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September 7, 2022

Former Disney CEO Says Company Found a ‘Substantial Portion’ of Twitter Users Were Not Real When It Evaluated Acquisition in 2016

Bob Iger, former Disney CEO, explained on Wednesday why Disney didn’t acquire Twitter in 2016. He said: “We enter the process immediately, looking at Twitter as […]
September 7, 2022

A Text Alert May Have Saved California From Power Blackouts

A timely mobile alert may have prevented hundreds of thousands of Californians from being plunged into darkness in the middle of a heat wave Tuesday night. […]
September 7, 2022

Snap’s Master Plan To Turn Its Business Around

After getting “punched in the face hard” by a cratering stock price and brutal layoffs, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told employees this week how the company […]
September 7, 2022

Twitter Will Let You Edit Your Tweet Up To Five Times

Last week, Twitter announced the ability to edit tweets for subscribers of its Twitter Blue service. “The company said that once the feature is available users […]
September 7, 2022

IRS Moves Toward Free E-Filing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Washington Post: The Internal Revenue Service will spend $15 million studying a free, government-backed tax filing system under […]
September 7, 2022

Apple Removes SIM Card Tray On All iPhone 14 Models In US

Apple today announced that all iPhone 14 models sold in the U.S. do not have a built-in SIM card tray and instead rely entirely on eSIM […]
September 7, 2022

Facebook Engineers: We Have No Idea Where We Keep All Your Personal Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: In March, two veteran Facebook engineers found themselves grilled about the company’s sprawling data collection operations in […]
September 7, 2022

Apple Announces Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra

Today, Apple announced a handful of new products at their iPhone launch event in Cupertino. Along with four new iPhones, Apple unveiled the brand-new Series 8 […]
September 7, 2022

YouTube Acquisition Nearly Fell Apart When Cofounder Found That a Google Employee Snooped on Revenue Figures

An anonymous reader shares a report: On the eve of Google’s acquisition of YouTube in 2006, the video site’s cofounder Chad Hurley discovered that a Google […]