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Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021
Apple entered the primetime commercial Emmy nominees’ circle for the third consecutive year--this time for two spots: AirPods Pro’s “Jump” directed by Sam Brown of Imperial Woodpecker for TBWA\Media Arts Lab; and Apple Watch Series 6’s “It Already Does That” directed by Craig Gillespie of MJZ....
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021
Without speaking a word or scratching a pen across paper, President Joe Biden drove up the pressure on Big Tech companies already smarting under federal and congressional investigations, epic antitrust lawsuits and near-constant condemnation from politicians of both parties.
Monday, Jun. 14, 2021
A group of House lawmakers put forward a sweeping legislative package Friday that could curb the market power of Big Tech companies and force Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business.
The bipartisan proposals are the...
Monday, Apr. 26, 2021
Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users.
The new privacy feature, dubbed "App Tracking Transparency," rolled out Monday as part of an update to the...
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021
Apple spruced up its product line at an event Tuesday while slipping in quiet notice of a software update, now due next week, designed to enhance the privacy of iPhone users at the expense of digital advertisers such as Facebook.
Timing for the software upgrade trickled out during a...
Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021
Soul (Disney-Pixar) came up the big winner at the 48th Annie Awards honoring the best in animation, followed closely in the feature tally by Wolfwalkers (Cartoon Saloon/Melusine Productions for Apple/GKIDS) .
Soul scored seven Annie Awards during Friday evening’...
Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021
New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris was ecstatic when Amazon named Long Island City in 2018 as a front-runner for its new headquarters, a project that would bring 25,000 jobs and $2.5 billion in construction spending to his district in Queens.
But his support faded quickly when he...
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021
Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this...
Monday, Nov. 30, 2020
The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone.
Now Joe Biden is coming back, this time as president. But times have changed. The halcyon days of an adoring...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
Apple is rolling out new Mac computers powered by the same kind of chips that run iPhones and iPads, a move aimed at making it easier for its most popular products to work together.
For instance, Macs using the new chips will be able to run the same apps designed for the iPhone’s mobile...