Apps

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Brazil electoral court could ban Telegram app for not fighting fake news

Brazil’s top electoral authority, the TSE, is considering whether to ban the messaging app Telegram during the run-up to October elections because it has not responded to req...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple complies with watchdog ruling on payment options in Netherlands

Apple has said it would allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands to offer non-Apple payment options to their users, complying with an order from the country’s marke...

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China drafts rules on security reviews for apps influencing public opinion

China’s cyber regulatory body has issued draft rules governing mobile apps, including a requirement for security reviews of apps whose functions could influence public opinio...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Is Apple worth $3 trillion? Bulls, bears examine the case

Is Apple Inc really worth $3 trillion 16 months after becoming the first company valued at $2 trillion?

Platform News: NFT

Controversial social media app Parler plans to expand into NFTs

Social media platform Parler has said it will expand its business into non-fungible tokens (NFT), in a move that underpins the rapid growth of the digital asset in recent months.

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Biden administration reviewing app security recommendations

The Biden administration is holding talks among federal agencies about the security of Americans’ data and whether the US government has adequate tools.

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple’s alleged restriction on workers’ Slack use sparks labor complaint

Apple has restricted employees’ use of workplace messaging app Slack, hampering workers’ ability to engage in protected speech and organizing, a former employee alleged...

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit to shut down Dubsmash app, integrate video tools with platform

Reddit is pulling the plug on its TikTok-like platform, Dubsmash, the social network has said, just a year after buying it for an undisclosed sum to bolster its video creation tool...

Life360

Apple critic Tile Inc acquired by Life360 in $205 million deal

Tile Inc, a maker of tracking tags that was a vocal critic of Apple Inc, has been acquired by Life360, a location-sharing app maker.

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Deliveroo encouraged to seek more partners by Hop grocery trial

Deliveroo has seen a “really encouraging” response to its Deliveroo Hop dark-store rapid grocery trial, and said it would explore more partnerships with retailers using...

Platform News: Octi App

James Murdoch-backed metaverse app Octi launches

An app that allows users to create and share videos that blend elements of the physical and virtual worlds has ben launched, with financing from James Murdoch and entertainment ind...

Platform News: Didi

Sources: Didi prepares to relaunch apps in China, anticipates data probe will end soon

Didi Global is preparing to relaunch its ride-hailing and other apps in China by the end of the year in anticipation that Beijing’s cybersecurity investigation into the compa...

DoorDash app-based delivery

Takeaway.com shares slip as US rival DoorDash enters Europe

Just Eat Takeaway.com’s shares slipped after news that US rival DoorDash is entering the European market, prompting a key shareholder to call for a strategy change at Europe&...

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...

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