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Apple to Slow Hiring, Spending in Some Divisions in 2023, Says Report

Bloomberg reports Apple reportedly plans to slow hiring and spending for some divisions in 2023, as per unnamed sources familiar with the matter. The cut in hiring and spending is to reportedly deal with the possibility of a recession in the U.S. "The decision stems from a move to be more careful during uncertain times, though...

Facebook Launches New Trending News Section on Mobile

According to a new report from TechCrunch, Facebook is rolling out a new "Trending News" section to the Facebook app on iOS and Android devices. The new feature allows users to easily access current and trending news stories. Trending News aggregates news stories from a wide variety of sources and ranks them based on the...

Twitter Teams With Bloomberg for 24/7 News Streaming Service

Twitter and news network Bloomberg are set to announce a partnership as the social media network looks to launch a 24-hour streaming service with the network being the first content producer. According to the details provided by industry insiders, the new service will be announced later today by Michael Bloomberg and Jack Dorsey, while it’s expected to be launched...

Facebook is Shutting Down its News App Paper on July 29

Today, Facebook announced that it will be shutting down its news-reading app Paper. The application was introduced in 2014 as an alternative to the main Facebook app, featuring a sleek layout with a complete focus on showcasing articles. As unexpected as the announcement may be, it shouldn't come as a surprise considering that last year Facebook...

Toronto Star Touch App Reaches 200,000 Downloads

The Toronto Star Touch app for iPad and Android tablets has been downloaded more than 200,000 times by readers. Toronto Star Touch was selected as one of the best apps of 2015 by Apple and has maintained four and five star reviews. The app is now averaging above 45,000 user sessions every weekday and above 50,000...

Eddy Cue Explains Why Apple Created their News App

When iOS 9 launched this fall, it included a new Apple-made app: News. Six weeks after the release of the latest iOS, 40 million people had tried it out, according to Apple. CNN was curious to find out why Apple developed the News app, and who is a better person to talk about it than...

Facebook Turns Notes Into a Medium-Style Blogging Platform

Today Facebook is rolling out its first major update to Notes, which essentially turns it into a blogging platform, much like Medium. “We’re rolling out an update to make notes on Facebook more beautiful and customizable. Notes are now an even better way to write a longer post and share with anyone — whether it’s...

NYT’s Vatican Reporter Using WhatsApp to Send Users Short Updates

The New York Times has started sending users updates using the popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp. The option was announced last month and messages began being bent to readers today. The NYT’s Vatican reporter will be sending short up-to-the-minute updates about all thing Pope Francis. Anyone who wants to follow the news can sign up...