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Platform News: Twitter App

Elon Musk emerges victorious in the fight for Twitter

News broke late yesterday that the Twitter Board had accepted the offer from Elon Musk of $54.20 per share, a number that values the business at some $44 billion.

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter: let the battle for ownership commence

Elon Musk has seemingly been an advocate for what we call ‘logical libertarianism’ for quite some years now.

Platform Industry: Tesla's Elon Musk

Can Elon Musk bring tangible change to Twitter?

When news broke that the worlds richest man Elon Musk was buying a >9% stake in Twitter, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

Google Chrome

Google has released an emergency patch for the Chrome browser

Google is urging all users of its popular Chrome web browser to update their installations as soon as possible.

Epic Games Fortnite on App Store

Epic Games pledges humanitarian aid for Ukraine

Epic Games, which is one of the biggest video games producers in the world has pledged its support to the people of war-torn Ukraine.

Platform News: Google search engine

Android has a brand new taskbar and multi-window function

Google’s Android OS was originally designed for smartphones, but eventually found its way to tablets and notable other devices such as Smart TV’s and e-readers.

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft looking to bring advertising into more of its software?

It seems Microsoft is getting ready to integrate advertising into more of its products. Some Microsoft power users have noticed an advert in the latest iteration of Windows 11 File...

Platform News: Facebook VR

Reggie Fils-Aimé is not a fan of Facebook’s metaverse

The future potential of the Metaverse, which could best be summarised as a new iteration of Second Life, is a subject that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has identified as a definin...

Google Android

New Google Messages functionality and features announced

Google has just announced a slew of new features that are either coming to coming to Google Messages, or already launched and available to some users.

Microsoft Corp

File Explorer tabs to return in Windows 11?

Over the years, power users of the Windows OS have long asked the Washington state-based tech titan to improve the File Explorer interface, prompting several to create concepts tha...

Ukraine

More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to launch new group polling functionality

WhatsApp is reportedly working on new functionality that will allow its users to create polls in group chats.

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics becomes latest victim of ransomware group

Notorious hacking group Lapsus$, which recently threatened to leak source code belonging to Nvidia, has now leaked a massive collection of data from Samsung Electronics.

Twitch

Twitch seeks to ban creators that share ‘misinformation’ on the Internet

The move by Amazon.com-owned video streamer Twitch comes as other platform players are also seeking to crackdown on the spread of propaganda and fake news from Russian media outlet...

Platform News: Introducing a group of US-based Influencers on TikTok

TikTok rolls out support for 10-minute videos, challenges YouTube

TikTok, the viral platform that became wildly popular because of its once ubiquitous short-video model, is now allowing a select number of creators to upload videos up to 10-minute...