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What To Expect At Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ Event

On Tuesday, Apple will hold its annual September event called “Time Flies.” Unlike in previous years, the company is not expected to announce new iPhones as they have reportedly been delayed “a few weeks” due to the pandemic. Macworld reports on what we can expect to see announced instead: Apple’s invitation was light on details, as always, but it’s hard ... Read More »

Google Faces $3 Billion UK Suit Over Use of Children’s Data

Alphabet’s Google faces a multibillion-dollar lawsuit in the U.K. over claims that YouTube routinely breaks privacy laws by tracking children online. Bloomberg reports: The suit, filed on behalf of more than 5 million British children under 13 and their parents, is being brought by privacy campaigner Duncan McCann and being supported by Foxglove, a tech justice group. The claimants estimate ... Read More »

Verizon Acquires Tracfone In a Deal Worth More Than $6 Billion

Verizon, the largest wireless network in the U.S., has acquired Tracfone, the largest mobile virtual network operator. The Verge reports: Tracfone is the largest reseller of wireless services in the US, with 21 million subscribers, around 850 employees, and a network of more than 90,000 retail locations. It’s owned by Mexico-based America Movil, and along with the Tracfone brand, operates ... Read More »

Boston Dynamics CEO Talks Profitability and the Company’s Next Robots

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat, written by Emil Protalinski: Founded in 1992, Boston Dynamics is arguably the best-known robot company around, in part because its demonstration videos tend to go viral. Now it is attempting to transform from an R&D company to a robotics business, with an eye on profitability for the first time. When we interviewed ... Read More »