Day by day Crunch: China places Apple underneath stress


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1. China attacks Apple for allowing crowdsourced police activity app in Hong Kong

Apples choice to make an app known as HKmaps inexperienced, utilized by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong to crowd avenue info and police presence, attracts the anger of the Chinese language authorities.

Extra particularly, an article within the Chinese language spokesperson China Day by day assaults the iPhone maker for reversing an earlier choice to not have the app seem within the iOS App Retailer.

2. What the hell is going on with this Essential device?

Key CEO Andy Rubin tweeted images of what he known as a "radically completely different kind issue" – actually, it's a protracted, skinny cellphone.

3. The latest feature from Uber warns drivers that pets will participate in the ride

With Uber Pet, riders pay a "small surcharge" for the privilege of bringing their pets. And drivers may have the choice to keep away from touring with non-service animals by opting out of Uber Pet journeys.

4. Twitter admits that it used two-factor phone numbers and emails to display targeted ads

Twitter is in the identical boat as Fb, which was caught final yr with cellphone numbers and e mail addresses – given to Fb to safe consumer accounts – for focused promoting.

5. The Grasshopper coding class from Google for beginners comes to the desktop

A bigger display screen and entry to a keyboard makes studying to code on the desktop significantly simpler than on cellular gadgets. Within the desktop app, for instance, Google can place columns for the directions, the code editor and the outcomes subsequent to one another.

6. Amazon, Walmart confront the slowing economy of India while the holiday season growth stagnates

Even India's largest festive season, with blinding advertising and marketing blitzkrieg and heavy reductions from Amazon India and Walmart & # 39; s Flipkart, has not escaped the pains of a slowing economic system.

7. With $ 15 million and 100,000 tablets sold, the CEO of the reMarkable wants the technology & # 39; more humane & # 39;

The reusable pill is an odd machine on this age of ultra-smart devices, with a black and white display screen meant for studying, writing and sketching – and nothing extra. (Additional Crunch membership required.)

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