Tag: software

Google Brings More Pixel Features to All Android Phones

Some Pixel-only features are now rolling out to more Android phones.Image: Google It’s almost time for the official release of Android 12, but Google isn’t...

Google’s Android Auto Adding New Features for Phones and Cars

Google’s bringing a ton of new Assistant-led features to Android Auto on the phone and in the dash. Image: Google Google plans to discontinue the...

Freshworks stock jumps 32% after IPO raises more than $1 billion

Freshworks Inc. shares rallied more than 30% on their first day of trading Wednesday, after the software provider pulled in more than $1 billion in...

Toast IPO: 5 things to know about the restaurant-focused payments player

A previous version of this report incorrectly referred to Toast’s volume numbers instead of its revenue. It has been corrected. Toast Inc. could be rolling...

Google’s Android Auto for People With Dumb Cars Is Good

The new Assistant Driving Mode can help you get places without touching the screen while behind the wheel. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo I live...

How to Lock Down Your iPhone App Permissions

Screenshot: iOS You don’t want to worry about an app unnecessarily having access to other parts of your phone, and you can control this by...

‘I am (likely) the world’s most stupid person’: Former Microsoft and Amazon executive sentenced to 2 years for filing over $5 million in fake PPP loans

A one-time executive at both Microsoft MSFT MSFT, +0.21% and Amazon AMZN, +1.01% has been sentenced to two years in prison for falsely filing for...

Zoom Video earnings: Expectations may be coming back to earth

As Zoom Video Communications Inc. faces its first earnings report comparing results to a full-blown pandemic quarter, investors are looking more to the future. Since hitting...

Court Documents Show Google Pays Competitors to Not Compete

As more documents are brought to court in the case of Epic v. Google, there is more evidence of the search giant’s anti-competitive streak.Photo: Lionel...

Apple’s hot antitrust autumn: Storm clouds are forming from multiple directions

A decision in a landmark antitrust legal case could come by the end of the month, but that is far from the only concern bearing...

Software, cloud companies seek easier bidding rules for govt contracts

Software product firms and cloud service providers have urged the government to revise the qualifying criteria for local suppliers to take part in public procurement...

Chinese state media call video games ‘spiritual opium.’ Kids today should play pinball (yes, pinball)

Anyone who has witnessed a semi-catatonic teen playing a video game might agree with a recent stock market-moving assessment from China that the electronic medium...

Fake Covid Vaccination Cards Are on the Rise in the U.S., Europe

MILAN—As Covid-19 vaccine mandates proliferate in the U.S. and Europe, so are swindlers selling bogus vaccination certificates. The U.S. government has said federal workers must...

People are still playing a lot of videogames, but how much?

Videogame publishers anticipate the pandemic-fueled turbocharging of their industry is here to stay, but engagement is slowing and hurting their stocks. Going into earnings season,...

Take-Two stock drops after game delays, disappointing earnings outlook

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. shares fell in the extended session Monday, after the videogame publisher topped earnings estimates for the quarter but provided a weaker-than-expected...

Dow edges higher as investors weigh tech earnings, ahead of Fed update

U.S. stocks on Wednesday were set to climb tentatively higher as investors awaited a fresh policy update from the Federal Reserve and parsed many corporate...

Activision Blizzard CEO admits ‘tone deaf’ response to allegations, ahead of employee walkout

Facing an employee revolt ahead of the videogame company’s quarterly earnings report, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick went into damage-control mode Tuesday. Responding...

The main attractions arrive: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Tesla headline the biggest week of earnings

The coming week will be the most important of this quarter’s earnings season — even if later weeks beat it on quantity, it will be...

This Chromebook Bug Locks Users Out of Their Laptops

Folks were logged out of their Chromebooks because of a typo on Google’s end.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Typos can be pretty embarrassing, but in...

Netflix lays out mobile games plan that could set a collision course with Apple

Netflix Inc.’s its expansion into videogames offers a tantalizing upside for the streaming pioneer, but also sets up a potential confrontation with Apple Inc. “We...

IBM stock gains after earnings show second consecutive quarter of sales growth

International Business Machines Corp. reported revenue growth for a second consecutive quarter Monday afternoon, beating expectations and sending shares higher in extended trading. IBM  IBM,...

Android TV Is Getting Improved Recommendations and a Watchlist

Image: Google Since the release of Chromecast with Google TV, Google has been updating Android TV with a number of the fancier features available on...

Biden Administration Blames Hackers Tied to China for Microsoft Cyberattack Spree

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration Monday publicly blamed hackers affiliated with China’s main intelligence service for a far-reaching cyberattack on Microsoft Corp. email software this year, part...

Oliver Daemen, 18, is ‘super excited’ to join Bezos flight and become the youngest person in space

“ “Hi, I’m Oliver Daemen, and I will be joining Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos and Wally Funk on the first flight of New Shepard. I...

Game on? Netflix hires first videogame executive, signaling a new approach

Netflix Inc. announced its first major videogame hire Wednesday, potentially signaling a move beyond its streaming-video roots. Netflix NFLX, +1.34% hired Mike Verdu as vice...