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Google slashes service fees in its app store after similar move by Apple

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sundar Pichai, Google testifies at congressional hearing, March 25, 2021. CNBC Google said on Thursday that it’s lowering service fees in its app store after a similar move by Apple, as both companies face pressure from lawmakers and regulators to......

Intel shares fall after company blames shrinking PC chip business on component shortages

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pat Gelsinger Horacio Villalobos | Corbis News | Getty Images Intel shares fell more than 6% on Thursday on a weaker-than-expected sales report and after the company blamed an industry-wide component shortage for its PC chip business shrinking 2% during......

Lawmakers give Facebook a clear message: Don’t build Instagram for kids

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, April 27, 2021. Tasos Katopodis | Pool | Reuters WASHINGTON — Facebook’s testimony......

Netflix buys first video game studio, rolls out mobile games

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The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Sept 28 (Reuters) – Netflix has bought video game creator Night School Studio and rolled out five mobile gaming titles in select European markets, the company said on Tuesday, as it......

Amazon just revealed its first home robot — here’s what it’s like to use it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon Astro home robot Todd Haselton | CNBC Amazon announced its long-rumored $999 Astro home robot on Tuesday. I had a chance to check it out in a demo with Amazon last week and wanted to share a few thoughts......

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls Trump-driven Tiktok deal ‘strangest thing’ he’s ever worked on

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella talks at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016. in New York. Don Emmert | AFP | Getty Images Microsoft’s failed attempt to take over TikTok’s U.S. operation last year was “the strangest thing......

AMD CEO Lisa Su says chip shortage likely to end next year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lisa Su, CEO, AMD Scott Mlyn | CNBC The global chip shortage will become less severe in the second half of 2022, AMD CEO Lisa Su said on Monday, though she warned that the first half of the year will......

Apple’s software update lets users create burner email addresses — here’s how to do it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Apple iPhone 13 smartphones on display in the re:Store shop. The iPhone 13 went on sale on 24 September in Russia. Artyom Geodakyan | TASS | Getty Images The newest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 15, has......

Apple claimed it had less than 20 million TV+ subscribers in July, showbiz union says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., smiles while speaking about Apple TV+ during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple......

Nine former DOJ antitrust chiefs urge Senate to confirm Jonathan Kanter as antitrust head

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., August 29, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Nine former chiefs of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division wrote to leaders of the Senate and its Judiciary Committee......

FTC Chair Lina Khan outlines new vision for antitrust enforcement, consumer protection

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Federal......

Facebook exec will testify at Senate hearing after report finds Instagram harms teen mental health

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Head of Global Safety Antigone Davis speaks during a roundtable discussion on cyber safety and technology at the White House March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Facebook agreed to send Antigone Davis, global head......

Apple’s big iPhone update moved the Safari search bar, here’s how to change it back

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Safari address bar is on the bottom of the screen in iOS 15. Todd Haselton | CNBC Apple released iOS 15 this week, which includes lots of new features. But one of the biggest changes is moves the Safari......

Upgrading? Here’s What You Can Do With an Old Mobile Device.

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Upgrading your smartphone or tablet will leave you with a decision: What to do with your old device? Trading in, donating or recycling retired gear are all popular options, as is passing on a serviceable phone to a family member sharing your wireless-carrier account. But you have countless other ways......

Amazon unveils three new Kindles with bigger screens, longer battery life

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Amazon Amazon on Tuesday announced three new versions of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. It’s the first big update to Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite since 2018. There are several new features. People may not update their Kindles......

Apple iPhone 13 review: Minor but welcome improvements from last year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini Todd Haselton | CNBC Apple‘s four new iPhone 13 models hit stores on Friday. Apple is well-positioned to maintain its momentum from last year’s big 5G super cycle.......

Google plans to buy New York office building for $2.1 billion

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A person in a mask walks by the New York Google offices after they announced they will postpone their reopening in response to updated CDC guidelines during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., July 29, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Google plans to......

Top Apple analyst unloads his big predictions through 2024, including a folding iPhone

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A shopper walks past an ad for Apple’s iPhone 12 outside a store in Hong Kong on May 24, 2021. Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Apple could release a new iPhone with a fingerprint scanner......

Senate will grill tech execs after report that Instagram can harm teens’ mental health

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Senate panel plans to bring tech executives back to Capitol Hill following a revealing report from The Wall Street Journal about the impact of Facebook’s Instagram platform on teens’ mental health. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., ranking member of the......

Apple’s next big technology was absent at the iPhone 13 launch, but Tim Cook says he’s still a fan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 08, 2021 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images At Apple’s annual launch event this week, it revealed new iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches,......

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