Instagram pauses effort to build version of app for kids amid scrutiny

“While we stand by the need to develop this experience, we’ve decided to pause this project,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, wrote in a blog post published Monday. “This will…

In the Elizabeth Holmes criminal case, the media is also on trial

Seemingly everyone was fascinated by the young entrepreneur seeking to revolutionize blood testing and who managed to attract a who’s who of powerful men to buy into her lofty mission.…

What we learned this week in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes

Here’s what you need to know. The miscarriage that wasn’t One of the most potentially damning testimonies came on Tuesday, when nurse practitioner Audra Zachman and then her patient, Brittany…

An alarm went off on SpaceX’s all-tourist space flight. The problem was the toilet

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft’s systems were warning the crew of a “significant” issue, Isaacman said. They’d spent months poring over SpaceX manuals and training to respond to in-space emergencies,…

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou expected to plead guilty to US charges

The US case centers on whether Meng, who is also the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, misled HSBC about Huawei’s relationship with an Iranian subsidiary, Skycom, which the US…

The iPhone 13 hits shelves

Last week, the company showed off its latest devices — the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, as well as a…

Stop making employees turn on webcams during meetings

One woman who works at a New York-based nonprofit told CNN Business she received an HR complaint in August for the first time in her career because she kept her…

Biden official reveals the failure behind America’s epic chip shortage

“It’s a huge problem,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told CNN ahead of leading a White House meeting with manufacturers and users of computer chips. “Everything in your life that has…

Alibaba was building a media empire. Now it’s dumping Chinese TV shares

Alibaba (BABA) plans to sell its 5% stake in Mango Excellent Media, according to a statement from the media company on Thursday. It owns Mango TV, which is massively popular…

Europe will require USB-C chargers. Apple isn’t happy

The move is a setback for Apple (AAPL), which uses its own “Lightning” port on the iPhone. While the new rules are years away from coming into force, Apple could…

‘It must stop now.’ Marc Benioff says Facebook doesn’t care about disinformation

“This digital revolution really kind of has the world in its grip. And in that grip, you can see the amount of mistrust and misinformation that is happening,” Benioff told…

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies in trial of Elizabeth Holmes

Mattis, in a San Jose federal courtroom, described believing so much in the promise of the company’s mission to test for a range of conditions with just a few drops…

Apple denies Fortnite a return to the App Store

A lawyer for Apple (AAPL) said the company “has exercised its discretion not to reinstate Epic’s developer program account at this time” in response to a request from the video…

How Microsoft built ‘The Frankenstein’ device during the pandemic

The mystery device had already spent three years in Microsoft’s development lab and was set to ship on October 5, 2021, the same day Microsoft planned to launch its first…

They took a stand against Amazon for their drivers. They say it cost them their businesses

Both had run technically independent businesses since 2019 that usually rent vans owned by Amazon, and are paid by Amazon to deliver its packages. The businesses are called “delivery service…