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Google is weighing an anti-tracking feature for Android, following Apple’s lead

Google is considering developing an Android alternative to Apple’s upcoming App Tracking Transparency, a new planned opt-in requirement the iPhone maker will impose on developers that demands they ask for

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Snap says its TikTok competitor already has 100 million monthly users

Snap says its TikTok competitor, Spotlight, had 100 million users in January 2021, just two months after it launched. The figure would suggest a surprisingly successful debut for the service,

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Niagara is a minimalist Android launcher I wish I’d had on my bus commute

After a couple years of beta testing, Niagara Launcher is now available for download from the Google Play Store. It’s designed to replace the default Android app drawer and home

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The latest GameStop stock dip looks like the end of the line

When GameStop’s stock price fell by over 50 percent on Tuesday, closing at $90, we weren’t sure if it was going to pick back up or keep going down. It

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Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 aren’t launching this year

Blizzard has two huge sequels in the works, but it looks like neither will launch this year. During its most recent earnings call, Activision Blizzard revealed that it doesn’t expect

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Pinterest had a giant fourth quarter thanks to a strong holiday season

Like other online platforms, Pinterest reaped the benefits of an uptick in e-commerce advertising during the holiday season. The image-sharing platform saw a 76 percent year-over-year jump in fourth quarter

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Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric and autonomous vehicles to $29 billion

Ford is increasing its investment in electric and autonomous vehicles to $29 billion, the company’s top executives said in an earnings call Thursday. The automaker had previously committed to spend

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