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Apple +54% und iPhone +65,5%

Apple reports another blowout quarter with sales up 54%, authorizes $90 billion in share buybacks – Apple reported a blowout quarter on Wednesday, announcing companywide sales up 54% higher than last year, and significantly stronger profits than Wall Street expected. … Apple reported double-digit growth in every single one of its product categories, and its most important product line, the iPhone, was up 65.5% from last year. Its Mac and iPad sales did better, with its computers up 70.1% and iPad sales growing nearly 79% on an annual basis.“


Facebook +48% durch Werbung

Facebook revenue rises 48%, driven by higher-priced ads – The company attributed its massive revenue growth to a 30% increase in the average price per ad, as well as a 12% increase in number of ads shown. – It also reduced its forecast for capital expenditures for the year to between $19 billion and $21 billion.“


Netflix Play Something: TVesk

„Inside Netflix’s Quest to End Scrolling How the company is working to solve one of its biggest threats: decision fatigue. – en years ago, Netflix got the idea that its app should work more like regular TV. … Instead of having subscribers start their streaming sessions scrolling through rows and rows of content, they wondered what would happen if a show or movie simply began playing as soon as someone clicked into the app – you know, like turning on your dad’s boxy old Zenith. … Despite months of testing and years of research, Netflix execs won’t know how Play Something will play out until it’s available to everyone around the world.“


Uber impft jetzt via Walgreens

Uber App Offers Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments at Walgreens – Uber Technologies Inc. will let customers schedule Covid-19 vaccine appointments through the app at nearby Walgreens pharmacies in the U.S., a program that reflects the importance of inoculations to the ride-hailing business. – When booking a shot through the app starting Wednesday, customers can then schedule transportation to and from the pharmacy. It will do the same for a follow-up appointment at Walgreens locations that administer vaccines requiring two shots.“


Coinbase Card mit Apple Pay?

Apple Pay Support for Coinbase Card Appears to Be Getting Closer – Popular cryptocurrency platform Coinbase appears to be working to make its Visa Debit Card, Coinbase Card, compatible with Apple Pay for purchases in stores, in apps, and online.“


Mighty: Chromium als Stream

Mighty wants to ‘make Chrome faster’ by streaming a browser from the cloud, starting on macOS – With the underlying concept popularized by Stadia and other game services, Mighty wants to stream an entire Chromium browser from the cloud. The effort emerged this week after two years of development with a tagline of ‚Make Chrome Faster.‘ … Over the last two years, Mighty designed a custom server to ‚keep costs low,‘ built a low-latency networking protocol, and forked Chromium to ‚integrate directly with various low-level render/encoder pipelines.‘ The browser also ‚interoperates‘ with macOS features and all demos today are on Apple devices. The baseline internet speed mentioned on the launch post today is 100Mbps. For comparison, Stadia in 4K requires 35Mbps or greater. … You install a thin client on macOS that locally uses ’10x less memory than Google Chrome‘ – specifically no more than 500MB of RAM – because you’re just streaming and interacting with a video window.“


Luca App: „Überwachungssystem“

„‚Haufenweise Sicherheitslücken‚ – Bei der KontaktverfolgungsApp Luca werden immer mehr Probleme deutlich. Der Datenschutzexperte Malte Engeler beschreibt die App als Überwachungssystem.“


„Sicherheitsforscher: Risiken der Luca-App ‚völlig unverhältnismäßig‘ – 70 Sicherheitsforschende haben eine gemeinsame Stellungnahme veröffentlicht, in der sie der Luca-App weder Nutzen noch Sicherheit zusprechen.“