News Posts by Seth Fitzgerald
Demonstrating how important original content can be for streaming services, Nielsen is estimating a third of all Netflix subscribers in the US watched the second season of Stranger Things. It's considered one of Netflix's best offerings, alongside shows like House of Cards.
Amazon has unexpectedly announced the closure of its Fresh grocery delivery service in parts of five states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and California. Certain customers in those regions received an email from the company revealing Fresh would cease operations.
A new type of content appears to be headed to the Google Play Store. An APK teardown of Google Play version 8.4 reveals it's going to offer audiobooks, giving Android users a new alternative. It's up against a pretty dominant competitor, Amazon's Audible.
BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Volkswagen are working together to establish an electric vehicle charging network called Ionity. It'll feature 400 charging stations around Europe by 2020 and the Ionity brand will be on around 20 stations by the end of the year.
A highlight of Apple's third quarter earnings was that it posted a record amount of revenue from services like Apple Pay and Apple Music. Its relatively large services division contributed $8.5 billion to the company's overall revenue of $52.6 billion.
126 million Americans were exposed to content ultimately stemming from the Russian government during the 2016 US election period. Because of how significant that content's reach was, Facebook is facing calls from lawmakers and others to inform all affected users.
If you're buying the iPhone X online from the Apple Store you may get it faster than was expected only a week ago. The device's shipping window has now dropped to 3-4 weeks, after having risen to 5-6 weeks shortly after the phone's preorder period began.
A fix is on the way for a freezing issue that has affected some Galaxy Note 8 units. A lot of users have reported the phone will freeze when they attempt to make a call or open some apps. The Note 8 only launched a few weeks ago, so reports of problems are just coming in.
HTC isn't done with dual-camera phones. President Chialin Chang announced during an event in Taipei on Thursday that HTC will be coming out with at least one new dual-camera model in 2018. Though the company is trying to "figure out how to make this feature stand out."
Silicon valley has been strongly opposed to the Trump administration's move against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). That program, which protects illegal immigrants who entered the country as children, was effectively halted by President Trump in September.
Celebrities who are paid to endorse cryptocurrencies could be breaking the law, says the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agency posted a warning about cryptocurrency endorsements that aren't accompanied by a proper disclosure of payment.
iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales were all up during the third quarter, pushing Apple's revenue to $52.6 billion and its quarterly profit to $10.7 billion ($2.07 per diluted share). That's up from the $46.9 billion in revenue and $9 billion in profit reported a year ago.
Google has reportedly messed up with some Pixel 2 XL units by sending them out void of an operating system. After a customer reported the issue on Reddit, others responded with the same alleged problem, indicating yet another significant quality control issue.
Talks between Sprint and T-Mobile about a potential merger recently broke down when both sides offered deals the other wouldn't accept. There's been a fight over who will have a controlling stake in the combined company, with Sprint owner Softbank aiming to hold that position.
Further improvements will be made to Tesla's Autopilot system in the coming months, the company has confirmed. During an investors meeting, Tesla said an improved version of the software will roll out within the "next several months." It's making progress towards full autonomy.
China is known to be working on a spaceplane that's reusable and capable of taking off from a runway. Some of its alleged features haven't been publicly confirmed, but the government has confirmed its existence. It says the vehicle will launch in 2020.
New allegations are being made in the legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple. A new lawsuit against Apple accuses it of helping Intel improperly use Qualcomm software. Apple stands accused of breaching a contract governing the use of important software.
AT&T is trying to merge with Time Warner, but it could face opposition from the legal system in the United States. The Department of Justice (DoJ) may bring an antitrust case against AT&T, reports The Wall Street Journal, and the DoJ is said to already be speaking with both.
Super Mario Odyssey has sold faster than any Mario game in history in the United States. The recently released Nintendo Switch title already has 2 million sales. Nintendo says 1.1 million copies have sold just in the US, making it the fastest-selling Mario in the US.
China's Alibaba had yet another impressive quarter, with revenue increasing 61% year-over-year during Q3. It beat analyst expectations with total revenue of $8.3 billion and net profit of $2.7 billion. Its own annual revenue growth estimate increased from 49% to 52%.