The Summer of NIMBY in Silicon Valley’s Poshest Town

Moguls and investors from the tech industry, which endorses housing relief, banded together to object to a plan for multifamily homes near their estates in Atherton, Calif.

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After Pixar Ouster, John Lasseter Returns With Apple and ‘Luck’

John Lasseter was toppled five years ago by allegations about his workplace behavior. He’s back with an animated film and a studio that could be Pixar 2.0.

#metoo-movement, #animated-films, #apple-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #lasseter-john, #luck-movie, #movies, #pixar-animation-studios, #skydance-animation, #walt-disney-company

Recession? Not for Big Tech.

Many companies are navigating tough times better than investors had feared.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #gross-domestic-product, #inflation-economics, #microsoft-corp, #recession-and-depression, #science-and-technology, #united-states-economy

Big Tech Is Proving Resilient as the Economy Cools

Tech companies are slowing their frenetic hiring, but a combination of dominance and diversity is turning out to be — yet again — an overwhelming asset.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #nadella-satya, #pichai-sundar

Will Streaming Save Sports or Kill It?

Sports are the lifeblood of TV but also choking it. Big Tech is following a similar playbook.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports

Competing for rights to broadcast games from the N.F.L. and other leagues could be hard for broadcast and cable companies that “aren’t playing by the same financial rules.”

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #athletics-and-sports, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #football, #formula-one, #iger-robert-a, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Apple Workers at Maryland Store Vote to Unionize, a First in the U.S.

Roughly two-thirds of employees at the store in Towson, Md., voted to join the union.

#apple-inc, #collective-bargaining, #international-assn-of-machinists-and-aerospace-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #towson-md

A Short History of Tech Predictions

What do Google Glass and Pokémon Go have in common? They didn’t change the world.

#apple-inc, #augmented-reality-computers, #computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #wearable-computing

Apple Sees Virtually-Reality Headset as Its Next Big Thing

The company has enlisted Hollywood directors like Jon Favreau to help its effort to create products that blend the physical and virtual worlds.

#apple-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #augmented-reality-computers, #computers-and-the-internet, #favreau-jon-1966, #mobile-applications, #virtual-reality-computers, #wearable-computing

What Sheryl Sandberg’s Exit Reveals About Women’s Progress in Tech

Silicon Valley is losing one of its most visible, outspoken and powerful women. Any gains have been incremental at best.

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Inside the Apple Store Battle for Union Representation

Weary from the pandemic and pressured by inflation, retail employees of the tech giant are holding votes on whether to unionize.

#apple-inc, #communications-workers-of-america, #computers-and-the-internet, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

I Tried Apple’s Self-Repair Program With My iPhone. Disaster Ensued.

Apple’s do-it-yourself tools and instructions are far from ideal for most of us. I know this because I broke my phone trying to use them.

#apple-inc, #batteries, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #electronics, #iphone, #tools

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #austria, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-storage, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #enterprise-computing, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #france, #germany, #google-inc, #great-britain, #india, #kazakhstan, #kenya, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #south-africa, #spain, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #telephones-and-telecommunications

The Rules for Hybrid Work Were Always Made Up

As more and more workplaces pause or end the expectation of three days a week in the office, a large-scale return may never be on the horizon.

#airbnb, #apple-inc, #blackrock-inc, #citigroup-inc, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #dunn-zach, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jefferies-group-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #robin-org, #workplace-environment, #zillow-com

Big Tech Is Getting Clobbered on Wall Street. It’s a Good Time for Them.

