Shanghai lockdown tests China’s online grocery apps

But last year things started to go wrong. Despite the scam and money, these companies struggled to make a profit as lockdowns eased and people returned to shopping in person. Worse still, they’ve been caught in China’s new fight against antitrust behavior. The Chinese government acted quickly. to fine and pen editorials questioning the value […]

The latest apps promise fast service, but can they deliver?

NEW YORK (AP) – When Mahlet Berhanemeskel returns home from her 90-minute drive to her New York City home, she doesn’t want to cook. Instead she orders food like BLTs, Cheez-Its, and cookies from an app called Gorillas. It’s affordable and takes 10 minutes. “This is instant gratification,” he said. Gorillas are one of the […]

Religious smartphone apps encourage prayer, meditation, and falling

A Christian-focused dual smartphone app aims to bring users closer to God and even help believers fall asleep at night. And spiritual apps Hallow and Abide have attracted VCs and institutional buyouts with millions of downloads. Hallow is primarily targeting the Catholic market and has attracted $52 million in venture capital from a number of […]

States Ask Snap and TikTok to Give Parents More Control Over Apps

A group of attorney generals on Tuesday Asked Snap and TikTok Working more closely with parental control apps and applying greater scrutiny to inappropriate content on their platforms is the latest salvo in a growing child protection battle between governments and social media companies. Attorneys general from 43 states and territories said in a letter […]

Google Will Allow Some Apps Starting With Spotify to Offer Alternatives

Google said on Wednesday He said it will allow some apps, such as Spotify, to offer their own billing systems on the Google Play store as part of a pilot program. The move will allow these apps to bypass Google’s own payment system and the main commissions it charges. The change comes as Google and […]

Apps and Oranges: Behind Apple’s Trademark Bullying

The company has opposed singer-songwriters, school districts, and food blogs for trying to use brand names or logos that include an apple, pear, or pineapple. Ryan Mac reported from Los Angeles and Kellen Browning from San Francisco. March 11, 2022 Genevieve St. When John launched a sex and life coaching blog in 2019, he designed […]

Crypto Scams Target Dating Apps

The guy at the dating app Hinge checked all the boxes of Tho Vu. He was a boyishly handsome architect from China and was on a long-term assignment in Maryland. They had never met face-to-face—he was still waiting to get his Covid-19 booster shot, he said—but they texted for months and the girl had a […]

Building Apps Helps Turn the Office into a Touchless Experience

Myrna Coronado-Brookover, senior vice president of asset services at Transwestern, a commercial real estate company that helped oversee the app’s rollout, said the app is “an important piece of technology that helps people feel safe going back to the office.” in the building. Building applications also offer the ability to monitor the use of conference […]

Apps for Travelers Dreaming of Their Next Trip

While travel was full during the rise of the Omicron variant, people still dream of their next escape. There are even new apps that make it easy to plan trips and have fun. Some were introduced (and some old favorites were updated) while the travel stopped. Wondering which one to try? Here’s a selection of […]

Why Are Apps Suddenly Wanting to Protect Children?

But most child advocates believe the guidelines are a thoughtful approach to reshaping the internet for potentially vulnerable young people. “We’re definitely fans,” said CEO James P. Steyer. Common Sense Media, tell me. Why did this spread all over the world? To comply with British law, Facebook, Google and other companies could only change features […]