Apple launched the iPhones late. Had to close some of its retail stores. Priced products higher. Yet still earned an all-time high $111.4 billion, up 21%. Compare that with 2019’s numbers: $91.8 billion, up only 9%.
So just nod your head when I say the pandemic did wonders for Apple. iPhones did $65 billion. iPad sales up 41%. Mac sales up 21%. Apple now has 1B customers using 1.65B Apple devices.
When you allow people to say anything on the internet some of them say things that shouldn’t be said. Like stuff that’s violence encouraging, racist, abusive, fake etc. Social media platforms deal with this problem with content moderation.
Basically, when you report a FB post — or when a lot of people do so — it’s sent to a human moderator sitting behind a screen deciding if it should be taken down.
Facebook banned Trump’s account in the first week of the new year because of all the violence he encouraged. And now Facebook has a big question to deal with: Should Trump’s banned FB account be restored?
And Facebook can’t decide it on its own. Because:
What’s happening with WhatsApp today is exactly why Brian Acton left Facebook and started Signal, a non-profit privacy-focused messaging app.
2009: After failing to get a job at Facebook and Twitter, Brian bought an iPhone and saw the growing industry of apps. Inspired, he launched WhatsApp with his friend Jan Koum on his birthday, 24 Feb.
2014: WhatsApp was growing so fast that it started competing with Facebook. So Facebook — as it always does — hurriedly convinced its co-founders to sell the company for $19B over a weekend. And Brian agreed, with his net worth now at $3.8B.
Trump signed an order to ban 8 Chinese apps including Alipay, CamScanner, WPS Office and SHAREit. Because the Chinese Communist Party can use data from these apps to track location and private data of federal employees and contractors.
Tim Cook tweeted:
Mark Zuckerberg (in a memo to employees):
“saddened by this mob violence. The peaceful transition of power is critical to the functioning of our democracy, and we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first,” per the New York Times.
Sundar Pichai (in a note to employees):
“Holding free and safe elections and resolving our differences peacefully are foundational to the functioning of democracy.”
“The lawlessness and violence occurring on Capitol Hill today is the antithesis of democracy and we strongly condemn it.” per CNET
Satya Nadella retweeted Microsoft’s Chief Counsels comment:
“This is a day to speak up for our Constitution and its values.”
WhatsApp has this data collection since mid last year but unlike now, it was not mandatory then.
This is an extreme violation of privacy. The popular…
Flying a drone and not sharing your location isn’t something you will be able to legally do in the US in 2023. The US Federal Aviation Administration issued the single biggest set of changes to the US Drone Law. And here’s a brief:
Founder, Deepinder Goyal: “Team ki fati hui hai.” With 4250 orders every minute, Zomato reached its an all-time high. Failure/Complaint rate got to an all-time low. GMV of 75 crores in a single day. 100k delivery partners delivering 1.4 lakh live orders. 20k Biryanis. 16k Pizzas. 300 Salads.