Todd Haselton
Todd Haselton
CRITIC
img-contested
N/A
0 reviews
PUBLIC
img-contested
N/A
0 reviews
RECENT ARTICLES
gold-cheese66%
Google workers form union amid ongoing feuds with execs

Google workers form union amid ongoing feuds with execs

Key PointsMore than 200 employees have come together to form the Alphabet Workers Union amid increasing disagreements with company executives.News of the union was by two employees, Parul Koul and Chewy Shaw, who serve on the board of the Alphabet Workers Union as executive chair and vice chair, respectively.Koul and Shaw said they have signed cards with the union Communications Workers of America, which represents workers from companies including and . They said 226 employees have joined the union. The union will be open to all Alphabet workers, they said, including temps, vendors and...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Jan 4
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Slack service goes down for more than three hours

Slack service goes down for more than three hours

Key PointsA outage Monday, the first workday of 2021, caused disruptions for remote workers who rely on the platform to message and video chat with colleagues. Millions of people use Slack, and the service has been especially important during the Covid pandemic.The outage began around 10 a.m. ET, but service started to resume about three hours later.Slack shares were down nearly 1% in afternoon trading.In September 2019, Slack's stock fell 14% after the quarterly earnings report revealed that it took an $8.2 million hit to revenues because of credits to customers after service-level...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Jan 4
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Top Apple analyst pours cold water on the latest Apple car reports

Top Apple analyst pours cold water on the latest Apple car reports

Key PointsA closely watched analyst is warning that investors should be cautious about a report that the iPhone maker is planning to Last week's , like lidar sensors, soaring. But the hype was purely on speculation some of those companies might supply parts for the Apple car, TFI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo warned in a note this weekend.Kuo has built a reputation for accurately revealing Apple's product launch plans, and he closely follows Apple's supply chain."We believe that the current so-called Apple car concept stocks are only speculations by the market and do not involve actual Apple car...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Dec 28
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Apple’s fitness video service that competes with Peloton is cheaper and just as good

Apple’s fitness video service that competes with Peloton is cheaper and just as good

Key PointsApple unveils Fitness+, a new service for the Apple Watch's subscription fitness app, Fitness+, launches Monday. I've been using it for the past several days and I think it offers a nice variety of workouts that people will like. You need an Apple Watch to take the prerecorded exercise classes, which are available on iPhones, iPads and the Apple TV.It's a smart way for Apple to make the Apple Watch even stickier. If people get really into the fitness classes, like I have, it will be yet another way Apple keeps people locked in to its ecosystem of products. Why buy another phone,...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Dec 14
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Three great alternatives to the iPhone 12

Three great alternatives to the iPhone 12

Key Points's new and iPhone 12 Pro are excellent phones, but some people prefer Android devices.There are three really good Android phones that recently launched that you should know about, in case you're looking to upgrade but don't want the iPhone 12. They all include 5G, like the new iPhones, so you're future-proofing yourself if you plan to hold on to your phone for the next couple of years. They also have solid cameras. And they're all cheaper than the standard iPhone 12, which starts at $799.Samsung's Galaxy FE was released earlier this month. It offers lots of features found in...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Oct 28
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Apple announces Oct. 13 event, where it's expected to reveal new iPhones

Apple announces Oct. 13 event, where it's expected to reveal new iPhones

Key PointsApple announces 'special event' on Oct. 13, where it's expected to unveil new iPhones announced a new product launch event on Oct. 13, where it's expected to reveal the next model of the iPhone. The event starts at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET and will be streamed online due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus. The events are usually hosted in person at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California.The press invite says "Hi, Speed," suggesting the rumors of 5G iPhones are true, since 5G is a next-generation cellular network that promises faster data speeds for things such as downloading...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Oct 6
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Facebook rebuts 'The Social Dilemma,' a popular Netflix documentary

Facebook rebuts 'The Social Dilemma,' a popular Netflix documentary

Key Points on Friday offered a rebuttal to the hit Netflix documentary-drama, "The Social Dilemma."The movie revealed, perhaps for the first time to some viewers, how social networks use algorithms to keep people coming back. It also addressed how tech companies have influenced elections, ethnic violence and rates of depression and suicide. Some viewers said they were deleting.The rebuttal suggests that Facebook may be worried about the documentary's effects on usage. "The Social Dilemma" appeared in Netflix's top 10 most popular movies and TV shows list in September and is still listed in...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Oct 2
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Tesla announces five-for-one stock split

Tesla announces five-for-one stock split

Keep Me Logged InKey Points announced a on Tuesday evening. The split goes into effect on August 31.Tesla shares rose more than 6% in post-market trading even though the stock split changes about the stock. Theoretically, the move could mean more smaller investors could afford the stock, but those investors are minuscule compared to major institutions. What's more, most brokerages offer fractional trading now anyways, allowing small traders to buy a slice of expensive stocks.Shares of Tesla have more than tripled so far this year, and are up 228.54% year-to-date. The stock reacted most...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Aug 11
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board, cites 'disagreements' with editorial coverage

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board, cites 'disagreements' with editorial coverage

