Justin Cupler
TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts
social media

TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts

The new YouTube feature will beta test in India before its global release
15 Sep 2020
Verizon buys Tracfone for over $6 billion
Acquisition

Verizon buys Tracfone for over $6 billion

Tracfone’s free Lifeline service will continue offering free phones and service to select users
14 Sep 2020
New myWizard Intelligent Automation Platform to drive innovation in the distributed workplace
automation

New myWizard Intelligent Automation Platform to drive innovation in the distributed workplace

Accenture says the new platform will improve user experience, lower IT costs and help launch products quicker
9 Sep 2020
Intel debuts new logo that harks back to the 1968 original
Hardware

Intel debuts new logo that harks back to the 1968 original

The new Intel logo moves the company forward while respecting its history
4 Sep 2020
Google Maps adds parking payments via the app
Google Android

Google Maps adds parking payments via the app

The new function is testing in Texas but will soon spread nationwide
4 Sep 2020
Facebook will ban new political ads leading up to the presidential election
Mark Zuckerberg speaking at an event
social media

Facebook will ban new political ads leading up to the presidential election

No new ads will be approved the week before the election
3 Sep 2020
NVIDIA launches new GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards with 8K gaming
Hardware

NVIDIA launches new GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards with 8K gaming

New graphics cards will feature industry firsts, including 4K refresh rates
2 Sep 2020
WordPress releases a patch to fix broken sites following update
web development

WordPress releases a patch to fix broken sites following update

The patch is temporary, and developers have until 2021 to fix the issue on their end
1 Sep 2020
Common malware slipped past the macOS notarization process twice
malware

Common malware slipped past the macOS notarization process twice

Apple immediately revoked the notarization, but the adware slipped through again
31 Aug 2020
Chrome 85 arrives with faster page loading and tab throttling
web browser

Chrome 85 arrives with faster page loading and tab throttling

Chrome 85 is arriving now, but its full rollout could take weeks
26 Aug 2020
Google and Amwell team up to boost telehealth services
Cloud

Google and Amwell team up to boost telehealth services

Google will buy a $100 million stake in Amwell during its IPO
25 Aug 2020
NordLocker encryption heads to the cloud
encryption

NordLocker encryption heads to the cloud

Secure your files on your device and the cloud with just a drag and drop
21 Aug 2020
Android 11 will broaden wireless Android Auto compatibility
Google Android

Android 11 will broaden wireless Android Auto compatibility

You’re no longer limited to just Samsung and Google smartphones.
20 Aug 2020
Google Chrome will reward fast-loading sites with 'fast page' badge
Google Android

Google Chrome will reward fast-loading sites with 'fast page' badge

Google will also curb mixed forms to protect Chrome users' data
19 Aug 2020
Twitter reveals tags for government and state media accounts
social media

Twitter reveals tags for government and state media accounts

Twitter will start in select countries and expand over time
7 Aug 2020
Windows will soon mirror smartphone apps on your PC
Microsoft Windows

Windows will soon mirror smartphone apps on your PC

Your Phone Apps will limit the amount of switching between your PC and smartphone
6 Aug 2020
Secure files on your smartphone with Google Safe Folder
Mobile Phones

Secure files on your smartphone with Google Safe Folder

Automatically locks itself once you navigate from the app
5 Aug 2020
WhatsApp counters fake viral messages with new fact-check tool
communications

WhatsApp counters fake viral messages with new fact-check tool

The Google-powered feature lets users search whether a story is legit or fake
4 Aug 2020
Nvidia reportedly in talks to buy chip designer ARM for $32 billion
mergers and acquisitions

Nvidia reportedly in talks to buy chip designer ARM for $32 billion

Nvidia’s fabless business model would be a perfect fit for ARM
31 Jul 2020
Amazon gets FCC approval to launch broadband satellites
digital divide

Amazon gets FCC approval to launch broadband satellites

Amazon must complete its satellite launches by July 30, 2029
31 Jul 2020
Google expands minority support by labeling Black-owned companies
search engine optimization (SEO)

Google expands minority support by labeling Black-owned companies

Gives customers a way to easily find and support Black-owned businesses
30 Jul 2020
Apple is under investigation for alleged deceptive practices
Policy & legislation

Apple is under investigation for alleged deceptive practices

The company is already tied up in a $500 million settlement and another pending lawsuit
24 Jul 2020
Amazon Contact Lens gives call center managers real-time call insight
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Contact Lens gives call center managers real-time call insight

Call center managers can intervene earlier, reducing customer churn
23 Jul 2020
Facebook Messenger now features its own lock
facebook at work

Facebook Messenger now features its own lock

Now you can lend your phone without worry about someone snooping through your Messenger app
22 Jul 2020
Google Nest Hub is the first smart display to support Netflix
streaming

Google Nest Hub is the first smart display to support Netflix

Google Nest Hub beats the Amazon Echo Show and Facebook Portal to the punch
22 Jul 2020
Apple is the latest to strip racist undertones from coding
application programming interface (API)

Apple is the latest to strip racist undertones from coding

Apple will no longer use terms like “master” and “slave” in its coding, products or APIs
17 Jul 2020
Microsoft Launcher 6 update appears to be prepping for Surface Duo
Google Android

Microsoft Launcher 6 update appears to be prepping for Surface Duo

New viewing mode seems perfect for the new dual-screen smart device
17 Jul 2020
Chrome disables feature that curtailed its memory-hogging ways
web browser

Chrome disables feature that curtailed its memory-hogging ways

Google gleaned a fix from Microsoft but quickly dropped it due to other issues
16 Jul 2020
You can now check Twitter DMs right from your timeline
social media

You can now check Twitter DMs right from your timeline

Twitter makes DMs more like Facebook messages, but users aren’t happy
16 Jul 2020
Apple pays Samsung $1 billion penalty for ordering too few OLED screens
Apple iPhone X held in the hand with colourful wallpaper
Mobile Phones

Apple pays Samsung $1 billion penalty for ordering too few OLED screens

This isn’t the first time Apple paid nearly $1B to Samsung
14 Jul 2020
Google Meet helps prevent Zoom-bombing-fueled class cancellations
video conferencing

Google Meet helps prevent Zoom-bombing-fueled class cancellations

Kids found a new way to cut class, but Google is playing hall monitor
14 Jul 2020
Sign up now for the $25 iPhone “batterygate” payout
Mobile Phones

Sign up now for the $25 iPhone “batterygate” payout

Don’t expect to get the full $25 payout, though
14 Jul 2020
Oracle aims to build resilient businesses with Fusion Cloud updates
machine learning

Oracle aims to build resilient businesses with Fusion Cloud updates

Updates will help finance teams become more resilient to tumultuous times
13 Jul 2020
Oppo teases tech that will charge your phone in 15 minutes
Mobile Phones

Oppo teases tech that will charge your phone in 15 minutes

But don’t look for its arrival in the U.S. any time soon
13 Jul 2020
Amazon bans TikTok but reverses course quickly
social media

Amazon bans TikTok but reverses course quickly

The tech giant banned TikTok from employee devices on Friday but unbanned it within hours
13 Jul 2020