Flush with cash, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are positioned to emerge from a downturn stronger and more powerful. As usual.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #chambers-john-t, #cisco-systems-inc, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp

Apple Delays and Modifies Its Return to Office Plans

The news was welcomed by an employee group worried about growing coronavirus rates.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #workplace-environment

Apple Stops Production of iPods, After Nearly 22 Years

After nearly 22 years, Apple is stopping production of the devices that changed consumer electronics and led to the creation of the iPhone.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #digital-audio-players, #iphone, #ipod, #itunes, #music, #rubinstein-jonathan-j-1956

Online Deciders Like Apple Have a Point

Sometimes we want experts who can sort out the mess online.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #social-media

Why Jony Ive Left Apple to the ‘Accountants’

The man who helped give the world candy-colored computers walked out the door as Tim Cook took charge. What does that mean for the company’s next big thing?

#apple-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #cook-timothy-d, #design, #desktop-computers, #ipad, #iphone, #ipod, #ive-jonathan, #jobs-steven-p

How to Separate Parents From Their Money

It takes just a kid and an app.

#apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #internal-sub-only-nl, #itunes, #mobile-applications, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #roblox-video-game, #zigazoo-mobile-app

Stocks drop 2.8%, led lower by tech, as April’s slump continues.

Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting Tuesday. The S&P 500 has dropped nearly 8 percent this month, its worst monthly showing since March 2020.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #company-reports, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #microsoft-corp, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter, #united-states-economy

Technology stocks lead Wall Street lower as April slump continues.

Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting today.

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As Europe Approves New Tech Laws, the U.S. Falls Further Behind

Federal privacy bills, security legislation and antitrust laws to address the power of the tech giants have all failed to advance in Congress, despite hand wringing and shows of bipartisan support.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #senate, #social-media, #states-us

Apple’s Zipped Lips on Chips

Government officials say we need more computer chips made in America and soon. Why isn’t Apple stressed?

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #internal-sub-only-nl, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd

U.S. Tries New Tactic to Protect Workers’ Pay: Antitrust Law

The Justice Department is using antitrust law to charge employers with colluding to hold down wages. The move adds to a barrage of civil challenges.

#adobe-systems-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #duke-university, #google-inc, #heather-sean, #intel-corporation, #justice-department, #labor-and-jobs, #mekki-doha, #penguin-random-house, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #simonschuster-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce, #united-states-economy, #university-of-north-carolina, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Welcome Back to the Office. Isn’t This Fun?

Tech companies really want their employees to be happy — or at least less annoyed — about returning. So they’re providing concerts, food trucks and other perks.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #facebook-inc, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #google-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #qualcomm-inc, #workplace-environment

How Lockdowns in China Have Further Bogged Down the Supply Chain

China’s Covid lockdowns and restrictions are holding up truck drivers who carry crucial components among factories and bring products to ports, posing a new disruption to the global supply chain.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #shanghai-china, #shenyang-china, #shenzhen-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

Lockdowns in China Block Truck Shipments and Close Factories

China’s Covid lockdowns and restrictions are holding up truck drivers who carry crucial components among factories and bring products to ports, posing a new disruption to the global supply chain.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #shanghai-china, #shenyang-china, #shenzhen-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

How You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pinterest, #small-business, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

What an Oscar Win for ‘CODA’ Tells Us About Apple’s Power

What the best picture Oscar for “CODA” tells us about Apple’s enormous market power.

#academy-awards-oscars, #apple-inc, #coda-movie, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #movies

Arizona Offers Driver’s Licenses on iPhones. Other States Want to Be Next.

Digital copies of licenses and state-issued IDs, which can also be stored on Apple Watches, will only work at security checkpoints at a Phoenix airport for now, officials said.

#airport-security, #apple-inc, #arizona, #drivers-licenses, #identification-devices, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #phoenix-ariz, #privacy, #states-us, #wearable-computing

E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union is expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #android-operating-system, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media

These Are the Companies That Have Withdrawn From Russia

More than 400 companies have withdrawn, at least temporarily, from Russia since it invaded Ukraine. Some have been there since the fall of communism — symbols of the enduring power of Western culture and commerce.

