Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone…

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based…

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service The two companies have come together for the new partnership to create a "premium" streaming experience for gamers. David S. Park, head of Samsung's U.S. marketing team, revealed the news at the launch event for Microsoft's 'Forza Street' game on the Galaxy smartphones. David S. Park, via statment Though nothing has been revealed yet, it has been suggested the partnership could see xCloud come to Samsung's phones. Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft's Project xCloud boss, teased the possibility in a statement to The Verge. Kareem Choudhry, to The Verge

TikTok May Have a Demographic Problem

TikTok is a wildly popular app for short videos, and it's especially popular with young users. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, some of those users are too young. The social media company is actively trying to rid the site of those 12 and younger, both for legal reasons...

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate…

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change

'I Don't Know How To Stop Them' — When Robots…

Some 65% of jobs in Las Vegas could be automated by 2035. This immersive school is preparing workers for their job to change or go away.

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Uber Was Supposed to Ease Traffic. We Got the…

In the early days of Uber and Lyft, executives and proponents made bold promises of reducing traffic. "If every car in San Francisco was Ubered, there would be no traffic," then-CEO Travis Kalanick famously said five years ago. The idea was that multiple strangers would be sharing rides downtown and...

Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward…

Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward Compatibility Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has promised gamers that the next-gen consoles "will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles." Yves Guillemot, via financial call Yves Guillemot, via financial call Sony's Mark Cerny previously confirmed that PS4 games would "definitely" run on the PS5.

Need 2 Know: Coronavirus Turning Point, Bezos…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

US House speaker Pelosi warns allies against…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pleading with NATO allies to stay away from the next-generation cellular networks of the Chinese tech giant Huawei

WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Users

WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Users Just two years ago, the free messaging service reported 1.5 billion users. It was initially founded back in early 2009. The new milestone is thanks to WhatsApp's increasing popularity in developing countries like India. WhatsApp also used the accomplishment to reiterate its stance on providing end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp, via blog post The ad-free application was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion. WhatsApp is the second app owned by the social media giant to hit two billion users.

Judge in Amazon Suit Holds Up Microsoft's $10B…

A federal judge ordered a halt Thursday to the cloud contract the Pentagon awarded to Microsoft. Amazon has argued bias in the selection of Microsoft for the contract, which could be worth as much as $10 billion over 10 years, CNBC reports. After the winner was narrowed down to Amazon...

Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels

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Apple Says iPhone Production, Sales Are Down Due…

The company said it won't meet the revenue guidance it released last month because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Judge Trims Charges Facing Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes, the Stanford dropout who founded the blood-testing company Theranos, still faces a trial in San Jose but now on fewer charges. US District Judge Edward Davila said Tuesday that he'll toss out any of the 11 counts against Holmes and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, former Theranos president, that accuse...

Netflix Will Now Let Users Disable Autoplay…

Netflix Will Now Let Users Disable Autoplay Feature The company announced subscribers can finally stop previews from autoplaying on the homepage. The change comes after years of complaints from users. ‘Knives Out’ director Rian Johnson even tweeted, “current favorite console game: navigating Netflix without triggering autoplay promos.” One user was so frustrated that they created a Twitter account for the sole purpose of asking Netflix to remove the previews. Netflix already rolled out disabling autoplay with series episodes back in 2014.

Cadillac CMO Touts 'Exhilarating' Hands-Free…

The feature is called Super Cruise and fully controls acceleration and braking when enabled. It can also automatically change lanes by activating a turn signal stalk in either direction.

GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand…

General Motors says it's pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments, dismaying officials concerned over job losses

Twitter Reaches 152 Million Daily Users

Twitter Reaches 152 Million Daily Users The social media giant posted its first $1 billion revenue quarter on Thursday. Twitter CFO Ned Segal, via statment The new numbers show a jump of 21 percent from last year’s 126 million daily users. Twitter announced late last year that it would no longer accept paid political advertisements, unlike Facebook. CEO Jack Dorsey said that misleading information is the biggest obstacle in the industry and will be “a key focus" as Twitter scales up its services. Dorsey also mentioned Twitter’s need to expand management beyond San Francisco to “get more perspective on world markets.”

Tesla's 'Insane' Stock Run Making a Fortune for…

Tesla's stock had an epic day on Monday with a rise of 19%. Tuesday might end up being even better. CNBC reports that Elon Musk's electric-car company surged as much as 20% in early trading to more than $900 a share. “I just can’t believe this freaking stock," Roth Capital...

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German court halts site preparation for Tesla…

A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in Europe

Facebook Is Now Letting Political Campaigns…

Facebook and Instagram will now allow "branded content," meaning U.S. campaigns can pay influencers to share supportive posts or memes.

Google 'Bug' Sent Videos to the Wrong Users

On Monday evening, some users of Google Takeout, which lets you download data from your Google apps, received what the Verge calls a "nonchalant email" from the company about a "technical issue," and it's one that's raising eyebrows . Per a statement sent by Google to 9to5Google , individuals who used Google...