Amazon Raising Price Of Prime to $139

“And most notably, Amazon is raising the price of its Prime service for the first time since 2018. The annual price for U.S. customers will go up 17% to $139, compared with the 20% hike on the last price increase. Amazon also showed pricing stability in its crucial cloud segment; AWS operating income jumped 49% year overContinue reading “Amazon Raising Price Of Prime to $139”

Apple’s Privacy Features To Cost Facebook $10 Billion

“Facebook’s FB -26.39% parent company served up a stark sign of how Apple Inc.’sAAPL -1.67% new ad-privacy policy is roiling the digital-advertising world.” “Meta Platforms Inc. FB -26.39% closed down more than 26% in Thursday trading—a $230 billion-plus loss in market capitalization—after Chief Financial Officer David Wehner on Wednesday said the company expects the Apple policy to cost it more than $10 billion in lost sales for 2022, equivalentContinue reading “Apple’s Privacy Features To Cost Facebook $10 Billion”

Tech Stocks Lead Market Lower

“Facebook’s parent company shed more than $230 billion in market value Thursday, a one-day loss that is the biggest ever for a U.S. company and increases pressure on a stock market long powered by technology shares.” “Meta Platforms Inc. FB -26.39% (formerly known as Facebook Inc.) gave a disappointing financial forecast, helping the major indexes snap a four-session winningContinue reading “Tech Stocks Lead Market Lower”

Dan Bongino Banned From YouTube For Echoing CDC Statement

“Conservative talk show host Dan Bongino has been banned from You Tube for reporting on the CDC’s latest statement regarding the ineffectiveness of cloth face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.” ““Loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely woven products offer more protection, well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s offer evenContinue reading “Dan Bongino Banned From YouTube For Echoing CDC Statement”

Amazon, Google Organizing Suppliers To Fight Anti-Trust Efforts

“Amazon and Google are mobilizing a powerful force to counter Congress’ increasing appetite for corporate trust-busting — the throngs of business owners and ordinary users who have made the tech giants a part of their daily lives.” As if they don’t have enough influence already. https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/04/amazon-google-thwart-antitrust-bills-526460

AT&T, Verizon Refuse FAA Request to Delay 5G Launch

AT&T Inc. T -0.73% and Verizon Communications Inc. VZ -0.56%rebuffed a request from federal transportation officials to delay the launch of new 5G wireless services but offered a counterproposal that would allow limited deployments to move forward this week.” “The cellphone carriers said Sunday in a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal that they could further dim the power of their new 5G serviceContinue reading “AT&T, Verizon Refuse FAA Request to Delay 5G Launch”

My Twitter Account Has Been Locked

I got an email saying my Twitter account has been locked for “violating the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to Covid-19.” Evidently the statistics on myocarditis in younger vaccine recipients doesn’t fit their distortion of the truth. That post linked to a Wall Street Journal article, whereas Twitter gets their informationContinue reading “My Twitter Account Has Been Locked”

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly signed a secret $275 billion deal with China in 2016 to skirt challenges with government regulators

“Apple’s Tim Cook struck a $275 billion deal with China to ease a crackdown on its business there, per The Information.” “Apple agreed to help firms build “the most advanced manufacturing technologies” and invest “many billions of dollars” more in China.” This is treasonous. Tim Cook should be arrested and brought to trial.