Tech

Uber to acquire alcohol delivery startup Drizly for $1.1 billion

Uber is buying Drizly for $US1.1 billion, the companies said in press release on Tuesday. Drizly has been called the “Uber for alcohol delivery” and marks another step for Uber into delivery apps. Last year, Uber acquired food and grocery delivery startup Postmates for $US2.6 billion. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Uber to acquire alcohol delivery startup Drizly for $1.1 billion
Tech

Immunity passports are riddled with privacy risks, loaded with ethical problems, and might not even help stop the spread of COVID-19, research finds

As coronavirus vaccines roll out, immunity passport apps are becoming more prevalent. But new research that analysed 65 existing apps found that 82% had privacy problems. Immunity passport apps also risk entrenching existing inequalities, and may not yield significant health benefits, the research suggested. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Immunity passports are riddled with privacy risks, loaded with ethical problems, and might not even help stop the spread of COVID-19, research finds
Tech

Adobe’s chief product officer predicts the 8 biggest tech trends of 2021

Scott Belsky is the chief product officer of Adobe and founder of Behance, Adobe’s social media platform. He’s an early investor and product advisor for top startups including Pinterest, Uber, Carta, and Airtable. As 2020 comes to a close, Belsky predicts eight major trends to emerge in the tech industry […]
Adobe’s chief product officer predicts the 8 biggest tech trends of 2021
Markets

The Chainsmokers and Tony Hawk are among celebrity backers for a social-investing app that just raised $65 million to ‘change the culture of the stock market’

Electronic music duo The Chainsmokers and legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk have taken stakes in Public.com, an investing app that makes trading in the stock market more accessible. Public raised $US65 million in its most recent fundraising round, saying that it aims to “change the culture of the stock market.” The […]
The Chainsmokers and Tony Hawk are among celebrity backers for a social-investing app that just raised $65 million to ‘change the culture of the stock market’
Tech

What it’s like to get locked out of Google indefinitely

Entrusting your data to big tech platforms can be highly risky. Users who have been banned by Google for supposedly violating its terms of service have been left without access to key parts of their lives. Many have appealed the suspensions but have received automated responses. They don’t know why […]
What it’s like to get locked out of Google indefinitely
Tech

Instagram and Facebook were down for some users in North America and Europe

Instagram and Facebook were down for tens of thousands of users in North America and Europe on Thursday. Outage tracker Down Detector showed reports of issues with Instagram in Southern California and the Northeast in the US, as well as parts of Western Europe. Facebook, which owns Instagram, also showed […]
Instagram and Facebook were down for some users in North America and Europe
Tech

How to delete apps on your Android device in 2 different ways

There are two ways you can delete apps on your Android device: permanently or by temporarily relocating them. You can delete apps entirely from your Android through the phone’s settings app or remove them from your home screen by dropping them into the app drawer. When you move an app […]
How to delete apps on your Android device in 2 different ways
Tech

This new kids’ app uses science to calm tantrums, inspire nice play and raised $11 million before it launched from Biz Stone, Ev Williams Josh Kushner, Will Smith, Lego and others

Summary List Placement Imagine an app that will calm your kid’s tantrum and get them laughing, gets siblings to stop quarreling and play together, and encourages parents and kids to play together in the real world, creating music on a rainy day, running around the yard on a nice one. […]
This new kids’ app uses science to calm tantrums, inspire nice play and raised $11 million before it launched from Biz Stone, Ev Williams Josh Kushner, Will Smith, Lego and others
Tech

Facebook is calling Apple out for refusing to reduce its 30% App Store fee for a new Facebook feature that could help small-business owners during the pandemic

Facebook said Apple refused to reduce its App Store fee for the social network’s new paid feature that could help small-business owners during the pandemic. Facebook executive Fidji Simo also told Bloomberg that the social-media giant was calling Apple out so that “they can join us and end up waiving […]
Facebook is calling Apple out for refusing to reduce its 30% App Store fee for a new Facebook feature that could help small-business owners during the pandemic
Tech

A surfaced email shows Apple striking a 2016 deal with Amazon, offering a 15% App Store fee instead of 30% so that the Prime Video app would launch on iPhones

Documents published as part of an ongoing congressional antitrust investigation include an email exchange between Apple’s Eddy Cue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who testified in Wednesday’s hearing alongside his fellow tech execs. The email shows how Apple agreed to charge 15% in subscriptions for the e-commerce giant instead of […]
A surfaced email shows Apple striking a 2016 deal with Amazon, offering a 15% App Store fee instead of 30% so that the Prime Video app would launch on iPhones
Tech

A massive hack is taking over Twitter, and you should probably log out of your account if you’re active on multiple devices. Here’s how.

