WhatsApp services restored after global outage, company says

WhatsApp services restored after global outage, company says

HONG KONG— Meta META 4.92% Platforms Inc.’s popular WhatsApp messaging service suffered a global outage on Tuesday, with some users saying they were unable to use it for more than an hour. “We know people were having trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today,” a WhatsApp spokeswoman said. “We have resolved the issue and apologize for … Read more

Meta’s Facebook takes aim at workers’ PCs with new VR headset

Meta’s Facebook takes aim at workers’ PCs with new VR headset

Facebook parent meta-platforms Inc. META -3.92% stated its ambition to go after the professional computing market on Tuesday with the announcement of its most advanced virtual reality headset to date, the Quest Pro, saying it could be a better way to work than a personal computer. Along with the new device, which costs around $1,500, … Read more

Meta’s Facebook takes aim at workers’ PCs with new VR headset

Meta’s Facebook takes aim at workers’ PCs with new VR headset

Facebook parent meta-platforms Inc. META -3.92% stated its ambition to go after the professional computing market on Tuesday with the announcement of its most advanced virtual reality headset to date, the Quest Pro, saying it could be a better way to work than a personal computer. Along with the new device, which costs around $1,500, … Read more

Transparency for you, but not for the SEC

Transparency for you, but not for the SEC

Government hypocrisy was on full display recently when the Securities and Exchange Commission fined 16 Wall Street firms more than $1.1 billion for violating federal record-keeping requirements. The firms’ “employees routinely communicated about business matters using SMS applications on their personal devices,” but their employers failed to keep an official record of a “substantial majority … Read more

It’s time to buy technology again. Here are 20 stocks to start with.

It’s time to buy technology again.  Here are 20 stocks to start with.

A cruel truth that the stock market confirmed this past week is that trying to pick the bottom for tech stocks is foolhardy. The Nasdaq Composite’s terrible September — down 10.5% on the month — has made the bottom fishing that took place over the summer look bad. As I’ve noted before, the first downturn … Read more

For some Figma fans, the Adobe deal triggers fears about innovation and pricing

For some Figma fans, the Adobe deal triggers fears about innovation and pricing

Adobe Inc.’s The planned acquisition of collaboration software maker Figma has raised concerns among its close-knit user base. After Adobe announced it would buy the company for $20 billion in cash and stock last week, Figma users said they are worried about potential price changes and a slowdown in innovation on the platform. Some compared … Read more

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Face Cloud-Services Examination in UK

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Face Cloud-Services Examination in UK

The UK Office for Communications is investigating Amazon’s market positions. AMZN -1.54% com Inc., Microsoft corp. MSFT 0.50% and Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG 0.78% Google in the coming weeks as part of an investigation into the country’s cloud infrastructure services sector. The regulator said the three firms account for around 81% of revenue generated in the … Read more

iOS 16 is here. The iPhone update brings a screen refresh, message editing and more.

iOS 16 is here.  The iPhone update brings a screen refresh, message editing and more.

Sometimes I look at my two young sons on my iPhone’s lock screen and think to myself, “Wow, how beautiful…that I could match the color of the watch to the exact color of their eyebrows.” When I tell you there are a million ways to customize your lock screen in iOS 16 — released on … Read more

Meta’s latest antitrust headache is in India

Meta’s latest antitrust headache is in India

India’s antitrust regulator is flexing its muscles. US Big Tech – which expects to make inroads into the world’s second largest internet market – should be worried. Last week, India’s antitrust regulator, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), was given the go-ahead by the Delhi High Court to investigate WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy, which was … Read more

Cathie Wood dumps Nvidia shares ahead of results

Cathie Wood dumps Nvidia shares ahead of results

Does Cathie Wood fear more bad news from Nvidia? Wood’s ARK Invest funds trimmed their stake in Nvidia NVDA, +0.86% ahead of the graphics chip maker’s results. Nvidia has already warned about the results for the second quarter, so the real question is the degree of caution it uses about the rest of the year. … Read more