New Twitter feature to give you a heads up that things could get heated

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The alert remains a “work in progress” but is meant to let people know a conversation could become intense. A new Twitter Feature has been announced as the social media platform aims to provide its users with a heads up that a conversation in which they intend to participate could become intense. The alert is a part of an overall effort the company is making to upgrade its platform “social privacy”. Overall, the Twitter feature is one of many that the company intends to roll out over the next while.…

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Germany seeks to require Apple to continue iPhone updates and repairs for 7 years

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The country is working through an environmental responsibility proposal to the European Union. The German government has submitted a new environmental responsibility proposal to the European Union in the hopes of requiring Apple to keep up iPhone updates and repairs for a minimum of seven years. This would mean that the company would need to keep providing security changes and spare parts. Furthermore, beyond the continued iPhone updates for security, Apple would be required to offer those spare parts “at a reasonable price,” if the Ministry of Economics in Germany…

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ByteDance acquires Pico virtual reality company

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The TikTok owner is moving ahead with new VR strategies through the headset maker purchase. ByteDance, the company behind the popular TikTok app, has just acquired Pico, a virtual reality technology start-up. The start-up is the third largest maker of VR headsets and other equipment in the world. ByteDance announced that the new acquisition represents the company’s first major steps into virtual reality. At the time this article was written, the company, which is based in Beijing, China, had not disclosed the size of the acquisition of Pico. That said,…

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Nestlé rolls out QR code caps in Vietnamese mobile marketing campaign

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The company is using the “One Cap, One Code” solution in an attempt to better reach Gen Z consumers. Nestlé has launched a new mobile marketing campaign in Vietnam, using QR code caps to help them reach Gen Z shoppers and strengthen their brand loyalty. The campaign uses quick response codes printed inside beverage bottle caps or a reward program. The QR code caps campaign will continue until September. Each of the bottles in the SIG’s combismile carton packs of the Nestlé Milo Teen Protein drinks have their own unique…

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New PayPal mobile wallet app is ready for its big debut

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The completely overhauled “super app” will include all new options, services, and messaging. PayPal has given the go-ahead to move toward the launch of its newest mobile wallet app, which is expected to come with a full spectrum of additions. This digital payment application is now considered to be “code complete,” said the PayPal CEO. Dan Schulman, PayPal CEO, discussed the new mobile wallet app during the second quarter earnings call last week with investors. He called the application “code complete” and said that PayPal was preparing for a slow…

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