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16/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #3

In their latest move to develop more consumer hardware, Facebook poached a top Google chip developer, Shahriar Rabii, to help them build their very own silicon. Facebook is following the example of many tech giants that are bringing chip design in-house rather than relying on big-name suppliers like Intel and Qualcomm. The new chips will potentially replace Qualcomm’s own, currently used in Facebook’s
30/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #5

A couple of weeks ago Apple made the decision to ban crypto mining apps from the Apple Store on iPhone and iPad. In their App Store review guidelines, Apple now states that "apps, including any third-party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining." The ban is enforced due to fraudulent programmers...
06/08/2018

Weekly News Recap #6

Back in May 2018 F8 conference, Facebook debuted their add-on mobile dating feature causing Match Group’s (Tinder and OkCupid) stock to plummet by more than 17 %. Presently Facebook began testing the new service internally with employees. Once you create a separate profile for dating, Facebook Dating will match your profile (similar to Tinder) with another person via a mutual "like". Once that happens you...
13/08/2018

Weekly News Recap #7

The former vice president of Mac hardware who has once left Apple in order to become Tesla’s chief engineer, has quit Tesla in June following a leave of absence and according to Apple returned to Cupertino to work on the companies secretive self-driving car “Project Titan” program. After Tesla failed to meet its initial first quarter goal for the Model 3, Elon Musk himself took over the responsibility for production from Field...