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsJames Murdoch resigned from the board of directors on Friday.Murdoch's resignation is effective immediately, according to the company, and decreases the board's size to 10 members. "My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions," Murdoch said in announcing his decision.James is the son of Rupert Murdoch, the former CEO and chairman of News Corp and the current executive chairman. His brother, Lachlan Murdoch, is co-chairman of the board.James Murdoch did not...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Jul 31
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
MacBook Pro with Apple's new processor expected later this year, top Apple analyst says

MacBook Pro with Apple's new processor expected later this year, top Apple analyst says

Keep Me Logged InKey Points Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said predicted on Friday that the company will launch a new MacBook Pro with its in-house chips in the fourth quarter.Apple in June that it will to Apple-made processors. It currently uses its own chips for iPhones and iPads but has been using Intel processors for its computers for 15 years. CEO Tim Cook said at the conference that Apple will ship the first Macs with its own chips by the end of this year and that it will complete its transition in about two years. The company has not yet said which computers will be among the first...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Jul 10
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores

Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsMicrosoft announces it will permanently close all its retail stores on Friday close its 83 . It will instead focus on its online store at Microsoft.com, where customers can go for support, sales, training and more.Microsoft said its retail team members will help on the website instead of in-store. A Microsoft spokesperson told CNBC that all the employees will have the opportunity to stay with the company. "Our sales have grown online as our product portfolio has evolved to largely digital offerings, and our talented team has proven success serving customers beyond...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Jun 26
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant have been updated to express support for Black Lives Matter

Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant have been updated to express support for Black Lives Matter

Keep Me Logged InKey Points, and  recently updated their smart voice assistants. They now explain the Black Lives Matter movement when asked "Do black lives matter?" and also provide updated responses to "Do all lives matter?" It shows how tech companies need to quickly update their technology to align with world events. Voice assistants need to be able to understand nuance and properly respond to a question now and in the future. Separately, during the spread of coronavirus, for example, Google, Amazon and Apple updated their voice assistants to .People have taken notice of the changes...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Jun 9
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Apple unveils a new, cheaper iPhone into a market vastly changed by coronavirus

Apple unveils a new, cheaper iPhone into a market vastly changed by coronavirus

Keep Me Logged InKey Points just announced a new, cheaper iPhone model, marking the first time it has launched a new phone without one of its glitzy in-person events as most of the country remains under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.The new, second-generation iPhone SE carries the same name as the original iPhone SE that launched in 2016. It costs $399, and preorders begin on Friday, and arrives by April 24.The phone is launching at a difficult time for Apple as it faces an environment where millions have lost their jobs due to the health crisis and production delays that have...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Apr 15
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Facebook spent $23.4 million in 2019 on Mark Zuckerberg's security and private air travel

Facebook spent $23.4 million in 2019 on Mark Zuckerberg's security and private air travel

Keep Me Logged InKey Points spent more than $23 million on security and private air travel for CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2019, according to a . That's up from  and $9.1 million Facebook spent in 2017. Zuckerberg's annual salary remains $1.The funds include "approximately $10,463,717" for "costs related to personal security for Zuckerberg at his home and during his personal travel."It also includes an additional $10 million required to protect him and his family. For comparison, Facebook spent $9.95 million on private security in 2018 and $7.5 million in 2017.The filing also shows Zuckerberg...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Apr 10
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
A student created a computer program that tells you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up

A student created a computer program that tells you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsWith most of the U.S. locked down at home and many people afraid to risk their health with a visit to the grocery store, it's become almost impossible to find a delivery window for groceries. Services such as Fresh, Whole Foods delivery, Instacart and others usually let you choose a window for delivery. But with demand so high, the slots are almost impossible to find.That's a problem for people who are afraid to go out to grocery stores.So , a computer science minor at Georgetown University,  that automatically notifies you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Apr 8
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsBill Gates steps down from Microsoft board that Bill Gates is leaving the board, effective Friday. Gates is also stepping down from his position on the board of ."I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve – Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway – to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change," Gates . "The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Mar 13
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
Apple says it's now OK to use disinfectant wipes to clean your iPhone

Apple says it's now OK to use disinfectant wipes to clean your iPhone

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsHow to clean germ-ridden smartphones amid coronavirus concernsApple has that say it's OK to use disinfectant wipes to clean your iPhone and other Apple gadgets.Previously, Apple's site advised against using cleaning products because they can sometimes damage the special coating on screens that helps prevent fingerprints.The change comes as more people look to keep their hands and phones free of germs, particularly as the ."Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or  disinfecting wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Mar 10
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
gold-cheese66%
NYPD demands that Google's Waze app stop revealing DWI checkpoints

NYPD demands that Google's Waze app stop revealing DWI checkpoints

Keep Me Logged In|The City of New York Police Department recently sent a letter to demanding that its navigation app Waze stop showing drivers where the city's DWI checkpoints are located.Waze is popular among motorists because it lets drivers alert one another about obstacles, traffic, speed traps and more. While this can be great for learning about road closures and other useful information, it often thwarts the law's ability to catch speeders, or, as the NYPD says, drunk drivers."We demand that Google LLC, upon receipt of this letter, immediately remove this function from the Waze...

cnbc.com
Todd Haselton
Feb 8
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
OUTLETS
cnbc.com

cnbc.com

CRITIC
img-contested
47%
PUBLIC
img-trusted
66%