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Meta sued for skirting Apple privacy rules to snoop on users

Bloomberg Meta Platforms Inc was sued for allegedly building a secret work-around to safeguards that Apple Inc launched last year to protect iPhone users from having their internet activity tracked. In a proposed class-action complaint in San Francisco federal court, two Facebook users accused the company of skirting Apple’s 2021 privacy rules and violating state and federal laws limiting the ...

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Roblox boasts of its popularity in Russia

Bloomberg Roblox Corp.’s popularity in Russia is increasing even as almost every other publicly traded gaming company has retreated from the country after its invasion of Ukraine. At Roblox’s developer conference on Friday, Chief Executive Officer Dave Baszucki said Russia sees more than 2 million active Roblox users a day. Russians are among Roblox’s largest consumer base after the US, ...

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Super sports enthusiast Anwar Shaikh brings Ultrahuman to UAE

  Dubai / Gulf Time The world’s most advanced metabolic fitness platform, Ultrahuman, is now embarking on a great start in the UAE. Started by Mohit Kumar and Vatsal Singhal in 2019 in India, while super sports enthusiast Anwar Shaikh brought the metabolic platform to the UAE. “The UAE is a great launchpad for international expansion for it is home ...

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Apple counts on upscale buyers to turn latest iPhone 14 into hit

Bloomberg As the latest iPhone hit stores, Apple Inc is counting on well-heeled shoppers to make the device a hit during a year of roaring inflation and shaky technology spending. The iPhone 14 lineup reserves the best features for the high-end Pro models costing at least $1,000. And based on preorder data, the strategy is already working with consumers, who ...

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Musk enters in-flight Wi-Fi market with small satellites

  Bloomberg SpaceX wants to show the world its Starlink satellite system can deliver Netflix and YouTube at 30,000 feet. So it recently held a demo for the media aboard a jet operated by its first airline customer, regional carrier JSX. The short jaunt from Burbank to San Jose, California marks the start of Elon Musk’s bid to seize in-flight ...

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India’s Tata in talks to join club of iPhone makers

Bloomberg Tata Group is in talks with a Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc to establish an electronics manufacturing joint venture in India, seeking to assemble iPhones in the South Asian country. The discussions with Wistron Corp are aimed at making Tata a force in technology manufacturing, and the Indian salt-to-software conglomerate wants to tap the Taiwanese company’s expertise in product ...

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Instagram adds ways for users to adjust their suggested posts

  Bloomberg Instagram, racing to improve its algorithm to catch up with TikTok, is asking its users for some input. The social media app, owned by Meta Platforms Inc., is now allowing users to select and indicate that they are “not interested” in multiple posts at once within the Explore tab, the section on the app where users can discover ...

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Microsoft changes its European cloud-license terms

  Bloomberg Microsoft Corp outlined planned changes to the terms of its software licensing agreements, following complaints to antitrust regulators from some European cloud-computing service providers that the company’s practices put rivals at a competitive disadvantage. The changes will make it simpler for customers of rival cloud-service companies in Europe to move their existing software to these other networks, Microsoft ...

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HP cuts profit forecast as PC sales slide

  Bloomberg HP Inc reported quarterly sales that missed estimates and reduced its annual profit forecast on falling demand for personal computers and printers, especially among consumers. The shares fell in extended trading. Fiscal third-quarter revenue fell 4.1% to $14.7 billion, the Palo Alto, California-based company said in a statement. Consumer sales in its computer division declined 20%, led by ...

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Apple set to launch iPhone 14, new watches on September 7

  Bloomberg Apple Inc announced plans to hold a launch event on September 7, when the tech giant is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup and its next slate of smartwatches, confirming a date that was reported by Bloomberg News. The company sent out invitations for a presentation titled “Far Out,” describing it as an in-person event at the ...

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