Samsung Electronics Announces First Quarter 2021 Results
Total consolidated revenue was KRW 65.39 trillion, a 6% increase from the previous quarter and a record for the first quarter. Operating profit increased 4% from the previous three-month period to KRW 9.38 trillion as solid sales of smartphones and consumer electronics outweighed lower earnings from semiconductors and displays.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Pledges Support To India Amid Covid-19 Crisis
Apple CEO Tim Cook has pledged support for India’s efforts to fight the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The company will be making donations and aid relief efforts on the ground, Cook said on Twitter.
Woman Sues Reddit For Allowing Child Pornographic Content
She has accused Reddit of distributing child pornography, failing to report child sexual abuse material, and violating the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Twitter Removed 50 Tweets At The Request Of The Indian Government
The microblogging site Twitter has removed tweets that were critical of India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the request of the Indian government.
Case Filed Against TikTok Over Collection Of Children’s Data
A former children’s commissioner for England has launched a “landmark case” against the video-sharing app TikTok, alleging that it illegally collects the personal information of its child users.
Adobe Co-Founder Dr Geschke Passes At 81
Dr. Geschke co-founded Adobe in 1982 with Dr. John Warnock, a colleague from Xerox. Their first product was Adobe PostScript, a pivotal technology that sparked the desktop publishing revolution. Dr. Geschke was chief operating officer of Adobe from December 1986 to July 1994 and president from April 1989 until his retirement in April 2000.
Apple To Close Its Stores In US As COVID-19 Precautionary Measure
Apple has taken a step back in its efforts to reopen its stores around the world, with all six of its retail outlets in the US’ Michigan closed as a preventative measure
Facebook Spent $23 Million On Mark Zuckerberg’s Security In 2020
Facebook spent more than $23 million to provide security for its CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2020.
Facebook Says 530 Million Users’ Data ‘Scraped’ Before September 2019
The social media giant Facebook said on Tuesday that more than 530 million Facebook users’ data is obtained by scraping it from their platform prior to September 2019.
Bitcoin Hits $60,000 For The First Time
Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, on Saturday crossed a record high of $60,000. In a sudden move starting just after 10:00 UTC Saturday, the top cryptocurrency by market cap rose to $60,065.15, according to the CoinDesk 20. The move to $60,000 brings bitcoin’s market cap to…
Bitcoin Hits $1 Trillion Market Value For The First Time
The price of bitcoin crossed another major milestone Friday, as the cryptocurrency’s market value surpassed $1 trillion, according to Coindesk..
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet
The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers).
PewDiePie’s “Coco” Music Video Has Been Taken Down From YouTube
The video was premiered on YouTube on 14 February 2021. Just four days after upload, on 18 February, YouTube removed the music video for having “violated the Terms of Service”.
Pinterest Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2020 Results
Image sharing and social media service Pinterest announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.
Myanmar Military Government Orders Telecom Networks To Temporarily Block Facebook
Myanmar’s new military government has ordered local telecom firms to temporarily block Facebook until February 7 midnight, days after the country’s military seized power in a coup.
Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Sues US In Bit To Remove Itself From ‘Communist Chinese Military Company ‘
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has filed a legal action against the US Defense and Treasury departments that seeks to remove itself from the country’s official list of Communist Chinese military companies (CCMC).