#3m-company, #apple-inc, #boycotts, #bp-plc, #british-american-tobacco-plc, #christian-dior-sa, #coca-cola-company, #cold-war-era, #ford-motor-co, #ikea, #levi-straussco, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #mcdonalds-corporation, #pepsico-inc, #pizza-hut, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #uniqlo

How Apple, Not Government, Became Tech’s Biggest Regulator

Kara Swisher asks the Silicon Valley congressman Ro Khanna why Congress is so behind.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #khanna-ro, #united-states-politics-and-government

Brazil Bans Telegram Over Disinformation Concerns

The Brazilian Supreme Court has vowed to fight disinformation ahead of this year’s presidential elections. Banning the popular messaging app is its most drastic step yet.

#apple-inc, #brazil, #censorship, #google-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc

China’s Covid Lockdowns Set to Further Disrupt Global Supply Chains

A surge in Omicron variant infections has prompted Chinese authorities to lock down residents, close factories and stop truck traffic, snarling already frayed supply chains.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dongguan-china, #foxconn-technology, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jilin-province-china, #quarantines, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

Apple iPhone SE Review: A Phone for the Anti-Consumer

Why spend more if you don’t have to? The new $430 iPhone meets all the criteria of what most of us need in a smartphone.

#5g-wireless-communications, #apple-inc, #batteries, #cameras, #content-type-service, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #smartphones, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #wireless-communications

Wave of Omicron Infections Prompts Lockdowns in China

After two years of largely containing coronavirus outbreaks, China’s “Covid zero” policies are being tested by the highly transmissible variant.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #dongguan-china, #guangzhou-china, #jilin-province-china, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #shenzhen-china, #zhang-wenhong-1969

Ukrainian Minister Has Turned Digital Tools Into Modern Weapons of War

Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s youngest minister, has turned technology, cryptocurrency and social media into modern weapons of war.

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M.L.B. Nears Deal With Another Streaming Service to Carry Some Games Exclusively

Peacock would join Apple TV+, which has already reached an agreement that will make it harder for cable subscribers to find major-league games.

#apple-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #baseball, #major-league-baseball, #peacock-services, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Apps and Oranges: Behind Apple’s ‘Bullying’ on Trademarks

The company has opposed singer-songwriters, school districts and food blogs for trying to trademark names or logos featuring an apple — or a pear or pineapple.

#apple-corps-ltd, #apple-inc, #bullies, #computers-and-the-internet, #fruit, #intellectual-property, #logos, #oranges, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #pears, #pineapples, #small-business, #trademarks-and-trade-names

Apple Has to Try Hard Now

The tech giant used to give us only a few cool options. Now it has to work harder to win us over.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #ipad, #smartphones

How the West Marshaled a Stunning Show of Unity Against Russia

In a few frantic days, the West threw out the playbook it used for decades against the Kremlin and isolated Russia with unparalleled sanctions and penalties.

#alphabet-inc, #apple-inc, #bp-plc, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958

Should Tech Stay or Go in Russia?

Tech companies seem eager to support Ukraine, but how best to do that isn’t as clear.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media

Why Apple’s Fight in the Netherlands Matters

Apple is making a stink over a Dutch regulator’s effort to change its app store. Here’s why the tech giant cares.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mobile-applications, #netherlands, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting

Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft are expanding their reach over the rest of the economy.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #social-media

Google Plans Privacy Changes, but Promises to Not Be Disruptive

It says it will give other companies plenty of time to adapt to changes to its Android software. Similar changes made by Apple affected big internet companies.

#android-operating-system, #apple-inc, #chrome-browser, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #smartphones

I Used Apple AirTags, Tiles and a GPS Tracker to Watch My Husband’s Every Move

A vast location-tracking network is being built around us so we don’t lose our keys: One couple’s adventures in the consumer tech surveillance state.

#airtag, #android-operating-system, #apple-inc, #bluetooth-wireless-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #global-positioning-system, #iphone, #landairsea, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #stalking-crime, #tile-inc