Microsoft brings Minesweeper, Solitaire and Wordament to Teams

Microsoft brings Minesweeper, Solitaire and Wordament to Teams

Satya Nadella, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during the virtual Meta Connect event in New York on Oct. 11, 2022. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Next time you’re bored on a Microsoft Teams call, try joining your colleagues in a game of Minesweeper. Microsoft on Wednesday added a collection … Read more

Google now allows Spotify and Bumble to bill US users inside apps

Google now allows Spotify and Bumble to bill US users inside apps

An Android statue is displayed in front of a building on the Google campus on January 31, 2022 in Mountain View, California. Google parent company Alphabet will report fourth quarter earnings on Tuesday after the closing bell. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Google Play app store will allow Spotify and Bumble to bill US … Read more

Elon Musk sells at least $3.95 billion worth of Tesla shares

Elon Musk sells at least .95 billion worth of Tesla shares

An image of new Twitter owner Elon Musk is seen surrounded by Twitter logos in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on 08 November, 2022. STR | Nurphoto | Getty Images Elon Musk sells $3.95 billion worth of shares in his electric car company You’re here after closing his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. According … Read more

Apple warns Covid restrictions in China are hurting iPhone production

Apple warns Covid restrictions in China are hurting iPhone production

After a Covid outbreak at a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China, some workers chose to go home. Pictured here are the shuttle buses on Oct. 30, 2022. CGV | Getty Images Apple said in a statement on Sunday that it has temporarily reduced iPhone 14 production because of Covid-19 restrictions at its primary iPhone 14 … Read more

Qualcomm (QCOM) earnings Q4 2022

Qualcomm (QCOM) earnings Q4 2022

Cristiano Amon, president and CEO of Qualcomm, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference on May 2, 2022, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Qualcomm shares fell 7% in extended trading on Wednesday after the chipmaker reported in-line fiscal fourth-quarter earnings but offered poor first-quarter guidance. Qualcomm also said … Read more

Gaming ‘somewhat resilient’ to weak economy

Gaming ‘somewhat resilient’ to weak economy

Microsoft’s head of gaming said Wednesday that video games can stand up to economic weakness, even as the software maker expects slower pickup in other parts of its business targeting consumers. Rising prices and interest rates have inspired investors to hurry up and find pockets of financial markets that can hold up in a downturn. … Read more

Apple puts more ads in the iPhone’s App Store

Apple puts more ads in the iPhone’s App Store

New Apple App Store ads Apple Apple on Tuesday expanded its search advertising inventory on its App Store to include units for purchase on the Today tab — essentially the front page of the app — and on individual product pages. The new ad units represent a significant expansion in Apple’s ad inventory, which can … Read more

Apple glass supplier Corning warns smartphone sales down 14%

Apple glass supplier Corning warns smartphone sales down 14%

When heated to a high temperature and then cooled, new chemical composition can change the way glass behaves. For Gorilla Glass, Corning narrows down the number of compositions to a few dozen, does more melting, then picks two or three candidates to test. It can take one to three years of testing to reach the … Read more

Apple’s top designer is leaving three years after taking over from Ive

Apple’s top designer is leaving three years after taking over from Ive

An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, United States on October 28, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Apple’s vice president of industrial design, Evans Hankey, is leaving the company, Apple confirmed to CNBC on Friday. Hankey took over to form Apple design chief Jony Ive three years … Read more

IBM earnings Q3 2022

IBM earnings Q3 2022

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna speaks at an IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, New York, on Oct. 6, 2022. IBM announced $20 billion in investments during President Biden’s visit that will go toward research and development and the manufacturing of semiconductors, mainframe technology, artificial intelligence and quantum computing in the Hudson Valley. Dana Ullman | Bloomberg | … Read more