Uber update lets you book party buses, electric vehicles

Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., smiles during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. David Paul Morris | Reuters Uber announced its latest slate of updates Monday ahead of what’s expected to be a busy travel and events season. The features, announced during … Read more

BeReal and the Fantasy of an Authentic Online Life

The earliest media coverage of Instagram tended to emphasize the platform’s technical attributes—its ease of use, its many filters, the pleasantness of its neat grid layout—as much as the social aspects. By the time that Facebook acquired the app, in April of 2012, however, it had developed a distinct culture, one firmly rooted in the … Read more

Tech Experts Reveal The One App That Could Be Putting Your Security At Risk

We all have our own reasons for downloading certain mobile apps. Some help you get tasks done quicker, some transform your photos to look better, and some even keep you updated on the lives of people who matter. In general, apps keep us entertained, informed, and connected. But the truth is there’s a downside to … Read more

AppLovin stock soars as company weighs selling apps business, Wall Street applauds strategic shift

AppLovin Inc. shares soared Thursday after Wall Street was supportive of the app-monetization company’s plan to shift focus to its higher-margin software business and treat its lower-margin app segment like a standalone business, parts of which it could sell following a strategic evaluation. AppLovin APP, +34.05% shares climbed as much as 46% to an intraday … Read more

AppLovin stock jumps more than 20% as execs consider selling one business as the other finds a new gear

AppLovin Inc. Shares rallied in the extended session Wednesday after the app-monetization company’s executives said they expect about $2 billion from their software business alone in 2023 and could sell their apps business. AppLovin APP, -5.90% shares, which were halted for trading soon after the market closed, rallied as much as 50% at one point … Read more

New Texas App Could Revolutionize Foster Care Across the State

According to AdoptUSKIds.org, there are currently close to 400,000 kids in foster care right now. Most of them are hoping to find a forever home and family, but it’s not a simple process. Now, a new app for foster parents is taking aim at one of the biggest problems: An unacceptably high turnover rate. Four … Read more

Tech’s latest IPOs fall, with Robinhood, Rivian, UiPath down over 70%

Rivian electric trucks are seen parked near the Nasdaq MarketSite building in Times Square on November 10, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images Tech stocks have gotten hammered across the board in 2022. The downdraft has been particularly brutal for companies that held their market debuts in 2021. Of 53 … Read more

Block stock gains after Cash App posts ‘standout’ results in Q1

Block Inc. fell short of headline revenue and expectations for earnings for its latest quarter, but shares of the payment-technology company formerly known as Square rose in after-hours trading Thursday after the company gave upbeat signals about its Cash App business. When excluding contributions from Block’s newly closed acquisition of buy-now pay-later operator Afterpay, the … Read more

TikTok looms large in tech earnings from Google, Facebook, Amazon

Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images As the heart of tech earnings season wraps up, one persistent theme has been weakness in the digital ad market. The war in Ukraine, rising inflation, Apple’s privacy changes and an overall pullback in ad spending help explain why Facebook, Google, Amazon and Twitter all reported disappointing revenue … Read more

Meta (FB) Q1 2022 earnings

Shares of Facebook parent Meta jumped 18% in extended trading on Wednesday after the company reported earnings that topped estimates even revenue was disappointing. Here are the results. Earnings per share: $2.72 vs $2.56 expected, according to a Refinitiv survey of analysts Revenue: $27.91 billion vs $28.2 billion expected, according to Refinitiv Daily Active Users … Read more