Facebook won’t push through with plans to put ads in WhatsApp

Facebook is “backing away” from earlier plans to sell ads for placement inside its enormously popular WhatsApp messaging service. According to The Wall Street Journal, the team that had been working on building ads into WhatsApp was disbanded in recent months, with their work subsequently “deleted from WhatsApp’s code.” The founders have strong feelings against […]


The European Union wants all mobile devices on a universal charging standard

As outlined in a recent newsletter posted on the European Parliament’s website, the 2014 Radio Equipment Directive called for a common charger to be developed that would fit all mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers and other portable devices. The Commission ultimately “encouraged” the industry to adopt change but that hands-off approach has not yet produced […]

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Apple TV Plus’ The Banker will hit theaters in March after being delayed following controversy

Apple plans to release “The Banker,” an original Apple TV+ movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, in theaters in March, reports Variety. The movie was originally meant to premiere at the AFI Fest ahead of a December theatrical release, but Apple delayed its debut after “concerns” surrounding the film were brought to the company’s attention. The […]


Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser is here

Microsoft is launching its new Chromium-based Edge browser today. It comes with built-in tracking protection, a new Collections feature to grab images and content from the web, and an Internet Explorer mode for businesses. Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Mac users can download and install the update manually, and automatic updates will start […]