More details about Russia's use of Google services during the 2016 US presidential election are coming out. A group linked to the government spent $4,700 on advertising as part of an influence campaign, says Google, and 18 separate YouTube channels uploaded 1,108 videos.
Apple and Qualcomm are slowly becoming worst enemies. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has now made another move in the latest legal fight with Qualcomm by using components from other companies for next year's iPhones and iPads.
SpaceX's successful launch on Monday brought the company's 2017 launch figure to 16, doubling its prior annual record of eight missions. Its launches have increased and decreased in frequency throughout the year, leading to an average of 1.5 missions per month.
Square introduced a new product on Monday that's intended for larger business. Its new "Square Register" functions as an alternative checkout option that's more professional than having people check out using a small chip reader or a tablet. It has a tablet-like form.
Outlook.com Premium has been killed off by Microsoft and its core features are being added to normal Office 365 subscriptions. This means Office 365 accounts now get to use the service without ads and they'll also receive more storage. Current Premium users can renew.
The potential merger of Sprint and T-Mobile has fallen apart due to disagreements from Softbank and Deutsche Telekom over which company would have a controlling stake, reports Nikkei. Both carriers saw a significant drop in their shares in response to this news.
Twitch saw a 67% increase in concurrent streamers during the third quarter of 2017, reports Streamlabs, though it failed to obtain the same degree of increase for viewership. This rise is likely coming at least partly from Twitch opening up monetization options.
Though the iPhone 8 may not be selling especially well, its performance has been high enough to give Apple's sales a boost in China. After 18 months of lower sales in that market, Canalys reports the iPhone is finally doing better again, having experienced a 40% increase.
A new 8,700-mile transpacific cable has been announced by SoftBank, which is working on the project with Facebook, Amazon, and some other tech companies. The cable will connect Asia with North America. It has two Japanese connection points (in Shima and Maruyama).
An advertisement that appears to have shown up in the latest issue of GameStop's Game Informer magazine reveals the retailer is going to offer a subscription for used games. For $60 you can gain access to the retailer's used game inventory. You can keep the last game you take.
Online retailers in China have already started offering discounts on the iPhone 8 reportedly due to lower than projected sales. These discounts were highlighted in an article from the South China Morning Post. In some cases the device is being offered for 1,100 yuan ($165) less.
Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, is going to surpass the Wii U's sales during the current fiscal year. In the company's latest earnings report it shared an updated projection for the Nintendo Switch's performance. So far it has sold 7.63 million units globally.
Facebook isn't discretely using your phone's microphone to pick up information that could assist with ad targeting, says the social network. This claim has been tossed around for years, though it's stemmed more from a general concern than any strong evidence of eavesdropping.
We've gotten our first look at the Boring Company's underground tunnel in Los Angeles. CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of a tunnel that already looks like it's headed towards functionality. The Boring Company has been working underground in the LA region
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son believes his company's investments in AI along with work from a range of other companies will lead to the existence of "super artificial intelligence" within 30 years. He shared that vision at Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative.
Magic Leap might be close to revealing more of its work with a livestream that'll be managed by The Community, a creative agency. Gizmodo has obtained documents outlining plans for the stream, which will feature a tour of the company's Florida headquarters.
There's a significant level of demand for the high-end iPhone X, says Apple. Preorders for the device, which began on Friday, are "off the charts" ahead of its release in early November. In response to this positive statement, Apple's shares increased 3 points.
Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, will be banned in Vietnam beginning next year and those who are found using them could receive a $9,000 fine. The State Bank of Vietnam updated its financial regulations to make these kinds of cryptocurrencies illegal.
If you're planning to buy the iPhone X, Best Buy isn't going to be the cheapest place to do so. The retailer is charging a $100 premium on the full price of the handset. That above-retail price was listed on the company's site and Best Buy has given an interesting explanation.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has requested a significant amount of data from Twitter and Facebook ahead of their presence at a Senate hearing about Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Feinstein is asking for data about the accounts set up by Russia.