Apps

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple worker says she was fired after leading movement against harassment

An Apple employee who led fellow workers in publicly sharing instances of what they called harassment and discrimination at the company said on Thursday that she had been fired.

Yango - Delivery app

London’s newest online grocery delivery app comes from Russia with love

Russia’s biggest internet company dispatched its yellow-shirted moped riders to deliver groceries across London, the latest newcomer to launch in a crowded sector that is for...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter debuts new ad features, revamped algorithm ahead of e-commerce push

Twitter has rolled out new ad features and revamped the algorithm that decides which ads users see, as part of an effort to lay the groundwork to launch future e-commerce features,...

Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon launches bundling service for video streaming apps in India

Amazon.com in India has launched a bundling option on its video platform for global and local streaming services, in a move aimed at boosting subscriptions.

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook warns it is ‘underreporting’ iOS ad results amid Apple privacy changes

Facebook Inc said it is underreporting the results of its advertising business on Apple Inc iOS devices, acknowledging that recent privacy changes from the iPhone maker have made i...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Chinese version of TikTok to limit use of app by those under 14

Chinese short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said that all of its authenticated users below the age of 14 will now access the app in a “youth mode”, i...

Platform News: Facebook

Ireland raises privacy question over Facebook smart glasses

Ireland’s data privacy regulator on Friday said it had asked Facebook to demonstrate that an LED indicator light on the social media giant’s newly launched smart glasse...

HelloFresh

HelloFresh to spend nearly $60 million for new hires in tight labour market

HelloFresh will spend 50 million euros (approximately $58.91 million) to recruit 1,000 new tech employees across Germany, the United States, Canada and Australia over the next 12 m...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp launches test of in-app business directory

Messaging service WhatsApp launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company told journalists.

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook unveils its first smart glasses

Facebook Inc launched its first smart glasses on Thursday in a step toward its aim of offering true augmented-reality spectacles.

Facebook's Instagram

Instagram to require users to share their birthday amid youth safety push

Instagram will begin requiring users to confirm their birthdays as part of an effort to create new safety features for young people, the Facebook-owned social media app has said.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse launches surround-sound feature to help chats feel life-like

Clubhouse, an audio-only chat app has said it will launch a spatial audio feature to make voices sound as if they’re coming from different directions, helping conversations a...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google Play app store revenue hit $11.2 billion in 2019, lawsuit says

Google generated $11.2 billion in revenue from its mobile app store in 2019, according to a court filing unsealed over the weekend, offering a clear view into the service’s f...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

Takeaway.com posts operating loss of $224 million, sees improvement in second half

App-based delivery giant Just Eat Takeaway.com has reported a better-than-expected operating loss of 190 million euros (approximately $224 million) for the first half of 2021.

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