Networks With Limits

The UK has decided to let Huawei continue to be used in its 5G networks but with restrictions, despite pressure from the US to block the firm. The Chinese firm will be banned from supplying kit to “sensitive parts” of the network, known as the core. In addition, it will only be allowed to account […]

Intel Reworks Board Of Directors – Elects New Chairman And New Director

Intel  today announced at the company’s Jan. 15 board meeting Andy D. Bryant  stepped down as chairman and the board elected lead independent director Dr. Omar Ishrak to succeed Bryant as an independent chairman, effective immediately. Intel also announced that Alyssa Henry was elected to Intel’s board. Her election marks the seventh new independent director […]

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