A widespread Twitter scam has hacked into dozens of high-profile accounts, including that of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and presidential hopeful Joe Biden. A Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that it’s “looking into this,” but in the meantime, it’s unclear which accounts hackers still have planned to target. As a […]
A massive hack is taking over Twitter, and you should probably log out of your account if you’re active on multiple devices. Here’s how.
Tech

Microsoft’s Outlook is down for some users worldwide

Microsoft’s Outlook email app is crashing for some users upon launching. The company said in a Twitter post that it was investigating the cause of the issue. A Microsoft spokesperson told Business Insider in an email that the company’s teams “have begun to roll out a mitigation for an issue […]
Microsoft’s Outlook is down for some users worldwide
Tech

An email app maker is accusing Apple of unfairly squeezing developers for cash through its App Store policies, and it’s causing a lot of confusion about the company’s guidelines

Apple’s controversial policy of taking up to a 30% cut of App Store purchases is under scrutiny again. The developer of email app Hey accused the tech giant of strong-arming developers into using Apple’s payment systems so it can take a 30% cut. Apple has been under scrutiny over concerns […]
An email app maker is accusing Apple of unfairly squeezing developers for cash through its App Store policies, and it’s causing a lot of confusion about the company’s guidelines
Tech

Google is making it easier to see wheelchair accessible places in Google Maps

Google Maps is getting a new setting that makes it easier to find wheelchair accessible places. The navigation app already offered information about places with wheelchair accessible facilities, but you can now choose to prioritise this in Maps. It’s one of several updates Google has made to Google Maps this […]
Google is making it easier to see wheelchair accessible places in Google Maps
Strategy

9 free apps college students can use to find a job or an internship

If you’re a college student or recent grad looking for tools to aid you in your job search, consider looking into new career websites and apps. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently commissioned a report from education innovation company Entangled Solutions that highlights several apps for getting young people […]
9 free apps college students can use to find a job or an internship
Lifestyle

The best podcasts and apps to help you fall asleep

Apps like Calm and Headspace offer guided meditations and mindfulness exercises. Podcasts such as “Sleep With Me,” “Phoebe Reads a Mystery,” and “Boring Books for Bedtime” feature sleep-inducing bedtime stories. The soothing sounds of “The ASMR Podcast” and “Rain, Rain Sleep Sounds” can also lull listeners to sleep. Visit Insider’s […]
The best podcasts and apps to help you fall asleep
Tech

Millions of people have used this app to log their COVID-19 symptoms — and data suggests the set of symptoms governments initially warned about was too narrow

Nearly 3.5 million people are using an app daily to report whether they’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The Covid Symptom Tracker app, built by researchers at King’s College London and analytics company Zoe Global, provides real-time data that could help lawmakers decide how to reopen countries in the coming months. […]
Millions of people have used this app to log their COVID-19 symptoms — and data suggests the set of symptoms governments initially warned about was too narrow
News

Grocery and food delivery apps are increasingly crucial amid coronavirus, but these may be out of reach for the most vulnerable Americans during the pandemic

Online grocery and food delivery services have become crucial tools amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, lack of high-speed internet and other accessibility issues can put these services out of reach for some of those most vulnerable to COVID-19. The elderly, people with disabilities, lower-income people, people of colour, and the […]
Grocery and food delivery apps are increasingly crucial amid coronavirus, but these may be out of reach for the most vulnerable Americans during the pandemic
Lifestyle

13 addictive app games you can play with your friends

When you can’t be with your friends in person, talking to them via video chat or texting can make you feel closer to them. But sometimes you might not feel like talking, which is why playing virtual games is a good way to connect with your friends. Throwbacks like Words […]
13 addictive app games you can play with your friends
Tech

Apple’s Dark Sky acquisition is the latest move in the company’s master plan to grow its biggest product other than the iPhone

Apple just acquired the beloved weather app Dark Sky, a move that could help it boost its ever-growing services division. Apple’s services category has become an increasingly important revenue driver for the company after several consecutive quarters of sluggish iPhone sales. The acquisition makes sense considering Apple has been launching […]
Apple’s Dark Sky acquisition is the latest move in the company’s master plan to grow its biggest product other than the iPhone
Lifestyle

The best workout apps of 2021

At-home workouts let you exercise from the comfort of your home on your own schedule. Resistance bands or dumbbells are great, but a good workout app is the most crucial piece of fitness equipment. We’ve tested some of the best fitness apps for specific workout types, intensity level, and overall […]
The best workout apps of 2021
Tech

Apple might finally let iPhone and iPad users change their default internet and email apps, according to a new report

Apple’s iPhone and iPad have always locked users into Apple’s default apps for fundamental services like email and web browsing. People could always download rival third-party apps, but the default apps launched for fundamental services would defer=”defer”to Apple’s native apps. That long-held standard may finally be changing, according to a […]
Apple might finally let iPhone and iPad users change their default internet and email apps, according to a new report
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