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Apple now sells more watches than the entire Swiss watch industry

The Apple Watch wasn’t just the best-selling smartwatch last year, but also put the Swiss watch industry to shame, according to new sales estimates compiled by Strategy Analytics. The report estimates Apple shipped nearly 31 million units in 2019, a 36 percent jump over last year. The Swiss watch industry, which includes brands like Swatch […]

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FTC blocks sale of Harry’s razor company because the D2C company is a key part of competition

The Federal Trade Commission plans to block the sale of on-demand razor company Harry’s to competitor Edgewell Personal Care (the parent company of Schick) because it says the acquisition “would eliminate one of the most important competitive forces in the shaving industry.” That’s a new take on the direct-to-consumer razor market, essentially making the argument […]

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Netflix’s new original series commands viewers to click through to the next episode

Netflix’s newest original series Next In Fashion isn’t taking chances when it comes to viewers skipping episodes or quitting the show entirely. Hosts Tan France and Alexa Chung directly command viewers to click through to the next episode at the end of the one preceding it, taking a cue from YouTubers who often push people […]

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Instacart workers voted to unionize this past weekend for better working conditions

A group of Instacart employees in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, voted to unionize this past weekend with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546 chapter, Motherboard reported. The union vote is a landmark victory for gig worker activism, as it represents the first time employees of tech companies that rely predominantly on contract […]

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Apple updates iCloud.com with a proper mobile website for iOS and Android

Apple has updated its iCloud.com website with proper mobile sites for iOS and Android, making it easier to access Apple services like Notes, Photos, Reminders, and Find My iPhone from a web browser on a mobile phone, as spotted by AppleInsider. The site has been accessible on mobile browsers before but only through requesting the […]

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Nevada Democrats drop plans to use app that delayed Iowa caucus results

Nevada Democrats say they won’t use the app that misreported Iowa caucus results and led to delays in declaring a winner. Democrats in Nevada had planned to use the same app to report the results of their caucus at the end of the month, according to CNN. The party now says it will not use […]

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Coronavirus pushes ZTE to cancel its press conference at the year’s largest phone show

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is the world’s biggest mobile trade show, but the coronavirus will be making it a little smaller this year. Chinese phone manufacturer and telecom giant ZTE just confirmed that it’s canceling its press conference at MWC 2020, citing secondary effects of the virus outbreak. It’s partly due to practical […]