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Local app developers are expressing strong dissatisfaction with the changes to Apple’s App Store rules, arguing that they only serve to solidify Apple's existing dominance over their operations. This growing frustration has led to an unusual public backlash, with developers increasingly calling on legislators for intervention. #apple #developers See more
Microsoft, following its recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard, has initiated layoffs affecting 9% of its gaming division, impacting around 1,900 employees from Activision Blizzard and Xbox. Notably, key Blizzard executives including President Mike Ybarra and Chief Design Officer Allen Adham are departing amidst these changes. more
Under pressure from regulators, Adobe calls off its plans to acquire a Figma for $20 billion. “It’s not the outcome we had hoped for,” said Figma CEO Dylan Field in a statement. “But despite thousands of hours spent with regulators around the world detailing differences between our businesses, our products, and the markets we serve, we no longer see a path toward regulatory approval of the deal.”See more
Since its public debut in September 2014, the Chinese tech giant Alibaba $BABA has experienced a significant increase in revenue, although their stock performance has been less impressive. Revenue Sep. 2014 $5.5b Nov. 2023 $123.6b Stock priceSee more
I truly believe the time to get in on $META has not past us yet. I am currently waiting for bonds to mature and/or my tax refund so I can commit to this stock #longterm Love this analyst tool #public !! I frequently use it to compare similar investments. See more
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Lululemon's is throwing in the towel on Mirror. Lululemon’s pandemic acquisition of the fitness workout mirror will probably go down as one of the worst acquisitions of all time. • 2020: Acquired the fitness company for $500 million • 2023: Discontinuing the device by year's end Half a billion gone in under 3 years 😵‍💫See more
The fact that major tech giants, including Adobe, Apple, Intel, and Oracle, have chosen Silicon Valley as their base of operations prompts a thought: What are the reasons behind the geographical location of Silicon Valley? This great video from Vox explains the story of why Silicon Valley is where it is today. more
Apple on Thursday said it now has more than 1 billion paid subscriptions across all of its services, including Apple Music, iCloud, Apple News, Apple TV+ and more. By the numbers: Services revenue represented more than a quarter of Apple's total sales last quarter. By comparison, services revenue represented just 10% of quarterly revenues eight years prior, in 2015. And Apple saw the biggest eveSee more

Is the AI hype a bubble or the next big thing? Comment your reasoning below ⬇️ $NVDA #ai #strawpoll #bubble #nextbigthing #techcheck

Bubble 🫧33.74%
Next Big Thing 🚀66.26%
243 votes Ended 06/01/23
44.3% Was The Most Impressive Number in Apple’s Earnings, Here’s What It Means Apple $AAPL delivered an earnings beat on May 4 that have sent shares higher since then with the help of iPhone sales. However, there was one particular number in Apple’s report that stood out and impressed me. The number is 44.3%… and that was with gross margin. The company delivered a gross margin of 44.3% that nearSee more
Recent tech companies that went public market cap now vs. their market cap at IPO. All but two ($MBLY $PLTR ) have seen there market cap drop sice their IPO. $RIVN has seen the largest drop, losing $75 billion in market cap.See more

Android vs. iPhone📱 The age-old debate of Android vs. iPhone rages on with users are fiercely divided over their smartphone allegiance. Android enthusiasts love the customization options, vast app selection, and wide range of devices to choose from. On the other hand, iPhone aficionados admire the sleek design, seamless user experience, and exclusive features of Apple's iconic devices. The competition also goes beyond personal preferences, with market share, ecosystem, and security considerations at play. Android dominates the global smartphone market, offering a plethora of options at various price points. Meanwhile, iPhone holds a loyal fanbase, enjoying a tightly integrated ecosystem with exclusive services and updates. So, which side are you on? 🤔📱Are you #TeamAndroid or #TeamiPhone? Share your thoughts in the comments below ⬇️ #smartphones #techcheck #android #iPhone

8 votes Ended 04/28/23
Alibaba to break up business into six units, seek IPOs What’s happening: Alibaba $BABA plans to split its $220 billion business into six main units encompassing e-commerce, media and the cloud, each of which will explore fundraising or initial public offerings when the time is right • The six units are Cloud Intelligence Group, Taobao Tmall Commerce Group, Local Services Group, Cainiao Smart LogiSee more
Apple staff reportedly express doubts about mixed-reality headset months ahead of launch What's happening: With the expected launch of Apple’s $AAPL mixed-reality headset is just months away, some employees don’t seem to think the device is ready yet, according to a reports. Apple’s widely expected to reveal the headset at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. According to Bloomberg’See more
Salesforce $CRM on Tuesday became the latest tech giant to incorporate generative AI into its products, announcing a partnership with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT into Slack and other moves aimed at combining generative AI with the troves of data Salesforce's customers store in its software. Why it matters: Many in Silicon Valley view generative AI as the industry's next big platform, and companies areSee more

Would you pay to be verified on social media platforms 💬 Meta $META has announced it is preparing to launch Meta Verified, a new paid subscription service like Twitter Blue that will get users a blue badge, extra impersonation protection, direct access to support, and more. Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook and Instagram to unveil Meta Verified, and he said the service will begin to roll out in Australia and New Zealand this week and that it will cost $11.99/month on web or $14.99/month on iOS. Exclusive features include: • A verified badge • Customer support • Prioritisation in other people's comments Share your reason why you would/wouldn’t pay to be verified in the comments ⬇️ #meta #verified #socialmedia #techcheck #poll

168 votes Ended 02/22/23
Big Tech Performance 📈📉 Using data from Yahoo Finance, I visualized the closing stock prices of 14 different tech companies between 2010 and 2022. It’s fascinating to see the massive run up some of the stocks made, notably Adobe $ADBE , Netflix $NFLX See more
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